About Us

We Had a Dream…..

In 2009 we had a dream to bring the freshest olive oils and the finest balsamic vinegars into everyone’s home.  Our desire and commitment was and is to help produce great cuisine in every home and restaurant.  Our dream was realized and Old World Olive Press, now Old World Olive Co, was founded.

We opened our first store in Rockford, Michigan in 2009.  Our Rockford store was so well received that the second location was opened in Plymouth, Michigan in June 2010.  In 2011 we opened our downtown Grand Rapids store location in the beautiful and historic Flat Iron building.  Demand for high quality EVOO and balsamic vinegar continued to rise; in 2013 we opened as vendors in the newly built Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, the first of it’s kind in Michigan. Shortly afterwards, followed a unique tasting bar at the Knapp Meijer’s in GR. Yes, it’s been a very busy few years, and we have YOU to thank for our success.

We believe that our customers are not only health conscious but they want a better food experience.  And once they taste and use our over 50 flavors of high quality, first pressed olive oils and balsamic vinegars, they are believers.  Our goal is to continually provide only the highest quality, healthiest products for you.  We are dedicated to ensure that the freshest oils are represented in our stores.  In order to do this, we utilize both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.  Our balsamic vinegars are like none other you will find elsewhere.  With many choices from Jalapeno to Dark Chocolate, there surely is a selection for everyone.  Our shelves continually feature new things, so check out our website or visit one of our locations to discover what’s new!

Thank you to our valued customers for your continual support!

Cory DeLong and Shasta Fase