We are Abandoned Grove. Our name stems from our shared vision of a world where no olive groves are abandoned and the belief that achieving this is an inside job. Guided by this principle, we’re pioneering a sustainable and fresh approach to independent olive oil production by expertly crafting supremely healthy and wildly delicious extra virgin olive oil from groves we rescue from abandonment and bring back to life-to harvest-and to you.
Every bottle of our extra virgin olive oil transcends geographical boundaries and tells the story of a grove reborn. Exclusively available through membership, earned by proactive efforts to rejuvenate or sustain olive trees, we harmonize Mother Nature’s supply with human demand, all while growing impact and respecting the natural output of an olive tree.
Together, we are rekindling our connection to nature, each other, and ourselves. This is a work of passion and patience, of trust in the process and in the idea that nature knows best. It may not be the easiest way to do business, but to us, it’s just good taste.
To date, hundreds of thousands of groves remain abandoned globally. Hopefully, not for long.
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Olive groves are disappearing.
The relentless pursuit of quick gains, win/lose dynamics with nature, generational neglect, and a drive for profit-only practices have forced many independent olive oil producers to accept lower wages or shut down, leaving thousands of olive groves abandoned, with far-reaching adverse effects on the community and the environment.
We recognize that olive oil is mired in confusion, leading us to consume sub-par extra virgins and to abandon land that fails to produce rapidly or abundantly enough to satisfy the high demand.
To date, hundreds of thousands of olive groves remain abandoned worldwide-forgotten acres, people, and communities-stories untold. We’re here to tell them, to change the ending, and to bring us all back to the table. We stand rooted in celebration of our connectedness and with a shared purpose; every harvest brings our vision closer.
We commit to shifting the perception of the olive tree and extra virgin olive oil from mere commodities to vehicles for positive change-benefiting our health, communities, and planet.
It starts with a tree, the people around it, and an uncompromising extra virgin olive oil.
Florence-born, Toronto-raised Fil Bucchino, an entrepreneur and former punk rock musician, had a transformative olive oil experience that profoundly changed his views on olive oil, food, community, and life.
Driven to share and recreate this experience, he has delved into the art and science of modern olive oil production for over twenty years, traveling globally, learning from masters, and immersing himself in professional tasting and production. His journey led to producing the world’s first documentary on premium extra virgin olive oil, "Obsessed with Olive Oil".
Today, Fil is renowned for his deep expertise and dedication to quality, emerging as a leading voice in the premium extra virgin olive oil industry. He shares his passion through hosting dinners, tastings, speaking engagements, judging global competitions, and collaborating with prestigious international institutions and organizations.
Fil's life hit another tipping point when he noticed the abandonment of Tuscan olive groves, leading to severe socio-environmental and economic impacts. In response, in 2016, he officially launched Abandoned Grove, focusing on rescuing and reviving once-abandoned groves to produce premium extra virgin olive oil and reviving the profound connections between ourselves, our food, our communities, and our planet. Abandoned Grove oil quickly grew, scaling impact.
Today, our extra virgin olive oil reaches AG members worldwide, united in our mission to rejuvenate and sustain olive groves through our initiatives. To date, Abandoned Grove has rejuvenated 5,052 olive trees in Florence's hillsides.