18th Olive Festival takes place in Amman tomorrow

Jordan

Published: 2017-11-28 11:10

Last Updated: 2017-11-28 14:18


Thousands of Jordanian families make their living from olive harvest. (MagicMessinia.Gr)
Thousands of Jordanian families make their living from olive harvest. (MagicMessinia.Gr)
Roya News Source

Olives - green, black, big, small, round, elongated - are one of the best things to come out of Jordan.

The Kingdom is one of the top 10 olive-producing countries in the world, with more than 20 million olive trees planted across the country.

For the 18th year in a row, the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension will be celebrating Jordanian olives through their annual festival, “From the Hand of a Farmer to the Consumer.”

On Wednesday 29 November 2017, you will be able to see, smell, taste and buy olives and their by-products directly from around 300 farmers participating in the festival.

Thousands of Jordanian families make their living from olive harvest, which rakes in a total of $168 million a year.

Other locally-produced foods that can be purchased at the festival include different types of honey, wild thyme, local sumac, maqdous, pickles, and many specialist Jordanian foodstuffs.

The four-day event will take place at the King Hussein Public Park in Amman, which will open its doors from 10am-10pm on a daily basis.