Welcome to Old McDonald’s Olives!

This website is my means of letting the world know about the products of plants that I grow, harvest, clean and dry for various uses. Photographs of samples of the products show what buyers can expect.

I am an old farmer with over 60 years of experience behind me. I began on my father’s smallholding and since being married 40-odd years ago have farmed large and small farms in England, Australia, Scotland and now Portugal.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of producing something new whenever I have moved to a different country, often following on from the farms’ previous owners. The production of dried leaves for sale is such a case, the previous owner having planted most of the trees I use, although my wife has added some.

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I have written a book about my various farms and also have a blog.

So anyone interested in finding out a lot more about me can do so.

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