We went collecting olives yesterday. We have a few trees that have what are called Kalamon olives, which are the ones you eat rather than make into oil. You may be familiar with Greek Kalamata olives - Kalamata is a town and area in the Peloponnese, Greece - well, the Kalamon olives are that type.
You collect these so-called "table" olives directly from the trees, rather than spread nets underneath, which is what you do with the olives that you use to make oil. We will be collecting those olives in January.
Here, you can see a bowl with some of the olives after they were picked. You don't eat them straight off the tree, but there is a simple process you put them through before they reach your table.