This new oil is a blend of Frantoio and Leccino olives produced Exclusively for Corti Brothers Grocers & Wine Merchants Since 1947 by Olive Truck with Gian Luca Grandis and Samir Bayraktar from olives grown on Keller Estate, Petaluma.
Samir Bayraktar, Founder & CEO of Happy Healthy Organic, Inc. dba The Olive Truck, is originally from Turkey. He embarked on a research project there to seek out the most unique olive varieties in Turkey in order to produce very unique olive oil. He ran into the problem of having to travel the olive fruit long distances in order to get it to a quality olive oil mill. From this problem, he imagined a solution. He designed and constructed a mobile olive oil mill with the most state of art milling equipment for his project. As the next step in his operation, he created a self contained mobile olive oil mill inside a shipping container and shipped it to California. Now based in San Francisco, he is furthering his concept to seek out the finest and most unique olives in California and will take his mobile mill directly to the olive orchards in order to eliminate the potential damage that can and does occur to picked olives when they are not immediately milled due to long travel time.