We are the only American importer of organic olive oil and olives from Makura Farm in the Carmel Heights. Farmers Orna and Guy Rilov at Makura produce outstanding olive oil, high in antioxidants. For more than 5,000 years people have cultivated olives in the valley and hills near the farm. Some of the trees in Makura’s groves are more than a thousand years old, possibly dating back to the Roman Era.
Makura manages the entire olive oil production process, from the tree to the press. The Rilovs decide on the optimum time to harvest, and extract extra virgin olive oil the same day. Makura uses cold-press methods that preserve the taste, health benefits and overall quality.
Makura olive oil has high amounts of health-promoting antioxidants. Too much water dilutes antioxidant levels. Makura therefore uses minimal irrigation to maintain high levels of antioxidants.
Makura cultivates six varieties of organic olive oil: Koroneiki, Coratina, Leccino, Kalamata, Arbequina and a variety native to the Galilee called Souri. Souri is a peppery medium, robust olive oil. Leccino and Kalamata most seasons are the mildest. Arbequina and Koroneiki are medium robust olive oils, while the Coratina is a robust olive oil and the highest in antioxidants. In 2022, Israeli Harvest imported from Makura Souri, Koroneiki and Coratina olive oil in 500ml tins (17oz.). Tins can be ordered from our online store. Shipping is free for orders of four tins or more.
We are primarily a wholesaler to specialty stores and congregation shops. Please contact Scott@israeliharvest.com for wholesale prices and to request samples. We also import Makura’s delicious, naturally cured Souri and Kalamata olives. The olives are only available wholesale.
Makura olive oil is certified organic by USDA, and certified kosher under the supervision of the Regional Rabbi of the Hof Hacarmel. Makura olive oil bares the Israeli Olive Board seal that ensures 100% Israeli extra virgin olive oil.