Past Events

May 7, 2022

16th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

11AM to 4:00PM 

In this banquet for the senses, the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace brings together more than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, cidermakers and chefs who will offer their hand-crafted cheeses, delectable products that complement cheese, boutique wines, artisan-brewed beers and handcrafted ciders. Discover the next wave of interesting cheese products, books and recipes. Taste, sip, and explore! Bring your wallet as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. Every guest brings home a coveted Artisan Cheese Festival insulated cheese tote bag as well as a festive wine glass. Live entertainment included. 

April 30, 2022

Farm Trails Spring Tour

10AM to 4PM

We are so excited that Farm Trails is now open again for onsite visits after a two year hiatus! 

Join us at our olive mill to taste, shop local and enjoy our beautiful hilltop setting with 360 degree views of West Sonoma farmland. Come for a sensory experience: Sample our award-winning EVOO that is grown in the surrounding organic orchards and milled onsite in our Italian press. Savor the brand new Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider Syrup, made with apples from our certified organic orchards. Take in the intoxicating aromas of our olive oil soaps made by a favorite local herbalist with the finest of essential oils. All will be available for sale in our farm shop. Optional scenic orchard stroll once per hour (involves some downhill and uphill walking over rustic terrain). Please make a reservation and we look forward to hosting you!

February 12, 2022

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop

~Taste, Shop, Enjoy~

Shop LOCAL for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!

Relax in our sun-dappled courtyard, surrounded by citrus and ancient olive trees and enjoy stunning 360 views of West Sonoma County. 

  • Be among the first to taste our NEW EVOO-Chocolate collaboration with local chefs, Jeff and Susan Mall, of Volo Chocolate
  • Savor our Special Release 2021 Harvest Olio Nuovo
  • Sample our NEW & expanding line of Heirloom Apple products, including our delicious Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider Syrup and Heirloom Apple Snacks. 
  • Delight the senses with handmade Olive Oil Soaps, infused with ethically sourced essential oils. Handcrafted in Sonoma County by local herbalist Colleen Bingham Solis of Poppy Botanicals. 

Can’t make it in person this weekend? Place your order online [insert web shoot link: ] Enjoy free shipping on orders over $100, or select “Pick Up at the Farm” for Valentine’s Day.

December 24 - January 3, 2022

Holiday Break

Our farm, offices, and shipping department will be closed for our holiday break, December 24 through January 3. Please be advised that any orders received after noon on December 23 cannot be guaranteed to ship until the start of the new year. 

Wishing you all a safe and joyous holiday season, and a healthy, happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022. 

December 18, 2021

Shop local this holiday season!

12PM to 3:30PM 

Gold Ridge Organic Farms Tasting Salon and Farm Shop will be open this Saturday, so come in for your last-minute holiday gifts. Shop our award-winning olive oils and other farm goodies, along with locally crafted herbal products for the face and body, made with Gold Ridge EVOO and organic botanicals. Sample our four award-winning olive oils in the Gold Ridge Tasting Salon, and enjoy a mug of hot cider by the fire. 

Free event with limited parking onsite. 

Sonoma County COVID mask protocols are required.

 

December 11, 2021

HEAD WEST Marketplace @ The Barlow | Sebastopol

10AM to 4PM 

Please join us as we take the Gold Ridge Organic Farms EVOO on the road for two days at HEAD WEST Marketplace, at The Barlow in downtown Sebastopol. Taste samples of our award winning Organic EVOO. Our handcrafted olive oils will be available for purchase at the event.

Created out of the need for accessible and affordable physical space, Founder Jimmy Brower curates an outdoor retail marketplace experience that brings together the ideals of the modern maker with the spirit of the traveling vagabond. Rooted in the Bay Area of Northern California + soon to be expanding into Southern California, HEAD WEST provides an ‘in-real-life’ platform for new, emerging + established brands to have physical selling space multiple times per month at various venues around the Golden State. From hand-made ceramics to locally sourced vintage, there are always new categories of goods available to explore. Centered on connecting people, forging community + sustaining the local economy, HEAD WEST continues to build upon its marketplaces by offering expanded resources for small businesses to learn, grow, connect + share.

December 11, 2021

Holiday Pop-up Shop at our Farm

12PM to 3:30PM 

Our Tasting Salon and Farm Store will be open for limited hours this Saturday afternoon and every Saturday in December until Christmas…

 

November 28, 2021

Shop Local Holiday Open House

11:30AM-4PM

Shop local this holiday season! Come to Gold Ridge Organic Farms, our 88 acre olive and fruit farm in the rolling hills of Sebastopol in beautiful Sonoma County, where coastal breezes from the Pacific create ideal growing conditions.

Support local and kick off your holiday shopping in our Farm shop. Purchase our olive oils and other farm goodies, along with locally crafted herbal products for the face and body, made with Gold Ridge EVOO and organic botanicals. Sample our four award-winning olive oils in the Gold Ridge Tasting Salon, and view the olive mill in action.

