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October 19, 2021
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Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Nestled in the hills of San Miguel, located in the Central Coast of California, is a picturesque 10-acre olive grove that is the home of “The World’s BEST Olive Oil“. The trees at San Miguel Olive Farm are all planted, tended, and harvested by hand!

Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

California farmers and ranchers, like Richard & Myrna Meisler, steward 25 million acres of active farmland that are part of our iconic landscape. Farming in California is not only important in ensuring a steady food supply, farm landscapes contribute to the character of the state.

It’s our honor to celebrate the Meislers and San Miguel Olive Farm during California Farm and Farmworker Month!

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

Spending even a small amount of time on the San Miguel Olive Farm ensures you have a direct tap into the Meisler’s passion for what they do.

The way they plant, tend trees, harvest the fruit, and then process the oil is all an art form – an art that has perfect timing, is brimming with passion, and has lots of heart. It is no wonder that they hold the title for the best olive oil in the entire world!

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

When we say award-winning, we really mean it. San Miguel Olive Farm has won more than 100 awards for its olive oil! For good reason too, their olive oil is the best we’ve ever tasted!

The meticulous manner in which the Meislers live, work, harvest, and process the olives from their 1200 trees is mind-blowing!

See what our California Grown team has to say about their recent trip to San Miguel Olive Farm.

We recently sent our team of influencers out into the field to explore what the Central Coast of California has to offer and their reviews are exactly what we had imagined they would be – they fell in love!

See what Meg had to say about her trip to San Miguel Olive Farm!

“Richard & Myrna Meisler’s walls at their San Miguel Olive Farm tasting room are covered with more awards than I could have ever imagined! And for good reason too, their olive oil is the best we’ve ever tasted!”This Mess is Ours

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Nestled between the bountiful farmland of the Central Valley and the picturesque coastline, lies wine country in the heart of California which surrounds the City of Paso Robles.

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

How to book a tour at San Miguel Olive Farm

The tour at San Miguel Olive Farm is educational and exciting, but it is by appointment only. Summer and Fall are the best times to see the trees filled with olives, or you can join them for a fun-filled harvest experience in late October and November.

Richard and Myrna will show you firsthand what a day on a natural olive farm is like. They go to great lengths to explain how they farm, irrigate, prune, maintain and care for their trees. Richard might even share stories about his musical career during your visit, which are equally fascinating! He even played drum beats by request for us while we swirled, slurped, and sipped our way through our tasting.

To book your tour reservations, call: 805.467.1950

Want to learn more about Olive Oil from California and how to use it? Keep scrolling!

Olive Oil Head Image with recipes using CA Grown Olive Oil

California Grown Olive Oil: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know + 9 Easy Recipes!

You probably already know all about the incredible health benefits of olive oil (top line: it’s anti-inflammatory, rich in mono-unsaturated fats, and loaded with antioxidants). Let’s take a look at how this “liquid gold” is made and, more importantly, the most delicious ways to incorporate it into your diet!

How olive oil is made - hopper

How Olive Oil Is Made In California


Extra virgin olive oil is a staple in California kitchens, but have you ever wondered how exactly olive oil is made? If you’ve ever plucked an olive straight from the tree, you know it’s nothing like the golden liquid that flavors so many of our favorite dishes.

October is California Farm and Farmworker Month, join us as we celebrate!

As California’s farmers and farmworkers are an invaluable part of California’s community, we celebrate October California Farmer and Farmworker Month! We honor their contributions and dedication to ensuring a safe food supply, even under the most daunting of circumstances.

California’s farmers and farmworkers have worked tirelessly through the pandemic, keeping food flowing to families, front-line workers, and food banks. While many Americans were sheltering in place and working from home, our agriculture community worked hand in hand with retailers and distributors to ensure a stable food supply.  

How can you celebrate and support California Farmers and Farmworkers too?

California farming supports 1.2 million jobs and provides $263 billion in total generated revenue for the state. Agriculture is a critical economic driver that contributes to our bottom line and needs support now.

Choosing food, wine, flowers, and garden and nursery plants that are grown in California directly supports and stabilizes our economy. 

