Besto Pesto is a woman-owned and run business based in Rhode Island. Barbara Simon-Olsen and Michele Kozloski joined forces in spring 2007 to bring homemade pesto to the Coastal Growers Farmer's Market. Barbara's homemade recipe and Michele's farming experience created a natural partnership. In 2009, Michele became the sole proprietor of Besto Pesto . The basil and garlic are grown by Michele in Cranston without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.