Free event with limited parking onsite. 

Sonoma County COVID mask protocols are required.

November 27, 2021

Shop Local Holiday Open House

11:30AM-4PM

Shop local this holiday season! Come to Gold Ridge Organic Farms, our 88 acre olive and fruit farm in the rolling hills of Sebastopol in beautiful Sonoma County, where coastal breezes from the Pacific create ideal growing conditions.

Support local and kick off your holiday shopping in our Farm shop. Purchase our olive oils and other farm goodies, along with locally crafted herbal products for the face and body, made with Gold Ridge EVOO and organic botanicals. Sample our four award-winning olive oils in the Gold Ridge Tasting Salon, and view the olive mill in action.

Free event with limited parking onsite. 

Sonoma County COVID mask protocols are required.

November 6, 2021

Harvest Open House

11:30AM-4:30PM

Join us for our first public open house celebration of the 2021 Olive Harvest at Gold Ridge Organic Farms, our 88 acre olive and fruit farm in the rolling hills of Sebastopol, where coastal breezes from the Pacific create ideal growing conditions.

When you visit we will share a tasting of our award-winning olive oils in the Gold Ridge Tasting Salon, and show you the "olio nuovo" milling in our state of the art Rapanelli Olive Press and Mill from Italy. 

This is a free community event with limited parking onsite. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Due to current Sonoma County COVID guidelines, please note that masks will be required while inside our Tasting Salon. 

 

November 5, 2021

Harvest Open House

11:30AM-4:30PM

Join us for our first public open house celebration of the 2021 Olive Harvest at Gold Ridge Organic Farms, our 88 acre olive and fruit farm in the rolling hills of Sebastopol, where coastal breezes from the Pacific create ideal growing conditions.

When you visit we will share a tasting of our award-winning olive oils in the Gold Ridge Tasting Salon, and show you the "olio nuovo" milling in our state of the art Rapanelli Olive Press and Mill from Italy. 

This is a free community event with limited parking onsite. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Due to current Sonoma County COVID guidelines, please note that masks will be required while inside our Tasting Salon. 

Your facility is beautiful! Your olive oil is fantastic, and the specialty chocolate with olive oil is super delicious (wish they made at least 80% chocolate to cut down on the sugar). As an aside, I absolutely loved the front gates!

Bonnie K., San Francisco Bay Area, CA

My feedback on Meyer Lemon Blend Olive Oil: I love it and think you’re doing great work…a credit to the community!

Barbara C., Santa Rosa, CA

AMAZING true olive oil! The taste and texture is divine, but for us this oil has been a blessing beyond the gourmet, our autistic son has had tremendous leaps forward in healing and development, this oil is truly brain food pure and healing. Thank you for what you do!

Laina S., Naples, FL

[The tour and tasting were] very interesting and informative. Thank you.

Kristen T., Sonoma County, CA

I learned so much! Loved the samples - very generous! I am sharing my purchases with my friends, too. I made pancakes to try the apple syrup and that was a hit! Thanks to the polite and knowledgeable staff. We had a great time! We bought a few items, for us and as gifts. You have an impressive operation that we will continue to support! Thank you for your customer care, attention to detail, and knowledge. Excellence shows!

Gerard G., Napa, CA

The best, unparalleled olive oil I’ve ever had! Apple cider syrup is also second to none! What is the most impressive to me is that all of the ingredients are freshly grown, organically made! Simply the best!

Jeongbum S., San Francisco Bay Area , CA

A friend gifted me the assorted tins for Christmas and I am very impressed. Delicious oil. As I cannot do dairy and do not like margerines I found scrambling my egg in this olive oil was sublime. You don't want to waste it on dishes where you cannot get the full impact of its delicious flavor. I am hooked.

Jean M., Grants Pass, OR

I will NEVER go back to store bought oils! The difference in taste between fresh and store bought was extraordinary.

Sheryl P., Cheboygan, MI

My entire experience was wonderful. The order arrived in a very timely manner, and the product is excellent!

Barb G., Bonners Ferry, ID

We love the Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider syrup! Thank you!

Sarah H., Culver City, CA

Great products, excellent service!

Karen K., Los Angeles, CA

Recipients of the EVOO were delighted. Nice to get positive feedback from foodies.

Yvonne , Sebastopol, CA

Very good people and service.

Mateo S.

Always a pleasure working with Gold Ridge Organic Farms for custom milling. Very professional, helpful and friendly.

Bill M.

Delicious products and a beautiful view.

Steven M.

So far have been splashing Minerva on our pasta. No more boring pasta dinners! The details were also good - packing material, gold tab on bottle for opening, info for using each oil, drop down tab to cover spout opening, etc… Every detail well planned.

Patti L., Bellevue, WA

Thank you providing this service to our community. I was so happy to be able to have my olives individually milled this year. In the past I have always participated in a community press. So this is the first time I have been able to taste my very own olive oil! Thanks for making that possible!

