FAMILY OLIVE FARMERS
Nestled in the hills outside Rome, Italian family farmers lovingly cultivate an extraordinary Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
100% Cold Pressed, Pesticide-Free, Full of Antioxidants & Polyphenols, with Dozens of 5-Star Reviews.
Welcome to Libellula – a Collective of Family Farmers Just Outside Rome
With experts estimating that up to 70% of extra virgin olive oil in grocery stores is fake, Libellula stands out as an authentic taste of Italian heaven.
Made by Family Farmers
Each bottle of Libellula extra virgin olive oil is carefully made by a small-scale family farmer in Sabina, Italy.
Regenerative agriculture and sustainable farming are used in every grove.
Pesticide-Free, Cold-Pressed, 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil.Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols.
What makes an Italian, family-run olive oil company different?
Let's start at the beginning...with Augustus!
Around 12 BC the first Roman emperor discovered the olive trees in the hills North of Rome, a region today called Sabina.
Enchanted by this olive oil, Emperor Augustus began selling it throughout the ancient world.
It was so fragrant and dripping with such exquisite flavor that it quickly became known as the “Gold of Rome.”
Over the centuries, however, the region's olive oil faded into the background as cheaper, industrially produced oils flooded the marketplace.
Julia and her father Camillo, both Italian natives, stumbled across Sabina in the summer of 2018.
Camillo had just moved from Rome to the small medieval town of Montelibretti, which is in the Sabina region. They soon got to know their neighbors, the many farmers of the area, and learned that nearly everyone in the region owned about 100 to 200 olive trees.
However because each farmer only had a small olive grove, they were unable to secure contracts with the larger olive oil distributers.
This, combined with inconsistent olive oil yields reinforced by climate changes, meant that many had to watch not just their groves fall into disrepair, but also their families' traditions of olive oil cultivation.
Julia and Camillo began meeting with the olive farmers throughout Sabina.
They spent time building relationships with them and deepening our understanding of the difficulties they were facing.
By coming together collectively through Libellula, Sabina’s local farmers realized they would be able to sell their extra virgin olive oil without fear of having to meet unrealistic production levels or worrying if they will lose their contract if they have a bad harvest.
Through the sharing of technology and farming knowledge, the local farmers also benefit from sustainability and eco improvements within their olive groves.
Each Farmer's box is more than just a delivery of exquisite extra virgin olive oil.
Every Farmer's Olive Oil Box helps to save one more family's olive grove, allow one more farmer to shift to organic production, and help restore one more plot of land.
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