The Last Early Girls

As we move deeper into November tomatoes become limited at the farmer’s market.  I realize we are extremely lucky here in California because we still have local tomatoes.  I love... Read more »

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  • November Farmers Market Bounty


    The season change is evidenced by the changing produce at our local farmer’s markets. Pumpkins and pomegranates share space with the last of the tomatoes and bright shiny eggplants. One of the most eye catching displays is the pile up of multicolor, multi shape peppers as seen from last Saturday’s market in Santa Rosa.
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  • Sauce is Boss

    Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

    The Saucier in a traditional kitchen is a highly regarded and important position. There is specific training required to learn how to build flavors, achieve correct viscosity and shine.

    Traditional French sauces rely heavily on butter and cream. There is an ancient historical divide in culinary traditions between cultures that cooked with animal fats such as butter and those whose sauces were olive oil based. The Romans felt sorry for the folks in their conquered lands because their cuisines did not include olive oil.
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  • Olive Harvest nears and we can’t wait!

    With the olive harvest nearly upon us, it’s an exciting time to be at McEvoy Ranch.

    We harvest seven different Italian olive varieties here. This not only optimizes the flavors in our Traditional Blend Olive Oil but helps spread out harvest timing. Some are early ripening, some later.
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  • Smoke Taint in Olives

    Olive Trees

    The staggering destruction of the recent fires in Northern California leaves many us searching for any remnants of optimism this fall. We are grateful that everyone in our Ranch family remains safe, and we continue to be grateful for the courage and stamina of the first responders.

    Knowing that our team and Ranch have thankfully not been harmed, many people have reached out to us to ask about the possibility of smoke taint among olives.
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  • Petaluma: We Love It


    McEvoy Ranch isn’t “in” Petaluma, exactly. We’re just a few miles southwest of Petaluma, minutes away really, but the ranch is in Marin County, while Petaluma is in Sonoma County. So while Marin is our home, Petaluma is our house, so to speak. It’s where many of us live, where we go to pick up our mail, grab lunch, shop, play and hang out when we’re not nose to grindstone at the ranch.
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  • Tapenades, The Most Versatile Ingredient

    McEvoy Ranch Tapenades

    Tapenades have a long history, dating back thousands of years to the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD. In their simplest form, tapenades consist of chopped olives, capers and olive oil. These days, there is a wide variety of flavors available but the difference will always be in the quality of their ingredients, starting of course with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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