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GOLD AWARD WINNER AT NYIOOC WORLD OLIVE OIL COMPETITION

2022

 

Our estate-grown extra virgin olive oils result from mindful and passionate dedication to excellence, from orchard to bottle. Everything is done entirely on the ranch – growing the olives, harvesting, milling, blending and bottling. McEvoy's estate-produced oils are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).

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GOLD AWARD WINNER AT CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR, - CALIFORNIA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL COMPETITION

2022

 

This year, our Limited Edition is comprised of ripe-olive notes from the Coratina and Frantoio varietals. With grassy aromas of tomato leaf and artichoke and flavors of radicchio with a hint of green apple. This oil is complex, herbaceous, and exceptionally fresh. The perfect finishing oil for a charcuterie board, seared salmon or to drizzle over warm goat cheese or creamy sheep’s milk cheese.

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DEMAND IS STRONG, BUT NORTH BAY MANUFACTURERS STILL WRESTLE WITH HIRING, SUPPLY LINES

October 2022

 

Dorsey explains McEvoy Ranch focuses on employee loyalty to ward off hiring issues, by “treating employees with respect and giving them a path for growth.” This includes paying a living a wage and benefits.

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IS CLIMATE CHANGE COMING FOR YOUR BELOVED OLIVE OIL NEXT?

October 2022

 

A world without olive oil seems impossible, or at the very least, much less delicious. But as climate change renders warmer growing seasons and more extreme droughts, affecting grocery store staples, we begin to rethink our agricultural ways. It all begs the question: Is olive oil truly sustainable?

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What Climate Change Means for the Future of Olive Oil

AUGUST 2022

 

Samantha Dorsey, the president at McEvoy Ranch, an organic farm that’s grown olives in Petaluma, Calif. for 30 years, says it’s becoming harder and harder as rain becomes more scarce.

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Best Time to Visit Wine Country

AUGUST 2022

 

As a result, Ms. Dorsey and the team at McEvoy have hedged their bet by investing in their halo product: olive oil. Olive trees excel at growing in dry, arid climates. They need little water to survive and can even thrive in desert-like environments and Ms. Dorsey is very optimistic about the future of olive growing in California.

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Petaluma Visitor MagazINe 2022

JULY 2022

 

Growing For Good. For more than three decades McEvoy Ranch has been making award-winning, estate-produced Extra Virgin olive oils, small-lot wines, culinary items, and olive oil skincare of the highest quality.

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OLIVE OIL SPAT SHOWS BATTLE OVER LABELING

JUNE 2022

 

Company president Samantha Dorsey said the truth-in-labeling issue was crucial, especially given the higher cost of doing business in California such as its stricter environmental regulations. "It devalues the name of California, and the brand of California when products are labeled as California but are imports."

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BEST DAY EVER IN PETALUMA

MAY 2022

 

The recommendations in this itinerary are clustered in Petaluma’s walkable downtown, but a short car ride will enable you to experience this city’s unique agricultural diversity. Consider visiting one of the region’s wineries, tasting olive oil at McEvoy Ranch...

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: DISCOVER THE FINEST OLIVE OIL AT McEVOY RANCH

APRIL 2022

 

What Le Creuset and McEvoy Ranch share is more than just a commitment to the highest level of craftsmanship, although the pursuit of quality is foundational to both companies’ heritage. Both Le Creuset and McEvoy Ranch create products that enhance the joy of cooking and eating, products that will elevate your experience in the kitchen and around the table.

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WHAT THE "CALIFORNIA" LABEL ON YOUR OLIVE OIL MEANS

April 2022

 

Today, you can find California olive oil in stores across the country. The product is highly sought out by connoisseurs for its pungency and pepperiness. But what does it mean when you see “California” on the label of a bottle of olive oil?

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TASTING AND USING OLIVE OIL

MARCH 2022

 

To help us understand the complexities and nuances of one of our favorite ingredients, we consulted with Samantha Dorsey, President of McEvoy Ranch – a leading organic olive oil farm in California and one of our partners for the launch of Olive. We sat down with her to chat about best practices for tasting and using olive oil in the kitchen and for cooking.
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5 OF THE BEST FOODS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ACCORDING TO FARMERS

DECEMBER 2021

 

Olives may be polarizing in taste, but there's one thing all farmers agree upon: They're wonderfully sustainable. Samantha Dorsey, president of McEvoy Ranch, claims that the shelf-stable export is a California gem for a variety of reasons.

