28 Aug

California Olive Ranch Olive oil plant takes shape

By Rick Longley,
Photo by Michael Green,

A state-of-the-art olive oil processing plant has come to Artois and is set to do some test  processing this fall.

The 25,000 square-foot plant is located on County Road 35 about two miles west of this small farming community, and its owners promise it will help make Glenn County known as a renowned region for quality olive oil.

It is run by California Olive Ranch headquartered in Oroville and is to be built in phases during the next two to three years.

Vice-president of sales and marketing Alan Greene said his company came to Glenn County because it could not find additional acreage in Oroville to plant more trees, and it decided to put in a processing plant here because it would be closer to the harvest.

Once the processing plant is complete, it should process 80 tons of olives per hour, Greene said, the equivalent of three truck loads of the fruit per hour.

The modern milling equipment comes from Italy, he said, and it uses less water than older machines.

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2 Responses to “California Olive Ranch Olive oil plant takes shape”

  1. Terri Green Says:

    We are making a trip on Hwy. 101 North this summer and would like to visit and purchase olives. Is this possible?

  2. Olives101 Says:

    Hello Terri,

    Here at Olives101 we just provide the news and infos, if you want to contact Califonia Olive ranch, you have to click on the link in the article.

    take care


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