Belle Farms received a gold medal and best of class award for their estate-grown, Tuscan olive oil (current release oil, harvested in December 2013) in the Yolo County Olive Oil Competition in April. The Yolo County Fair Olive Oil Competition is the second largest olive oil competition in the United States, second only to the L.A. County Fair Wine and Olive Oil Competition.
They also received a silver medal in the 5th Annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition in May 2014 which takes place in Paso Robles. The competition is hosted by the California Mid-State Fair and features over 150 olive oils produced in California. Olive oils are divided into extra virgin, flavored extra virgin, organic extra virgin, and flavored organic extra virgin olive oil and are separated into classes by varietal. The panel of competition judges evaluates each entry according to aroma, taste, and intensity ranging from delicate to robust.
In addition to its award winning olive oil, Belle Farms also sells Everyday Olive Oil in 750 ml size for $20 and in a 1-gal jug for $90.
You’ll find Belle Farms at the Aptos Farmers Market every Saturday. Belle Farms is at the MPC Farmers Market in Monterey on the first and third Fridays of each month. Additionally, you’ll find their olive oil at the Sunday Del Monte Market at the Amen Bee Products booth.
To learn more about Belle Farms, be sure to visit their website and be sure to check out their recipes!