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Spartan Oil: Bold Oil for Fearless Cooks          

Spartan Oil offers award-winning premium extra virgin olive oil for cooks who are unwilling to compromise the quality of their ingredients.The oil is:

  • Produced from ancient trees.
  • Harvested by hand.
  • Pressed by mechanical means within 24 hours of harvest.
  • Unfiltered to preserve maximum flavor and nutrients.

The result is an authentic olive oil with a bold and intense, yet smooth and balanced, flavor.

Produced from our family's olive trees in Sparta, Greece. We grow, produce, pack, ship, and sell the oil directly to maintain control of the process and ensure the quality and integrity of the oil.

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Perceptions are Reality, Until the Knowledge Gap is Filled

January 26, 2017

Last year was a remarkable year in the olive oil industry--drought and disease created significant issues for producers throughout the mediterranean, but primarily in Italy. With supplies down and fraudulent oils up, many buyers of Extra Virgin Olive Oil moved away from Italian olive oils. One of the largest buyers in the world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Costco Wholesale, announced last year that they were switching from an Italian source of EVOO to a Greek source. This was a huge development in the industry, which essentially acknowledged that Greek sources were more reliable than the Italian sources. After about a year, Costco decided to switch back. In an article from industry publication Olive Oil Times, the reasons for this switch are implied,...

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2016 - 2017 Harvest Update

November 24, 2016

Each harvest season brings with it the hope of something new or unexpected. Our baseline of expectations is fairly high, since even the lowest quality oils in our region in Greece are among the best in the world. We started planning for this season's harvest as soon as last year's ended. The plan was to begin our harvest even earlier, with the expectation that harvesting the olives earlier, while still completely green and unripe, would yield a different and exciting flavor profile.  Mother Nature had a different plan in store for us, however. Even before we arrived in the village, we'd heard reports that the harvest yield would be lower (olives peak every other year and this was an "off" year)....

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