Apollo Olive Oil
Oregon House, CA
Apollo Olive Oil is a small, family-run business with a local focus. Their goal is to produce flavorful and healthy olive oils in the finest tradition, with a commitment to craftsmanship extending from grove to bottle. They tend their trees with organic, sustainable methods, harvest by hand at optimum ripeness and closely monitor every phase of the milling process.
Their oils are among the few in California that are certified both organic and extra virgin. They are raw, unadulterated and 100% cold-pressed on the only mill in America designed to preserve the
highest levels of flavor, nutrients and antioxidants.
Oils of Paicines
Oils of Paicines is a small, family-run business that makes the perfect light oil that goes well on salads. It’s also great for roasting vegetables and used as a dipping sauce. We also offer their Balsamic Vinegar, which is not produced locally, but we find is the perfect accompaniment to their olive oil.
Nan McEvoy was in search of a “wonderful place in the country.” On her quest for a place where her grandchildren could fully experience the beauty of Northern California, she fell in love with a sprawling 550 acres in Petaluma, previously a dairy farm and strictly zoned for agriculture. Inspired by her love of Tuscan olive oil and The Feast of the Olive by Maggie Klein (a book given to her by her son, Nion), she met with one of Italy’s foremost experts on the subject, Maurizio Castelli. Three days later he was on the ranch. Despite the obvious challenges involved in producing olive oil in Marin County, and against the advice of many, Nan imported 1000 seedlings from Tuscany. Her renegade decision-making has been a boon and a benefit to all those who have discovered the ranch and its abundance.