Musings about Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the Farm at IL Fiorello, and good eating.

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Fraud is Rampant in Olive Oil Sales: A Look at Getting True EVOO

Fraud in the olive oil business is making headlines around the United States and the world, thanks mostly to publicity surrounding Tom Mueller’s book “Extra Virginity,” which focuses on the adulteration of olive oil and big money that goes along with the scams. At the same time the problem has blown up in Italy – […]

New Year Brings Changes

Welcome to 2012. Here at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, we are pushing into the new year with great goals. We will continue to share what we know about extra virgin olive oil and part of that education will come with our cooking classes. (If you want to be notified about the classes, please email […]

Senator Visits Il Fiorello

The Fairfield Daily Republic stopped by Il Fiorello at the same time that Sen. Lois Wolk visited the mill and olive house. Sen. Wolk has been a staunch supporter of agriculture and agri-tourism, and has recently passed legislation strengthening protections for both consumers and producers of extra virgin olive oil. We were honored to have […]

Fun For the Family

Suisun Valley, Calif., is the spot to visit for anybody in Northern California. The leaves are changing (yes, the West does have beautiful changes – no matter what Easterners think!). Pumpkins are bountiful in Suisun Valley, as are great fruits and vegetables offered by valley growers. Here’s the great news. Families can come visit Saturday […]

Tomato, Avocado, and Bread Salad

This is an easy dish to throw together at the last minute when company comes over. It’s also a great way to use the leftovers in your fridge. Need to get rid of the bread that will turn stale soon? Try this!! I’ts simple, delicious, and easy. A real crowd-pleaser.   Ingredients 2 cups fresh […]


We will be posting lots of recipes that will showcase our olive oil as well as great, flavorful recipes appropriate for any dinner table. Remember when you’re making someone’s recipes: Don’t forget to add your personal flair. Like garlic? Add another clove. Don’t have the exact ingredients on hand? Be creative! Use your knowledge of […]

Our First Soiree at the Olive House

On June 5th 2011, Il Fiorello held our inaugural event at the Olive House for the North Bay Hospice charity dinner.  The dinner was purchased graciously by Ben Huber for himself and 7 other guests at the Wine and Food Jubilee auction.  All proceeds for this dinner went to the North Bay Hospice Center.  Chef Peter […]

Welcome to Il Fiorello?

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company is a family owned and run operation located in Suisun Valley, California. Il Fiorello, meaning little flower in Italian, is owned by Mark and Ann Sievers, and has been an official business since 2005. With 1,600 olive trees of 12 different varieties, we pride ourselves in being a farm-to-table production […]


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