Nudo Adopt is a collaboration of small scale, artisanal producers. The programme is a platform for these micro-producers to bring high-quality, speciality food to a wider audience. Each farmer keeps responsibility for the care of their olive grove and Nudo helps give security to the farmers by making the link with the customer. This in turn helps to keep traditional farming practices alive and protects the countryside from intensive and destructive modern farming methods.
Meet our olive farmers
Toby (Bestagno), Tiziano (Aleandri), Agnese (Nonno Tato), Ivano (Natali), Savario (Barone Bastore), Francesca (Feudo Marchesa)
Read more about all our farmers and amble through the groves here.
Nudo Adopt was started 10 years ago by Cathy Rogers and Jason Gibb after they bought and restored an abandoned 21 acre olive grove in Le Marche. At the time they were real pioneers selling their own oil online, throughout the world, from their farmhouse in Le Marche. Katharine took the reigns in 2014 when her and her son Toby joined the adoption programme with their Ligurian Grove, Bestagno. Read more of their story in The Olive Farm.
A few companies have tried to copy the Nudo idea (we can only take as a compliment!) but Nudo remains the absolute leader in the field (or grove we should say). What sets Nudo apart is that we ourselves are producers and can personally vouch for the authenticity of all of our products. We work closely with our producers and understand year on year the highs and lows they encounter bringing you the absolute highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Our groves and farmers are carefully chosen and share Nudo's ethical and sustainable vision:
- A love of quality, 100% natural food
- Respect for traditional farming methods and an adversity towards intensive practices
- A dedication to communities and locally sourced ingredients
- Fairly paid and pays fairly
- Transparent production; you can even go and visit your tree
Want to join the Nudo community?
Adopt an olive tree from one of our groves today, for yourself or give one as a gift.