Welcome to Olive & Thistle!

Over the past two years, our health has been on the forefront of our minds. Far beyond "You are what you eat", we are understanding more every day that our food choices, and how we prepare them, are essential building blocks for health,  overall wellness, and strengthened immunity. 

Enter Olive Oil!

The famous Greek poet Homer once called olive oil 'Liquid Gold' and he was right in more ways than one! First, during his lifetime (most likely the 8th century) olive oil was five times more expensive than wine and almost three times more expensive than other seed oils popular at the time. A primary export of Mycenaean Greece, it is likely that olive oil was used as a type of currency or barter payment for for other high value items, a real Liquid Gold!

The second way Homer was right is in the golden health properties found in olive oil, most notably in what we now call Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO). Modern medicine has scientifically confirmed what those in the ancient world already knew, extra virgin olive oil is one of the most important nutrients in the world. Study after study has conclusively shown that EVOO is a fantastic source of powerful antioxidants and essential healthy fats. Specifically, EVOO contains over thirty types of phenolic compounds, those mighty antioxidants that help protect against free radicals which can damage the cellular renewal process and expose us to the risk of disease and pre-mature aging. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a more delicious way to protect my health and (hopefully) turn back the hands of time by adding (or increasing) my usage of EVOO in my kitchen.

Sadly, the fact is there are so many un-certified and even fraudulent extra virgin olive oils flooding the U.S. market. It was important to me to ensure I was using the highest quality and most healthfully delicious EVOO available. Once I found it, I decided to start this company and share it. I know you'll love it as much as I do, so check out our fantastic extra virgin olive oils, delicious balsamic vinegars and our custom spice blends and get cooking. You'll love the flavor and the healthy choice you're making!

Welcome to Olive & Thistle!