California olive oil

Gold Rush II: Competition for California Olives Leaves Some Smaller Producers Fruitless

Top-dollar offers from California's Aussie newcomer are tilting the table away from smaller producers in the state.

For This Master Miller, ‘It’s All in the Craft’

Pacific Sun Farms miller Pablo Voitzuk says the magic of quality extra virgin olive oil lies in its fashioning.
Special Report

New Blight Alarms California Olive Growers

The pathogen Neofabraea has been observed on both Arbosana and Arbequina trees in the Sacramento Valley, Glenn County and San Joaquin.

Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Informational Meeting

The OOCC was formed by the California olive oil industry for the purpose of developing, verifying and enforcing standards for California olive oil, and for conducting research on olives and olive oil. It held a meeting in Sacramento last week.
Olive Oil Times Special

California’s Bumper Crop Might Not Yield the Oil Some Predicted

Producers caution it's too soon to say if the jump in fruit tonnage will yield the 4 million gallons predicted earlier.

California State Fair Gets USDA Funding to Host Olive Oil Competition

With $115,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a new competition will promote California olive oils and educate the public on quality standards.
Special Report

California’s ‘We Olive’ Opens in Brooklyn

California-based olive oil retailer We Olive has opened its first East Coast franchise in the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Boerum Hill.

California’s ‘Rainpocalypse’ Good News for State’s Olive Oil Producers

From one extreme to the other, California farmers are hoping a "biblical rain" will bring relief from this year's historic drought.