Olive Oil

 It’s Harvest Time!


This month, my family and I are getting ready for our very first olive harvest. Making olive oil the traditional way is a labour of love and we are truly thrilled to be able to share this gift of nature with you.

Our farm in southern Tuscany is 100% organic, certified with the European ICEA seal. This means that our land is guaranteed to be free of any pesticides, chemical fertilizers and GMOs and the fruit that grows on it is as pure and natural as Nature intended it to be.

If you have never tasted fresh extra virgin olive oil, you are in for a real treat. This liquid gold is the most glorious colour and is alive with a complex blend of flavours. It is delicate yet peppery, smooth and vibrant, and the grassy aroma has a sense of sweet hay with a hint of artichoke.

This year, we are offering our DT Certified Organic Cold-Pressed Extra Virgin Tuscan Olive Oil (I just love saying this…) in 3 sizes: a 750ml bottle that also makes a delicious and interesting hostess or Christmas gift, a 1L can and a 3L can. You can also order a case of 12 750mL bottles at a reduced price.

Placing an order is a simple process via PayPal. Please note that all shipping within Canada is included in the price. If you live in the US, shipping is an additional $10.00 per order. If you live outside North-America or have any special requirements, please email us before ordering at info@debbietravis.com.

This is an exciting new venture for us with a fine product which I am certain you will enjoy using.

Thank you and Ciao!




P.S. Quantities are limited in our first season, so order before December 1, 2012!

Due to overwhelming demand, our Tuscan organic olive oil is sold out!
if you would like to put your name down for next year’s harvest, (no payment required until fall 2013) please send us an email at

Update: the olive oil is en route and orders will be shipping next week!



Ordering and Payments:

We use PayPal to pay for and process our orders. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service, since you have the option to use most major credit cards or to pay via a PayPal account. All orders are prepaid, meaning that you pay for an order when it is placed. Please include your phone number during the PayPal checkout. Quantities of our oil are limited and we suggest placing your order early.


Pricing includes shipping within Canada only.  We ship to physical addresses only and cannot ship to PO Boxes. Should a shipment become damaged, please notify the transport company and us immediately. We package our oil very carefully, but in the unlikely event that bottles are broken in transit, we will replace at no charge. Our shipments will be made between November 19 and December 14, 2012.

Caring for your oil:

Our oil is unfiltered and it is normal that sediments collect at the bottom of the bottle or container after an extended period of many months. These sediments will add a bitter flavour if mixed back into the oil. When transferring oil from one container to another, do not disturb this sediment. When kept in a cool, dark place, i.e. a cupboard away from a stove, our oil will keep its flavour for at least eighteen months. We recommend to use oil within one year of its harvest.

How we make our oil:

Our farm is supervised by ICEA, an EU accredited organism for certifying organic farming. We pick the olives by hand just before they reach their maximum ripeness. This ensures a superior taste, but results in a lower yield. We average only one liter of oil per mature tree, whereas a large-scale mass producer might yield 2L of oil per comparable tree by letting the fruit mature longer before harvesting, and by using mechanical as well as chemical processes for extracting the oil. Our olives are pressed by mechanical means only within 24 hours of being harvested and without being heated. If you would like to read more information about the olive oil industry on my blog, click here.

More questions?

Please send an email to info@debbietravis.com