GOODS: The Olive Oil Merchant Launching Its “30 Days Of Summer” Sale Today

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Kelowna, BC | The summer weather is finally here. Canada Post is off strike. The first tomatoes from my garden are ripening. With so many things to celebrate we thought we would share our enthusiasm with you with our 1st Annual 30 days of Summer Sale. From today till August 6th, eight of our favourite olive oils and wine vinegars are 15% off – something that will make your salads and your pocketbook sing. To take advantage of this offer, use coupon code ‘summersalad’ at the check-out phase. Feel free to share the enthusiasm and the coupon code with your food-lovin’ friends. Read more

GOODS: Score Your Mom Some Fresh Artisan EVOO With Stories Of Her Awesomeness…

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Kelowna, BC | What kind of Mom do you have? Is she a June Cleaver type? a Martha Stewart? When you were a kid, would she whip you up Julia Child style gourmet meals or was she more into Chef Boyardee? Even if she wasn’t a wiz in the cucina, we all have fond memories of Mom’s cooking from when we were growing up…for many of us she was or continues to be our inspiration in the kitchen.

My fondest memory is coming home from school to the smell of tomato sauce that had been simmering all afternoon when I would then “fare la scarpetta” with her homemade bread and that heavenly sauce.

So, we want to hear YOUR favourite memories! In honour of all the Moms (Grandmas, Nonnas, Nans, Aunties or Sisters) who’ve imprinted you for life with a love and passion for food…share them with us. Send them or post them via email, Facebook, our blog, twitter or DM and from all that we receive one will be randomly chosen to win a Mother’s Day Olive Oil Merchant gift pack for their Mom. The package is valued at over $75 and includes 2 bottles of artisan evoo, a bottle of Tuscan wine vinegar and a jar of artichokes in evoo. Does your Mom deserve that? We think so! Read more

GOODS: Bianchini’s Cartoceto Cuvée And More Have Arrived At The Olive Oil Merchant

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The GOODS from The Olive Oil Merchant

Kelowna, BC | The Olive Oil Merchant turns ONE and along with 2010-2011 New Harvest Oils is bringing in new, hard to find Italian delights. I can hardly believe it has been a year since The Olive Oil Merchant webstore was launched. Our product lineup has expanded from 10 different types of EVOO to now more than 19, from Olives and Carnaroli rice to now include Tuscan wine vinegars, Umbrian Lentils, Organic Farro, Artichokes and Pomodorini not to mention 12 and 25 year old traditional Balsamic. Read more

The Olive Oil Merchant


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The People

Teresa Kuhn | Partner
Gian Marco Litrico | Partner
Brenda Korby | Partner

About The Olive Oil Merchant

The Olive Oil Merchant is an Okanagan based importer of Italian specialty foods focused primarily on Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Why only extra virgin?  Because its the only grade of olive oil that speaks.  It expresses its olive variety and the age of the trees.  The ground underneath and its irrigation.  It provides clues about harvesting techniques, and the care of the olives before milling.  You can detect the millers dedication and artistry, faint notes touching on the land, its region, the country of origin and the centuries of tradition and know-how behind this famed oil.

In Italy alone there are over 700 different types of olive cultivars resulting in thousands of different olive oils. Like wine, each oil has its own flavour and personality. A cooking staple, with unsurpassed health benefits, the right olive oil can also offer a little moment of beauty when it is matched with the right food.

We believe that whether you live in Vancouver or Vanderhoof, Port Coquitlam or Port Hardy, Kelowna or the Kootenays, British Columbians should have access to high quality, pure and natural specialty foods at fair prices. Each product with the Olive Oil Merchant portfolio has been hand-selected based on carefully crafted criteria: all are award-winning, artisan, 100% Italian and not previously available in Canada. The majority come from small family run businesses much like our own.

While the Canadian government doesn’t enforce EU regulations that were created to protect consumers from fraud, The Olive Oil Merchant does. All products indicate the origin of the olives down to the actual grove, a best-before date and a bin number so that products can be traced.

The Olive Oil Merchant provides wholesale service to restaurants, markets and caterers throughout British Columbia and retails via the webstore across Canada.

Favourable Mentions

I have a new favourite, the Librandi Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A flavour powerhouse: “Its aroma is complex and round with lots of medium ripe tomato. The taste is elegant and strong with vegetable tones throughout.” Basically, I want to pour this liquid gold on everything I eat. – Jennifer Schell, Kelowna Capital News

The specialty oil can be traced to an actual grove, have a best-before date (I love this idea) and a bin number so that products can be traced.
– Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal

Our products ranking in Flos Olei 2011 ( – the guide to the world’s best extra virgin olive oils

Librandi Organic (Calabria) – 97/100 and Olive Oil Mill of the Year 2011
Bonamini (Veneto) – 92/100 and Best EVOO in the DOP Delicate category
Frantoio Franci (Tuscany) – 97/100 and Best Blended EVOO in the Intense category
Torretta (Campania) – 96/100
La Collina (Le Marche) – 89/100
Ranchino (Umbria) – 90/100
Tenuta Rasciatano (Puglia) – 88/100
DeCarlo (Puglia) 94/100