Shawn & Antoinette Adsdison/Figueroa Farms
Figueroa Farms is the largest oil producer in the Santa Ynez Valley. Olive oil, that is.
But it hasn’t stopped them from embracing the trend toward alternative energy sources as well. So, amidst the 4500 olive trees that Shawn and Antoinette Addison planted in 2002, stands another farm, their 15 kilowatt solar farm, a new addition to the orchard in 2008.With numerous domestic and international awards, both for Figueroa Farms branded-oils and for other producers whose products they mill, the Addisons are confident that locally-produced olive oils can continue to gain accolades in the health-conscious world of gourmet products.