Archive for the 'North America' Category

12 Jun

Oroville’s Own

By Mary Weston His fascination with olive oil began when his father bought property with 20 acres of olives in Oroville.”I grew up in Humbolt County, and I wanted a farm,” Jamie Johansson said. He had majored in political science at Colorado State University in Denver, and he realized he didn’t want to be an […]

08 Jun

Grapes and olives make for thriving farm

By Kirsten Fairchild Olive orchards and vineyards go hand in hand. At least, the idea seems to be working for Steve and Marguerite Remde, who grow olives and grapes for their business, Belle Farms. Established in 1997, Belle Farms consists of 7 acres of olive trees and 61/2 acres of pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and […]

06 Jun

Olive oil turns golden as farmers’ profits soar

California farmers are pushing olive oil as though it’s the new thing, hoping to profit from denser planting methods and a growing U.S. appetite for the heart-healthy cooking ingredient. “Every time you turn around, somebody new wants to sell you olive oil,” said Darrell Corti, an olive oil authority and president of Corti Brothers grocery […]

06 Jun

Olive growers hope to strike oil

Producers increase efforts in bid to create domestic demand By Jim Downing California farmers are pushing olive oil as though its the new thing, hoping to profit from denser planting methods and a growing U.S. appetite for the heart-healthy cooking aid.

05 Jun

Canada Allergy Alert Sicilian Olives

UNDECLARED ALMONDS IN SICILIAN OLIVES STUFFED WITH GARLIC CLOVES Thrifty Foods, Parksville, is warning customers not to consume Sicilian Olives Stuffed with Garlic Cloves because they were mislabeled and contain olives stuffed with almonds which are not declared on the label.