About More Than Olives

Our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the best customer service, outstanding products, and any culinary guidance you might want.

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About Us

More Than Olives is a small business owned by Ken and Joan Masegian. We had an idea in 2007 to leave our corporate careers (well mostly) and develop a business that we could run until retirement. We stumbled across a small company that offered California Olive Oils and complimentary products. We tasted their amazing, fresh Olive Oils and were hooked! In 2008, with the help of friends and family, we opened our original store in El Dorado Hills. Our son Jacob joined us in running the store and customers loved his creative suggestions of how to use our products in recipes. In 2013, we moved the store to our current location in Historic Folsom and in October of 2020, we took the store independent.

The move to Historic Folsom was the best thing we could have done for our business. Being part of this greater community has grown our business and allowed us to expand our offerings to our customers. It is rewarding to see so many of our customers returning to refill their bottles with our great Olive Oils and Vinegars. Visitors to the Historic District enjoy experiencing our store. For many of them, it is the first time they have had the opportunity to sample a variety of Olive Oils before purchasing, and of course, ordering from us when they run out.

Since 2008

Welcome to More Than Olives! Our store specializes in Premium Quality Food products that enhance your culinary experience while improving your health.

We have partnered with small-scale producers to provide the freshest California Board Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Flavored California Olive Oils. Along with that comes Artisan Crafted Vinegars, and a wide selection of specialty foods. 

A Little History

More Than Olives is more than just a food retail store. Our goal is to educate our customers about the benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Vinegar in their diet. We discuss with you the importance of freshness and other benefits of our products. We only sell the current year’s harvested Olive Oils for a reason. We also encourage sampling at our store and provide samples of everything! Our goal is to educate, experiment, discover; help enhance your favorite recipes or find new ones! 

Gifts! There is no better gift than the one you love yourself. Share us with all your friends and family. We make beautiful baskets, gift boxes and wrapped gift bags. Whether they are local, or we are shipping for you, we can help!  Welcome to our “MTO Family”!

Our staff is amazing! They are all well versed in our products, ready to share recipe ideas and love using our products in their own kitchens. 

We seem to be the favorite place for our customers to bring family and friends. They call us “an experience”, and we love it!

– Ken & Joan Masegian, Owners
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Why Choose Us

15 Years of Experience

Working with small producers we find that one of the best parts of our job is getting to know the growers and companies we work with. Learning why they create the delicious products we carry makes them even more special. .

Custom Your Gifts

We have created gift options that allow you to choose the product that is just right for the special person in your life. And if you should want your own unique gift box created, we are happy to help you with that. Just to reach out to us, or visit the store.

Exceptional Service

A large part of our job, and we must say fun part, is working with our customers to help them find flavors that excite them. In-store sampling is available every day for most of our products. We love sampling!

Our Family

Our great crew will always great you with a smile and lots of suggestions on how to use our products!

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“I love the variety of products but I can’t be without the lemon and the basil olive oils. The lemon oil makes summer vegetables a treat. And their basil olive oil saute’d with garlic and small tomatoes becomes a delicate summer dressing for angel hair pasta.”
Nancy McMahon

“Oh my gosh!! This oil is from heaven and so good.”
Cindy Qualls

“More than Olives has the best variety of oils and vinegars! And to assist everyone, they have the greatest variety of recipes to help you know how to use their varieties. The staff is very knowledgeable and always helpful. If you are lucky you will find your “go to” recipe like the black bean and corn salad. Always in my refrigerator!”
Roger Hartsock