Shawn's blog October 2018 | The Olive Oil Source Wholesale Store

October 2018

Identifying Olive Fly Damage

This is the time of year when a lot of people with a few landscape trees or hobby orchardists see a crop ripening and decide to try to make oil with their fruit. Frequently tree owners are unfamiliar with the existence of the olive fly, the effects of the fly on the quality of olive oil, and how to identify olive fly damage to fruit.

October 3, 2018


I would like to explain a dramatic price increase that will occur over the next few months for many of the bottles we sell. This is not intended to be a partisan post nor a politicization of anything. I only hope to make clear something that I worry is not clear to many of our customers and to consumers in general. This is a post about tax policy and the effects of tariffs.

October 13, 2018

California’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil Engine - Part 1

 I frequently find myself in conversations about how the olive oil industry is doing and usually reference SHD production and get blank looks. SHD is Super High Density production and I am surprised how many people tangentially involved in the industry still don’t know either what it is nor how important it is to the success of domestic olive oil production.

October 31, 2018