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 […]

01 May

Olive oil output falls for first time in West Australia

By Suellen Jerrard, Olive oil production in West Australia is expected to slow this year for the first time since the fledgling industry got off the ground about a decade ago. Falls in production around the State are being attributed to the tendency for olive trees to fruit to their full potential only every second […]

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 […]

24 Apr

Spain: Sales of organic olive oil increased

In Spain, approximately 8.5 million kilograms of organic olive oil were put on the market in 2007. This quantity made olive oil the most important product regarding economic value and trade volume generated in the organic sector. According to the data of the Andalusian Committee for Organic Agriculture (CAAE), sales of this product increased by […]

23 Apr

California: Big olive mill in works

By Jim Downing, Oroville-based California Olive Ranch Inc. plans to break ground today near Artois, Glenn County, on what it says will be the largest olive oil mill in North America. The plant, which the company hopes to begin operating in October, will be able to process 76,000 gallons of olive oil a day, according […]