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Desert Milling, Inc.

Desert Milling, Inc. is the first olive mill in the Imperial Valley. We are focused on promoting new plantings and helping our customers grow olives in the desert.

AddressPO Box 235
Brawley, California, 92227
United States
Phone Number760-348-8366
Fax Number510-550-2699
Website Address
First Year in Business

  • Grower and/or Producer
    We grow olive trees

    We can offer 25+ different olive varieties of three different sizes, from young recent transplants to two years old and over four feet tall.
    We produce olive oil

    We have 20 acres of three main varieties in production, with an additional 20+ varieties coming into production in the next three years.
    Supplier and/or Service Provider
    We sell olive trees

    we can provide any variety, with enough notice. We keep an inventory of most varieties.
    We manage orchards

    We custom farm orchards in the Imperial Valley.
    We provide harvesting services

    We can provide harvesting and milling services to all farmers in the Imperial Valley of California.
    We provide bottling services

    We provide bottling services for olive growers that would like the oil we mill for them in bottle form.
    We provide other services related to the olive oil industry

    Consulting on new orchards and agronomic assistance on existing orchards
    We have a public mill

    We provide certified organic milling services

    We have community milling days

    Maximum Daily Capacity (in tons) 10

    We have a brand new mini-mill that went online September, 2013. We will provide custom milling for all of Southern California and SW Arizona.
    We provide consulting services for the olive oil industry

    We have an experienced team that can provide consulting services in Southern California for anyone considering a new olive planting.
    Testing Laboratory
    We provide chemical testing for the olive oil industry

    We test fat and moisture content of whole olives and milling paste.
    Tours and/or Tasting Bar
    We provide tours of our facilities
    Olive Oil Purveyor
    We are a retailer of olive oil and/or olive products

    We offer products that are COOC Certified, Organic, Estate Grown, Kosher Certified.

    We offer estate-grown, blended and bottled extra virgin olive oil with and without organic certification.
    We are a wholesaler of olive oil and/or olive products

    We offer products that are , COOC Certified, Organic, Estate Grown, Kosher Certified.

    We offer wholesale olive oil in 250ml, 500ml and 1 gallon containers, and are willing and able to private label our products to meet our customer needs.
    We are a broker of bulk olive oils


    We have Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki available in bulk.

  • Name Rick Benson
    Title President
    Telephone 415-385-5742
    The Desert Milling team is lead by Rick Benson, a 3rd generation Imperial Valley native. He combines over 10 years of farming experience with strong analytical and management capabilities. After growing up in Brawley, Rick received his MBA from ASU along with an MIM from Thunderbird, and spent the last 20 years in finance and management. His experience includes time as a farmer, produce broker, hedge fund trader, and co-founder of an agriculture technology company.