Past Events

February 24, 2024

Olive Tree Pruning Seminar with Sean McEntire

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Ticketed Event | $48
Join us at Gold Ridge Organic Farms with olive expert aka The Olive Man, Sean McEntire of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company to learn best practices for managing your olive orchards. Learn about pruning techniques and the best times to prune your trees, for optimal fruit production and plant health. Weather permitting, a pruning demonstration will be held outdoors in our orchards.

With over 35 years of experience in the valleys of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Sean has established himself as the leading olive specialist in the region and we are proud to partner with him to bring you this educational experience.

Coffee, tea, and donuts will be provided. 

Limited tickets will be available and reservations will be first-come, first served. Advance reservations are required. 

February 17, 2024

Sonoma Lovers Celebration

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pizzas ~ 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM or until sold out

Sonoma is for Lovers! We are lovers of good food, good health and good times...Come and celebrate the month of love at Gold Ridge Organic Farms and give your heart health a boost with fresh local 2023 harvest Olio Nuovo.  Make your belly happy with our NEW light and delicious barrel aged apple cider vinegars and citrus shrubs. Discover new pairings with our citrus oils. Pizza pop up with Chef Bruce Hill (formerly of Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur and Zero Zero in San Francisco). 

Chef Bruce Hill and his team will be serving a variety of Organic, House-Made Pizzas, featuring artisan cheeses with fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients. All selections vegetarian. Vegan options available by request. 
 
 
Pizzas ~ $18 each (10-12" pie serves 1-2 people)
Pink Citrus Shrub ~ $5 each
Pizza + Shrub ~ $22 Combo
Other treats and sweets will be available for sampling and purchase in our Tuscan-inspired Farm Shop. 
 
FREE ENTRY
Pre-purchase of pizza ticket is not required but recommended. Enjoy your pizza for here or to go. 
 

 

January 5 - January 6, 2024

Farm Shop Closed for Holiday Break

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday Season.  Our Farm Shop will be closed Friday and Saturday, January 5 & 6th for the Holiday Break.

Please check back with us for our January & February 2024 Olio Nuovo Tastings and Events. Our online shop is always open at www.goldridgeorganicfarms.com and option to choose Pick up at the Farm if you are local.*

*Private shopping may be available by reservation only. Please call us or email farmshop@goldridgeorganicfarms.com

December 24 - January 2, 2024

Holiday Break

Our farm, offices, mill, and shipping department will be closed for our holiday break, December 24 through January 2. Our Farm Shop is closed through January 11. Please be advised that any online orders received after noon on December 22 cannot be guaranteed to ship until the start of the new year. Wishing you a safe and peaceful holiday season.

December 22 - December 23, 2023

Holidays Along the Farm Trails at Gold Ridge Organic Farms

Fridays & Saturdays: November 11 - December 23

10AM to 4PM on weekends. Weekday shopping available by appointment. 

Gold Ridge Organic Farms joins Sonoma County Farm Trails in celebrating all things locally made and farm grown with Holidays Along the Farm Trails.

Enjoy mulled cider and apple cider donuts made especially for the holiday season by Chef Bruce Hill, using our most beloved Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider Syrup and Tuscan Blend EVOO. 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 or coffee by the fire. 

Free event with limited parking onsite. 

December 21, 2023

Extended Hours | Holiday Shopping at Gold Ridge Organic Farms

This Thursday ~11 AM to 3 PM 

By popular demand, we're extending our open shopping days, just for the holiday season! Join us this Thursday at our Farm Shop for your last minute holiday gifts.

Shop small and celebrate the harvest season! Enjoy your first taste of our 2023 harvest Olio Nuovo (new olive oil). Straight from our estate olive press, this highly prized, limited production olive oil is at its greenest and most healthful immediately following harvest. It is sought after by gourmands and health and wellness enthusiasts alike for its pungent green flavors and high polyphenols.

Find the perfect gift for your foodie friend, family, or clients: 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 Organic Farms Estate EVOO and ethically sourced botanicals.  Create your own gift baskets or choose from a curated selection of locally made goods and farm made products, for the kitchen and home. 

