Olive Oil Auction will be held at Fair İzmir

Olive Oil Auction Will Be Held at Fair Izmir
Olive Oil Auction will be held at Fair İzmir

In line with the vision of “Another Agriculture is Possible” of Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the Olive Oil Auction is organized as part of the “Olivtech Olive, Olive Oil, Dairy Products, Wine and Technologies Fair” to be held in Fair Izmir. With the auction to be held tomorrow (May 26), "special olive oils" of 25 local producers and cooperatives, pressed and bottled with traditional methods, will be offered for sale.

The Olive Oil Auction, which was held for the first time in 2016, when Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer was the Mayor of Seferihisar, is moving to Fair Izmir. “26th Anniversary” between 29-10 May. With the auction to be held as part of the "Olivtech Olive, Olive Oil, Dairy Products, Wine and Technologies Fair", "special olive oils" of 25 local producers and cooperatives, pressed and bottled with traditional methods, will be offered for sale. Tomorrow (May 26) at 17.00, the auction will be held with the recitation of Nedim Atilla and the narrations of Bilge Keykubat.

“The wise trees were generous”

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “The wise trees of Izmir were generous again this year. Let's meet under the shade of these trees, which have not spared us their olives for centuries.” Stating that the olive tree, known as the immortelle, has a very important place in the history of humanity, President Soyer said, “The olive tree continues to bear fruit for thousands of years, regardless of the storm or earthquake. It is a symbol of hope for us. Whatever the number at the auction, there will be nothing to match the value of the olive tree. What we are trying to do is to raise awareness about the olive tree. We strive to support our producers in an agriculture that is in harmony with nature. This auction will show an example of this understanding.”

Olivtech and Ecology Izmir

The 10th Olivtech Olive, Olive Oil, Dairy Products, Wine and Technologies Fair, which will be organized by İZFAŞ at Fair İzmir, and Ecology İzmir, the only specialized fair of the organic sector in Turkey, will be attended by many famous names for four days with interviews and panels, kitchen shows and competitions. There will also be tasting stands.

Olivtech, which was built to showcase the product diversity of Anatolia, the homeland of olives, and to increase the competitiveness of Turkish companies in the international market, will bring together the leading participants of the industry with professional buyers from all over the world.
Ecology Izmir Fair, on the other hand, will present a wide range of innovative products from organic to cosmetics, from food to certification bodies. “Ecology Forest” and “Organic Market” area will also take place in Ecology İzmir, which is the only fair where organic certified products representing Turkey internationally and all stakeholders of the sector take part.

Half a liter was sold for 30 thousand liras.

The olive oil auction, organized for the first time by Seferihisar Municipality in 2016, showed its greatest success with the event in 2018. Olives collected from 500 trees aged 200 and above identified by Seferihisar Municipality were pressed with traditional methods in the olive oil factory of the municipality and sold by auction method in 21 categories. The olive oil, which was obtained from the 800-year-old olive tree named Umay Nine and costing 30 thousand liras per half liter, was taken from the hands of his grandson Sami Değer and Tunç Soyer. The proceeds from the sale were given to students as scholarships.

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