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October is National Pizza Month, just in time for the olive harvest in California, which accounts for more than 95 percent of the domestic crop. Pizza is a popular use of olives, although growers hope to generate more interest in the fruit among young people. “We really want to get more olives into the schools,” olive grower David Depaoli said. “That’s a natural market for us; kids love olives.”

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