Meet a Farmer

Philip J. P. Asquith of Ojai Olive Oil Company

Philip J. P. Asquith of Ojai Olive Oil Company

OLIVE OIL Ojai Olive Oil Company GROVE LOCATION Ojai Valley, CA WEBSITE www.ojaioliveoil.com ABOUT US Ojai Olive Oil is a family owned and operated boutique producer of extra virgin olive oils.  Started in 1998 by Ronald H. Asquith, the farm is now run by his son, Philip J.P. Asquith.  From hand picking our olives to brewing our… 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

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

Thom Curry of Temecula Olive Oil Company

Thom Curry of Temecula Olive Oil Company

OLIVE OIL Temecula Olive Oil Company GROVE LOCATION Aguanga, CA WEBSITE www.temeculaoliveoil.com ABOUT ME I grew up a “Navy Brat” moving around the country every couple of years, as far away from farming as possible. After attending college in San Diego, I ended up in the wine business for over 20 years. During that time… 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

Art Kishiyama of Olio Nuevo

Art Kishiyama of Olio Nuevo

OLIVE OIL Olio Nuevo GROVE LOCATION Paso Robles (Central Coast) WEBSITE www.olionuevo.com ABOUT ME A graduate of Cal Poly (SLO), Art returned to the Central Coast for “retirement” after 40 years away and two successful careers.  The first was a 26-year Air Force career where he rose to the rank of Colonel, and the second,… 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

Paul Manuel of Chacewater Olive Mill

Paul Manuel of Chacewater Olive Mill

OLIVE OIL Chacewater Olive Oil GROVE LOCATION Kelseyville, Lake County, California WEBSITE chacewaterolivemill.com ABOUT US Our olive oil is certified by the California Olive Oil Council and our Pieralisi Mill and olive orchard is certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers.  We produce Sevillano, Mission, Mission Manzanillo, Tuscan, Allegra and Favolosa oils. ABOUT OUR GROVE… Continue Reading