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1010, 2019

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 a chance to [...]

907, 2018

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 spices [...]

2404, 2018

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 dollars.  In 2018 [...]

1303, 2018

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 [...]

1302, 2018

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 dollar buys three [...]

402, 2018

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 store is always [...]

1201, 2018

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 where, in addition [...]

1311, 2017

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 made, and what [...]

811, 2017

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 the task but [...]

2108, 2017

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 ricotta, F. Oliver’s [...]

1408, 2017

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 independent producers created [...]

2606, 2017

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 can find us [...]

506, 2017

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 been a foodie [...]

105, 2017

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 create sunny new [...]

1403, 2017

Put Your Best Fork Forward

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

603, 2017

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  EVOOs from the [...]

1302, 2017

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 site that details [...]

302, 2017

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 company, featured alongside [...]

202, 2017

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 lives the same [...]

2311, 2015

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 away thinking that [...]

2910, 2015

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, depending on what [...]

1103, 2013

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 foods. Olive Oil [...]

2502, 2013

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, is part of [...]

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