Yes, those are nets. He’s preparing them for the olive harvest. The farmers lay these nets on the ground below the olive trees and, if done in the traditional way with their hands and might, they shake the trees and with their fingers prompt the olives to fall to the ground, catching them in the nets.
No, this is not the season for the olive harvest, but this a photo from the agriturismo (and olive farm) where, along with Chef Nino Elia and Zest! kitchen supply and cooking school, Experience Sicily is hosting Stirring Sicily West, a hands-on cooking and wine tour in Sicily from September 19 to 26.
Do you like to cook?
If so, then we’ll stir your soul this September! Grab your spot at https://experiencesicily.com/tours-of-sicily/2019-tours-of-sicily/stirring-sicily-west-sept-2019/