 

This is a free event with limited parking onsite.  

December 10, 2023

Dandelion Night Market

Gold Ridge Organic Farms is excited to participate in the Dandelion Night Market Event in San Francisco, Sunday December 10, 1-5 pm.

From Dandelion: We’re transforming our factory into a festive holiday shopping destination. We’ve invited friends, collaborators, and creators to set up shop for an afternoon of shopping, socializing, and outstanding food and drink. Guests will discover twenty-plus vendors (keep an eye on our Instagram for updates and sneak peeks!), including some of our favorite chocolatiers, ceramicists, food producers, foragers, and printmakers. Fort Point, Broc Cellars, and Hammerling Wines will pour beer and wine and sling snacks, and we’ve got Bayview favorite Tato bringing their delectable tacos to keep shoppers going while sampling chocolate, selecting ceramics, and considering gorgeous accessories for best-friend gifts. It’s a perfect holiday day out. And don’t worry, our café and retail space will be open for guests to grab a hot chocolate or caffé latte while picking up a couple of bars to go, or a Hot Chocolate Trio for a neighbor. We will also collect pantry items and donations for the SF-Marin Food Bank.

November 25, 2023

Small Business Saturday Open House | Holidays Along the Farm Trails

10 AM to 4 PM

Shop small this holiday season at Gold Ridge Organic Farms in Sebastopol. Celebrate the harvest season and enjoy your first taste of our 2023 harvest Olio Nuovo (new olive oil). Straight from our estate olive press, this highly prized, limited production olive oil is at its greenest and most healthful immediately following harvest. It is sought after by gourmands and health and wellness enthusiasts alike for its pungent green flavors and high polyphenols.

We will also offer tastes of mulled cider pressed from local organic apples, Kona coffee, plus house-made baked goods prepared especially for the holiday season by Chef Bruce Hill. Sample Gold Ridge Organic Farms four award-winning olive oils, our NEW line of apple products, and enjoy a warm beverage by the fire in this festive atmosphere.  

Find the perfect gift for your foodie friend, family, or clients: 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.  Create your own gift baskets or choose from a curated selection of locally made goods and farm made products, for the kitchen and home. 

 

This is a free event with limited parking onsite.  

November 23 - November 24, 2023

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Gold Ridge Organic Farms Offices & Farm Shop will be CLOSED Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24  for Thanksgiving.

Please visit our Farm Shop on Saturday, November 25 for a Farm Trails Open House, holiday shopping, and Olio Nuovo tasting.

November 4 - December 22, 2023

Custom Olive Milling OPEN for Appointments

Saturday, November 4 - Friday, December 22 (CLOSED SUNDAYS)

Now accepting reservations for Custom Olive Milling at Gold Ridge Organic Farms. Please contact us via Milling@GoldRidgeOrganicFarms.com for more information. Milling is by appointment only. Please do not show up to our mill unannounced. 

Services available for conventional and Certified Organic olive growers, large and small.  50-pound minimum. Opening and closing dates are subject to change. Milling may be weather dependent. Bottling services will be available beginning in late January 2024. Please note that we do not offer community milling. 

October 14, 2023

Fall Bounty Open House | Sonoma County Farm Trails Fall Tour

10AM - 3PM

FREE ADMISSION

Celebrate the arrival of fall and the bounty of the harvest season at our beautiful organic farm in the hills of Sebastopol. Experience our NEW line of apple cider vinegars alongside Gold Ridge Organic Farms award-winning Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Taste our NEW citrus shrubs, plus a selection of farm-fresh Heirloom apples and pears. Wood-fired pizzas, NA beverages, artisan ice cream, and locally made apple hand pies will be available for purchase, along with our lineup of farm products and other locally crafted goods for the table and home. 

Join us for a casual farm stroll at 11 AM & 1 PM

Chef Bruce Hill and team will be serving 3 types of Organic, Wood-Fired Pizza. Bruce hails from Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur and Zero Zero in San Francisco.
 
