Find fresh olives by Olives You at the Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea

Find fresh olives by Olives You at the Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea

The Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea is currently overflowing with an abundance of fresh ripe olives.

A definite favourite amongst Brisbane locals is olive stall holder Olives You. In the summer of 1998, the owners, David and Valerie, planted 500 olive trees on their property at Mutdapilly in Queensland. While they awaited their first crop, they sourced Australian olives to sell at the Eumundi Markets on the Sunshine Coast so that they could learn as much as possible. Their business thrived and they expanded into infused olive oil, vinegars and spices, and didn’t have time to harvest their own trees.

Olives You olive oil is all Australian, which is considered the best in the world – free from pesticides and herbicides and bursting with flavour. They have created their own range of infused olive oils, from blood orange, lemon myrtle, basil, garlic and rosemary, just to name a few.

Their olive range includes Wild Olives from Esk which are small, yet delicious and mild. The Blood Olives from Boonah are robust and rich whilst the Kalamata Olives from Victoria are spectacular. The farmer of their Kalamata’s emigrated from Italy more than 30 years ago and brought with him a cutting from his trees. Like Champagne, you’re only supposed to call them Kalamata olives if they are from the Kalamata region, which is where his originated from.

With a history like that, how could you not pop down to the markets at Rocklea and sample an olive or two from Olives You.

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