Published: 2019-11-15 16:17
Last Updated: 2021-04-17 08:39
Deputy Chief of Mission, Mike Hankey, along with members of the US Embassy in Jordan recently joined the Momani family in Ajloun for olive picking.
Members of the Embassy community were eager to learn more about the olive harvest season and its traditions.
Olive harvest season is witnessed in Jordan in late autumn, between November and October of each year, when olives are ready to be picked.
Jordanian people usually gather and spend long afternoons on the groves, picking olive.
Thousands of Jordanian families make their living from olive harvest.
After they are picked, olives would usually be pressed into a fresh oil and poured into little glass bottles or tanks.
Jordanian olive oil is famous for its quality texture, taste and aroma, which is one of the reasons that make it pricey to purchase.