Farm Trails Wood-Fired Pizza Menu
 
  • Heirloom Apple with Fennel, Roasted Leeks, Thyme and Pt Reyes Farmstead Cheese Toma with Arbequina EVOO
  • Butternut Squash & Lacinato Kale with Chevre, Garlic, Chilli, Sage with Mandarin-Kumquat Olive Oil
  • Classic Margherita with Bianco diNapoli Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil with Tuscan Blend EVOO
September 16, 2023

Second Annual Heirloom Apple Celebration

10 AM to 3 PM

Celebrate the arrival of fall with us this September at our Second Annual Heirloom Apple Celebration, a fun-filled day at Gold Ridge Organic Farms. Welcome the change of seasons and peak harvest of our most beloved Heirloom Apple varieites. Featuring curated tastes of a handful of the 70+ heirloom apple varieties grown in our organic orchards + our organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

Included with entry: Live music featuring local Americana band Staggerstrings, farm tours, apple & cheese pairings, samples of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, plus freshly pressed apple cider.

Additional offerings available for purchase: wood-fired pizzas by Mike the Bejkr, apple treats by Blooms End, artisan ice cream, fresh Heirloom fruit, EVOO, and more. Pre-purchase recommended as we expect many of these items to sell out. Visit the ticket link for additional details. 

We hope you can join in the fun!

Adult Tickets (13 and up): $25+

Kids Tickets (12 and under): $10+ (Commemorative apple picking bag included with purchase

Babies in arms FREE

 

August 12 - August 12, 2023

50th Anniversary Gravenstein Apple Fair | Artisan Tasting Alley

11 AM to 6 PM 

Ragle Ranch Park | Sebastopol

Gold Ridge Organic Farms joins the 50th Anniversary Gravenstein Apple Fair in the VIP Artisan Tasting Alley at Ragle Park in Sebastopol. We will share tastes of our favorite apple products, including our crowd-pleasing Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider, plus our estate organic olive oils, and more surprises to come!

This much beloved, family-friendly event will feature live music on two stages, featuring headliners Poor Man's Whiskey, Rainbow Girls, and The Same Chase and The Untraditional; local food, cider, beer & wine, arts & crafts, farm exhibits, and kids activities. 

 

"Awarded Bohemian‘s “Best Festival” for 2023 and the first-ever Green Resolution for events by Sonoma County Zero Waste, the Fair is proud to be 95% zero waste. We’ll see you August 12 & 13, 2023!" - Learn more & purchase tickets at Gravensteinapplefair.com 

May 20, 2023

Healdsburg Food & Wine Experience : Vintners Plaza Grand Tasting Experience

12:30PM to 4:30PM 

Join us in beautiful Healdsburg, California at the Vintners Plaza Grand Tasting Experience. This is the highlight of the Healdsburg Food & Wine Experience! Experience exceptional food and wines from over 100 of the finest producers from Sonoma, Napa, and internationally renowned regions. Local and international chefs will prepare extraordinary bites with Sonoma's seasonal agricultural bounty - including Matt Horn, Casey Thompson, Ari Weisswasser, Leah Scurto, Kent Rathbun, Crista Luedtke, Jeffrey Lunak and more! Enjoy live music as you mix and mingle with some of the area's finest makers throughout the day!

 

May 6, 2023

Farm Trails Spring Tour

10AM to 4PM

Celebrate Spring and Citrus Season at scenic Gold Ridge Organic Farms. 

We will highlight all things CITRUS from the farm. Taste our Meyer Lemon, Mandarin Kumquat & NEW Yuzu Citrus Olive Oils paired with local artisan cheeses, including offerings from Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery, Cypress Grove Cheese, and Bellwether Farms. Delight in tastes of a special Meyer lemon dessert created for the occasion by local Buttercup Baking.  Previewing samples of our NEW Mandarin-Kumquat Citrus Shrub and more… All tastes included with ticket purchase.  

Optional scenic orchard strolls at 11 AM and 2PM. Please wear sturdy, sensible footwear. Involves some downhill and uphill over uneven terrain.  

