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Aug. 31, 2015

Gregg Kelley's Long View: 'Quality Drives Consumption'

From $2 million to $80 million, one store to 20,000, Gregg Kelley has led California Olive Ranch to become the largest American olive oil producer. And he's just getting started.

Aug. 25, 2015

Evo3 Supports Reforestation Projects in Africa

Stratis Camatsos focuses on high-quality extra virgin organic olive oil production and environmental projects with his new brand, evo3.

Aug. 24, 2015

At Dievole, Extra Virgin Without Boundaries

In Tuscany, oil maker Marco Scanu is leading an ambitious project at Dievole estate, recently bought by a South American magnate.

Nov. 14, 2014

One California Olive Farmer Calls it Quits

Randy Childress managed 184 acres of olive trees more than 100 years old. Today he's looking for a job.

Oct. 8, 2014

Catching Up with Bill Sanders

The self-proclaimed olive oil evangelist who used to pitch Tunisian olive oil now hits the road for his own growing brand.

Aug. 22, 2014

Freshness A Key Ingredient for Pasolivo

The family-run company attributes the brand’s success to making California Olive Oil Council (COOC) certification a top priority.

Jan. 20, 2014

Fifty Years After Fortuné Arizzi's Vision, An Award-Wining Olive Oil

Fortuné Arizzi recognized the exceptional terroir of Les Mées and, fortunately for us, convinced his wife to invest in an olive orchard.

Jan. 12, 2014

Catalan Olive Oil Producers Find Saffron a Lucrative Sideline

The world’s most expensive spice shows promise for the olive oil producers of Les Garrigues, in the province of Lerida in western Catalonia.

Jun. 12, 2012

Against All Odds: Olive One

The husband and wife team who run the Kolympari-Mihelakis Family olive oil company say their latest product, Olive One, surpasses anything they’ve ever produced before.

Feb. 9, 2012

Golden Bless America

Just to the left of the Adult Depot in a Calgary strip center, Gus Kolias runs Golden Bless America distributing Greek olive oil and fulfilling the dream of his cousin Theo.

Dec. 27, 2011

The Story of Golden Bless Olive Oil (So Far)

Theodoros was constantly asking me to help him to bring his oil to America. I tried to avoid him but when he started showing up my hangout - Jack’s Taverna, he took advantage of me at my weakest moments.

Oct. 6, 2011

Fratelli Aprile: The Art of Extra Virgin

With a great attention for local culture and contemporary art, Daniele and Roberto Aprile link tradition and innovation to produce a unique brand of extra virgin.

Jun. 14, 2010

An Accidental Purist: Gioia Pinna

Four years ago Gioia Pinna and her husband bought a country retreat in Umbria. Then they decided to make one of the best olive oils in the world.

Jun. 14, 2010

Producer Profile Series: Agricola Mascio

What began as a country home just four years ago has become an estate farm where Gioia Pinna is determined to make a classic Umbrian extra virgin olive oil the very best it can be.