We love this olive oil so much that we named it in honor of Vera Jane Mayne.
Tuscany native Alex Zanetti grew up eating his mother’s tasty cooking, such as her pappardelle with wild boar ragu. His mother Lily, a native Toscana, would liberally drizzle many of her dishes with oil from the very same olive trees surrounding their hillside estate, located just outside the medieval walled town of Lucignano.
After tasting the Zanetti’s olive oil, we knew it was special. It had flavor, balance, and a healthy peppery kick that Tuscan oils are known for. We love it so much that it’s been lovingly named Vera Jane’s after Vera Mayne, wife to DLM founder Calvin Mayne and major stockholder for most of DLM’s history.
Thanks to our friend Alex, you can enjoy this top-quality, Tuscan olive oil at a very reasonable price. It is, for good reason, our best-selling olive oil. Alex also has brought us other classics from Italy that we’ve been proud to put our name on; DLM Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, DLM Italian Mini-Toasts, and DLM Authentic Italian Pasta, just to name a few.
We foster a culture of enthusiasts.
It’s our job to know what we sell so we can bring you superb food and drink with expertise, passion, and authenticity. We know what to look for when tasting any number of products, and base our travels on meeting with producers in the world’s greatest food cultures.
In addition to these wonderful products from various brands and vendors both locally and from around the world, look for DLM’s very own private label products ranging from everyday pantry items, like DLM Organic Peanut Butter, to our very own line of DLM Marinara and Pasta Sauce as well as our line of olive oils and vinegar.
Foods that are produced with care and love by local, small, hands-on operations.
We’ve proudly supported local enterprises since our conception as a small fruit stand in 1948, and cherish the family of producers who have become our dear friends. Look for Love Local signage that marks many of these products from area producers. Here are just a few of those friends.
Eagle Ridge Apiaries
Our friend Al Tuttle is a Miami Valley beekeeper who produces our very own private label honey. The honey is unprocessed, raw, and is 100% local.
DLM Organic 100% Maple Syrup
Our 100% pure maple syrup is a wonderful natural sweetener. It comes to us from a family in Wisconsin who has been harvesting maple sap each spring for the past 80 years.
DLM Sea Salt Popcorn
Made using local Indiana corn and popped in-house by our central bakers, DLM Sea Salt Popcorn is a simple, addicting snack. Once you start, you won’t stop.