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Susan Talks About Why She Sponsors the Trolley

The Santa Cruz Trolley has been apart of the Santa Cruz Summer Experience for five seasons now. Starting off with one trolley and a two stop route, the service has doubled with two trolleys, four stops, and over 46,000 riders hopping on the trolley last year. Link to read the article Watch the video with …

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Olive Leaf Tea

Our olive leaf tea has a rich amber color, several health benefits and unique flavor. It is nutty with a slight bitter edge when served hot. Cool and refreshing when served chilled (ideal with lemon). Olive leaf tea has a rich history. The naturally occurring compounds (free radical scavenging antioxidants, oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, polyphenols and flavonoids) …

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True Olive Supports Local Backpack Project

The Backpack Project: Packing Life into Giving Each summer Lynda and Kidz collects new or gently used backpacks plus $25 donations to fill each backpack full of school supplies. She then provides fully stuffed backpacks to homeless/low income children through the Rebele Family Shelter,  Walnut Avenue Women’s Shelter and Elm Street Mission. Last year, through …

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Summer Fun AAA Via Article Features True Olive Connection

Article By Eric Smillie Northern California’s classic beach destination pairs a carefree oceanside scene with a bustling downtown brimming with tasteful restaurants and shops. …Some taste spicy, some buttery; others come infused with porcini or herbes de Provence. At the True Olive Connection, shoppers can sample some two dozen olive oils on tap and balsamic …

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Vinegar gets popular in cocktails

Progressive bartenders, lime shortage drive use of the sour ingredient Apr 17, 2014 David Flaherty David Flaherty is the Beer & Spirits Director at Hearth Restaurant and the Terroir wine bars in New York. A freelance beverage writer, David is also a Cicerone Certified Beer Server, a wine geek, a seeker of fine spirits, a …

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SANTA CRUZ GETAWAY VACATION CONTEST

This season, the Santa Cruz County Conference & Visitors Council (CVC) is encouraging visitors to “find their flow” in California’s favorite beach side destination. Want to try harissa olive oil paired with tangerine-infused vinegar? A private artisan tasting awaits!Have you always admired wave riders? Take a surfing lesson with an experienced pro. Love watching hoops? …

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Visit from A Lady in London

London-based travel writer and consultant,  “Lady in London” just visited Santa Cruz.  Here’s a link to her blog with details of her visit to True Olive Connection.  She’s  visited 95 countries and is passionate about travel, food, language, art, architecture, wildlife, and culture. Link to view her blog post.

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Olive Oil Standards Study

Claims of olive oil quality ripe for fraud, trade agency says… WASHINGTON — Olive oil debates might start reheating, with a long-awaited International Trade Commission study noting that a lack of standards enforcement has led to “a long history of fraudulent practices.” It turns out that “extra virgin” may not be so innocent, after all. …

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