Meet a Farmer

Bruce Smith, Craig Smith and Philip Langston of Lone Oak Olive Oil

Bruce Smith, Craig Smith and Philip Langston of Lone Oak Olive Oil

OLIVE OIL Lone Oak Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Carpenter Canyon near Arroyo Grande, CA WEBSITE www.loneoakoliveoil.com ABOUT US Since 1992 SLO Grown Produce has sold gourmet vegetables at Farmer’s Markets in San Luis Obispo County. Our certified extra virgin olive oil, sold under the name Lone Oak, is a Tuscan blend from Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino,… Continue Reading

Phil Bava of Bava Family Grove

Phil Bava of Bava Family Grove

OLIVE OIL Bava Family Grove GROVE LOCATION Escalon, San Joaquin county, California WEBSITE www.bavafamilygrove.com ABOUT ME My family immigrated from Italy in 1916 and has farmed trees and vines in California since 1921. My olive grove started out as a landscape project, evolved into a hobby and is now a hobby out of control! I… Continue Reading

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

Annette Schoonover and Richard Wolf of Winterhill Olive Oil

Annette Schoonover and Richard Wolf of Winterhill Olive Oil

OLIVE OIL Winterhill Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION El Dorado County, CA WEBSITE www.winterhillfarms.com ABOUT US At Winterhill we are about expecting miracles, fulfilling passions and supporting the creative spirit. This land, that we have named “Winterhill,” has been an inspiration since it presented itself to us in 2003. This inspiration has brought us to co-creating… 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

Jim and Mary Anne Melson of Winter Creek Olive Oil

Jim and Mary Anne Melson of Winter Creek Olive Oil

OLIVE OIL Winter Creek Olive Oil and Ruscello d Inverno GROVE LOCATION Calaveras, CA EMAIL wco21@earthlink.net  ABOUT US My wife Mary Anne and I have been married for 47 years and we have two daughters.  We retired in 2000 and moved to Calaveras County. ABOUT OUR GROVE We planted our trees in 2003.  We have… Continue Reading