The Šolta olive growers are small family farms which individually do not have sufficient quantities of olive oil or financial resources for a more serious market appearance. We have it together. The Association is working to move as many olive growers in Šolta as possible into organic production and production of olive oil of the highest possible quality. The association will directly and indirectly participate in the marketing of only super premium olive oils. It was at Olive Oil times that we learned about the efforts of a group of experts and olive growers who founded the International Association 3 E (the 3 E’s are Ethics, Excellence and Economics) and are working to promote the Super-premium category
Super premium olive oil is one class above extra virgin olive oil. For more on this link: https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-business/beyond-extra-virgin-olive-oil-conference-verona/4489 Like the members of Association 3 E, we consider the category “extra virgin” “Compressed and recklessly abused. Olives on Šolta grow on rocky fields with little fertile land, the use of mechanization is impossible, everything is done with small hand tools. This is the only way each of our trees is a “personality”, the olive grower talks to him and knows exactly when he needs help and what he lacks. It is the same with the harvest: Each fruit passes through the hand several times; when removing from a tree, when collecting into baskets, when cleaning dry leaves and twigs. Damaged or rotten fruits are removed immediately, leaving only healthy, juicy fruits. The oil obtained from such fruits bears no resemblance to oils sold in retail chains and cannot be sold under the same name. Few consumers unfortunately know the difference and spend cheap oil from the super market.
The Šolta olive oil of the Association "ZLATNA ŠOLTANKA" has won the highest awards at domestic olive manifestations for years. In the last 3 years, "Šoltansko" has broken through to the very top of the best olive oils in the world.
Association ZLATNA ŠOLTANKA
Udruga maslinara otoka Šolte ZLATNA ŠOLTANKA
Srednje Selo - Otok Šolta
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