Rockridge Market Hall will be Closed on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Except Highwire Coffee Roasters, which will be open 7am-2pm.

Jun 01, 2018

June is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Month

June is Extra Virgin Olive Oil Month

Where & When

Market Hall Foods in Rockridge
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)
June 01, 2018 9:00 AM until June 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Market Hall Foods on Fourth
1786 4th St.‎, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)
June 01, 2018 10:00 AM until June 30, 2018 6:30 PM

It’s no secret, here at Market Hall Foods we love extra virgin olive oil. When our doors first opened 31 years ago, there was one bottle of California extra virgin olive oil on the shelf. We had a feeling that the California olive oil industry was en route to greatness—and that feeling was correct. We poured (pardon the pun) our hearts and souls into learning about the California olive oil industry, which is currently one of the state's fastest growing agricultural crops.

Now you can find 13 CA EVOOs to choose from on our shelves—that is a lot! In honor of the Golden State's amazing olive oil producers and all things extra virgin, we're celebrating California extra virgin olive oil all-month long at Market Hall Foods in Oakland and Berkeley.

  • Taste extra virgin olive oils from California at our tasting stations every day 
  • Learn from the EVOO experts—from how to know your olive oil is really extra virgin and the best ways to store your olive oil to our favorite ways to pour and cook with EVOO
  • Olive oil tastings with the producers every weekend (see the schedule below)
  • Enjoy special prices and prizes (Yes, weekly EVOO giveaways!)
  • and more!

 


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Meet the Producers: Olive Oil Tastings Every Weekend

Frantoio Grove

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Friday, June 1st, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Friday, June 1st, 3–6pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Friday, June 22nd, 11am–2pm

Rio Bravo Ranch

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Saturday, June 2nd, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Saturday, June 2nd, 3–6pm

Bondolio

  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Thursday, June 7th, 3–5pm, Market Hall Foods Oakland

Wild Groves (please note NEW time!)

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Saturday, June 9th, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Saturday, June 9th, 3–6pm

43 Ranch

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Friday, June 15th, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Friday, June 15th, 3–6pm

ENZO Olive Oil

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Thursday, June 21st, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Thursday, June 21st, 3–6pm

Calivirgin & Lodi Olive Oil

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Friday, June 22nd, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Friday, June 22nd, 3–6pm

Séka Hills

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Saturday, June 23rd, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Saturday, June 23rd, 3–6pm

 Pacific Sun Olive Oil

  • Market Hall Foods on 4th, Berkeley: Friday, June 29th, 11am–2pm
  • Market Hall Foods, Oakland: Friday, June 29th, 3–6pm

 


mhf lentil salad 500x500Did You Know?

Our kitchens proudly use California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Almost 10 years ago, we made the decision to switch to using California extra virgin olive oil exclusively in the Market Hall Foods kitchens. Our Prepared Foods Director (and resident EVOO expert and master taster), Sandy Sonnenfelt, works every year with Pablo Voitzuk, formerly of Pacific Sun, to develop a special blend for just for Market Hall Foods.

The blend is well-balanced and the quintessential all-purpose olive oil. It's ideal for everything from cooking and sautéing to dressings, marinades and sauces. This special blend is also essential to our bakery and is the key ingredient to customer beloveds like the Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake and Challah. 

Want to cook with our special blend at home? We sell it in bulk in our retail shops!

 


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From Our Test Kitchen

Some of our favorite recipes featuring extra virgin olive oil

 

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