Barceloux Family Farms is a family owned farm located in Northern California. We have over a century of family olives and walnuts in Orland, CA.
Pierre Barceloux first came to California in 1859 spending time as a miner and ranch hand. In 1871, he moved his family from Sault Ste. Marie, Quebec to a ranch in Glenn County near Willows. He founded the Peter Barceloux Land Company that developed into a large farming operation primarily growing barley. George Albert Barceloux was born to Pierre and Lumina Barceloux in 1877. The town of Orland was incorporated in 1909, the year Leo Barceloux was born to George and Emma Barceloux. The first major development of Orland began in the 1910s after the completion of the Orland Irrigation Project, the first irrigation project of the newly-formed United States Bureau of Reclamation; the Orland Water Users Association continues to provide water for agricultural land in the area. George moved to Orland where he became President of the Bank of Orland and served the newcomers during the influx of settlers. He and Emma raised their 5 sons (Clem, Leo, Reeve, Melvin, Edgar) in their large home on Highway 99W south of Orland. Four of the Barceloux brothers remained in the Orland area, operating several businesses including an insurance agency, auto parts stores, and ranches.