Photos courtesy of Wadi Food
CAIRO – 17 December 2017: Wadi Food celebrated their second annual Olive Harvest Festival on a perfect sunny December morning at their farm, which is located at KM54 on Cairo-Alex Desert Road.
Wadi Food is a leader in agribusiness and knows how to host a day full of fun and yummy food for the whole family.
“From our tree to your table” is the festivals slogan, and rightly so, as the festival’s attendees joined in a fun competition to handpick olives, followed by a tour of the olive oil factory, where visitors could take a look at the full cold-stone press process of oil making.
Foodies, public figures, family and friends enjoyed live musical entertainment by El-Nafeekha band. The festival was in parallel to Wadi Food’s 21st anniversary and the 25-year celebration since the first olive tree was planted in the olive grove.
The Olive Harvest Festival was launched last year by Wadi Food in order to bring back tradition, which comes from ancient eras in Mediterranean countries. The origins of olive oil extraction and cold pressing date back to ancient Egypt 4,000 years ago.
"Olive is one of the most important crops in the region, with unmatched nutritional and health benefits, in addition to its very long history in Egypt and the Middle East and being mentioned many times in holy scriptures," said Khalil Nasrallah, head of the agribusiness sector at Wadi Group.
Wadi Food began in 1996 with 7,000 trees planted on 80 feddans of desert land along Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road. Today, they have grown to about 4,000 feddans divided between four big olive farms, with more than 750,000 trees.
Olive Harvest Festival takes place every year at the time of the olive season.