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Graber Olives -- can I buy them in the GTA?

gisaster25 May 5, 2011 07:40 AM

I discovered heavenly Graber Olives from Ontario, California, while living in the US. Perfect fruit in a delicate brine, unlike any other olive I've tasted.

Does anyone know if I can buy them in the GTA?

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  1. Flexitarian RE: gisaster25 May 6, 2011 09:16 PM

    Intrigued by these olives you mentioned, I emailed the company to ask and they repied they don't sell them to any resellers in Canada nor can you order online for shipment to Canada, but you can phone them to place an order and they will ship to Canada.

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      gisaster25 RE: Flexitarian May 11, 2011 07:06 PM

      They're so tasty I could go for a whole case. Thanks for investigating, Flexitarian. I might order them online to a Niagara Falls, NY, mailbox if shipping to Canada is ridiculously expensive (and those 'brokerage' aka. rape and pillage fees... ugh). These are the most spectacular olives.

      It would of course be convenient if I could find an acceptable substitute for Grabers in the GTA. One of these days I'm going to sniff around Whole Foods for other tree-ripened California olives.

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      mayobanex RE: gisaster25 May 11, 2011 08:08 PM

      Funny...I just toured the Graber factory last week. Worth doing if you're ever near Ontario. Just wanted to say to anyone not familiar with these olives that they're the best. I grew up in that area and always try to bring a few cans home with me.

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        gisaster25 RE: mayobanex May 13, 2011 11:34 AM

        Now that's a food pilgrimage I'd sign up for...!

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          Flexitarian RE: mayobanex May 13, 2011 12:40 PM

          Great recommendation. I am going to take a tour the next time I visit my friend in LA.

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            mayobanex RE: Flexitarian May 13, 2011 01:02 PM

            It's a cool tour. Ours was led by the company president (a Graber). It's an interesting operation...very small and labor-intensive. And they still use a lot of old equipment. There's a nice gift shop where you can fill all your Graber needs.

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