At the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce we want to promote our businesses and the important industries in our community through Oroville Local. This month we bring you the opportunity to learn about important fruity industries in Oroville: olives, citrus, and grapes.
Head to our Facebook Page every Monday for the month of March to win a schwag bag from us at the Oroville Chamber! Each Monday we will ask a question about your favorite local companies in the olives, citrus, and grapes industries. Each comment and share will gain you 1 entry into our raffle. On Friday will pick a winner!
Olives are so popular here that there is even an annual Butte County Olive Festival. In June vendors set up outside the Ehmann Home, “The House That Olives Built”, and offer tastings of olive oils, foods made with olives, and olive-themed gifts.
One of the main citrus attractions in Oroville is the Mother Orange Tree located at the California State Park Headquarters. This is the oldest living orange tree in Northern California having been purchased in 1856.
Vineyards also decorate the hills of Oroville offering grapes that are perfect for wine production. There are several wineries in Oroville that each offer their own unique blends.