About Us

We are both entrepreneurs and have a passion for food, so when we found out Cape Ann Olive Oil was for sale, it was an easy decision. Both of us have dreamed about owning an olive oil store since we enjoyed an olive oil tasting in northern California 15 years ago. At that time, we tried to find a distributor for our area and had no luck. Now our dream has come true.

Our vision is to evolve Cape Ann Olive Oil into a place where you not only buy the best olive oils and balsamics available, but also to have a unique variety of products for the food lover. We’re creating a place where you can taste before you buy and have a wonderful experience while doing so. We love meeting people who live nearby and those who come from afar, and enlightening them about the possibilities of great dishes. So if you are in the area, please stop in and say hi, and come in and taste “Olive” them!

Patty and Rick Gates