Archive for the 'California' Category

05 Nov

California: Olives on a roll in north state

The north state is home to a number of olive oil growers and producers. A variety of olives flourish here because of the area’s Mediterranean-like climate. Not all businesses bottle under their own name, and they may sell their harvest to other producers or may only sell by wholesale. Visitors, especially on the weekends, may […]

29 Aug

Quick hits: Calif. olive oil grows

There’s a growing market for California olive oil. Production in the state increased 168 percent between 1996 and 2004, and continues apace. California growers produce about 425,000 gallons and are on track for 750,000 gallons annually in three or four years, overtaking the French. U.S. consumers purchase 65 million gallons of olive oil annually, almost […]

18 Aug

Oberti Olive Canning Plant to Be Sold at Public Auction

California Olive Growers, former producers of Oberti Olives, have ceased operation and closed their Madera, CA facility. All equipment from the factory will be sold at a public auction starting on Tuesday, October 10th. The humble beginnings of Oberti Olives began in the 1930’s on a family-run farm, where Oberti began producing olive oil. The […]

25 May

Frost damage evident in NorCal olives

By Bill Krueger, There appears to be a geographical gradient from north to south with the problem being more severe in the north and getting somewhat less toward the south. Generally speaking, olive yields in the Sacramento Valley were lighter last year than the year before. This is in contrast to the San Joaquin Valley, […]