06 Nov

Victorian olive oil company makes splash

By Britt Smith, A VICTORIAN olive oil company with a Lara estate has won the gong for best exporter at the NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence. Boundary Bend Limited trumped four other finalists, dominating across all categories including quality of marketing plan, product development and profitable entry into a new market. Boundary Bend’s chairman Rob […]

05 Nov

Off The Beaten Path: The Wolfskill Olive Ranch

“A tree will produce and produce. You can neglect it, abuse it, forget about it, not water it and it’ll still produce olives,” says Dan Flynn, a U.C. Davis scientist. They stand as immovable sentinels of the past. Many of these giant mission olive trees are almost four stories tall and at nearly a century […]

02 Nov

Northern Yuba County, CA climate’s is considered ideal for growing olives

Northern Yuba County is nothing like Greece, but the Mediterranean-like climate and rocky soils in the foothills are considered ideal for growing olives. By Laura Brown, “We’re on a very similar latitude as Athens,” said Steve McCulley, one of four partners who operates the company, Apollo Olive Oil, in the remote community of Oregon House. […]

16 Oct

US Olives Sources Preferred Over Imports

Almost 40% of American Dietetic Association members surveyed say their confidence in the food supply has decreased over the past twelve months, according to a survey conducted by the California Olive Industry. The registered dieticians and nutritionists also indicated a strong preference for American food, with 66% saying that when presented with a choice, they […]

04 Oct

USA drawn to olive oil’s allure

By Joan Leotta, In the past 20 years, olive oil has become more popular in American kitchens for its health benefits and its simply incredible taste, even though the silken “juice” of the olive costs more than other vegetable oils. In fact, many California olive oil producers call it liquid gold. For example, a small […]