Bariani Olive Oil

Santa & Enrico Bariani

The Bariani family moved to Sacramento from the Northern Italian region of Lombardy in 1989. Initially, the family produced olive oil for personal use. Angelo Bariani had a background in metal work, and he built his own press and crusher to make small batches of oil. Soon thereafter, with the encouragement of friends and family, the Barianis started their own olive oil company.

They are committed to producing an authentic, extra-virgin, raw olive oil from their Mission and Manzanillo olives. Although the Barianis’ orchards are not certified organic, they do not use any chemical inputs. Instead, they maintain soil fertility and healthy trees by incorporating olive paste and tree trimmings back into the soil. Unlike many olive oil producers, the Barianis press and bottle all of their oil at their farm.

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Markets:Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
Year-round (temporarily every other week)Product: Extra Virgin Raw olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil-based soaps and lotionsFarmer's Name: Santa & Enrico BarianiMailing Address: P.O. Box 116
Zamora, CA, CA 95698
Phone: (530) 666-1563
Website: http://www.barianioliveoil.comFarm Location:
Zamora, Yolo County, CADistance From Berkeley:
100 milesSoil Type: ClayWater Source: WellAbout the Farm:
Santa & Angelo Bariani own and operate alongside sons Sebastian, Enrico, and Emanuele. During the harvest season from October to January, they hire a crew to help with daily picking and olive processing.Organic Certification: Not Certified OrganicFertilizer: Olive paste, a by-product of pressing rich in nitrogen and potassium, is returned to the soilWeed Control: Olive paste and tree trimmings act as mulch and control weedsPest Management: No significant pest problems!Acreage: 150 acres