Celebrating 25 Years
2017 will mark the California Olive Oil Council (COOC)’s 25th year in pursuit of its mission of encouraging the consumption of certified California extra virgin olive oil through education, outreach and communications.
Since its establishment by a group of dedicated farmers in 1992, the COOC has grown to represent over 90% of the olive oil production in California. Efforts from the COOC over the last decade have driven the growth of the industry to over 8 times its production output to an estimated 3.5 million gallons in 2016. Within the last 5 years, this growth has met with an expanding market share which has jumped from less than 1% five years ago to nearly 6% of the domestic market today. Over the last 25 years, the COOC has contributed to these gains by working tirelessly in pursuit of grower education, quality standards and consumer assurance.
Preserve the Legacy
The California Olive Oil Council receives valuable income each year from our membership and limited grant funding. However, many of our expenses go above and beyond this revenue. Consider making a donation to allow the COOC to continue its promotion of quality, fresh California extra virgin olive oil. Donations received will be designated to the COOC Reserve Fund to ensure the organization’s longevity well into the future.
The California Olive Oil Council (COOC) is a registered nonprofit 501(c)6 trade association.
We value your support.