Pacific Sun Gourmet Olive Oil Blog
Four More Gold Medals
The Gold Medal winners are:
Pacific Sun’s Proprietor’s Select Ascolana Extra Virgin Olive Oil which was awarded Best of Class at the 2010 Yolo County Fair, and Gold Medals in 2009, 2010, and 2011 at the California Olive Oil Council annual competition.
Pacific Sun’s Tehama County Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This oil is recommended by Cook’s Illustrated and was honored as Best of Class at the Los Angeles County Fair in 2008. The Tehama County Blend also received Gold Medals in 2009, 2010 and 2011 at the California Olive Oil Council annual competition.
Pacific Sun's Eva’s Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Eva’s Blend also received a Gold Medal at the 2010 Los Angeles County Fair, and Gold Medals in 2010 and 2011 at the California Olive Oil Council annual competition.
Pacific Sun’s Meyer Lemon Olive Oil is made by crushing Meyer Lemons together with Mission olives to create this exquisite flavored olive oil. It also received a Gold Medal at the 2010 Yolo County Fair.
Says Brendon Flynn, General Manager, “My childhood friend, Brian Kenny, and I desired to bring products directly from the field to consumers according to our core principles of sustainability, health, and quality. We wanted to reconnect people to their agrarian roots. We studied ancient methods and modern techniques for cultivating, harvesting and milling olives, then extracting the olive oil. In 2001, we established Pacific Sun Gourmet based on these principles and deep knowledge of olive oil production. The positive recognition we continue to receive from expert olive oil tasting panels demonstrates Pacific Sun’s consistent success in producing quality gourmet California extra virgin olive oils.”
Since 2003, Pacific Sun has been awarded a total of twenty-seven gold medals, thirteen silver medals and two bronze medals from prestigious olive oil competitions such as the Yolo County Fair, the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, and the California Olive Oil Council Competition.
Pacific Sun’s award winning gourmet California extra virgin olive oils can be purchased online at http://store.pacificsunoliveoil.com.
Pacific Sun Gourmet is a woman owned, family operated business that is part of Pacific Farms & Orchards, Inc., a third-generation family farm that has been owned and operated by the Flynn family in Tehama County, California since 1952. Mrs. Flynn raised six children on the farm before becoming a "farmer by default" after her husband's untimely death in a plane accident in 1986. She felt a responsibility to the men who worked for her husband and her family to keep Pacific Farms going. Pacific Farms now employs 25 year-round dedicated individuals who have a combined average tenure of almost 15 years. In addition to producing award-winning extra virgin olive oils and providing turnkey services for olive oil production, Pacific Farms produces orchard crops such as prunes, walnuts, almonds, and olives.