About us

Our Story:

A few years ago, our family visited a small Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar shop in Kennebunkport ME and we all fell in love with it. Mike and I had been working for many years in large corporations and we both wanted to do something new…so “off the cliff" we went 😊.  While we were looking for inspiration…I thought back to my childhood and my Dad’s love of cooking.

My Dad, ever since I could remember, would make the most fabulous meals for our family. My Mom was disabled and he had to pick up the bulk of cooking as her illness progressed. The two of them would work away in the kitchen with Mom providing direction and him figuring out what he liked or didn’t like. He found his passion!

It allowed them time to talk, him to release the stress of working long hours, helping take care of Mom, and raising three kids! It was also a way for us to come together as a family, we had a home-cooked meal every night! I never realized until later how amazing he was… I always took him for granted.

He passed away a few years ago, but I always carry him with me. He would say, "All right or OK on the right" while driving. We needed to use that phrase in our company name. That's how we got our logo. There's a hidden "OK" in the Olive.

What better way to say thanks to my Dad than to open a specialty store? The store is delightful, just like him, and we always have some fantastic goodies to try. And so began our little project for the next phase of life. Everything is OK here!

Ever since, it has been a family affair with my husband Mike (who built everything in the stores), our three sons (Mike, Matt, and Sean), my sister Peggy, and my brother John. So many others have helped along the way, and we couldn't be more thankful!