California olive oil

Producers in California Expect a Return to Normal Yields This Season

The California Olive Oil Council estimates that olive oil production will reach about 4.0 million gallons this year, a 135-percent increase compared with last year's dismal harvest.

Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.
Special Report

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.

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.
Olive Oil Times Special

California Olive Ranch Announces Expansion

A $35-million equity infusion is being used to add more than 2,000 acres of farm fields, additional infrastructure, staffing and research and development, the company revealed.

Corto Olive Sues Rival Gemsa for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Corto filed a lawsuit today against Gemsa Enterprises, LLC for what Corto called a "flagrant commodity knock-off" of its 51-49 brand of blended oil.
Special Report

Unusual Weather Could Be Problematic for California Olive Crop

A warm winter followed by several spring cold snaps have led to fewer olive trees blooming in central California.

Award-Winning Miller Says Goodbye to Pacific Sun

Pablo Voitzuk leaves California's Pacific Sun Farms in the wake of the company's decision to shut down its olive oil production mill after seven successful years and a plethora of awards.