OLIVE 101

This entry was posted on November 5, 2009 by McEvoy Ranch.

babytrees This Saturday, November 7th, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is hosting its annual olive festival during the farmers' market from 10:00 am until 1:00pm. From growing, harvesting and curing olives to producing, grading and tasting extra virgin olive oils, here's your chance to learn "olive it!" While our McEvoy harvest and precious "Olio Nuovo" is still a few weeks away, Cuesa's market chef, Sarah Henkin, has lined up several newly pressed California oils for you all to compare and contrast from Bariani and Sciabica & Sons. You may taste grass, ripe olive fruit, pepper or even green bananas, but most importantly, you'll learn how oils are graded and how to be sure what you're buying is truly certified "extra virgin." And if you're so inspired, take home a tree and grow your own! Keith is bringing some of our young Tuscan varietals to the festival, and he'll be available with handouts and tips on how to successfully care for your tree. See you Saturday!

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