American consumers showed a preference for domestic California olives
as opposed to imported California black ripe olives .
"We are committed to it too, we have a farm, we have a crop that we planned, and we plan on being in the California olive
Testing and consistent, meaningful labels on California olive
oil would push the entire industry to improve the credibility of its claims, and consumers everywhere would benefit.
Photos courtesy of the California Olive
Speaking of premium, retailers are using higher-quality label stock on glass bottles for their premium olive oils, notes Mike Forbes, vice president of sales and marketing with California Olive
Ranch, Oroville, Calif.
Spectrum Organic Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of organic foods, culinary oils, and nutritional supplements, announced that its Spectrum Naturals Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil has been awarded the California Olive
Council's (COOC) Certification seal.
The best choices of olive oil brands in terms of value, as cited by the study, are: Goya at $24 per ounce, Lucini at $.71 per ounce and California Olive
Ranch at $.76 per ounce.
oil history dates back hundreds of years to the late 1700s, when the first olive trees were brought over from Spain.
During the heyday of California olive
oil production in the 1880s, nurseries and growers offered over one hundred varieties of European trees for sale.
Blomquist was recently elected vice president of the California Olive
Myrtle, acacia burl, California laurel, California bay tree, green bay tree, California olive
, California sassafras, Pacific myrtle, mountain laurel, pepperwood, spice-tree and bay tree.
* Grassy, tropical California Olive
Ranch Reserve Collection Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($20/500 ml.; californiaoliveranch.com)
The 2nd Annual Carmel Valley Olive Growers Festival gives olive oil aficionados the opportunity to taste the 2015 harvest from local California olive
In an effort to further improve quality, Lucini Italia olive oil, now owned by California Olive
Ranch, is undergoing a facelift.
Ranch, producers of premium, extra virgin olive oil, has partnered with Emack & Bolio's ice cream in bringing an exclusive flavor: EVOO, California Olive
Ranch Miller's Blend.