Archive for the 'California' Category

05 May

Sovena USA, Inc: New name for olive oil business at Griffiss Park, CA

There’s a new name for the East Coast Olive Oil bottling and packaging plant at Griffiss business park, but that’s all that’s changing, says a company official. The company that moved to Rome from Utica last year and has about 160 employees is now known as Sovena USA, Inc. “Really, it’s just a name change,” […]

28 Apr

California Olive oil: for love or money

By Tina Caputo, California olive oil history dates back hundreds of years to the late 1700s, when the first olive trees were brought over from Spain. As the industry grew, olive trees became a common sight in Northern California and the Central Valley, and olive oil processing mills began opening to meet demand for the […]

23 Apr

California: Big olive mill in works

By Jim Downing, Oroville-based California Olive Ranch Inc. plans to break ground today near Artois, Glenn County, on what it says will be the largest olive oil mill in North America. The plant, which the company hopes to begin operating in October, will be able to process 76,000 gallons of olive oil a day, according […]

22 Apr

Olive oil industry, production getting bigger by moment

By Reed Fujii, LODI – Olive oil production in California is a hot ticket. About 130 people joined in a two-day class offered Friday and Saturday in Lodi by the University of California, and others had to be turned away, said Dan Flynn, executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. California olive oil production […]

20 Apr

California olive oils are growing on us

By Greg Atkinson, Last September, when I was in California, I enjoyed a picnic in the shade of some enormous old olive trees. The tables were covered with Provençal fabrics, and when we sat down to eat, we were greeted with bright green olive oil poured onto plates for dipping the artisanal breads that awaited […]