April 22, 2023

Olive Oil Sensory Seminar with Pablo Voitzuk

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Ticketed Event | $225

Gold Ridge Organic Farms presents an in-depth, olive oil sensory experience with Pablo Voitzuk. In this half-day long event, we will explore how to evaluate a wide range of olive oils, from both local and international producers. Learn how to detect specific aroma and flavor profiles, as markers of high quality and flaws which are deemed either undesirable or show that an olive oil is past its prime.

Pablo Voitzuk travels the world as an international olive oil educator, consultant, and judge. He teaches at the Olive Oil Program of the Olive Oil Times in New York City and London. His consultancy takes him to olive orchards and mills throughout California, New Zealand, Portugal, Uruguay, and Turkey. A native of Buenos Aires, he honed his expertise in olive oil and the curing of table olives while working with Apollo Olive Oil and Pacific Sun Olive Oil in Northern California, and while studying with Dr. Marco Mugelli in Tuscany and with Dr. Pietro Paolo Arca in Sardinia.

He is a judge for local and international olive oil competitions, including the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition at the Los Angeles County Fair; BIOL in Puglia, Italy; the Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP) in Tokyo, Japan; Sol D’Oro in Verona, Italy; the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) in New York City; and the Premio Montiferru in Sardinia, Italy. He has also been a member of the California Olive Oil Council (COOC) tasting panel from 2010 until 2022. COOC awarded him with the Best Miller of the Year award in 2015, 2016, and 2018 in their annual competition, in the large producer category.

Refreshments and a boxed lunch are included with ticket purchase.

March 26, 2023

Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace | California Artisan Cheese Festival

12PM to 4:00PM 

Join us at the Grace Pavilion, Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa. In this banquet for the senses, the Artisan Cheese Tasting & Marketplace brings together more than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, cider makers, and chefs who will offer their hand-crafted cheeses, delectable products that complement cheese, boutique wines, artisan-brewed beers and handcrafted ciders. Taste, sip, and explore! Gold Ridge Organic Farms will be providing tastes of our Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Citrus Olive Oils, and our runaway favorite, the Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider Syrup. Bring your wallet as there will be an opportunity to purchase your favorite cheeses and artisan products. 

March 18 - March 25, 2023

EVOO & Local Artisan Cheese Pairing

In honor of 2023 California Artisan Cheese Week, Gold Ridge Organic Farms will highlight local, artisan dairies in our Deluxe Organic Olive Oil Tasting Exploration on March 18 | 24 | 25.

We will feature cheeses from local favorites: Bellwether Farms, Valley Ford Creamery, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, and more. Cheeses will be available for purchase in our Farm Store.

Taste our four Organic Estate Olive Oils in Italian EVOO glassware. Savor apple & citrus products from our orchards paired with delicious cheeses and bread. Explore the combinations with our resident Certified Cheese Professional, Alli. Tastings are informal and limited in size.

This Deluxe Tasting is approximately 60 minutes long. Advance Reservations required. Our Farm Shop is open for browsing during regular Fri/Sat hours 10 am - 4 pm.

February 18, 2023

Sonoma Lovers Celebration

10 AM - 4 PM | Ticketed Event | $35

Give your heart health a boost with fresh local 2022 harvest Olio Nuovo. Discover new pairings with our citrus oils. Taste a custom dessert pairing from local pastry chef Jenny Malicki of Buttercup Baking with our Honeycrisp-Fuji Apple Cider Syrup. Enjoy rose-infused hot apple-pear cider shrub with Little Apple Treats' Modern Mulling Spices. 

Tickets are not tied to their time: our Farm Shop is open from 10 am - 4 pm. Come anytime.



Tickets are not tied to their time, we're open 10 am-4 pm, come anytime.

February 4, 2023

Olive Tree Pruning Seminar with Sean McEntire

9 AM - 11 AM & 2 PM - 4 PM | Ticketed Event | $25
Sold Out - Sign up for the waitlist below to be notified of any openings

Join us at Gold Ridge Organic Farms with olive expert aka The Olive Man, Sean McEntire of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company to learn best practices for managing your olive orchards. Learn about pruning techniques and the best times to prune your trees, for optimal fruit production and plant health. Weather permitting, a pruning demonstration will be held outdoors in our orchards.

