Krusick and her husband, John, have opened The Olive Sprig
in Historic Downtown Cedarburg.
Photo by Mark Justesen
CEDARBURG - Treat your taste buds to an
array of balsamic vinegars and oil flavors, similar to
those found in European cities. Explore the endless
possibilities at The Olive Sprig in Historic Downtown
Cedarburg, which offers imported oils and balsamic
vinegars to tantalize any palate.
Originally called Olive n’ Vinnies Olive Oil and
Balsamic Bar, owned by Gary and Karen Evanson, the store
and its concept have taken on new owners, a new name, a
new location and promises to deliver a unique concept.
current owners, John and Linda Krusick, made the
decision to venture into downtown Cedarburg on May 14,
after the owners of Peddlers Corner retired. The
Krusicks hope to promote healthy cooking and eating.
hope we can educate people on the health benefits of
oils and balsamics,” Linda Krusick said. “We want to be
a destination for Cedarburg, a place to try before you
According to the Mayo Clinic, olive oils have many
health benefits, such as antioxidants and vitamins K and
E, as well as the healthier unsaturated fat. Olive oils
are considered a heart- healthy option and can lower
Balsamic vinegar is an excellent source of soluble
fiber, the type of fiber that can help control blood
cholesterol and blood sugar levels. There are no trans
Balsamic vinegars and oils make flavorful salad
dressings or marinades by marrying them together.
the mixture up with strawberries, vanilla ice cream,
parmesan cheese and bread for a tasty snack.
Olive Sprig wants to infuse its oils and vinegars into
pasta and the sauces it plans to sell. They want to host
cooking demonstrations, where local chefs can teach
patrons recipes and various preparation techniques to
create a family-friendly, healthy cuisine.
want to explore new products that would be a good match
for our business, such as Wisconsin made products and
condiments, including jams,” Linda Krusick said.
The Olive Sprig
N70 W6364 Bridge Road
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