Long before olive oil became known by its nickname "EVOO" to foodies in the U.S., The Olive Oil Source was providing growers, producers and enthusiasts with a central source of information and products to help promote the growth of the olive oil business. The Olive Oil Source team had essentially created the first "social network" all about olive oil - before internet blogs and forums - by bringing people together from around the world who share our passion," stated Antoinette Addison, co-owner with her husband, Shawn. "In addition to being a global industry resource for information, we also already offered an extensive line of wholesale products for the commercial market. So it wasn't a surprise that we were getting retail customers looking for guidance on where to find the best olive oil related products. They wanted gift suggestions for friends and family, skin care products, products to enhance the home, and of course, companion ingredients that make the most of the best extra virgin olive oils. Creating The Olive Oil Source Boutique to fulfill that market demand just seemed like a natural evolution of our business," Addison added.
Unlike many aggregate-retail sites, the products offered by The Olive Oil Source Boutique have been hand-selected by the team. "As we expanded into areas like skin care, clothing, and housewares, maintaining our long-standing reputation for quality products was critical to us. We will always follow the same philosophy that is the hallmark of our business. We will only offer what we personally know to be the very best products we can find - whether it is balsamic vinegars from Italy, soaps from France, or extra virgin olive oils from the United States," said Shawn Addison, President.
Within the "For the Palate" section of the site, an impressive array of 55 olive oils is offered, ranging from 9 single varietal extra virgin olive oils to 13 flavored olive oils sure to inspire the most discerning chef. Just in time for the harvest and holidays, seasonal and holiday-inspired blends, certified organic oils, and gift-boxed sets round out the many options. Fruit-based or classically aged balsamic vinegars from California and Italy are showcased alongside wonderful serving ideas of ceramic dishes, linens, and olive wood pieces in "For the Home".
"We've learned from our own "Tip of the Month" column, by Carol Firenze of The Passionate Olive, that olive oil can be used in all sorts of ways to enhance health and happiness. We selected French soap and lotion products from Marius Fabre that we are confident will do just that. You'll find a soothing line in "For the Body and Mind", said Antoinette Addison. True to their roots, The Olive Oil Source Boutique also offers small-scale production help with harvesting and milling products, in "For Hobbyists", selected from many years of experience supplying equipment to larger producers.
"We could never have created our new site without the tremendous contributions of our world-class web team, including designers Michaela Kalff and Laura Segal of KS and web developers, Jean-Pierre and Mary Dautricourt. With their invaluable assistance, the design of the site will allow us to help customers in the selection process with smart-choice technology and to continually add new products, like the upcoming Club Members Program", she said.
For all your olive oil related needs, visit The Olive Oil Source Boutique. If you are a grower, producer or marketer of olive oil products, you may also want to visit The Olive Oil Source main site for more information and products that can help your business.
About The Olive Oil Source: The Olive Oil Source is the most comprehensive olive oil resource for information, trends, and products on everything related to olive oil. Producers seeking information on the latest commercial equipment, retailers looking to source olive oil related products, or consumers interested in the latest trends in olive oil will find "Everything but the Olive" at The Olive Oil Source.
The Olive Oil Source is owned and operated by Shawn and Antoinette Addison who have graduate education degrees in agricultural sciences and economics from Ecole Nationale d'Agronomie in France and from Stanford University and manage their own organic olive orchard and mill in the Santa Ynez Valley. They are among a select group of industry experts able to provide customers with information and products based on both current research and field experience. Visit The Olive Oil Source's website.
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