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DANCE ON THE RANCH

NOVEMBER 2021

 

A half-century of exquisite modernist movement was celebrated by ODC/ Dance on September 26 amid the rolling, bucolic hills at McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma. Framed by the ranch’s bountiful — and award-winning — olive trees and vineyards, this beloved modern dance troupe, founded by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ushered in a new era amid its Fall for Art fundraiser.

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OLIVE THE STORY

NOVEMBER 2021

 

We hear about the intricacies of making olive oil and discuss the historic legacy of olive trees. We also get to hear the intriguing story of the woman of who started the ranch.

Listen Now >>

McEvoy Ranch: Olive Oil in Harmony with Nature

July 2021

 

A pioneer of the California olive oil scene, McEvoy Ranch holds respect for people and the environment at its heart while making innovative quality products.

Read More >>

Legend & Leaders

July 2021

 

"Deeply committed to sustainable and organic practices, Dorsey not only conducts workshops on olive orchard management locally, but counsels farmers and growers in various aspects of sustainability in Arizona, California, Oregon, Mexico - and, as far away as New Zealand. She serves on the executive committee for the Olive Oil Commission of California and is a board member of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance."

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McEvoy Ranch: What Sustainability Means for Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

August 2021
 

“Like Frog Hollow we’re a small family-owned business, we’re not owned by a major corporation. We’re not beholden to stockholders or any other conglomerate,” says Samantha. “It allows us to stay really true to the core values of our business: excellence, authenticity, sustainability, beauty, and relationships."

Read More >>

Agritourism gains ground in Napa, Marin, Sonoma counties

July 2021
 

Nestled in the Petaluma Gap on the border of Sonoma and Marin counties, the roots of the McEvoy Ranch stem from Nan Tucker McEvoy’s love of Italian culture.

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What’s New in Marin

June 2021

 

Bringing much-needed tranquility to everyday life, Petaluma’s McEvoy Ranch launched a line of premium CBD products inspired by their 550-acre ranch. Among other products, Calm and Clarity CBD tinctures include 1000 mg of beneficial cannabinoids and naturally occurring terpenes while Calm Pet includes 500 mg cannabinoids designed for our furry friends.

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2020H Limited Edition Extra Virgin Wins Gold Medal At The Olive Oil NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

May 2021
 

Our estate-grown extra virgin olive oils result from mindful and passionate dedication to excellence, from orchard to bottle. Everything is done entirely on the ranch – growing the olives, harvesting, milling, blending and bottling. McEvoy's estate-produced oils are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).

Read More >>

California Wine Country women entrepreneurs pursue premium olive oil ventures

April 2021
 

“Nan was never afraid, and always respected. She was a pioneer in the olive oil business. She loved Tuscan olive oil. She was incredible, and I always looked up to her and enjoyed learning from her,” Dorsey said.Dorsey is witnessing more women going into the olive oil business first-hand. Over half of her staff consists of women.

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Calm down with fresh CBD products from McEvoy Ranch.

winter 2021
 

No one loves new stuff from Bay Area makers more than we do. Indeed, cartwheels were turned when we learned of the Ode Oasis launch. They're from Petaluma's McEvoy Ranch, a ginormous working organic ranch that produces award-winning olive oils, small-lot wines, and yummy olive-oil-based skincare products. The new crew of wellness products—made with premium full-spectrum CBD—is designed to bring tranquility and focus to everyday living.

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McEvoy Ranch turns to CBD products

winter 2021
 

"...their new Ode Oasis CDB products are infused with 100 percent organic olive oil and botanicals and are “certified by the Leaping Bunny organization,” which apparently certifies “cruelty free” products. The oasis word in the name refers to how the current generation of managers feel the ranch appears to visitors."

Read More >>

McEvoy Ranch Launches CBD-Based ODE Oasis

winter 2021
 

Joining the CBD revolution, McEvoy Ranch, the award-winning maker of estate olive oils, small lot wines, and natural beauty products, has launched a new line of premium CBD items that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for both humans and pets.  

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Self Care Rooted in Marin: Inspired by Tuscany, cultivated in the rolling hills of Marin County

winter 2021
 

After retiring from a barrier-breaking career in journalism, Nan McEvoy followed her passion for Tuscan olive oils to found McEvoy Ranch at age 72. She went on to produce some of the nation's most sought after extra-virgin olive oils. In fact, before her passing at age 95, Nan built a highly successful farm-based business and was named Food Artisan of the Year by Bon Appetit."

