Midsummer Olives was founded by Richard who has a passion for olives, Shakespeare and incredible taste experiences! Originally an actor, Richard has combined his love of culinary creations and Shakespearean quotes with sensational Greek Halkidiki and Kalamata Olives. His partner Jules (also an actor) happened to be working on a spin-off of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ when Richard first began to sell olives hence Midsummer Olives was born. And the rest, as they say, is history! Richard continually conjures up new vinaigrettes to dress the olives and enhance their flavour whilst Jules comes up with imaginative names and quotes for the new dressings.
Richard and Jules live in Wiltshire. However Richard has been working on Wells and Glastonbury Markets for the last three years and, apparently, that makes him an honorary ‘Somersetonian’.
All our quality olives are sourced from family run farms in the Haldiki and Kalamata regions of Greece. We strive to create marinades that compliment the natural flavour of the olives, using only the best ingredients to give clean, clear and crisp flavours.