About Garlic Gold®
It all started at an organic ranch nestled in California’s scenic Ojai Valley. An itch for entrepreneurship, a love of garlic, and frequent requests for, “that garlic thing,” launched Seven Oaks Farm, Inc., the proud manufacturer of Garlic Gold® USDA certified organic food products.
An 8th grade economics class project for Orion Brutoco and three classmates soon had Orion’s dad (serial entrepreneur Rinaldo Brutoco) involved. With imagination and a lot of energy, the students took Rinaldo’s coveted recipe for a unique, homemade garlic condiment, and launched a start-up that turned into a real business. The original product was a combination of hand crafted, crunchy, toasted garlic nuggets and first cold pressed organic extra-virgin olive oil, which the students learned to hand bottle and label. A farmer’s market stand, opened and operated by Rinaldo and the students, soon led to rave reviews—“It’s Crunchy!”
Eight years later, Garlic Gold® has grown substantially. We now manufacture our products in a certified organic kitchen in Ventura, CA. We source our certified organic garlic, oils, vinegar and seasonings from around the globe. Proponents of sustainability, we create all of our unique products by hand, taking great care to do so. Each full time crewmember – we’ve created numerous jobs since our launch – receives living wages, health insurance, and other benefits.
Named ShangriLa (heaven on earth) for it’s breath taking beauty, Ojai provided the perfect inspiration for creating the gourmet delights that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we enjoy making them. Our mission is to create meaningful opportunities for individuals in a company where corporate responsibility, sustainability and integrity are considered the legitimate precursors to profit.