Here in Devon we are extremely lucky to have so many fantastic local producers on our doorstep – from artisan cheeses and bespoke blended teas to quality sausages and handmade puddings. In a time when consumers are increasingly concerned with low food miles and the provenance of their food, locality and the ‘shop local’ campaign have never been more apt. With this in mind we are producing a blog series on our local producers and their delicious products, this week focusing on Cornish Olive Stall.
Cornish Olive Stall source the best olives from around the world and combine them with delicious home made marinades from their premises in St Austell, Cornwall. Founded and run by husband and wife Steve and Nikki Magill the Cornish Olive Stall differ from mass produced olives in that they are not stored in a salty brine or oil only in their own light marinade and are much larger and juicier than their supermarket counterparts. Packed in practical, stand up pouches they are perfect stored at ambient temperatures without the need for preservatives and, when ready to eat, remain as fresh as when they were packed.
The current range features 11 different flavours including the award-winning The Mix, a more-ish mix of pitted green Halkidiki and Kalamata olives marinated with orange, thyme and coriander seeds and Lemon, pitted green Halkidiki olives in a lemon, tarragon and parsley marinade. Our favourite flavour is the Basil Pesto, simply big green Halkidiki olives in a rich basil pesto marinade which we love! All flavours are available in retail 200g pouches and 1kg catering bags and the full range is available to view here.