We are Freshfield GroveProducing award winning Tasmanian Olives and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Introducing Farmer Fi & Farmer Glenn
Freshfield Grove is owned by Fiona and Glenn Makowski, who bought the farm including the 1000 tree olive grove in 2014. Glenn lived away from Tasmania for many years and was keen to return, while Fiona fell in love with the island state on her first visit to Australia from the UK, and dreamed of calling it home.
The search for their perfect rural Tasmanian property took a while, but they are now gradually working towards a more self-sufficient lifestyle while building their boutique olive business.
“We have our own olive press on site, so we do everything by hand, ourselves.”
On the farm they’re adopting sustainable practices to encourage diversity of flora and fauna, whilst being good for the olives. Waste is minimised as much as possible, including mulching prunings and composting pomace from the olive pressing.
It’s important to us to support other Tasmanian and Australian businesses and industries, and run our business in an environmentally conscious way as much as we can.
Our 375ml oil bottles are made in Australia, sealed with a recyclable cap, and packaged with high quality reusable pourers. The 100ml bottles with integral pourers are easy to wash and re-use.
With our passion to be involved in our local community, we press for other small growers, and run a community olive pressing day in June so backyard growers with as little as 1kg of fruit can enjoy their own fresh extra virgin olive oil.