09 Jun

Olive Oil 101

By Natalie Tadic, Shirley Bougourd knows olive oil. She tells me she’s still learning, that the past three years of running The Olive Pit, haven of oil and good taste in general, has been quite the experience; that she’s still taking in new information each day. But to the average lay person, Shirley knows her […]

15 May

Sonoma Wine Country Extra Virgin Olive Oil

14 May

Olive Oil: Liquid gold in Gerber, CA

By Karen McIntyre, More than 150 years after the Gold Rush, gold is still being pumped out of Tehama County – well, liquid gold, said Jane Flynn, owner of Pacific Farms, which produces Pacific Sun Olive Oil. Using the “liquid gold” slogan was one idea presented during a tour of Pacific Farms Tuesday to discuss […]

05 May

Sovena USA, Inc: New name for olive oil business at Griffiss Park, CA

There’s a new name for the East Coast Olive Oil bottling and packaging plant at Griffiss business park, but that’s all that’s changing, says a company official. The company that moved to Rome from Utica last year and has about 160 employees is now known as Sovena USA, Inc. “Really, it’s just a name change,” […]

28 Apr

California Olive oil: for love or money

By Tina Caputo, California olive oil history dates back hundreds of years to the late 1700s, when the first olive trees were brought over from Spain. As the industry grew, olive trees became a common sight in Northern California and the Central Valley, and olive oil processing mills began opening to meet demand for the […]