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Small Biz 518 – Saratoga Olive Oil Company

Monticello Real Estate recently sat down with Saratoga Olive Oil Company to learn more about them.

Saratoga Olive Oil Company is a family business, owned and operated by Chad, Barbara and Clint Braidwood. Before opening Saratoga Olive Oil Co., they worked as research consultants for the pharmaceutical industry. They studied and tested medications on diseases including; depression, psoriasis, leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors and many other medical indications. Although some pharmaceutical advancement have helped society immensely, the owners also witnessed an over-dependence on pharmaceutical medications and not enough attention and education on changing one’s dietary and lifestyle habits that, in many instances, can yield the same results.

In 2011 Saratoga Olive Oil Co. was formed. The change to selling EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) was a welcomed change and one that aligned with their desire to educate the public on healthy dietary choices. There are extraordinary health benefits with consuming EVOOs and balsamic vinegars. The Mediterranean diet has been deemed as one of the healthiest diets in the world and both olive oil and balsamic vinegars are at the core of this diet. All of the olive oils that are sold at Saratoga Olive Oil Co. are laboratory tested for polyphenol, oleic acid and FFA (free fatty acid) counts to ensure that the consumer is receiving the healthiest and freshest EVOOs found anywhere in the world! They enjoy educating our consumers about the health benefits that these timeless products provide.

The flagship store, which opened in historical Saratoga Springs, NY in 2011, has since expanded to include two other brick & mortar stores in Burlington, VT and Lake Placid, NY as well as an ever- growing online business. Saratoga Olive Oil Company has been listed as one the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection and the retail destinations have been deemed as one of the top 10 most elegant shopping experiences in the world.

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