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.

We graded the orchard and surrounding pastures 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.  We are grateful, and candidly humbled.

So what are we going to do now?  No time for Disneyland.  Growing olives naturally and caring for oil like it is sacred is hard, time-consuming, and never ending work.

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.

Olive oil holiday bags are the perfect gift. $20 each.  For complete list of product information and prices go to Get Your Hands on Frate Sole or call 916.712.7059.

For a seasonal summary of what we are up to, go to the Grower’s Journal, and check out Honors and Mentions for award and other news.

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