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Family-owned Macala Orchards in Sage offer high quality extra virgin olive oils


Last updated 2/3/2018 at Noon

These frost sensitive Guava trees growing in the Macala Orchards in Sage are covered for the cold winter season. The guava trees are only small portion of the more than 650 mostly frost resistant olive and pomegranate trees growing on the property owned by the Rich Macaluso family. Tony Ault photo

With concern of health care costs continuing to rise, residents are becoming more aware of the value of using extra-virgin olive oil and other healthy foods.

Meeting those needs with their own local olive oil and pomegranate jellies are Rich and Genine Macaluso working from their 20-acre Macala Orchards in Sage and warehouse outlet in Hemet.

What began as a weekend getaway from the hustle bustle of Orange County, where the Macalusos live and work, has become a love of growing and harvesting healthy olives and pomegranates and is fast becoming a growing online business. The business has dr...

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