Archive for the 'North America' Category

14 Aug

Disaster predicted for Central Valley olive growers

• Crop less than half of last year’s • Weather is blamed For Central Valley olive growers, who produce virtually all of the U.S. olive crop, 2006 is shaping up to be a disastrous year.

14 Aug

The olive oil paradox

© Copyright 2006 Globe Newspaper Company. By Beth Daley, Americans consume olive oil for their health, but in Morocco, the residue is fouling the water Morocco is launching an all-out effort to export more of the heart-healthy oil to meet Westerners’ growing demand. But to export agricultural products, it must meet international environmental standards, which […]

13 Aug

What would martinis be without them?

By Christine Delsol, Sonoma’s more famous winter olive festival aside, late summer is prime time for tributes to the small, firm, briny fruit. Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) stages its third annual olive festival Aug. 26, with tastings, cooking demonstrations and the inevitable olive oil ice cream, courtesy of olive oil producer Olivas de […]

06 Aug

Russian olive: friend or foe?

By Blake Nicholson, Russian olives have been planted in the United States since homesteading days, but some states now view the trees with such disdain that they’ve banned them. Richard Fast doesn’t want that mindset to pass North Dakota’s borders. “We’re just happy to have a tree that survives,” the New Salem rancher said while […]

05 Aug

Oil & Vinegar

Click here to watch the video By Vince Gerasol, (CBS) SKOKIE They’re small, but flavorful. There are more than 70 kinds of olives, and their oils are finding their way into more and more kitchens. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports there are many ways to fit olive oil into your Table for 2. Whether in […]