With over 35 years of experience in the valleys of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Sean has established himself as the leading olive specialist in the region and we are proud to partner with him to bring you this educational experience.

Limited tickets will be available and reservations will be first-come, first served. Advance reservations are required. 

February 3, 2023

Olive Tree Pruning Seminar with Sean McEntire

2 PM - 4 PM | Ticketed Event | $25
Sold Out - Sign up for the waitlist below to be notified of any openings

Join us at Gold Ridge Organic Farms with olive expert aka The Olive Man, Sean McEntire of Napa Valley Olive Tree Management Company to learn best practices for managing your olive orchards. Learn about pruning techniques and the best times to prune your trees, for optimal fruit production and plant health. Weather permitting, a pruning demonstration will be held outdoors in our orchards.

With over 35 years of experience in the valleys of Napa and Sonoma Counties, Sean has established himself as the leading olive specialist in the region and we are proud to partner with him to bring you this educational experience.

Limited tickets will be available and reservations will be first-come, first served. Advance reservations are required. 

December 23, 2022

Olive Harvest - Farm Shop - Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Shop in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Farm Shop and courtyard surrounded by ancient olive trees and fragrant citrus.

Create your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond. 

December 17, 2022

Olive Harvest - Open House - Farm Shop Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Come visit us and celebrate the release of our Olio Nuovo from the 2022 harvest plus the new arrival of our beloved Apple Cider Syrup. 

Available for purchase in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Tasting Room & Farm Shop with spectacular views of West Sonoma County. 

  • Taste freshly milled Olio Nuovo, Apple Cider Syrup and an EVOO pairing with Toluma Farms cheese
  • Make your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond 
  • Orchard Walk (20 minutes) at 11 am and 2 pm
December 16, 2022

Olive Harvest - Farm Shop - Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Shop in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Farm Shop and courtyard surrounded by ancient olive trees and fragrant citrus.

Create your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond. 

December 10, 2022

Olive Harvest - Open House - Farm Shop Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Come visit us and celebrate the release of our Olio Nuovo from the 2022 harvest plus the new arrival of our beloved Apple Cider Syrup. 

Available for purchase in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Tasting Room & Farm Shop with spectacular views of West Sonoma County. 

  • Taste freshly milled Olio Nuovo, Apple Cider Syrup and an EVOO pairing with Toluma Farms cheese
  • Make your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond 
  • Orchard Walk (20 minutes) at 11 am and 2 pm
December 9, 2022

Olive Harvest - Farm Shop - Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Shop in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Farm Shop and courtyard surrounded by ancient olive trees and fragrant citrus.

Create your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond. 

December 3, 2022

Olive Harvest - Open House - Farm Shop Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Come visit us and celebrate the release of our Olio Nuovo from the 2022 harvest plus the new arrival of our beloved Apple Cider Syrup. 

Available for purchase in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Tasting Room & Farm Shop with spectacular views of West Sonoma County. 

  • Taste freshly milled Olio Nuovo, Apple Cider Syrup and an EVOO pairing with Toluma Farms cheese
  • Make your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond 
  • Orchard Walk (20 minutes) at 11 am and 2 pm
December 2, 2022

Olive Harvest - Farm Shop - Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Shop in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Farm Shop and courtyard surrounded by ancient olive trees and fragrant citrus.

Create your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond. 

November 26, 2022

Olive Harvest - Open House - Farm Shop Gift Baskets

10AM - 4PM | FREE EVENT

Come visit us and celebrate the release of our French Picholine Blend, our first Olio Nuovo of 2022 harvest. Free tastes of EVOO and local cheese pairing with Toluma Farms plus the new release of Apple Cider Syrup. All available in our beautiful Tuscan inspired Tasting Room & Farm Shop with spectacular views of West Sonoma County. Make your own Sonoma-themed gift baskets featuring local handcrafted goods from our farm and beyond.

