RESIDENTS of Son Servera have collected some 11,000 kilos of olives which the town hall will make into oil.
They were collected by corporation workers and taken from the municipal warehouse to an oil press to maintain the town’s tradition of making its own olive oil, which once bottled, will be given to local residents. This is part of the ‘Oli d’Oliva de Son Servera’ programme which aims to prevent people from abandoning the countryside.
Last year, some 12,000 kilos of olives were collected and made into 2,300 litres of oil. Production has been more or less stable over the past few years, but local residents have been key in improving the quality of the oil, the local councillor for Urban Developent, Agriculture and Fishery, Antoni Servera, has explained. The town hall has also arranged courses on pruning and cutting.