Our olive oil from the 2018 harvest is here! This year's olive oil is the freshest, best-tasting oil you'll find anywhere - and as always, it's biodynamically produced, 100% extra virgin, and organic.
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 stone milled locally by organic producer Olivino.
Tests reveal that "olive oil fraud" is estimated to affect 60-90% of olive oil purchased in American grocery stores and restaurants. Olive oil fraud ranges from misusing the "extra virgin" label to diluting olive oil with lower-quality oils like cheap vegetable oils or even non-human-grade olive oils, which can cause health problems. (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.
"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)
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.
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This olive oil has a very slight peppery taste to me, but it's the real deal which is so hard to find these days especially with all the questionable practices in the olive oil industry. Most of all, the way I feel when I take this product in is the best part. This is not the first or the last time I have purchased this product. Thank you for offering this wonderful product. You will hear from me again soon!