There aren’t to many places you can get it right from the source. Seriously, this is directly from ‘the farmer’ to you and even if I do say so myself, it is the BEST EVOO you can find. Don’t believe me? Look at all the awards my Dad has won! And, he only have a small amount left so get yours now before he sells out again!
So, If you are a “Fan or Foodie” and already know you want to get your hands on the real GOLD WINNING EVOO straight from our farm to your table, then click here to order.
If you need a little convincing, listen up!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is actually REALLY hard to find. There are no labeling standards in this industry so anyone can put anything on and IN their bottles and call it “Extra Virgin.” UC Davis did a study in 2012 that will SHOCK you! They found that MOST of the “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” found in grocery stores and from Italy are NOT extra virgin and sometimes not even olive oil!
Store bought is rarely the REAL DEAL.
And Yes, some will even mix “other oils” in with it. Sad I know, but that is how you can by a bottle of “Extra Virgin” for ten bucks at the store. The New York Times did a cute slide show type info graphic to explain in simple terms the corrupt nature of the so called EVOO you find in the stores and why the prices has dropped so dramatically on store bought “olive oil.”
It amazes me that this still goes on, but it does. That is why most of the population doesn’t even know what true “Extra Virgin Olive Oil” tastes like. Most like the bland, no taste almost rancid oil. I see newbies all the time pick the “other oils” all the time over the real taste of EVOO. (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
What you are looking for in the taste a almost grassy peppery flavor with a sharp kick at the end that may even make you cough if you had a good dip of it. The coughing is a GOOD SIGN! It means those healthful polyphenals are present and working on your body. In fact, my Dad chose to pick a little earlier this year to get MORE of the healthful benefit.
All EVOO will mellow with time, and with the mellowing in taste, the healthful benefits will also mellow. They have a phrase in Italy called “Olio Nuovo” which means, New Oil and if you can get it within 3-6 months of harvest, you will get the MOST healthful benefits from it. Foodies already know this and is why real, fresh EVOO from small artisan growers like us are making a huge impact in the market place.
We DO NOT Filter Our EVOO!
That’s right, when you get it right after our harvest, most often it is going to be cloudy! That is GOOD! That means you are getting ALL the benefits. I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would filter that out. But, it does make the oil nicer looking when it is filtered, but that is marketing, NOT natural.
Now over time, as with this batch, we let it sit in large vats for two months so the sediments fell to the bottom and most of the time it will most likely be clear. And that is ok too. Because well, there is NO unfiltered EVOO in the grocery store and again, most times you aren’t even getting olive oil, least of which is real EVOO which you can ALWAYS count on getting from my Dad!
We have WON GOLD 4 Times!
The most prestigious of all competitions the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition. And we have won 4 Gold Medals, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. Which, is a HUGE HUGE DEAL!! Not only are you getting the real thing, you are getting the REAL THING!!
Most times we are the ONLY ONES in this area to get GOLD so we are really proud of that. But OMG, my Dad babies those trees! I mean really! From the organic horse manure we get from a ranch around the corner to the careful yearly pruning to lovingly HAND PICKING THEM with friends and family!!
And I know it looks like we put some models in our grove lol, but that really is my nieces boyfriend, (top right) then my brother on the ladder (he has had white hair since he was 37!) and my fiance, Meredith.
So Here Is The deal.
We have 132 bottles right now from our EARLY fall harvest 2016 and about the same from our LATE fall Harvest 2015. And, they taste totally different. The Late fall harvest was left on the trees a little longer so is delicate in nature and won’t bite you as hard as the early fall harvest does. But again, this is as real as you will ever get it unless you are growing and pressing the olives yourself. (And if you are doing that, let’s trade some bottles!)
In orders of 4 or more, we are sending you both harvests so you can taste the difference!
Our Early Fall Harvest Descriptor – MODERATE: this means it is going to have more of a “bite” to it and will may even make you cough if you take a spoonful like we do at olive oil tastings. (that is a good thing!) The pepper and perhaps bitter end is because due to the richness of polyphenols and where you get the most healthful benefit.
Our Late Fall Harvest Descriptor – DELICATE: this means that even thought it is still rich in polyphenols (it is EVOO after all) it will have achieved a natural settling and will be clear, more mellow and in fact is favored by most people.
And because we do NOT filter our oil, both will still have sediment of the fruit in the bottles while the early fall harvest will still be cloudy with pulp held in suspension. The pulp is where the true essence of the olive fruit will be found so go ahead and give a shake to the Late Fall Harvest bottle to stir it up. 🙂
We ALWAYS Sell Out So Don’t Wait!
We are ONLY selling our medal winning EVOO in quantities of 1, 4, 8 and 12 (case) bottle shipments because it is easier on my Dad’s brain. He is 83 after all and 100 orders of 4 bottles each is easier for him to handle a zillion of individual orders, but for a limited time he said he would do single bottle purchases of our EARLY FALL harvest. Sorry but that is the way we need to do it right now and it also let’s us..
1) utilize the flat box shipping rate for you (would cost the same to ship 1 as it does 4, I know, go figure) and most importantly
2) so we can get it out fast to our fans who have been waiting eagerly for the harvest to come in.
I just sent the email announcing the harvest to about 70k people, so these first healthful 100 orders are going to go pretty fast, so get it now while that PayPal button is still on this page.
And then, once you order, sit back and know you are being taken care of, your REAL EVOO is on it’s way!
LIMITED OFFER – Normally sells for $39 per bottle (it costs as much to ship a single bottle as it does 4 bottles!)
*US & Canada ONLY, all others will get 3 bottles instead of 4 because of the increase in shipping costs.
If you have any questions, please email my Dad at davefrnd@ yahoo.com or if you just want to ask him about his process, farming or just say Hi, he would be happy to hear from you! 🙂