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SunHawk Farms Organic 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
SunHawk Farms olives are grown along the hills above Hopland, California - home of the greatest number of organic farms in the country. SunHawk Farms grows more than 2,800 Tuscan varietal olive trees to produce its special blend of 100% virgin olive oil. Using strict Demeter-certified biodynamic techniques, olives are harvested by hand and mechanically stone milled locally by organic producer Olivino.
Olive oil fraud - such as diluting with lower-quality oils and misusing the "extra virgin" label - is estimated to affect 75-90% of olive oil purchased in American grocery stores. (Click here to read Dr. Joseph Mercola's article on olive oil purity and fraud - including mafia involvement - and watch his conversation with investigative journalist and food critic Larry Olmsted on the subject.) SunHawk Farms Olive Oil is TRUE 100% extra virgin olive oil!
Choose from 375 ml (R10373), ½ gallon (R23749) or 1 gallon (R23750) sizes.
SunHawk Farms Olive Oil Testimonials
"It's extraordinary - one of the best I've ever tasted - great depth and richness of flavor and an unusually pronounced peppery finish, which I love. I say that as one who has tasted a lot of olive oils - here and in Italy. Congratulations on producing such a fine oil."
- Dr. Andrew Weil
"If you're in NorCal, go local: we are lucky enough to have some of the best EVOO [extra virgin olive oil] producers in our backyards, with a lower carbon footprint (think of all the container ships, refrigeration and air travel that go into imported oils). We love McEvoy Ranch (I pass their beautiful organic farm on my way out to Pt. Reyes), Preston Farms in Healdsburg, and SunHawk in Hopland, CA."
- Farmacopia, The Skinny on Olive Oil
Since I ran out of SunHawk olive oil, I've tried a couple of off-the-shelf products. None of them can touch your oil, and certainly none of has the power to instantly transport me to those beautiful hills and friends in Mendocino County. My family was wild in their thanks for the olive oil I sent out at Christmas. I'll be placing another order soon! Thank you, John, Nantzy, and Wilfrido."
- Randy Johnson (Rogue River, OR)
About SunHawk Farms
SunHawk, nestled in a wild forest high above our Solar Living Center and Real Goods store, is the inspiring off-grid homestead of Real Goods and Solar Living Institute founder John Schaeffer and his wife Nantzy Hensley. The rolling hills leading up to SunHawk are home to their biodynamic and organic SunHawk Farms. Here John and Nantzy devote eight acres to growing grapes for their delicious "field blended" table wines and 14 acres to Tuscan variety olives that are milled into their highly acclaimed extra virgin olive oil - a favorite of natural medicine maven Dr. Andrew Weil. A visual centerpiece of the farm is the Lavender Labyrinth - biodynamic lavender configured into a 150-foot-diameter labyrinth designed after the 14th Century French cathedral, San Quentin, representing wholeness and "a journey to our own center and back again out into the world," says Schaeffer - a fitting inversion of his and Real Goods' national corporate expansion and subsequent return home.
This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.
Returns & Replacements
Products can be returned for a refund within 30 days of receipt if unused and in original packaging. Returns are paid for by customer unless product is defective or damaged, in which case Real Goods assumes responsibility. Please use Fedex, UPS, or USPS with tracking, for returns.
Returns of solar panels, inverters or other large ticket items will incur a re-stocking fee of up to 20%. Freight shipping is non-refundable.