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Fresh Black Olives Update 12-1-14

Effective 7:30 am PST 12-1-14 we have stopped offering fresh black olives in any size.  If you missed this years offering, follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get the quickest notice of availability.

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Parmesan Asiago Cheese

Asiago Do you know why Parmesan and Asiago cheeses are great when blended together? Asiago cheese is an 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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New Offering, 5 pound bag of Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

We have decided to sell our 5 pound bags of Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives by the bag, rather than the minimum being two 5 pound bags.  You save money by not paying for the glass and the extra oil that … Continue reading

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Fresh Black Olives

If you order Fresh Black Olives to cure at home, be aware that these olives are at a fragile stage.  If some of your olives are soft, consider setting them aside to prepare differently.  They can still be brined, but … Continue reading

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Italian Deli Mix

We bottled some Italian Deli Mix the other day.  There are four mouthwatering pics posted on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/pennaolives

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Food grade lye for curing fresh green olives.

Here is one good source for food grade lye that is used for home curing of fresh green olives (which we offer in season.) Be sure to follow directions on safe handling. Duda’s Red Hot Devil Lye, 99+% Pure Sodium … Continue reading

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Fresh Olive Update 9-19-2014

We had to disable the ordering of Sevillano fresh green olives as the fruit picking has ended. We will fill the orders we’ve taken. Black fresh olives will be the next offering, we hope to offer them by mid November. … Continue reading

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Fresh Olive Update 9-19-2014

Sorry but we are out of fresh green olives. Our next offering will be black olives, which should/could begin by mid November. This is a guess right now and it’s been a weird year for fresh olives, watch our site … Continue reading

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No Specials right now

Sorry we have no specials to offer you right now.  We hope to have one for next month and others for the upcoming holidays.  A case of olives makes a perfect gift for that one person that’s always difficult to … 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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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. Penna Whole Sicilian Olives (already cured, available in bulk) 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 … 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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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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