Where Are the Best Olives Grown?

Olive trees, the olea europa, is one of the oldest trees and most important domesticated crops. First grown over 6,000 years ago in the Mediterranean basin, ancient Greece specifically, it diverged and naturally spread across the globe. Over 2,000 varietals of olives are now grown in regions all over the world! That’s over 850 million olive … Read more

Summer Ranch Update: Keeping an Eye On the Hardening of the Olive Pits

Summer has arrived at the ranch, and the warm weather continues here in northern California. Our ranchers are busy monitoring the olive trees to ensure they’ve got adequate water. I asked one of our ranchers, Brian Mori, to give us a ranch update, which you can read below. Brian works with our family farmers, or … Read more

Spring at the Ranch – An Update On What’s Happening in the Olive Groves

Our olive trees have woken up from their winter slumber. And we’re heading into our “spring push” at our northern California ranches. In the olive groves, our orchard teams are watering the trees and doing light pruning to prepare them for the growing season. I asked one of our ranchers, Brian Mori, to give us … Read more

Meet Miguel Lopez – Our Most Veteran Olive Rancher

Miguel Lopez is our longest serving employee. He’s been in our olive orchards since 2000, not long after we planted our first trees in Oroville. The 60-year-old Miguel grew up 20 minutes south of there, in Marysville. He tells us he loves farming. And he tells us how he likes to prepare his favorite fish: … Read more


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