October 8, 2022

A Taste of Fall - At Gold Ridge Organic Farms - Farm Trails 2022 Event

11AM - 4PM
Two Seatings: 11AM and 2:30PM

Join us for a fall tasting exploration at our beautiful organic farm in the hills of Sebastopol. This event will be held outside at our olive mill and include a brief tour of our orchards followed by a two-course, sit-down tasting. The first course will feature our six organic estate grown/milled olive oils. The second course will include a guided apple tasting and cheese pairing, featuring 2-3 local artisan cheeses. Weather permitting, guests will be seated at a long communal table with views of the orchards.

October 8, 2022

Farm Shop

10AM - 4PM

Please join us for Farm Shop Hours 10-4 pm during Farm Trails Fall Tour. We will feature casual EVOO Tasting and Apple Sampling free of Charge while supplies last. Shop for Local Gift Items. sign up for our Mailing List and enter our Drawing to win goodies from the Farm.

September 17, 2022

Heirloom Apple Celebration

Join us for a fun filled day at Gold Ridge Organic Farms to celebrate the arrival of fall and the beloved Heirloom Apple. This family friendly event will feature curated tastes of a handful of the 70 heirloom apple varieties grown onsite in our organic orchards + our organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

Enjoy freshly pressed apple juice from our hand turned cider press and an orchard stroll led by Farmer Brooke Hazen.
And available for purchase, organic vanilla ice cream with our own apple cider syrup plus local cheeses that pair well with apples. The activities will all take place outside in our Tuscan inspired courtyard and around our olive press. We hope you can join in the fun!

September 2 - September 3, 2022

Labor Day Weekend Open Farm Shop

10AM to 4PM

Welcome the arrival of fall with us at the farm this Labor Day Weekend on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Try delicious local cheese paired with apples picked fresh from our organic Sebastopol orchards. 

June 27, 2022

Check Please! Taste & Sip

6:30PM - 8:30PM at San Francisco Design Center Galleria

Join Gold Ridge Organic Farms at Check, Please! with host Leslie Sbrocco and celebrate the resilience of the Bay Area's culinary spirit with the return of Taste & Sip! Sample the diverse flavors that define our region with food from more than 50 restaurants featured on the show and wines from Leslie's favorite local wineries.

VIP tickets are available for early entry from 5:45pm-6:30pm with special bites from a select group of restaurants, artisanal food crafters, and sips from some of our favorite winemakers.

A full line-up of eateries and drink purveyors will be announced on June 1!

May 27 - May 28, 2022

Visit our Tuscan-inspired Tasting Room and Farm Shop in the rolling hills of Sebastopol this Memorial Day weekend. 

11AM to 4PM

Join us at our olive mill to taste, shop local, and enjoy our beautiful hilltop setting with 360 degree views of West Sonoma County 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). Advance reservations recommended. 

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 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 24 - November 25, 2022

Closed for Thanksgiving

The Gold Ridge Organic Farms Offices & Farm Shop will be CLOSED Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25  for Thanksgiving. Please visit our Farm Shop on Saturday, November 26 for our olive harvest open house and holiday shopping.

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. 

My gift arrived and it was so fun to open! What an amazing small business... totally impressed with how everything was wrapped and packaged for shipping! Honeycrisp apples are my favorite and I can't wait to try the syrup. What an extravagant gift... everything looks delicious!

Ausma K.

Your EVOO is excellent and the best value I have found! We are repeat customers (in Connecticut) and will keep coming back!

Michael G., Plainville, CT

The Picholine Blend: Excellent per usual, thanks again.

Ty J., Hemet, CA

Absolutely love the flavor, texture and the overall taste of the Minerva Olio Nuovo. The high polyphenol count, USDA Organic and California certification are very important to me. The quality of your operation from the way you grow, harvest, process, store and ship your product is superb! Awesome customer experience every time I call. Very informative and pleasant to talk with. Extremely happy with Gold Ridge Organic Farms! I’m a customer for life. I have also referred Gold Ridge to several family members. My cousin loves your olive oil as much as I do. She mentioned to me that she hasn’t had such quality and flavor since we were kids growing up in our old world Greek cultural environments. Both of our fathers were in the restaurant business. In addition, the women of the households were incredible authentic Mediterranean cooks as well. That’s a great testament to your company and the quality of your products.