Mary Lee M.

We've only opened up one bottle so far but we are pleased. I'm a bit of an olive oil snob. Your oil has flavor and smells like fresh grass. I put it on my air popped popcorn with salt. It's delicious! So glad I found you! Can't wait to try the other oils and get the new harvest oils in the future!

Debbie V., Boulder, CO

Everything is so great! Love the tins as much as the bottles and enjoying both right now. Love giving these oils as gifts too!

Laurie S., Sonoma, CA

The olive oils are excellent. My favourites are Tuscan and Arbequina and the fact that they are organic makes them even better. Also the packaging is exceptional.

Joanne H., Red Bluff, CA

I’m very happy with your Arbequina Blend. It’s smooth and fresh. It makes everything taste elegant. I love it. I also love your Minerva olive oil.

Cheri R.

The Strawberry Parfait apples made a lovely, fluffy applesauce in a soft pink color. Not as deep a color as the Pink Pearls, and the flavor is milder than other varieties in the markets here - but very pretty nonetheless... With a wee bit of my "secret ingredient" it tastes great!

Jennie C.

I recently picked up some Gold Ridge Organic Farms strawberry parfait apples from Whole Foods. They are some of the best apples I’ve ever had.

Samantha E.

Excellent packaging and true authentic organic extra virgin olive oil with the bite to the palate that distinguishes it from poor quality and purported EV olive oils. Thanks again expect repeated orders to come!

Ty J., Hemet, CA

LOVE IT!!! I take a shot of olive oil every day. (Along w/all the other stuff we use EVOO for!). Picholine Blend is high in polyphenols, which is why I chose this blend… I'm after the health benefits of higher polyphenols… I love that Gold Ridge is organic, I love all the awards they have, I love that they are a small farm, I love the taste and quality of the olive oil!

Ashley C., Murrieta, CA

I received my shipment in good order. I have opened the Tuscan Blend and was very impressed with its flavor and finish. The others I have not tried at this time. Since I, also, am a very small olive grower and making some organic extra virgin olive oil, I love to try other oils.

Marilyn M., Calistoga, CA

Love love love my order! I was introduced to the goldridge olive oil from My real good greens delivery that I started. I love the olive oil so much that I order a bottle almost every week. I also told a girlfriend about it, she ordered some, and I ordered some for My mom and sister who live in New York. I have never had such amazing olive oil, and absolutely love it! Thanks

Nancy S., San Francisco, CA

Five Stars!!!!  Thank you Andrea and Brooke!  LOVE your product!!!  Hope that Montage Healdsburg can send guests for tasting, special events some day!  Hotel opens November 18!!

Laurie S., San Clemente, CA

I am happy with the Arbequina olive oil.  I had been looking for a long time for an olive oil appropriate for making a vinaigrette that was flavorful without being overpowered by the strong taste of the olive oil.  And now I have found it!  Thank you!

Deborah , Del Mar, CA

We love this oil. I feel better about consuming an oil that is actually good for you as long as I don’t over heat it or use too much of it at once

Irene D., Port Townsend, WA

Amazing!!!

Merhunisa K., Bronx, NY

I love this olive oil.  I had been looking and trying many olive oils to try to find a mild but flavorful oil that would not overwhelm salad dressings and vegetables.  This is absolutely a perfect oil for these purposes.  I now also use it as my overall go to olive oil.  It enhances and does not detract from other flavor profiles.  Just delicious!  I also love the pouring spout that was included in my first order.  I love it so much I even sent this oil to a friend of mine who also loves to cook.

Deborah M., Del Mar, CA

We appreciate the chance to support local artists. 

We’re on a keto diet that requires us to consume a cup of oil a day. Your sampler has made this program tasty! 

It was flawless and the packaging was perfect! 

Excellent! Gave some to my mom, sister, and son/fiancé for Xmas. They loved it! My son and fiancé (in colorado) said it is the best olive oil they have ever had! My mom and sister are repeat gifts. My mom asked for more of the goldridge olive oil for Christmas. Always pleased with goldridge.

Nancy S., San Francisco, CA

I LOVE your olive oil so much. It is smooth and bright and delightful. AND its the only oil I wanted to provision my upcoming sailing adventure with for 6 months!

Thank you.

Aria A., Hallandale Beach, FL

I am very happy with your product. Shipping was fast and quality is excellent!

Danielle L., Sequim, WA

Great arrived before we expected it. Andrea is wonderful, she knew what we wanted with just......it begins with a P

John G., Lake Oswego, WA

I'm only on my first of the trio, Minerva, but I'm already super happy with my order. And, as a longtime connoisseur, you are now one of my favorite olive oils, not kiddin, and will now be in my regular rotation. Thank you for the complimentary pour spout. I never liked their idea as to keep oxygen out. But I love it. Super convenient and makes it easy to pour all over the place.

Homero D., Driftwood, TX

Great service and love the olive oil!!

Deb , Perry, MO