The olive branch is a universal symbol of peace, unlike the peace hand-signal, which is often mistaken for the ears of a hostile bunny. Celebrate nature's peacekeeper with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of olives at Olive Me. This Groupon can be redeemed in-store or at the Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market (Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.), St Albert Farmers' Market (Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m.), and Old Strathcona Farmers' Market (Saturdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.).
Olive Me recruits olives from Spain and Egypt to join the local company's ranks and stuffs them with nuts, cheeses, and herbs. The almond-stuffed Californian surprises palates with a parade of lemon, basil, and garlic flavours, and the Little Italy variety exchanges the olive's natural solid-gold pits for feta cheese and red peppers (All stuffed olives are $8/8 oz. and $16/16 oz.). The Gooch explores the olive's sweet side, inviting figs, cashews, and cranberries into its inner sanctum. Signature tapenade ($8) adds a tasty twist to grilled vegetables or pasta dishes with a blend of olives, Italian sun-dried tomatoes, and a smidge of fresh garlic. Olive Me's staff eschews preservatives and packages olives with a bare minimum of oil and salt, making for a snack as wholesome as a pony ride through Neverland's farm district.