About Us

 

Richard & Myrna Meisler
Owners/Farmers

SAN MIGUEL OLIVE FARM

In 2006, encouraged by a family member, we began the adventure of olive farming.

We were referred to a reputable olive tree nursery and, with the owner’s help, selected the best Tuscan varietals for our climate zone. As of 2019, we have 1200 olive trees.

Farming has been a daily learning experience for us, and local growers have been a huge help. This means that our trees receive quality care:

  • Pruning
  • Watering as needed
  • Spraying organically to prevent the olive fruit fly
  • Harvesting by hand
  • Using a local milling service

Each year, the California Olive Oil Council certifies the positive sensory attributes and chemistry values of our olive oil. Our early harvest produces a healthful, high polyphenol olive oil.

Our first tiny crop in 2011 surprised and delighted us with highest awards, and we have continued winning awards in international, state, and local competitions.

San Miguel Olive Farm is one of the most successful American producers, certified by the judges of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

We take pride in every aspect of our work, sharing the experience with “hands on” educational tours on our farm.