Olive Oil Conference

Olive Oil Conference


Congaree and Penn is dedicated to making the olive industry flourish. We've formed an elite team to host Jacksonville’s first olive oil conference.

Join us on October 13th from 10 am - 3 pm at Congaree and Penn to learn about olive tree farming and milling. Guests will learn about growing and developing their own successful olive tree grove.

In addition to Congaree and Penn’s local team, representatives from the Florida Olive Council and Pieralisi, the leading olive mill manufacturer, will speak at the engagement. 

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Welcome and introduction by farmer Scott Meyer and olive expert Denise Animali of Italy 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Farm Tour  

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Gather on the quonset hut patio for a farm to table lunch with wine, artisan pizzas, heirloom farm salad, homemade French baguettes and award winning olive oil. Sit back, relax, and sip more wine during a business plan presentation presented by Scott Meyer and Jeff Meyer.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Join olive oil sommelier Trey Hartinger in an olive oil tasting. You'll learn the difference between high quality olive oils and their lesser counterparts.   

Event Speakers 

Denise Animali: Pieralisi's Head Vintner 

Michael J Garcier: Head of the Olive Oil Commission of Florida 

Trey Hartinger: Jacksonville's own olive oil sommelier  

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