Archive for the 'North America' Category

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 […]

26 Aug

Olive oil spill into Baltimore harbor probed

Workers with the state Department of the Environment and the city Fire Department plan today to flush a 2-mile stretch of sewer leading to the harbor after it was contaminated over the weekend by a 6,000-gallon olive oil spill at an East Baltimore business, authorities said. By Gus G. Sentementes, photo by Karl Merton Ferron, […]

22 Aug

California Table olive growers to receive higher prices

California table olive growers will receive prices for their 2008 crop that are 5% to 10% higher than last year’s crop, but the crop is off by nearly half. The Olive Growers Council on Thursday announced agreement with the Bell Carter Olive Co. in Corning and Musco Family Olive Co. in Tracy for table olive […]

17 Aug

Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival returns on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paso Robles Main Street Association presents the 5th Annual Paso Robles Olive Festival Saturday, August 23, 2008 11am – 4pm Downtown Paso Robles City Park Free Olive Oil and Olive product sampling Producers from all over California Olive Oil Tasting lead by the California Olive Oil Council Culinary Row serving great food Wine & Beer […]

17 Aug

Create energy by burning olive pits

by Jennifer Wadsworth, A local olive cannery with help from a private inventor has found a way to simultaneously create energy and recycle salty sewer water — by burning olive pits. Heat from burned pits boils blackened sewage into steam that spins a 104-year-old engine outside Musco Family Olive Co., a plant on the southern […]