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NAR Gourmet Supports Local Olive Oil Producers and Boutique Olive Oil Production in Turkey


Bringing the tastes of Anatolia to tables across the world, NAR Gourmet is implementing the Mobile Olive Oil Production Truck Project, featuring a one of a kind mobile olive oil press machine that has gathered five tons of olives from five provinces in Turkey. The olive oil production on wheels delivers the freshest results, while highlighting the local olive varieties grown in Hatay, Manisa, Mersin, Antalya and Ayvalık, while traveling more than 2,500 miles across Turkey.

This groundbreaking initiative unveils a new tactic in creating the most high-quality, fresh olive oils throughout a diverse region. This mobile production facility is an exciting, enterprise that NAR Gourmet is proud to bring directly to the groves of the Anatolia region to ensure a rich product. NAR Gourmet, supported by the Ministry of Industry, process the local varieties of olives picked in their own ecological environment within two hours of harvesting, capturing the true essence of the Mediterranean coast.

“In order to take the production facility to the grove, we aimed to design an olive oil processing facility that yields excellent olive oil that reflects the quality of the region,” said Samir Bayraktar, NAR Gourmet General Manager. “Our goal is to overcome the problems associated with the process of transforming local olives into high-quality olive oil. Through this initiative we are not only supporting the local, small producers with our mobile production truck, but providing recognition of the local intricate tastes of the Anatolian region.” 

Internationally acclaimed, NAR Gourmet products are sought after across the globe and renowned by key industry influencers at the most prestigious worldwide organizations. For the second year in a row, NAR Gourmet’s single estate-single variety extra virgin olive oils have won the Gold Award at the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC), this year for our Antalya Tavsan Yuregi Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which also previously won an Excellence Award at the 2014 Copenhagen International Olive Oil Awards (CIOOA). NAR Gourmet has also been awarded "Dynasty of the Year" at the Monocultivar Olive Oil Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, where our Antalya Tavsan Yuregi and Antalya Beylik Extra Virgin Olive Oils both won a Gold Award. Additionally, NAR Gourmet has been listed in Italy’s prestigious Flos Olei Catalogue for the fifth time, and both our Orange Peel Jam and Chocolate Raspberry Jam have won the Superior Taste Award with a Golden Star by the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) in Brussels.