Matt M., Longmeadow, MA

Your EVOO is extraordinarily delicious! The oils are smooth, flavorful, and absolutely outstanding. I found your EVOO to be perfect for drizzling on cooked vegetables, and salads; although I use it anywhere I would previously use butter or a spread. The taste is simply incredible. Thank goodness you ship to the east coast; I'm so glad I found you and I will continue to be a customer.

Carol T., Hackettstown, NJ

My feedback on the Olio Nuovo Tuscan Blend 2022 Harvest: OUTSTANDING oil. If freshness is what it's all about, then you guys are DEFINITELY the WINNER.

Leslie H., Oak Harbor, WA

My feedback on the Minerva Blend 2021 EVOO: Your Olive oil is fantastic! It is probably the best I've ever had. I am 100% Greek and grew up with an immigrant father who believed in quality food. As soon as I open the bottle, the aroma hit me. It reminded me of my childhood and how delicious food used to smell. My cousin tried it first and contacted me to tell me all about it. From now on this is my oil. Absolutely love it!

Ann V., Buzzards Bay, MA

My feedback on the Olio NUOVO Minerva Blend 2022: Very happy with the Minerva Olive Oil! Excellent taste, the best quality olive oils l have ever tried. Also, great service. I like being able to speak with someone on the phone when I have a question. You offer a customer service experience whenever I call. You have a customer for life. Also, have references several to your company. Recently, my cousin has ordered a bottle of the Minerva and loves as much as I do.

Matt M., Longmeadow, MA

I loved your OLIO NUOVO Arbequina Blend! It makes the best salad dressing (with lemon juice, salt & pepper) and I’m glad it has a high percentage of polyphenols! I had bought olive oil from a different farm before and it wasn't as good as your oil. We are getting ready to order again.

Beth S., Louisville, KY

I saw this olive oil on La Briffe recommended by Ruth Reichl. I love olive oil. My grandmother was from Croatia and she cooked with olive oil as did my mother way before it was chic to do. I am a native Californian and I live in Georgia. I miss California and I love La Briffe and Ruth's recommendations for things like your olive oil. It keeps me in touch with all things California.

Pam H., Decatur, GA

I haven’t encountered many American olive oils that knocked me out, but this one from Gold Ridge Organic Farms in Sebastapol is exceptionally good.

Ruth Reichl, James Beard Award Winner, Food Writer & Chef

We really appreciated the informative and tasty presentations as well as farmer Brooke’s informative tour of the orchard. A+ Everyone was super nice.

Blane H., Cloverdale, CA

Always happy with your olive oil! Someday we hope to visit the farm. It looks beautiful!

Ryan J., Portland, OR

I learned so much about apples! Thanks. I thought the oil tasting was so well organized and I enjoyed the experience very much. I’ll be spending more on olive oil Now. Thanks!

Sara S., Sebastopol, CA

Love your organic olive oils - they are amazing! Whenever we are in the area will visit.

Scott B., San Diego, CA

I love the Meyer Lemon Olive Oil! A friend brought a bottle for me to try and I am in love. I am a personal chef and I plan to make this a regular finishing oil. I am taking it with me back east to share with friends!

Heidi L., Sebastopol, CA

I love our olive oil! Thank you.

Lisa M., Port Washington, NY

Love your olive oil, thanks!

Ryan J., Portland, OR

The Arbequina Blend olive oil is simply wonderful, and the shipping was very fast! Thank you!

Barb G., Post Falls, ID

I like the VOLO Chocolate with Meyer Lemon. Kind of satiny, not too sweet. That’s good in my book! I like the olive oil in that one too. Kind of creamy and nourishing.

Ginny A., Plainfield, MA

I saw the farm store sign from the road and came in to explore. I'm so glad I did. I tasted, and chose some gorgeous oils and vinegars too & chocolate! Some really special gifts available. Great packaging & nice hospitality. Thank you. I'll be back.

Penny L., Sonoma County, CA

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

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

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