Tom and Donna
Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company is located in ‘oh so charming’ downtown Blue Ridge Georgia on the right hand side of East Main Street about half way down the road. They are in a brand new building and you can see through the glass directly into their fine tasting room filled with unique silver oil dispensers "fustis" and custom Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company bottles.
Tom and Donna Harper are the proud owners and they come from diverse backgrounds. Together they found their way to believing in the purity and health benefits olive oil and are pleased to be able to bring that opportunity directly to you!
Tom, an architectural photographer, www.TomHarperPhotography.com, came with his wife on an assignment to Blue Ridge about 8 years ago and immediately fell in love and purchased the very home he had come to photograph! Donna had been in healthcare for 30 years and with the move she decided it was a time for a change.
Ideas flowed back and forth on a new direction for the couple and when Tom strolled into an olive oil shop in Naples, FL he knew what it would be. Both Donna and Tom dove into an intensive study of olive oil and its properties – they found many health benefits beginning with how it can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and help prevent Alzheimer’s. They learned that quality and integrity does matter in Olive Oil and they only carry the purest available on the market.
Their International Olive Oil and Vinegar tasting room provides customers a special treat and opportunity to taste olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world before they buy. The pleasure of sampling oils and vinegars is an old European custom and Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company now brings that tradition to the North Georgia Mountains.