Organic Olive Oils and Aged Balsamics
Seasonally we offer a handful of organic olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. All of our extra-virgin olive oils are extensively lab tested to ensure purity, freshness, and that the olives were of the highest quality prior to crush. As a result of our extensive lab testing we do not put a huge emphasis on organically grown olives. The primary reason for this is because our trees are pesticide free with some trees hundreds of years old. It is also important to note that organic nomenclature differs significantly from the United States and the rest of the World. Most importantly, although seasonally we may offer organic extra-virgin olives they are no better in regards to quality, purity, and freshness as compared to our non-organic EVOO’s. Food for thought-we’ve heard of olives being grown organically but allowed to fall off the trees. Olives which have hit the ground should never be used to produce an Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the qualities that people are seeking in regards to health benefit are lost. Long story short, just because something is grown organically doesn’t mean that it is of the highest quality. In our opinion lab testing supersedes any growing process. In regards to our flavor-infused olive oils they are all infused with organically grown ingredients making their flavors spot-on.