At The Little Shop of Olive Oils, our passion is educating the public about healthy choices, especially the extraordinary health benefits from consuming EVOOs and balsamic vinegars. With thousands of happy customers and 5 star ratings online, we hope you love our little slice of heaven. To your health!
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 “alright or Ok on the right” when we were driving. I’ve been trying to figure out how to use that phrase in a name for a company… that is how we got our logo. There is a hidden OK in the Olive.
What better way to say thanks to my Dad than to open up 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 in life 😊 All 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 brother John. So many other people have helped along the way and we can’t be more thankful.