My step dad is nearly impossible to shop for and this past Father’s Day put me to the test. My parents live in the mountains of southern Oregon and his hobbies are restoring vintage English motorcycles, making homemade craft beer, growing chardonnay grapes, and cooking. When it comes time for gift giving he always asks for motorcycle parts. Boring. This year I found something extraordinary, Adopt an Olive Tree. You actually get to pick the Italian orchard your tree grows in and the farmers keep you up to date on the progress of your fruit – they have photo’s and even invite you to come for a visit. Then twice a year you get a package of all that your tree produces. Needless to say he was very pleased that I went outside the bike parts box.
See how you can adopt your very own tree after the jump…
Harvesting the Olives in the hills of Tuscany.
Here’s what Nudo has to say.
Instead of just buying olive oil, by adopting a tree, you can choose a specific olive variety, follow the progress of your tree for one year, support the local Italian family farmer, and (literally) taste the reward of your investment.
Once you adopt a tree from Nudo, you or the gift recipient will receive:
- A personalized adoption certificate and information booklet that describes the tree,
- Four 500ml tins of first cold press extra virgin olive oil from the tree in the spring (mid-April),
- Three 250ml tins of infused extra virgin olive oil (i.e. lemon, chili, orange) in the fall,
- An open invitation to come and visit, hug or water the tree in person.
Head on over to Nudo’s adopt a tree and check it out for yourself!