Growing up in Corning, California you understand that agriculture is all around you. You know that table olive season is only a matter of weeks away and that Bell Carter (the world’s largest olive cannery, seen in the photo below) will be running in full force. The air is dry and hot with record-breaking days in the heat and people live at a slower pace of life – the farming life.
Food is grown in our backyard and neighbors share the fruit of their harvest. There is a sense of humble pride around Corning when you say, “It’s from my garden, or it’s from my orchard.”
Not everyone grows food or raises animals, but there is an awareness of where our food comes from. A lot of us grew up in 4H or FFA, (Youth Agriculture Organizations) these clubs taught us our roots and gave us the opportunity to become critical thinkers. It was our responsibility to care for our plants or our animals after all, at this stage we are young farmers.
As the world becomes faster and more technology driven, it is the farmer who awakes in the morning, laces up their boots and farms by faith each day. “Once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman or a preacher but every day, three times a day you need a farmer,” a quote from Brenda Schoepp a farmer, an international mentor and inspirational agriculture speaker.
Lucero Olive Oil is unique in the fact that we grow our olives, carefully mill them, bottle the oil and, with luck, have that oil find its way into the homes of gracious friends who understand the efforts that each precious bottle represents. It provides a future to young farmers and it provides a legacy to be passed down generation after generation. This is Corning and this is Lucero Olive Oil.
We are farmers who are olive growers and food lovers.
We are Americans, and we’re proud to be from Corning.
Farmers are our Future
Purchase a gallon of our Five Star Blend
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Lucero Olive Oil will
donate $5 to local agriculture programs.