As I was searching for a source of fresh olives to pickle, I read about the family-owned business of Maurice and Cindy Penna. Their company has a 100 acres farm located in California's Northern Sacramento Valley where olives are grown, processed and packed. By September they expect to have fresh olives for sale at Penna Olives. In their website, they have a lye process for curing fresh olives and a Mediterranean process for curing fresh olives to convert extremely bitter fresh olives to gourmet olives in about one to two weeks.
I can't wait to try this! Have you cured your own olives at home? Hope you stay tuned when I post about my olive curing experiments.
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