Good Food Award Finalist

We are very proud of winning this Good Food Award because it is the only competition that includes sustainability as a critical component. This is the first year they have had a category for olive oils. The application included many questions pertaining to farming practices, processing, and packaging that were all aimed at choosing those producers with the highest sustainability standards. So with Apollo Olive Oil you can be sure you are not only getting the healthiest and highest quality olive oil, you are also getting the one using the highest standards of production from farm to table.

Vegetable and Shrimp Tempura

This is some fun comfort food. It is not really hard and it is tasty. You can really use any vegetables you like cut into bite size pieces.

1 cup of wheat or rice flour
1 cup of cold mineral water

1 small onion, cut in half then in strips
1 head of broccoli, cut in bite size pieces
12 fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined
1 bottle of Apollo Salute oil

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Holiday Special

With Apollo Olive Oil, you have several gift-giving options – the beautiful golden gift box, your gift message on a nice Holiday card, and the extended 15% holiday savings for orders over $100.

Now, in keeping with our Holiday tradition, when you place an order over $100 just enter the SUPERSAVER coupon code for the 15% discount. That’s a perfect way to stock your pantry AND do your holiday shopping in one transaction.

Our gift to you: A 15% savings PLUS free shipping on any order over $100 by using the coupon code SUPERSAVER.

The Month of Harvest Festivals

These past four weeks have been a lot of fun and very busy. Every year we look forward to attending the Mendocino Art in the Gardens Festival, the North Yuba Harvest Festival, the San Jose Mission Olive Festival, and the Cañada College Olive Festival. We gave out tastings, explained the flavors and benefits of good oil, and sent many folks home with our oils. It is always a pleasure to meet in person, answer your questions, and share the experience.

This year our Balsamic Condiment was a huge hit. Nearly everyone thought it was especially delicious – thicker, sweeter, with a long finish, and unlike anything else they had tried. Based on our very own 25 year old late harvest riesling, it is one of the only balsamic products entirely made in California.

Some of you drove up to four hours to visit us on our own turf, at the North Yuba Harvest Festival! What a surprise and honor. Thank you!

8th Annual North Yuba Harvest Festival

Once again we are proud to sponsor this year’s harvest festival on September 28th and 29th, 10am to 4pm. It will be held at the Alcouffe Community Center at 9185 Marysville Rd., Oregon House, CA 95962. This is the biggest food and wine event in the North Yuba foothills.

North Yuba has received international recognition as a premium wine and olive oil region with local producers garnering coveted medals at major state, national and international competitions.

There will be over 60 vendors this year, including food stalls offering everything from haute cuisine to hot dogs, arts & crafts, antiques, Farmers Market, coffee bistro, and live musical entertainment. Ample children’s activities guarantee a day of family fun.

We hope to see you there!

Roasted Ratatouille

It is that time of the year when Nature is at its most abundant producing overflows of tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and peppers. How do you eat it all without it going bad? Well, there are many ratatouille recipes out there but this tops them all. The amounts below are just suggestions, it works well with any quantities your garden is producing or with the bounty your friends are giving to you.

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It Is Best To Make Your Own Flavored Oil

We are often asked why we do not offer a flavored olive oil. The simplest answer is a flavored olive oil is not extra virgin because it includes additives. Some additives are worse than others. Any oil that has any vegetative matter in it, like herbs, goes rancid very quickly. Oils that are processed by adding fruit during the crush are less subject to oxidation but the additives still contribute to quick deterioration. Oftentimes producers will create a flavored oil from a sub-standard oil in order to mask the lesser quality oil.

Instead we recommend that you make your own infused oils when you want them in the quantity that you want them. In this way all your separate ingredients are as fresh as possible. Making your own infused oil is as simple as making a salad dressing, simply add some lemon, whisk, and let set a little while. You can also heat the oil in a pan and add your favorite spices to make a savory infused oil. It is very simple and tasty and most importantly very fresh.

Flavored oils are easy to use and we have tasted some that were quite good. But in the end we prefer to go with the best of both worlds by making our own with the freshest olive oil and the freshest ingredients.

Rachel Ray’s California Olive Oil Trail

We were delighted to learn that Rachel Ray included Apollo Olive Oil as one of eight Northern California olive oil producers featured in the travel section of her June magazine. Recognition from such a national food icon is a great feather in our cap, and we welcome your visit! Just please call ahead to be sure one of us can take you around.