April 10, 2017

Nothing But The Best – COOC Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil

When it comes to Extra Virgin Olive Oil, what you see on the label is not always what you get. A 2011 UC Davis Olive Oil Center study of all olive oils sold in California found that nearly two-thirds of the top-selling olive oils on store shelves were falsely labeled Extra Virgin grade. In 2015, […]

October 24, 2016

McEvoy Ranch – A Commitment to Quality and Sustainability

A group of Oliver’s managers recently had the opportunity to visit McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma for a day of education and tasting. The 550 acre ranch, located on the western outskirts of Petaluma was previously a dairy farm, but owner Nan McEvoy’s love of Tuscan olive oil brought her to the vision of growing olives […]

September 23, 2016

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet isn’t new by any means. In fact, it has been the diet for the peoples of the Mediterranean Basin for centuries. I recently spent 2 weeks in Croatia where this isn’t a “diet” like we are used to here in the United States, but just a part of everyday life. Here are […]

July 29, 2016

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Quality Demystified

This week at Oliver’s Market, one of our main focuses is olive oil, or more specifically, California Olive Oil Council (COOC) certified extra virgin olive oil. You might not be familiar with the COOC, but we know you will be glad once you are! Anyone who buys olive oil can take a few minutes to […]

April 15, 2015

When it comes to Extra Virgin Olive Oil, there are so many choices! How do I decide?

Facing our wall of olive oils, you haven’t a clue how to decide. You might base your decision solely on price, a crapshoot at best. May we suggest a better way? Here’s why. A 2011 UC Davis’ Olive Center study of all extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) sold in California, found that nearly 2/3 of […]

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