North America

North America

Florida Farmers Lay the Foundation for a Growing South East Industry

River Run Olive Oil Company is planting new groves in Florida armed with a keen attention to agricultural details and advice from colleagues from across the country.

Global Gardens Founder Sees Olive Tree as Keystone of California Permaculture

Long-time producer and certified sommelier Theo Stephan looks to bring her love for olive oil and the environment full circle.
Business

Canada’s First Olive Farm Weathers Difficult Winter

A year after their first successful harvest made headlines, Sheri and George Braun were left unable to fill any of their orders. Still, the couple said the project’s uncertainty is part of what makes it worth doing.

As Citrus Struggles, Some Olive Growers Take Root in Florida

Olives are not new to the Sunshine State, but their economic viability is coming into the spotlight as citrus struggles.

Yale Olive Oil Conference Underway

No less than 26 speakers each had between 20 and 40 minutes today in a rapid-fire mix of mostly scientific presentations on the mechanisms behind the health benefits of olive oil.

Unusual Weather Leads to Dismal Harvest in California

Amid a harvest impacted by late winter temperature fluctuations, California is expecting a 30-percent drop in olive oil production this season.
Special Report

UC Davis Event to Focus on Premium Olive Oil

The event will feature speakers from different parts of the industry in order to give producers an idea of where this part of the sector has come from and where it is heading.

18 Complete Sommelier Certification Program

Professionals and enthusiasts from eight countries who completed the six-day program at the International Culinary Center said they were eager to use their expertise to educate others and advance innovative projects.