Olive Oil lovers lament: From Durango specialty stores to grocers’ shelves, bugs and fruit flies hit pocketbooks

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Olive Oil lovers lament: From Durango specialty stores to grocers’ shelves, bugs and fruit flies hit pocketbooks

Cherie Morris, owner of the Durango Olive Oil Co., pours samples Tuesday for holiday shoppers. Despite a bacterial and fruit fly infestation in Europe, Morris has been able to avoid increasing her prices by relying more on olive oil from California.
Olive oil is sampled within the Durango Olive Oil Co. on Main Avenue Tuesday. Olive oil prices are finally easing as the market recovers from bad harvests.
Nancy Young, visiting from Culeva, Okla., samples olive oil at Durango Olive Oil Co. on Main Avenue on Tuesday. One way to gauge a olive oil’s quality is by scent. “If there is no odor you need to be suspicious,” said Peter Pizzoferrato who owns Fresh Pressed, a Durango-based home business that specializes in high-quality olive oil imported from Europe.
Cherie Morris, owner of the Durango Olive Oil Co., inspects her shelves Tuesday ahead of holiday shoppers.

Olive Oil lovers lament: From Durango specialty stores to grocers’ shelves, bugs and fruit flies hit pocketbooks

Cherie Morris, owner of the Durango Olive Oil Co., pours samples Tuesday for holiday shoppers. Despite a bacterial and fruit fly infestation in Europe, Morris has been able to avoid increasing her prices by relying more on olive oil from California.
Olive oil is sampled within the Durango Olive Oil Co. on Main Avenue Tuesday. Olive oil prices are finally easing as the market recovers from bad harvests.
Nancy Young, visiting from Culeva, Okla., samples olive oil at Durango Olive Oil Co. on Main Avenue on Tuesday. One way to gauge a olive oil’s quality is by scent. “If there is no odor you need to be suspicious,” said Peter Pizzoferrato who owns Fresh Pressed, a Durango-based home business that specializes in high-quality olive oil imported from Europe.
Cherie Morris, owner of the Durango Olive Oil Co., inspects her shelves Tuesday ahead of holiday shoppers.
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