What kind of trees do you have?
How do you harvest?
We harvest by hand.
Are you organic?
We are organic but not certified.
Do you sell fresh olives?
Where can I buy your olive oils?
Online sales, on our website.
Can we come watch you harvest?
We love it when friends and family help harvest, along with professionals.
When can we visit?
Early Summer and Fall, by appointment only.
Information About Olive Oil
What does Extra Virgin mean?
Pure healthful olive oil to the highest standards. Certified sensory and chemical values.
What should I be looking for when I taste olive oil?
Pleasing aroma, buttery, grassy, bitter, intense flavor with a peppery finish.
What causes olive oil to go bad?
Heat and light. Always buy EVOO in a dark colored bottle.
How long does olive oil keep and how should it be stored?
A high polyphenol EVOO can last two years or better, if stored properly.
Why are some oils cloudy, and some have sediment on the bottom?
Sediment might occur from not letting the oil settle long enough. Sometimes the olive oil might have been kept cold and a wax like sediment settles on the bottom of the bottle. Heating the bottle for a few minutes will dissolve the substance. Approximately 105 degrees. Use your discretion. If there is actual sediment in the bottle there is a possibility the oil can become rancid in just a short time.
Is extra virgin olive oil better than other grades of olive oil?
EVOO is the best olive oil in the world, milled to the highest standard. Other oils will not be healthful.
Why do some olive oils cost more than others?
High quality EVOO requires more intense labor and handling from the tree to the mill. These costs must be passed on to the consumer.
How can I be sure that the oil I'm buying is actually extra virgin?
Sometimes it is impossible to know. In California, look for the COOC (California Olive Oil Council) sticker on the front of the bottle. This is the chemistry and sensory certification. YOU MUST read the labels. Especially the fine print.