Supplier focus : Cortijo el Puerto -

Supplier focus : Cortijo el Puerto

Charles MitchellMay 30, 2020

Cortijo el Puerto's olive grove is located in the heart of the Guadalquivir, in Lora del Río (Seville). They are focussed on both Ecology and Innovation. As part of this they are working to improve the Olive groves and restore biodiversity .

The olives are harvested at night at the end of October and quickly milled with cold extraction techniques.

The flora at Cortijo el Puerto (trees, shrubs and vegetation cover) are the backbone of the farm. Planted with flowers that have different flowering times the farm is home to a wide range of different wildlife , many species of birds, animals  and beneficial insects such as lacewings, bees, the Bombus terrestris bumblebee, dragonflies, butterflies, wasps and ladybirds .

Donkeys help with the farm work, and the Cornicabra sheep graze the fields. 

Farmed using Biodynamic methods aimed at improving and then protecting the soil which in turn produces a better quality Olive oil for the customer. They are Demeter certified.

Their website which has more information on the farm is here