Handpicked produce is often considered better than machine-harvested produce for several reasons:
Quality control: When produce is handpicked, it is inspected and sorted by human workers who can remove damaged or diseased fruits and vegetables, ensuring that only the highest quality produce makes it to market. Our olive oil is handpicked to offer you the highest quality olive oil.
Reduced bruising: Machine harvesting can often result in bruising or damage to fruits and vegetables, which can reduce their shelf life and quality. Handpicking is a gentler process that can reduce the risk of damage and ensure that produce stays fresh longer.
Better flavor: Some people believe that handpicked produce has better flavor than machine-harvested produce, because it is not subjected to the stress of mechanical harvesting.
Support for small-scale agriculture: Handpicking is often done on smaller, family-owned farms that prioritize sustainable and ethical farming practices. Buying handpicked produce can help to support these farms and promote local and regional food systems.
Job creation: Handpicking produce can create jobs in rural communities and provide employment opportunities for farm workers.
Overall, handpicked produce is often considered better than machine-harvested produce because it can ensure higher quality, better flavor, and support for small-scale agriculture and local economies. With our high-quality, hand-picked olive oil, you will taste the difference.