With Brotherly Love

Frate Sole is a family operation producing high quality and healthy extra virgin olive oil in an environmentally sustainable way.

Our north star is a prosperous enterprise that yields healthy and world-class olive oil in a flourishing ecosystem that will be worked and enjoyed by our children’s children.

At Frate Sole (aka Brother Sun), we think of Sister Rain and Mother Earth as our business partners.   We do not use artificial chemicals or fertilizers.  We plant cover crops to naturally increase the fertility of the soil. And we judiciously irrigate with a drip system.

The orchard and surrounding pastures were sculpted to restore seasonal wetlands.  The captured winter runoff provides habitat and replenishes the aquifer.  We replanted native oaks, which along with the olive trees, provide abundant nesting opportunities for a variety of birds.

How are we doing? In 2015 and 2016, Frate Sole was judged to be the best olive oil produced in Yolo County, one of California’s premier olive growing regions.  In 2017, Frate Sole was judged to be the best in Yolo County and the “Best of the Best” – tops among all of the entrants in the respected Yolo County competition.  In 2018, we earned gold medals in Yolo County  and the Los Angeles International competition.

We invite you to try the Best of the Best. And if you are in the neighborhood, stop by to see the farm end of the Sacramento region’s Farm-to-Fork renaissance.

Easter is particularly meaningful for us.  Please see the Grower’s Journal and  Honors and Mentions to learn about our connection with the season. Frate Sole in its “Easter clothes” is a great gift at $25 each.  For complete list of product information and prices go to Get Your Hands on Frate Sole or call 916.712.7059.

Buona Pasqua!

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