Job Posting

We're hiring holiday help for our Canandaigua and Ithaca stores - come work with us! Are you passionate about food and cooking? We are a Finger Lakes-based retail business that offers a fun and inclusive atmosphere and [...]

Job Posting2019-10-10T15:59:24-05:00

F. Oliver’s Spice Blend Blowout

F. Oliver's was the first place I tasted truly fresh EVOO. It was amazing to me that I'd been using olive oil for years, thinking it was just another cooking oil. I had a similar experience with [...]

F. Oliver’s Spice Blend Blowout2019-08-02T13:09:10-05:00

F. Oliver’s 2018 Charitable Giving Program

Giving back to our communities has always been an important part of F. Oliver’s mission. Since we opened our first store in 2010, we have supported numerous causes through donations, totaling in the tens of thousands of [...]

F. Oliver’s 2018 Charitable Giving Program2019-08-04T13:11:29-05:00

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Going to a farmers market weekly or bi-weekly is a great way to buy local, get high quality produce, and support your local farmer.  Another way to do this is by buying a share in a CSA. [...]

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)2019-08-02T16:22:11-05:00

F. Oliver’s joins Foodlink’s Check Out Hunger Campaign

This year, we’re thrilled to be participating in Foodlink’s Check Out Hunger campaign. We’re asking our customers to Spread the Love, beginning on Wednesday, February 14th, by adding a dollar or more to their F. Oliver’s purchase. One [...]

F. Oliver’s joins Foodlink’s Check Out Hunger Campaign2019-08-29T11:59:15-05:00

The single varietals are here! The single varietals are here!

As winter takes up seemingly permanent residence here in the Finger Lakes area, I'm heartened by the thought that I can hold an entire Mediterranean summer in a bottle. That's right, our Northern Hemisphere extra-virgin olive oils [...]

The single varietals are here! The single varietals are here!2019-05-17T11:39:27-05:00

Skaneateles Zip Codes

Thank you to our Skaneateles area customers for all your well wishes! We want to stay a part of your lives and will keep you posted on our Finger Lakes area events. In the meanwhile, our online [...]

Skaneateles Zip Codes2019-05-17T11:40:14-05:00

The closing of our Skaneateles location

I am saddened to tell you that as of January 31, 2018, we at F. Oliver’s are closing our Skaneateles location. Over the years our business changed and we found ourselves in need of a larger space [...]

The closing of our Skaneateles location2019-08-02T16:06:42-05:00

Ahhhh – Denissimo

This last Friday, we introduced the newest balsamic to our line of premium cooking ingredients and boy, is it wonderful. As we were preparing for its arrival, I'd read a lot about its flavor profile, how it's [...]

Ahhhh – Denissimo2019-05-17T11:46:07-05:00

Stress Free Business Gifts

In a previous life, I worked in corporate America and often found myself in a position where I purchased gifts - for clients, for my team - usually around a product launch or a holiday. I enjoyed [...]

Stress Free Business Gifts2019-08-04T13:36:12-05:00

The F. Oliver’s / Owl House Dinner

F. Oliver’s Pairing Dinner – Monday, August 28th Dinner $50, optional cocktail pairing $15 Call The Owl House for Reservations 585-360-2920 A vegetarian option is available by reserving 72 hours in advance. Course I Charred bread, housemade [...]

The F. Oliver’s / Owl House Dinner2019-05-17T11:50:19-05:00

A Tale of Two Picuals

It was the best of times, it was the best of times. Apologies to Dickens but we’re lucky to have two incredible examples of the Picual olive in two very different ultra-premium extra-virgin olive oils (EVOOs). Two [...]

A Tale of Two Picuals2019-05-17T11:52:29-05:00

F. Oliver’s Summer Events

Now that summer is well and truly here, F. Oliver's is taking its show on the road. Just like fun, we can be found at summer markets and festivals. The following is a list of where you [...]

F. Oliver’s Summer Events2019-05-17T11:52:57-05:00

F. Oliver’s Takes Permanent Space at Rochester Public Market

F. Oliver's and our partner Flour City Pasta are thrilled to announce our new permanent space in the revamped B Shed at the Rochester Public Market. The B Shed replaces the 1977 indoor vending shed as part of [...]

F. Oliver’s Takes Permanent Space at Rochester Public Market2019-08-02T15:55:07-05:00

Finger Lakes Bounty

Three years ago, I was trying to decide where I was going to live next and one of the huge pros for moving to Rochester was the rich agricultural region in and around the Finger Lakes. I’ve [...]

Finger Lakes Bounty2019-08-02T15:43:26-05:00

Bring a little sunshine into Mom’s life

This Mother's Day, bring the sun into Mom's life with the You Are My Sunshine Gift Box.  Fresh, Bright Basis EVOO, Sunny Pineapple Balsamic vinegar, and Sunshine Seasoned Pepper spice blend provide Mom with all she needs to [...]

