In 1909, Cristo Fusano arrived at Ellis Island from Bari, Italy. He grew up where olive trees grew in abundance by the shores of the glistening Adriatic Sea. He wanted to share in the American dream and use his knowledge and skill to grow and produce superior olives.After leaving Ellis Island, he set out for the San Fernando Valley in Southern California where friends and family were waiting. There he started to work on his dream, first by working for the Sylmar Olive Co., owner of the largest olive grove and mill in the world, and then by purchasing some of those olive groves for his own with his small amount of precious savings. The groves were fruitful and soon "Papa-Non" was able to start his own olive processing mill. He and "Nana" had eleven children, most of whom worked in the business known as Cristo Fusano & Sons. Their "San Fernando Valley Brand" olives and cold pressed extra virgin olive oil was in demand throughout the nation. A tradition was born.
Today, we are putting the same loving care into continuing the tradition with Fusano Olive Company. We bring the highest quality specialty products from the groves and farms to you - a tradition since 1909 carried forward by Rosemarie Fusano since 1986 and by us today. We, Scott Morrell and Jeremy Sizemore, are simply two life-long friends - part central coast native, part entrepreneur, and 100% olive connoisseurs offering you our very best.
Scott Morrell & Jeremy Sizemore