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McEvoy Ranch Community Milling Day
Sunday, November 14, 2021

 

Community Milling Day is one of the most exciting days of the year. Small growers from across Northern California bring their freshly-picked olives to our mill to create a true regional blend olive oil. We combine everyone’s crop and mill a seasonally unique Extra Virgin Olive Oil that is always delicious. Come with your olives and join us!

 

Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021

Time:  7 am – 11 am

Price:  $1 per pound of olives (what a bargain!)

 

Note:

  • Drop-off on 11/14/21 will be a drive thru - we ask that you please stay in your vehicle until your turn
  • Please arrive during your designated timeslot
  • Our facility (retail store, restroom, mill, outdoor space) will NOT be open to guests during the 11/14/21 drop off day

 

Pre-registration required (must be completed prior to 11/10/21)

 

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Additional Information

How does it work?

We combine everyone’s olives and mill them together to make a community olive oil. Each participant receives a commensurate amount of the final oil based upon how many pounds of olives they contributed to the blend (we will weigh your olives on our certified scale when you arrive). Most seasons, we make two blends of olive oil: a Tuscan blend and a non-Tuscan blend. Our Community Milling olive oil yield amount varies based on the olives participants bring. In the past, approximately 80-100 pounds of olives yielded 1 gallon of Community Milling olive oil.

 

Who can come?

Anyone with olives to mill – we’ve had participants who have brought anywhere from 4 pounds to 400 pounds of olives!

We will not pull aside and process any crops individually for milling – this is a communal event!

Will all olives be included in the blend?

As long as the olives are in good condition, absolutely. We will reject olives that have been damaged by frost, olive fruit fly, or other sad circumstances.

 

Olives in good condition will have bright/fresh flesh that is either green, pink, or purple. Olives that have been damaged have brown or damaged flesh like this:

 

Notice the small holes in the fruit here? Those are made by the olive fruit fly (seen on the olive in the center). Below those surface holes will be rotten, brown, oxidized flesh. A small penknife can open up the olive to reveal this type of damage.

 

Notice the damaged flesh in this photo? Top center is an olive that has dried out (it looks like a raisin) and the ones in the middle have holes in the skin so the flesh inside has begun to rot. These olives will not make delicious oil.

 

When should your olives be picked?

Please pick your olives on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the earliest or, ideally, entirely on Saturday, November 13, 2021. Olives picked too early and stored in a warm place will begin to rot and will not be admitted into the community mill. Place them somewhere dark, cool, and dry between picking and when you bring them to the mill.

 

Do you need to bring bottles for your oil?

You are welcome to bring sanitized, labeled containers for your oil. We also offer containers for purchase, and you will be charged for them at the time of pick-up (Please note: we do not sell extra containers nor divide up oil for participants into lots of small bottles – the containers provided are for “transportation” purposes only, and the container size your oil is put in is at McEvoy’s discretion, based on availability).

 

When can you pick up your oil?

We will divvy up everyone’s oil into the proper amounts and containers for pick-up beginning on Monday, November 22, 2021. You will pay for your milling ($1 per pound) and containers (if applicable) at the time of pick-up.

 

  • Drop In: Between 11.22.21 - 11.30.21(note: we are closed on Thanksgiving Day), drop by the Ranch’s Tasting Room 7 days a week between 10:00 - 4:00 to pick-up your olive oil.  
  • By Appointment: extend the fun and schedule an olive oil or wine tasting while you’re picking up your oil! Enjoy the beauty of the ranch with one of our tasting packages. Contact our Tasting Room at visit@mcevoyranch.com or 707-769-4138 to make a reservation(note: tastings must be pre-scheduled appointments only – we cannot accommodate “on-the- spot” requests). 
  • Olive oil not picked up by 12.1.21 will be shipped at the customer's expense. A handling fee of $20 will be charged.

 

 

WEATHER ALERT

In the event of a severe storm or frost we will postpone Community Milling Day. Light or moderately rainy conditions will not result in a postponement. If severe storm conditions are predicted, we will email all registered participants on Friday morning to reschedule.

 

Do you have other questions? Please give our Customer Service a call at (707) 778-2307.


Ready to register? Pre-registration required (must be completed prior to 11/10/21)

 

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Custom Olive Oil Milling

For olive growers seeking an individual Custom Olive Oil Milling, McEvoy Ranch offers the following options:

 

  • Mid-Volume Custom Milling (approximately 500 – 4,000 LBS)
  • High-Volume Custom Milling (must have 4,000+ LBS/ 2 Tons)

 

1)Mid-Volume Custom Milling dates are offered as follows:

□ Monday, 10.25.21       □ Thursday, 10.28.21    

□ Monday, 11.1.21           □ Thursday, 11.4.21

□ Monday, 11.8.21         □ Thursday, 11.11.21

□ Monday, 11.15.21         □ Thursday, 11.18.21

□ Monday, 11.22.21    

□ Monday, 11.29.21       □ Thursday, 12.2.21

□ Monday, 12.6.21         □ Thursday, 12.9.21

 

 

2)High-Volume Custom Milling dates can be arranged individually.

 

Olives must be delivered between 6 AM and 8 AM on the pre-arranged milling date.

 

Upon our receipt of your completed Olive Oil Services Agreement, we will contact you to confirm your milling date and details or we will let you know if we cannot accommodate your milling request (note: all Olive Oil Services Agreement must be received and approved in advance; no drop-ins can be accomodated).

 

Please download, complete, and return the OLIVE OIL SERVICES AGREEMENTas detailed in the document.

 

Do you have additional questions about McEvoy Ranch’s Custom Milling Services? Please write to amy@mcevoyranch.com

 

Thank you so much for your interest in milling at McEvoy Ranch and happy harvest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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