Archive for the 'North America' Category

04 Jul

County has eyes set on olive oil market

By James Arens, In 2006 Mendocino County will be seeing a new fruit that isn’t normally on the crop report, olives. “I’ve seen our olive oil industry growing in the four years that I have been here,” said Nick Oliver Agriculture/Measurement Standards Specialist III at the Mendocino County Department of Agriculture. “And in the future […]

03 Jul

Queen Creek Olive Mill opening eatery on farm

Come fall, Queen Creek Olive Mill visitors will no longer have to leave the premises for a meal. The working olive farm and mill will open its own restaurant, Trattoria Del Piero, between Oct. 1 and Nov. 1, in time for the first olive harvest, said Perry Rea, the mill’s owner.

03 Jul

One Olive at a Time

From Pat Veretto, Here's a tip: I heard that American Airlines saved $40,000.00 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class. One olive. $40,000.00 Picture it in your mind.

24 Jun

Olive oil company crushes competitors

By Julia Hollister, A small Sierras foothill olive oil company has risen to the same exalted status as California wines. Apollo Olive Oil Company, in the tiny Yuba County community of Oregon House, received the honor recently at an international competition in Italy where hundreds of olive oils from around the world were judged.

21 Jun

New York is hot spot for olive oil shopping

By Nina Roberts, Although New York is thousands of miles from Spain, Greece, Australia, or any other olive oil-producing country, it offers an outstanding variety of extra virgin olive oil to buy, sample, learn about, and consume. If ‘‘first cold press,’’ ‘‘unfiltered,’’ and ‘‘grassy overtones’’ are phrases that make your mouth tingle with a ‘‘peppery […]