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You always let dinner guests know which butcher you use and where you buy your bread, but can you be that specific about your olive oil? Tuscany? Sonoma? Anybody can do that. Now imagine telling them not only where, but which farm and which tree produced that flavorful oil. Enter Nudo, a collective of artisanal Italian olive growers that lets you adopt your own tree, sending you two shipments of the oil per year. All you have to do is pick the grove: Choose Il Professore for a fruity and peppery oil; La Morla for a sweet and mild taste; or a dozen other flavorful areas. Come spring, a package arrives with up to two liters of oil. By fall, you’ll receive three 250 ml tins of flavored oils like Mandarin orange, basil, and chile. But before all that, you get an adoption certificate and more information about your plant—should anyone dare to challenge you.
Tree-hugging at the source
If you’re headed to Italy (the Le Marche region, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, northeast of Rome), you can visit Nudo’s groves to get up close and personal with your tree—watering it or simply whispering grazie in its leafy silver branches.