Fennel and Sausage Soup

Ingredients: 14 ounces of Italian sausage 1 small onion – roughly chopped 1 fennel bulb  – halved, cored and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic – minced 1/4 cup white wine 1 jar of Lucini Tuscan Marinara Sauce 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 32 ounces chicken stock 1/3 cup small or medium shell pasta Parmesan cheese … Read more

How is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Certified

There are two forms of analysis that olive oil must undergo in order to be certified extra virgin; chemical analysis and sensory analysis. Both are required for a complete assessment of the quality of olive oil as there is no single test that can definitively determine quality. Chemical analysis is done through third party labs … Read more

What to Look For

Discover what key packaging elements to look for when selecting a high quality extra virgin olive oil. Dark Glass Notice that our bottles are always in dark packaging? This dark color will help protect your oil from light and prolong the life of the oil. Always remember to keep it away from light and heat … Read more

How It’s Made

We pride ourselves for making high quality, affordable extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oils are very different from refined grades of olive oil – such as “light” or “pure” oils – which are made using excessive heat or chemicals which alter the taste and quality of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil, by … Read more

Environmental Sustainability at California Olive Ranch

REDUCED WATER USAGE The hardy, desert dwelling olive tree makes olives the most water efficient, low input crop to grow. Using this to our advantage, California Olive Ranch’s olive trees are on 100% drip irrigation, which increases water usage efficiency and allows less water to evaporate. The soil’s moisture content is managed in real time … Read more

Quick Facts

1. IT’S REALLY GOOD FOR YOU Incorporating olive oil as a part of your daily diet has shown to promote heart health, lower blood pressure, and decrease risk of diabetes. 2. YOU CAN PUT OLIVE OIL IN EVERYTHING Extra virgin olive oil has a wide range of flavor profiles which makes it an ideal cooking … Read more

Harvesting Methods

We are proud to be part of a California legacy dating back 300 years to the Spanish who brought the first olive trees to California. We’re building on that rich heritage and California history by using the latest methods in olive cultivating and collecting. The key to making high-quality olive begins in knowing the right … Read more

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