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Desert Milling, Inc.

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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.
PO Box 235 Imperial
92227 Brawley, CA
United States
Phone: 760-348-8366
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 supply 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)

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 

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 offer products that are 

We have Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki available in bulk.
Name Rick Benson
Company Desert Milling, Inc.
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.