The estate grown olive varieties we selected for our Frate Sole Extra Virgin Olive Oil are predominantly Tuscan varieties –- Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino. Our other plantings are also Italians --Taggiasca from Liguria and Coratina from Puglia -- as well as some olives of Spanish and French origin, including Arbequina, Boutellian, Aglandau and Grossane. The fruit is hand-picked and cold-processed.
Goldridge Organic Farms grows olives, heirloom apples and asian pears. It is the sole supplier of local organic apples to Whole Foods Markets in Sonoma County, California and produces a premium robust olive oil under the Olive Leaf Hills name, also sold in Whole Foods Markets. This year, it is opening a public olive mill, with a high speed, large capacity press, for Sonoma County olive growers.
Grove 45 EVOO is an organically produced Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from Italian varietals imported in 1994. Located in the Napa Valley, 2009 is the inaugural release of this fresh, fruity, spicy and distinctive oil best used as a condiment or finishing oil. Creatively packaged to preserve the color and freshness of this wonderfully bold, youthful EVOO. We are a proud recipient of the COOC Seal of Certification as Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Grumpy Goats Farm produces extra virgin olive oil on a 20 acre farm at the mouth of Capay Valley in Yolo County. The inaugural harvest of Coratina oil in 2010 was certified extra virgin by COOC and awarded three gold medals in 2011 California competitions. In 2011 Picual and Pendolino oils were added to the harvest.
Homestead Olive Ranch is a small family farm producing mostly Mission Olives. Our Mission olive oils have won several gold medals at the LA International EVOO competitions. The grove is sustainably farmed with extensive use of mulches and compost to manage fertility and conserve water.
Jaeger Family Olive Oil produces very limited quantities of EVO that is produced from a blend of Italian, French and Spanish olives that are 100% Estate grown in Napa, California. The Jaeger Family has made world-class, Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the Napa Valley since 1989. Jaeger EVO is a seven-time, gold medal-award winning EVO at the prestigious LA County Fair. The proprietress is Kris Jaeger.
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