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Fresh Olive Update 8-28-2014

Fresh Green Sevillanos will become available for ordering Saturday August 30th at 12:01 am.  The price will be $22.00 per 10 lb. box. Follow this link to choose your sizes: Buy Fresh Olives Please be aware that Monday, Labor Day, September … Continue reading

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Fresh Olive Crop 2014 Update 8-20-2014

Our first offering will be green Sevillanos and we should start taking orders online 9-2-2014.  Orders must be placed online.  The cost will be $22.00 per box for all varieties.  The colossal size will probably not be offered this year … Continue reading

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Fresh Olive Update 8-13-14

Update as of 8-13-14, weather permitting, we could start taking orders beginning 9-2-14, but please remember, this is tentative. FYI – people looking for green olives with a bit of color will probably have better luck ordering toward the end … Continue reading

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Sicilian Spiced Olives, Pitted and Whole on Sale to end of August 2014

We have lowered our price by 60 cents per jar on jars of Sicilian Spiced Olives (from $3.95 per jar to $3.35 per jar,) both pitted and whole (bone in.)   The case prices have been reduced to $3.20 per jar and … Continue reading

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2014 Fresh Olive Crop Update

Fresh Olives for 2014  Due to a warm December and January, when the buds differentiate, the bloom was poor and also resulted in poor pollen production. Added to this, everyone should be aware of the drought in the western US. … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Olives

There’s nothing that tastes quite like a fresh gourmet olive. But these days, tasting delicious isn’t always enough for food lovers. Trends in health and nutrition have highlighted those foods that offer great flavor without putting too much added stress … Continue reading

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Wholesale Penna Gourmet Olives at GreatOlives.com

Penna would like to take this opportunity to thank our wholesale customers and to welcome new ones into the fold. We love to see the olives we produce stocked on store shelves because of how proud we are of the … Continue reading

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Fresh Black Olives

Due to the high maturity of the fruit, we are closing the black olives sales.  The high maturity of the fruit is not allowing the fruit to arrive at your home without damage from the shipping.

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From Green to Black: Change in the Olive Season

    The month of November signals the end of the green olive harvest in California, and the beginning of black olive season. Contrary to common misconception, this doesn’t mean that green olive trees have been picked over. Actually, green … Continue reading

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fresh olives update

Due to the onset of color in the olives, the fresh green Lucques and fresh green Manzanillo olives have been removed from sales. The Sevillano olives are still available, but the maturity of  the olives will determine how much longer … Continue reading

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Fresh olives update

We will be ending the sale of fresh green Lucques and green Manzanillo olives Wednesday 10-9-2013,  we are watching the maturity of the fruit for the Sevillano olives as well, sale of the Sevillano olives may end next week.

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Harvest 2013

It seems like it was just yesterday when the bloom started. Now here we are at the beginning of August and we are getting geared up for harvest. Mother Nature was not very kind again this year as far as … Continue reading

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Promise of Fall Harvest Achieved

The promise of a fall harvest has been fulfilled. June drop has come and gone and we did not see the tree release much fruit. That not to say it did not drop some fruit but thanks in part to … Continue reading

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2012 Olive Crop part 2

Just a quick update to all of our followers on the 2012 olive crop. As Many of you know from our previous reports, M&CP Farms has a good handle on this years crop. Not much can affect the 2012 crop … Continue reading

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Promise of Fall Harvest, part 2

The 2011 Crop was not only a small crop in terms of the amount of fruit produced but it was also a small olive crop in terms of the size of the fruit. The Penna’s did a couple things different this year … Continue reading

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Promise of Fall Harvest

Four days ago the olive buds we showed you a couple weeks ago started to open. The bloom will last for another 7-10 days. The petals have already started to fall and infertile flowers will fall off through out the blooming … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market

What is it that draws a crowd to the local Farmer’s Markets? Is it the fresh produce? Or maybe it is a chance to get off the couch and socialize. With so many people turning to social media outlets to socialize, it … Continue reading

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Wasteful Spending on a New Level

Did you read the article a few months back about the US Government sending financial aid to Morocco to help boost their economy and increase olive production? Many California Olive growers were struggling to survive long before the economy turned … Continue reading

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Sicilian Olive Salad

 Sicilian Olive Salad Ingredients: 5 lbs. Whole Sicilian Olives 1/2 Tbs. Anise 1 Tbs. Crushed Red Pepper 3 oz. Wine Vinegar (or substitute for your favorite flavor of Vinegar) 5 oz. Olive Oil 1/2 Large Onion (chunked) 1/2 Large Red … Continue reading

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Cheese Dip

Many of you are familiar with our Parmesan-Asiago Cheese Dip, and some of you are not. We have given you the opportunity to win some on our previous blog posting and a few of you have signed up, but just in case you … Continue reading

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2012 Olive Crop

Many of our loyal Fresh Olive Customers are already starting to call in and inquire about the 2012 Olive Crop. While it is to soon to say for sure, I can tell you that after looking at the bus on … Continue reading

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Say Cheese – Parmesan Asiago Cheese

Giveaway – 5 winners will receive 1 jar of Penna’s Parmesan Asiago Spread.  Open to US residents 18 yrs of age or older.  You must enter on the Rafflecopter form .  This Give-a-way will end on March 31, 2012 at … Continue reading

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Parmesan Asiago Cheese

Asiago Do you know why Parmesan and Asiago cheeses are great when blended together? Asiago cheese is and Italian cow’s milk cheese that changes texture dependent on aging it is used at all stages. It has a nice smooth texture when it … Continue reading

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USDA Food Tracking

The following information is from the USDA for the full article click here! Rest assured M&CP Farms is doing everything possible to stay ahead of the policy makers and we should have a nice system in place that will exceed the … Continue reading

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Bulk Olives

Small and large businesses alike can benefit from selling our olives. We are able to be very aggressive when pricing our Bulk Olives since we are the grower, processor and packer. This means we are the only one to handle the olives … Continue reading

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Wholesale Olives

Small and large businesses alike can benefit from selling our olives. We are able to be very aggressive when pricing our Wholesale Olives since we are the grower, processor and packer. This means we are the only one to handle the olives … Continue reading

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Stuffed Olives | Gourmet Olives | Buy Olives | Fresh Olives

Stuffed Olives | Gourmet Olives | Buy Olives | Fresh Olives Penna Olives are the worlds best olives for several reasons. Not only are they grown, processed and packed right at M&CP Farms in Northern California, but they incorporate old … Continue reading

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