Way back in 1998 Alan and Denyse Hodgson, the original owners of Grumpy Grandma’s, planted a mixed variety olive grove in sunny Jiggi nestled in the pretty hills of the Northern Rivers hinterlands. Through sheer hard work, much trial & error and study trips to Sicily, Grumpy Grandma’s grew to be a table Olive & Olive Oil business to be reckoned with!
After Alan & Denyse decided to take a step back from farm life, new owners Tim Stone & Lynne took up the reins of the business in 2017.
Tim & Lynne are carrying on Grumpy Grandma's legacy of freshness and deliciousness, as well as trialling growth of new, speciality varieties on their grove at Rosebank.
They are also constructing a new processing plant on their beautiful property, Morningside Farm, to facilitate even more variations of their amazing olives and oils. Currently discerning foodies can taste the delights of 5 different oil styles as well as scrumptious, nibble worthy Kalamata, Manzanillo and Hardy Mammoth Green Olives and semi dried olives for a salad zing!
Olives and Oils can be purchased via the online shop or pop down to one of the famous Northern Rivers markets and have a chat with Tim about all things olive.