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

Farmer Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm

Farmer Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm

OLIVE OIL Frog Hollow Farm Extra Virgin Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Brentwood, CA WEBSITE www.froghollow.com ABOUT US Frog Hollow Farm is a C.C.O.F. certified organic fruit orchard located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sustainability is an important value that owner Farmer Al Courchesne has embraced since choosing to go organic in 1989. We steward… 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

James and Patricia Talcott of Talcott Olive Oil

James and Patricia Talcott of Talcott Olive Oil

OLIVE OIL Talcott Carneros Olive Oil Extra Virgin robust Tuscan Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Carneros, Napa County, California WEBSITE www.talcottoliveoil.com ABOUT US Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Operating Room Nurse with a shared passion for the land and farming. We are striving to leave the land in better condition than when the property was acquired. ABOUT… Continue Reading

Evan Loewy and Ben Herrmann of The Other Brother Company

Evan Loewy and Ben Herrmann 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