This is a series of posts spotlighting Arizona businesses that share their products with Sibley's West, as part of the "Small Business Boost" award efforts of 3TV/CBS 5, BNC National Bank, the Arizona Small Business Association and Cox Business.
One of the state of Arizona's unique gems, worth a visit for a tour and lunch, is the Queen Creek Olive Mill.
The story of the operation of Brenda and Perry Rea goes back to 1997, when the Michigan couple visited the Valley of the Sun and were surprised to see the abundance of olive trees growing across the area.
Within the year, they left Detroit and the automotive industry behind and relocated with their four children (and one on the way) to Phoenix, Arizona.
They planted 1,000 olive trees on 100 acres in Queen Creek and the business was started.
They now have more than 7,000 trees with 16 varieties.
The Queen Creek Olive Mill grows and presses olives for the production of high quality extra virgin olive oil.
Sibley's West is proud to be an "outpost" for people looking for their delicious oils and vinegars -- including the popular Chile and Meyer Lemon flavors -- who might not have the time to visit the mill.
Here's a short video about them: