Our Story

Our Obsession with Gold (Standards)

Over 100 years of perfecting olives has taught us a lot about where quality comes from. It comes from working hard alongside people we consider family, innovating the most efficient harvesting process in the industry, and a passion for producing the best tasting products in the world.

If you are not completely satisfied with any of our products, please contact us.

Our Guarantee: No
Boring Bites. EVER.

Our Gold Standard seal reflects our relentless obsession with quality, and can be found on every product we make.

This seal is our promise to remove “boring” from your food vocabulary. We want you to experience the best tasting, highest quality food every time you open a Lindsay can, jar, or cup. If our expertise helps you make every bite more memorable, we’ve done our job.

From Our Family to Yours

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A Snapshot of 100+ Golden Years

For over a century we’ve been hand-harvesting our crops with a total focus on the health of our orchards, surrounding environment, and our people. The end goal has been the same since 1916: To bring you products that are the pinnacle of quality, and off-the-charts delicious.


Brothers Arthur and Henry Bell purchase a small olive grove in Orange Cove, California.


The Bell's brand introduces the canned, chopped olive, which became widely used (think "islands" in Thousand Island salad dressing).

Arthur Bell co-develops the "pitter-chopper,” which remains an industry standard today.


The Company sees continued growth, and when Arthur's stepson Daniel S. Carter joins, Bell’s is renamed Bell-Carter Olive Company.


Sliced olives are introduced to the home, restaurant and pizza industry.


Tim and Jud Carter expand the physical operation and eventually move the company to the newly renovated Maywood Olive Company in Corning.


Bell-Carter purchases the Lindsay olive brand — the most widely recognized olive brand in the United States.


Tim T. Carter takes over as 4th generation CEO in 2012. (Yes, olive-obsession runs in the family.)


Bell-Carter Foods joins forces with the Escalante Family of AG Olives (Aceitunas Guadalquivir SL), bringing together two veteran olive-producing families.