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 […]

12 Aug

California olive crop shrinks

The 2008 California olive crop forecast is 65,000 tons, down 49 percent from last year’s crop of 132,500 tons, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Bearing acreage is estimated at 31,000 for a yield of 2.1 tons per acre, less than half of last year’s yield […]

05 Aug

California: State Senate OKs new rules for olive oil grades

The state Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that would make California’s olive oil grades conform to international standards and require that bottles of the product be labeled accordingly. The move follows approval by the Assembly last month. “Olive oil is a rapidly growing industry in California, with volume projected to increase by 1,000% in […]

01 Aug

Californian Olive crop numbers droop

By Cecilia Parsons, This year’s “off year” table olive crop looks to be thin and scattered statewide. Olive growers and processors met in July to estimate the size of the 2008 California table olive crop. Members of the California Olive Committee concluded that processors could expect 65,000 tons this season. Adin Hester, president of the […]