Membership Benefits

Membership Tiers and Programs

The COOC member year runs from July 1-June 30 annually.

For growers and producers of olive oil, membership is based on projected gallons of production per year (Tiers 1-6). Re-packers should join at the tier level which represents their volume. Retailers, service providers and friends of the industry should join at the Industry Affiliate Level.

All members, regardless of production or affiliation, may upgrade to any higher level. The COOC is a member-based and financed 501(c)(6) non-profit trade and marketing association. Your contribution of support is greatly appreciated.

Tier 6  Growers & Producers – 75,001 gallons or more per year ($ 5,000.00)

  • Up to 6 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resourcesetc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Complimentary 1 full day representation and marketing by COOC staff at one of two major Specialty Food Association tradeshows, Winter 2019 (San Francisco) or Summer 2019 (New York City)
  • Opportunity to exhibit at COOC sponsored events highlighting your product
  • Complimentary advertisement for three months in OLEA newsletter. May upgrade to different ad package and pay difference
  • VIP table seating for representatives listed in membership and their guests for the Recognition Dinner during the Annual Member Meeting. Reserved tables for up to 20 paid guests

Tier 5  Growers & Producers – 20,001-75,000 gallons ($ 3,000.00)

  • Up to 5 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resourcesetc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Complimentary 1 half day representation and marketing by COOC staff at one of two major Specialty Food Association tradeshows, Winter 2019 (San Francisco) or Summer 2019 (New York City)
  • Opportunity to exhibit at COOC sponsored events highlighting your product
  • VIP table seating for representative listed in membership and their guests for the Recognition Dinner during the Annual Member Meeting. Reserved tables for up to 10 paid guests

Tier 4  Growers & Producers – 5,001 – 20,000 gallons per year ($ 1,500.00)

  • Up to 4 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resourcesetc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • 25 % advertising discount with the COOC newsletter, OLEA
  • Opportunity to exhibit at COOC sponsored events highlighting your product
  • VIP table seating for representatives listed in membership and their guests for the Recognition Dinner during the Annual Member Meeting. Limited 5 paid guests

Tier 3  Growers & Producers – 2,501 – 5,000 gallons per year ($ 750.00)

  • Up to 3 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resourcesetc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Opportunity to exhibit at COOC sponsored events highlighting your product
  • Option to advertise with the COOC newsletter, OLEA

Tier 2  Growers & Producers – 501 – 2,500 gallons per year ($ 350.00)

  • Up to 2 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resources, etc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Opportunity to exhibit at COOC sponsored events highlighting your product
  • Option to advertise with the COOC newsletter, OLEA

Tier 1  Growers & Producers – 500 gallons or less per year ($ 200.00)

  • One representative may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Option to advertise with the COOC newsletter, OLEA

Industry Affiliate Level ($ 500.00)

This category may include but is not limited to nurseries, mills, retailers, orchard management, printers, bottle suppliers, consultants, restaurants, chefs, educators, orchard equipment suppliers, irrigation equipment and installation, milling equipment and storage tanks, etc. This category is for non-growers/producers. Re-packers should join at the tier level which represents their volume purchased.

  • Up to 2 representatives may be included in this membership
  • Invitation to COOC Annual Member Meeting and one vote per individual representative for board elections
  • A listing on the COOC website Meet Our Members page with website and social media links for your company
  • A complete company listing including website link is provided on all appropriate pages of the COOC website (i.e. Bulk Olive Oils, Member Resources, Milling Equipmentetc.)
  • Subscription to OLEA monthly e-newsletter and email notifications of news and events
  • Opportunity to exhibit at the COOC Annual Member Meeting Trade Show, March 22-23, 2019 in Monterey, CA
  • Option to advertise with the COOC newsletter, OLEA