 

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Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Nestled in the hills of San Miguel, located in the Central Coast of California, is a picturesque 10-acre olive grove that is the home of “The World’s BEST Olive Oil“. The trees at San Miguel Olive Farm are all planted, tended, and harvested by hand!

Meet a Farmer: Richard & Myrna Meisler of San Miguel Olive Farm

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

California farmers and ranchers, like Richard & Myrna Meisler, steward 25 million acres of active farmland that are part of our iconic landscape. Farming in California is not only important in ensuring a steady food supply, farm landscapes contribute to the character of the state.

It’s our honor to celebrate the Meislers and San Miguel Olive Farm during California Farm and Farmworker Month!

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

Spending even a small amount of time on the San Miguel Olive Farm ensures you have a direct tap into the Meisler’s passion for what they do.

The way they plant, tend trees, harvest the fruit, and then process the oil is all an art form – an art that has perfect timing, is brimming with passion, and has lots of heart. It is no wonder that they hold the title for the best olive oil in the entire world!

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

When we say award-winning, we really mean it. San Miguel Olive Farm has won more than 100 awards for its olive oil! For good reason too, their olive oil is the best we’ve ever tasted!

The meticulous manner in which the Meislers live, work, harvest, and process the olives from their 1200 trees is mind-blowing!

See what our California Grown team has to say about their recent trip to San Miguel Olive Farm.

We recently sent our team of influencers out into the field to explore what the Central Coast of California has to offer and their reviews are exactly what we had imagined they would be – they fell in love!

See what Meg had to say about her trip to San Miguel Olive Farm!

“Richard & Myrna Meisler’s walls at their San Miguel Olive Farm tasting room are covered with more awards than I could have ever imagined! And for good reason too, their olive oil is the best we’ve ever tasted!”This Mess is Ours

Paso Robles Agritour

The Heart & Soul of California Wine Country – Paso Robles

Nestled between the bountiful farmland of the Central Valley and the picturesque coastline, lies wine country in the heart of California which surrounds the City of Paso Robles.

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

Photo Credit: James Collier for CA Grown

How to book a tour at San Miguel Olive Farm

The tour at San Miguel Olive Farm is educational and exciting, but it is by appointment only. Summer and Fall are the best times to see the trees filled with olives, or you can join them for a fun-filled harvest experience in late October and November.

Richard and Myrna will show you firsthand what a day on a natural olive farm is like. They go to great lengths to explain how they farm, irrigate, prune, maintain and care for their trees. Richard might even share stories about his musical career during your visit, which are equally fascinating! He even played drum beats by request for us while we swirled, slurped, and sipped our way through our tasting.

To book your tour reservations, call: 805.467.1950

Want to learn more about Olive Oil from California and how to use it? Keep scrolling!

Olive Oil Head Image with recipes using CA Grown Olive Oil

California Grown Olive Oil: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know + 9 Easy Recipes!

You probably already know all about the incredible health benefits of olive oil (top line: it’s anti-inflammatory, rich in mono-unsaturated fats, and loaded with antioxidants). Let’s take a look at how this “liquid gold” is made and, more importantly, the most delicious ways to incorporate it into your diet!

How olive oil is made - hopper

How Olive Oil Is Made In California


Extra virgin olive oil is a staple in California kitchens, but have you ever wondered how exactly olive oil is made? If you’ve ever plucked an olive straight from the tree, you know it’s nothing like the golden liquid that flavors so many of our favorite dishes.

October is California Farm and Farmworker Month, join us as we celebrate!

As California’s farmers and farmworkers are an invaluable part of California’s community, we celebrate October California Farmer and Farmworker Month! We honor their contributions and dedication to ensuring a safe food supply, even under the most daunting of circumstances.

California’s farmers and farmworkers have worked tirelessly through the pandemic, keeping food flowing to families, front-line workers, and food banks. While many Americans were sheltering in place and working from home, our agriculture community worked hand in hand with retailers and distributors to ensure a stable food supply.  

How can you celebrate and support California Farmers and Farmworkers too?

California farming supports 1.2 million jobs and provides $263 billion in total generated revenue for the state. Agriculture is a critical economic driver that contributes to our bottom line and needs support now.

Choosing food, wine, flowers, and garden and nursery plants that are grown in California directly supports and stabilizes our economy. 

 

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