Is an Olive Oil Shortage on the Horizon?

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Looks like we have another reason to worry about the California drought. According to a press release from one of the major olive oil producers in Napa Valley, the 2014 olive crop fell short of expectations, meaning there won’t be nearly as much oil on shelves in the coming months. And the bottles that are there? Get ready to pay more.

According to Eater, the olive harvest this year fell 20 percent short of the average amount consumed in years past. Looks like it’s time to make sure you have additional healthy oils stocked in your kitchen.