Bring a little sunshine into Mom’s life2019-05-17T11:59:28-05:00

Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month, as presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org). Their site, and registered dieticians in general, are great sources of valid, evidence-based information on how what we eat contributes to our [...]

Put Your Best Fork Forward2019-08-02T14:59:47-05:00

Northern Hemisphere Fresh Crush Has Arrived!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Northern Hemisphere fresh crush EVOOs are available in all of our stores. In order to ensure you have access to the freshest, highest quality olive oils we source our single varietal [...]

Northern Hemisphere Fresh Crush Has Arrived!2019-08-02T14:56:52-05:00

What Did the Presidents Eat?

This month we observe the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Being food-oriented, I was curious to find out what these two great men liked to eat and found a wonderful [...]

What Did the Presidents Eat?2019-08-02T14:52:35-05:00

F. Oliver’s Seneca Seasoning Featured in Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit, Conde Nast's leading food lifestyle brand, named F. Oliver's Seneca Seasoning as one of their favorite spice blends in their article, 15 Spice Blends We Can't Live Without.  The F. Oliver's product was in good [...]

F. Oliver’s Seneca Seasoning Featured in Bon Appetit2019-05-17T12:12:45-05:00

7 Simple Steps to a Healthy Heart

February is a little month dedicated to a lot of things - Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and my favorite Groundhog Day. To be fair, it’s the movie I love. In it, the character played by Bill Murray [...]

7 Simple Steps to a Healthy Heart2019-08-02T14:47:35-05:00

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

Julia Child’s Thanksgiving dinners were not her best meals. “Her food was very good but very simple, and she used very little for seasoning except for salt and pepper,” her nephew Julian said. “You wouldn’t necessarily walk [...]

Thanksgiving Dinner 20152019-08-02T14:14:22-05:00

Roasted Vegetables

by Penelope Pankow I love roasted vegetables because: They are incredibly easy to prepare You can memorize the recipe, making it easy for shopping You can make all the same or mix all kinds of different vegetables, [...]

Roasted Vegetables2019-08-02T13:42:26-05:00

Mediterranean Diet

From Courtney, our operations manager: There has been quite a buzz around the Mediterranean diet lately and we wanted to share some of the information with you. The Mediterranean diet consists mostly of healthy fats and plant [...]

Mediterranean Diet2019-08-02T13:39:40-05:00

Tale of a Tasting Dinner

A Fond Reflection by Sean, F. Oliver’s Ithaca Store Manager: A few days ago, we shared a wonderful evening with Taverna Banfi and Damiani Wine Cellars for our first-ever tasting dinner in Ithaca. The restaurant, Taverna Banfi, [...]

Tale of a Tasting Dinner2019-05-17T15:22:02-05:00

Before and After

Food has always played an important role in my life. Not as you would normally consider it as sustenance and fuel, but as the center of a lot of emotion. Often, I tend to eat not because [...]

Before and After2019-05-17T15:38:29-05:00

Back to School and Back to the Kitchen

No matter how old I am, my life continues to follow the rhythm of the school year. Here we are at back to school time, so I am naturally trying to get more organized, be a bit [...]

Back to School and Back to the Kitchen2019-08-02T13:10:26-05:00

This is It!

I was (rightfully!) chastised this week for getting so far behind on my blog postings, so here goes……. This post is much different than it was originally intended to be. F. Oliver’s was so busy in July [...]

This is It!2019-05-17T15:43:46-05:00

My New Life as a “Shop Girl”

Yesterday I completed my first week working as a “shop girl.” Doesn’t that conjure images of a routine, mundane daily life? My week was anything but. As a quick catch-up for those of you new to the [...]

My New Life as a “Shop Girl”2019-05-17T15:42:22-05:00

Freshly Filled Fustis

F. Oliver’s now has 36 fustis full of incredibly fresh oils and balsamic vinegars! If you missed my previous post, a fusti is a stainless steel container specifically designed to store and pour oils and vinegars. Most [...]

Freshly Filled Fustis2019-05-17T15:44:15-05:00

Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind

I am amazed at the amount of work that goes into opening a business. Aside from establishing the brand, systems and processes, finding excellent employees and acquiring inventory, just getting the store physically ready to open requires [...]

Out of Sight but Not Out of Mind2019-07-17T07:51:08-05:00

Riding the Wave

A friend once told me that it is important to “ride the wave” of the good times to carry you through the not-so-good times. It sounded a little too new-agey for me then, but I believe now [...]

Riding the Wave2019-07-31T14:12:34-05:00

The Birth of F. Oliver’s

“You’re going to open a store? In the middle of the recession? You’re going to sell Olive Oil and Vinegar? In Canandaigua? Have you lost your mind? What else are you going to sell? Nothing! What??” … [...]

The Birth of F. Oliver’s2019-05-17T15:46:05-05:00