Olives in Magill
12/4/21: Today we had a couple who were holidaying in Adelaide and about to return to Melbourne, pick olives from us to take back to Melbourne. When I asked them how they found us, they said that they found us on the link below. I was most surprised to see this considering I never set up the page on FoodYas.com. Only fair I put up the link. Thanks FoodYas.com https://www.foodyas.com/…/Olives-in-Magill%2C-Adelaide
29/3/21 update: We have so far sold over 117 kilos, and suspect we have about 100 kilos left. Most of the low hanging olives have been taken, but the olives on the higher branches are bigger, and these branches can be cut down for you to pick from.
20/3/2021: Today we had the first people of the year picking our Jumbo Kalamata Olives from us. We have about 99% green olives and 1% black olives at the moment. If you want any olives, please feel free to contact us. More information and photos of what was picked today can be found on our Olives in Magill Facebook page. Please like and share. We can be emailed on: Neil_Ann_de_Souza@bigpond.com or phoned 08 8331 1599.
(Please note: Re Fruit fly: I have talked to Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), and they told me I can sell the olives. They said to make sure no olives were left on the ground, and if too many did fall on the ground, they were happy to come and help pick the fruit for free. PIRSA have come to check out trees in our garden a few times, and all is good.)
3/3/2021: Our Jumbo Kalamata Olives in Magill are growing well. See pictures on our Olives in Magill Facebook page. They are probably ready for picking now, but they will grow bigger, and will probably be best for picking around Easter. They are current all green. We have never used any sprays or any chemicals on them. They are all-natural, and we don’t really do anything to them. The cost is $6 per kilo however they are 100% fresh. You pick the ones you want (and we are able to help you). If you have any questions email us at: Neil_Ann_de_Souza@bigpond.com if you want some or ring us on 08 8331 1599.
15/4/2020: Sorry, all olives now sold out. To stay informed about our olives please like the Olives in Magill Facebook page. They will be available again around Easter 20201.
1 March 2020: The olives are located in Magill, Adelaide which is less than 7km from Adelaide City. The cost is $6 per kilo however they are 100% fresh. You pick the ones you want (and we are able to help you). We currently have about 200 + kilos ready for picking, 99% green. Last year we sold out before they went black. I have never used any sprays or any chemicals on them. They are all-natural, and we don’t really do anything to them.
How we started ..…
Since 2011 we have sold these Jumbo Kalamata Olives in Magill, Adelaide from around Easter to the end of June each year.
You can pick the olives you want directly off the tree. The picture shows some of the olives picked. Some people take a kilo or two, however, most people have taken five, ten or twenty kilos of olives at a time.
I would like to thank all those who have provided us with advice over the years on our Olives, and who have taken olives from us.
14/4/2012 – Giant Kalamata Olives for sale in Magill Adelaide
We have eight Kalamata Olive Trees in our back garden – currently fully of olives. We live in Magill, Adelaide, South Australia.
As on 14 April 2011, 95% of them are green, and I have no idea what to do with them or perhaps charge for them. The rest are turning black/purple.
If any one wants some of the these Kalamata olives, please contact me and let me know how much you will give me per kilo.
Also any ideas on how to use the olives will be useful. Inspection is welcome.
Our contact details are:
Telephone: (08) 8331 1599 (International: +61 8 8331 1599)
Useful links and information on Kalamata Olives ..…
Kalamata is a region in Greece, famous for its production of olives and olive oils. In particular the Kalamata olive is often known as the Greek olive, and is distinct in taste and appearance from most green and black olives. When Kalamata olives are not used for olive oil, which is a fairly common use, they are normally brined, packed in olive oil or pickled in wine vinaigrette. Unlike most green and black olives, Kalamata olives are a deep, rich aubergine in color. When they are soaked in vinegar or brined, they may appear almost dark brown or black. On the tree, these purple almond-shaped fruits are hard to miss because of their beautiful color. They also tend to pack more meat than the average black variety.
Olive oil is considered to be one of the world’s best oils, one of the good fats that people try hard to get into their diet.
Olives of any type are great to add to salads if you’re looking to add monounsaturated fat to your diet. You can use Kalamata olives, or any other types to salads to add a natural and excellent source of fat to food.
Most people suggest that Kalamata olives are a perfect snack alone, or added to cheese and vegetable plates. They’re also fantastic in olive tapenade, a rich olive spread popular in the Mediterranean. Since some of these olives are brined, you may want to look for either those packed in vinegar or oil, if you’re trying to keep your sodium intake low. You can rinse brined olives too, to reduce some of the salt. You’ll be unable to reduce sodium completely in Kalamata olives because they are normally split down the center, allowing greater absorption of the brine in the inner flesh of the fruit.