Pacific Sun Olive Oil Features ‘Love at First Crush’

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What: Celebrate “Love at First Crush” at Pacific Sun: Olive oil mill’s open house showcases the North State’s finest products

When: Nov 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 22880 Gerber Road, Gerber

A celebration of the North State’s finest locally grown olives will highlight Pacific Sun Olive Oil’s free “Love at First Crush” open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. The mill is located at 22880 Gerber Road in Gerber.

North state residents, food buyers and chefs are invited to meet Pacific Sun’s owners and employees, pick olives in the orchards, watch the milling process and sample olive oil during the family-friendly event.
Activities include tours of the mill, hay rides, olive picking, music, olive oil tasting (and free sample bottles while supply lasts) and wine tasting from local wineries. Food will be available for purchase.

For the first time this year, people can bring olives from their own trees for crushing and then share the resulting oil, based on the amount of olives they contribute. Olives will be received from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day of the event, and milling is 50 cents per pound.

Pacific Sun is part of Pacific Farms and Orchards, Inc., a family business that grows plums, almonds and walnuts. The farm was founded in 1952.

Pacific Sun has won several recent awards for its signature blends, including best of show and best in class gold and silver medal awards from the 2009 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, and two gold medals and a silver medal from the 2009 Yolo County Fair California Olive Oil first annual competition.

For more information, please call Leslie Stone, 530-385-1475 or visit

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar Melissa Mendonca says:

    This is a really fantastic event that will be worth the drive from anywhere in the northstate. Pacific Farms hosted an outing similar to this for the Tehama County Mentoring Program a few years ago and the mentors and mentees are still talking about how much fun they had!

  2. Avatar Karyn Harvey says:

    This is definitely an event you won't want to miss. Pacific Sun makes EXCELLENT Olive Oil, and it will be a fun time for the whole family.

    California Kitchen & Company in Red Bluff will be providing the food for this event with Cory's FAMOUS Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Tortellini Salad (using Pacific Sun Olive Oil) and a Olive Oil Lemon Cake (using Pacific Sun Olive Oil)! Don't miss it.

    We will also be tasting alot of LOCAL WINE and food tonight at Red Bluff's Art Walk Downtown from 5-9pm. Downtown's BIGGEST Event of the year!