Share your favorite olive dishes and be entered to win our Summer Potluck Photo Contest with California Ripe Olives! Each week from June 25th, 2018 to August 5th, 2018, we will be selecting two original photos that showcase green or black California Ripe Olives the best.
Weekly winners will get a $100 Visa Gift Card, and then a $1,000 Grand Prize Winner will be selected by Elise Bauer from the weekly winners. So post your photo (or photos!) to Instagram, tag it with #CalRipeOlivesContest, and follow @CalRipeOlives on Instagram to enter. Only culinary creations using California Ripe Olives are eligible to win (you know, those olives you used to put on your fingers as a kid? Those are the ones!)
About California Ripe Olives
The California Ripe Olive community is comprised of two canneries and about 700 family farmers, who raise olives on about 27,000 acres of orchards that crisscross the warm inland valleys of California. California produces more than 95 percent of the olives grown in the United States.
There are two main varieties of trees that produce California Ripe olives: Manzanillo and Sevillano. These different varieties produce different sizes of olives, giving consumers a choice ranging from small to super colossal. Many of the farms are multi-generational groves powered by hardworking farmers and their families. Visit CalOlive.org for more California Ripe Olive info and inspiration!
Check Out These Great Olive Recipes For Inspiration
- Olive-Stuffed Roasted Mini Pepper Crostini with Caramelized Onions
- Avocado Toasts with Fried Eggs, Olives and Paprika
- Pork Tenderloin with Figs and Olives
- Radicchio Salad with Green Olives, Chickpeas and Parmesan
- Avocado Toast with Pan-Seared Corn, Olives and Queso Fresco
Our Winners (so far)!
We’re excited to announce the first week’s winners of our Summer Potluck Photo Contest with California Ripe Olives. We can’t stop thinking about this crazy delicious-looking Quinoa, Black Olive, Garbanzo Bean and Avo Salad from @nicbran1212. Second week’s winners include this vibrant Pasta Salad from @serenaadkins and this Cheesy Olive Pizza @msshellyss whipped up. Our third week’s winning photos are the Antipasto Skewers @33michelle33 and Homemade Chicken Quesadillas from @jnieman2000. Our fourth week’s winning recipes are these creative Parmesan Cheese Cups from @theglutenfreegathering and this Shitake Olive Tuna Pesto Sandwich by @emiwalshshinkawa. The fifth week brings us Fiery Peach and Olive Pizza with Aged Gouda from @veronicacallag and Watermelon Mango Salad from @pedros_ponderings. The final weekly winners are the Family-Style Cuban Picadillo from @haveyourselfatime and Summer Fruit and Citrus Green Olive Farro Salad from @jadeite77. Thanks to everyone who has entered so far; we’re looking forward to choosing the grand prize winner!