16 Mar

New olive oils premiering at UC Davis

UC Davis will unveil its new bottled olive oils, made from the 2007 harvest of the campus’s 2,000 olive trees, during a public “launch party.” Also making its debut will be a new UC Davis wine vinegar. The event is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, at the Silo Cafe and Pub on the […]

29 Feb

Health Benefits Key to Driving Olive Oil Sales Over $1 Billion by 2010

Marketable health benefits, along with a growing consumer interest in Mediterranean foods and unique regional flavor choices, are helping to drive an invigorated olive oil market in the U.S., which should surpass $1.3 billion by 2010, according to Olive Oil in the U.S., the latest market research from Packaged Facts. Packaged Facts projects that the […]

28 Feb

Spain: Arrests reveal major black market for stolen olives in the Antequera area

C. Martín / J.Cano Nine Rumanians, resident in Fuente de Piedra, have been accused of stealing thousands of kilos of olives and selling them for sums below the market price. Criminal organisations operating in Andalucía have found a new way of getting rich quick in the area’s abundant olive harvest. The Guardia Civil has recently […]

04 Dec

Olive-harvest in Italy