Meet a Farmer

Jerry Shaffer of Fandango Olive Oil

Jerry Shaffer of Fandango Olive Oil

OLIVE OIL Fandango Organic GROVE LOCATION Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California WEBSITE www.fandangooliveoil.com ABOUT ME Before retirement, I really enjoyed being a weekend gardener. It was a lot of fun constructing a fairly large greenhouse from scratch. I grew veggies and herbs from seeds and also had citrus. Upon retirement, I moved to… Continue Reading

Pamela Marvel of Grumpy Goats Farm

Pamela Marvel of Grumpy Goats Farm

OLIVE OIL Grumpy Goats Farm GROVE LOCATION Capay, Yolo County, California WEBSITE www.grumpygoatsfarms.com ABOUT ME I love what I do! My parents were farmers from Wisconsin, both dairy and hogs. My ancestors were also famers in both Germany and Norway. It is in my blood. I have a passion for creating something from the dirt… Continue Reading

Ron Rice of Yorkville Olive Ranch

Ron Rice of Yorkville Olive Ranch

OLIVE OIL Yorkville Olive Ranch GROVE LOCATION Anderson Valley, Southern Mendocino County, California WEBSITE Yorkville Olive Ranch ABOUT ME I love history, having taught 8th grade for 36 years in the Las Lomitas School District near Stanford University, it is an essential part of me.  My farmhouse was built in 1860 with a second story added… Continue Reading

Evan Loewy of The Other Brother Company

Evan Loewy of The Other Brother Company

OLIVE OIL Other Brother Co. – hand picked, cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil. GROVE LOCATIONS Carmel Valley and Templeton, CA WEBSITE www.theotherbrothercompany.com ABOUT US Our family planted our initial estate orchard when we were kids, we grew up with the trees; gaining experience in small scale agriculture and olive oil production. After college and a… Continue Reading

The Coldani Family of Calivirgin

The Coldani Family of Calivirgin

OLIVE OIL Calivirgin Extra Virgin Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Lodi, CA WEBSITE www.calivirgin.com ABOUT US At Coldani Olive Ranch we are literally a “family business.”  Our immediate family, along with our spouses and a few little ones running around, is what characterizes our family company; handling every aspect from tree to bottle.  Growing the olives,… Continue Reading

Kit Lee of Old Chatham Ranch

Kit Lee of Old Chatham Ranch

OLIVE OIL Old Chatham Ranch GROVE LOCATION Yorkville, CA WEBSITE www.oldchathamranch.com ABOUT US George and Kit bought the Old Chatham Ranch in 1979 after a long search of properties in Northern California.  Yorkville was ideally situated for our growing family that needed to commute to the Bay Area for the next few years.  After years… Continue Reading

Gregg Bone and Audrey Burnam of Kiler Ridge

Gregg Bone and Audrey Burnam of Kiler Ridge

OLIVE OIL Kiler Ridge GROVE LOCATION Paso Robles, CA WEBSITE www.kilerridge.com ABOUT US Kiler Ridge is a small family-­‐run farm dedicated to sustainable growing practices and production of extra virgin olive oils of the highest quality. We grow and mill olives on-site, and offer tours and olive oil tastng at the farm’s Frantoio, our olive… Continue Reading

Nancy and Tony Lilly of Tallgrass Ranch

Nancy and Tony Lilly of Tallgrass Ranch

OLIVE OIL Tallgrass Ranch Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION I (Nancy) was raised on the ranch where I currently live, in the hills of southern Sonoma County. WEBSITE www.tallgrassoliveoil.com ABOUT ME I (Nancy) was raised on a cattle and hay ranch, so grew up outdoors with the hills, trees and streams as the locus for playtime. … Continue Reading

Albert Katz of KATZ Farm

Albert Katz of KATZ Farm

OLIVE OIL KATZ Organic Chef’s Pick Extra Virgin Olive Oil KATZ Organic Rock Hill Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Suisun Valley, CA WEBSITE www.katzfarm.com ABOUT ME This has been quite a journey for me and my wife, Kim, over the last 4 decades. It all began with a chance meeting as students at… Continue Reading

Bonnie Storm and Nena Talcott of Grove 45

Bonnie Storm and Nena Talcott of Grove 45

OLIVE OIL Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, two sizes; 315ml and 550ml GROVE LOCATION St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA WEBSITE www.Grove45.com ABOUT US We are two good friends committed to producing consistent high-quality extra virgin olive oil.  We participate in every aspect of our business from farming to marketing to shipping. ABOUT OUR GROVE… Continue Reading