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We are going wild for Belvís de las Navas EVOO, whose story is as unbelievable as its taste! Perched on the Belvís de las Navas estate, overlooking Gibraltar and the coasts of Africa, wild Spanish olive varieties survived undiscovered for decades in a unique microclimate among tall cliffs, steep slopes, and narrow terraces. In cleaning up the land to prevent fire, they were found miraculously hidden among the estate’s weeds and overgrowth. Gathered early in the season, each harvest is pressed the same day at low temperatures to preserve maximum antioxidant properties, freshly squeezed into a one-of-a-kind organic extra virgin olive oil that imparts aromas of fresh-cut grass, ripe tomatoes, earthy artichoke, and a suggestion of almond, topped off with a spicy endnote. You’ll definitely want to savor and share this enticing, extraordinary flavor.

Fall flavors are IN and our Fall Favorites category is full of the great tastes you’re craving! Time to dip American Spoon Pumpkin Seed Salsa, crunch Lambrecht’s Sweet & Spicy Glazed Pecans, drizzle Organic Apple Balsamic Vinegar and Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup, and spice things up with Candied Thai Ginger and Pink House Alchemy Cardamom Simple Syrup.

You’ll find nostalgia in a jar when you open any product handcrafted by our next Featured Producer, Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon. Siblings Jessica DeMarco and Dan Stubee are “preserving tradition through seasonally produced jams, pickles, and artisan foods that preserve the seasons’ best from western North Carolina local farmers. Savor their full product lineup and read our interview with Jessica DeMarco on the Taste.Savor.Share Blog.

Our Featured Producer:
Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon

From the western North Carolina town of Waynesville, Jessica DeMarco and her brother, Dan Stubee, are “preserving tradition” at Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon through handcrafted and seasonally produced jams, pickles, and artisan foods.

The siblings’ grandparents were farmers who nurtured an enjoyment of food at regular family dinners. After attending culinary school, DeMarco had success as a pastry chef, but wanted to create products that would allow her flexibility for her own growing family. Landing on the theme of preserving tradition, DeMarco conceptualized this generational family value not only as literally making preserves (which she taught herself to do by obsessively poring over cookbooks and trying countless recipes), but also as inspiring people to think about food heritage, maintaining food traditions, and preserving foods so as to be self-sufficient and plan for the future.

Three years after the first experiments in making Pepper and Peach jam, this kicky delight became a Food & Wine Magazine Editor’s Pick. The jam lineup has expanded to include Blueberry Bourbon Jam, Apple Moonshine Jam, and savory Oven Roasted Tomato Jam. Other twists on classic southern favorites include Copper Pot Garlic Dill Pickles, Southern Style Pickled Okra, Spicy Jalapeno Dill Sandwich Chips, Dilly Beans with Pickled Peppers, and Onion and Peppercorn Pickles.

As you taste Copper Pot & Wooden Spoon, you’ll also taste the season’s best from western Carolina local producers along with a heaping serving of nostalgia. Read our interview with Jessica DeMarco on the Taste.Savor.Share Blog.