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Category Archives: Richard’s corner

Olive Oil Solidifying during Cold Weather

  A customer named Anisa Marie in Michigan recently wrote this email to Seagate concerned about her order from our company that had arrived to her home during very cold winter– Comments: Hi, I just received my order and I live in Michigan where its extremely cold. My olive oil I ordered from you is […]

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Seagate Blog Restarts

After very spotty postings since April, we are emerging back out of our own cave to resume writing Seagate’s blog.  The above photo was taken at 80 ft. emerging from a cave along the Sinai peninsula in Egypt.  Several of the reasons for this laxity had been our distraction by a series of events this […]

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Seagate installs Biological Filter in the Ensenada Factory

Thirty years ago, Seagate’s factory in Ensenada, Baja California was in an isolated location.  However, local population growth has led to the spread of a surrounding neighborhood filling up with houses, apartments, and shops right up to the walls of the factory.  During the last 5 years, for the first time we have neighbors … […]

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MFG date vs. EXP date

A customer named Terri C. recently wrote this email to Seagate concerned about her purchase of Olive Leaf Extract that had a date stamped 9/13 on the bottle. Comments: Hi: I have olive leaf extract pills with an date of 9/13 on the bottom is it still safe to use? This is a question that […]

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Addressing any doubts about farming in Mexico by Richard Lentz

A customer in Duncanville  recently wrote this email to Seagate concerned about discovering that Seagate operates farms in Mexico. Comments:  I much prefer taking olive leaf than going on antibiotics. However, I was shocked to read on your label that this product is actually grown in Mexico; I thought it was from your farm in […]

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Cut & Wound Remedy Saved My Feet

During the first week in March 2014, while sailing a small catamaran (Prindle 18-2) in the southern end of San Diego Bay near Imperial Beach, the boat got stuck on a muddy shallow bank. While trying to free it, a sudden wind coming off the Pacific flipped the boat over, landing it on its side. […]

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Seagate Shark Liver Oil and its effect on the Balance of Nature

A customer named Joyce  living along the Hudson Valley north of New York City recently wrote this email below to Seagate concerned about our company’s processing and use use of shark liver oil and whether it was affecting the “balance of Nature”– Comments:  I am hesitant to purchase products from a company that uses shark […]

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Olive Oil Production – Season #2 begins

The olives in the photo above have just been transferred by plastic tote boxes from our farm to our factory in Ensenada.  At this point, they will be visually inspected, selected, separated and washed prior to loading into the vacuum tank shown below. Although we call this season #2 for Seagate’s olive oil production, this […]

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Xylitol and your dog, the Dangers

Xylitol has become widely used as a substitute sweetener for cane sugar in foods, desserts, toothpaste, and gum. While it is harmless to humans and has several excellent benefits compared to raw sugar, it can be deadly to dogs. Benefits for humans:  Many people categorize Xylitol as an artificial sweetnener. However, it is a naturally-occurring […]

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