FAQ

What is Fresh Vintage Farms? 

Fresh Vintage Farms is a family owned and operated small business born out of our love for California agriculture. Our artisan cooking oils are crafted locally in the Central Valley of California. Through partnerships with farmers we know to be good stewards of the land and environment, we are able to deliver authentic, sustainable, and delicious cooking oils. We take pride in our cooking oils - use only whole, edible nuts in our small batch manufacturing process - and cold press extraction to guarantee an exceptional taste while still providing maximum nutritional value.


How are your culinary oils made? 

Our Almond Oil is cold pressed using similar machines used to produce Virgin Olive Oil. We use fresh nuts from farms and farmers that we know to be good stewards of the land and environment.  We take pride in what we sell, because it is the same product we use in our kitchens at home.


How should Fresh Vintage Farms oils be stored? 

We recommend storing our cold pressed oils in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.


What type of oil should I use for cooking with high heat?

When it comes to cooking, not all oils are created equal. Some oils can handle the heat and some can’t. Please refer to your individual product and be aware of the listed smoke point. 


Are Fresh Vintage Farms Oils Gluten Free? Are they made in a gluten free facility? 

The Fresh Vintage Farms facility does not process anything that contains gluten, such as wheat or grains. We process only nut based oils, thus no gluten enters our production. We are in the process to obtain the certification.


What is the shelf life of Fresh Vintage Farms Artisan Oils?

Our oils have an unopened shelf life of 24 months, and once opened have a 6 month shelf life. 


Can Fresh Vintage Farms oils be used in baking? 

Of course! Fresh Vintage Farms Artisan Oils are great substitutes for butter, vegetable shortening and other fats. When substituting oil for another fat, use the same amount the recipe calls for. 


Keep in mind the oil’s smoke point. The oil will smoke when under direct heat, but may not when under indirect heat, i.e. in an oven. Ovens vary.


What does smoke point mean? 

An oil’s smoke point is the temperature at which it will start to smoke and break down. When cooking oil starts to smoke, it can lose some of its nutritional value and can give food an unpleasant taste. Keep in mind the difference between direct (sautéing, frying, grilling) and indirect heat (baking).


Are the bottles BPA free? 

Absolutely! All Fresh Vintage Farms oils are stored in thick glass containers because they wonderfully preserve and protect the oils from oxidation. 


How can I dispose of Fresh Vintage Farms bottles? 


Please recycle the Fresh Vintage Farms oil bottle when you are finished with it. You may leave the cork cap on for the recycling center to remove. 


Why shouldn’t I pour used cooking oil down the drain? 

Cooking oil and grease poured down drains can build up in pipes causing backups at home, into streets and the storm drain system. Proper disposal of your cooking oil and other greases and fats will help prevent a sewage backup in your home. Overflows can pose health and environmental hazards, polluting local bodies of water.