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McEvoy Ranch launches ODE Oasis, a new line of premium CBD products that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for humans and pets

winter 2021

 

McEvoy Ranch launches ODE Oasis, a new line of premium CBD products that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for humans and pets. Tinctures, skincare, and pet products feature estate-produced, organic, early harvest McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil.  

Read More >>

AN ODE TO THE OLIVE

Spring 2010
 

"Reminiscent of a Tuscan hillside during harvest, McEvoy Ranch’s Olive Oil Candle offers a fragrant experience to relax the mind and body...."  

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WHAT THE "CALIFORNIA" LABEL ON YOUR OLIVE OIL MEANS

April 2022

 

Today, you can find California olive oil in stores across the country. The product is highly sought out by connoisseurs for its pungency and pepperiness. But what does it mean when you see “California” on the label of a bottle of olive oil?

Watch Now >>

Read Now >>

WHAT THE "CALIFORNIA" LABEL ON YOUR OLIVE OIL MEANS

April 2022

 

Today, you can find California olive oil in stores across the country. The product is highly sought out by connoisseurs for its pungency and pepperiness. But what does it mean when you see “California” on the label of a bottle of olive oil?

Watch Now >>

Read Now >>

5 OF THE BEST FOODS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ACCORDING TO FARMERS

DECEMBER 2021

 

Olives may be polarizing in taste, but there's one thing all farmers agree upon: They're wonderfully sustainable. Samantha Dorsey, president of McEvoy Ranch, claims that the shelf-stable export is a California gem for a variety of reasons.

Read More >>

DANCE ON THE RANCH

NOVEMBER 2021

 

A half-century of exquisite modernist movement was celebrated by ODC/ Dance on September 26 amid the rolling, bucolic hills at McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma. Framed by the ranch’s bountiful — and award-winning — olive trees and vineyards, this beloved modern dance troupe, founded by Artistic Director Brenda Way, ushered in a new era amid its Fall for Art fundraiser.

Read More >>

OLIVE THE STORY

NOVEMBER 2021

 

We hear about the intricacies of making olive oil and discuss the historic legacy of olive trees. We also get to hear the intriguing story of the woman of who started the ranch.

Listen Now >>

McEvoy Ranch: Olive Oil in Harmony with Nature

July 2021

 

A pioneer of the California olive oil scene, McEvoy Ranch holds respect for people and the environment at its heart while making innovative quality products.

Read More >>

Legend & Leaders

July 2021

 

"Deeply committed to sustainable and organic practices, Dorsey not only conducts workshops on olive orchard management locally, but counsels farmers and growers in various aspects of sustainability in Arizona, California, Oregon, Mexico - and, as far away as New Zealand. She serves on the executive committee for the Olive Oil Commission of California and is a board member of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance."

Read More >>

McEvoy Ranch: What Sustainability Means for Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

August 2021
 

“Like Frog Hollow we’re a small family-owned business, we’re not owned by a major corporation. We’re not beholden to stockholders or any other conglomerate,” says Samantha. “It allows us to stay really true to the core values of our business: excellence, authenticity, sustainability, beauty, and relationships."

Read More >>

Agritourism gains ground in Napa, Marin, Sonoma counties

July 2021
 

Nestled in the Petaluma Gap on the border of Sonoma and Marin counties, the roots of the McEvoy Ranch stem from Nan Tucker McEvoy’s love of Italian culture.

Read More >>

What’s New in Marin

June 2021

 

Bringing much-needed tranquility to everyday life, Petaluma’s McEvoy Ranch launched a line of premium CBD products inspired by their 550-acre ranch. Among other products, Calm and Clarity CBD tinctures include 1000 mg of beneficial cannabinoids and naturally occurring terpenes while Calm Pet includes 500 mg cannabinoids designed for our furry friends.

Read More >>

2020H Limited Edition Extra Virgin Wins Gold Medal At The Olive Oil NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

May 2021
 

Our estate-grown extra virgin olive oils result from mindful and passionate dedication to excellence, from orchard to bottle. Everything is done entirely on the ranch – growing the olives, harvesting, milling, blending and bottling. McEvoy's estate-produced oils are certified organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).

Read More >>

California Wine Country women entrepreneurs pursue premium olive oil ventures

April 2021
 

“Nan was never afraid, and always respected. She was a pioneer in the olive oil business. She loved Tuscan olive oil. She was incredible, and I always looked up to her and enjoyed learning from her,” Dorsey said.Dorsey is witnessing more women going into the olive oil business first-hand. Over half of her staff consists of women.

Read More >>

Calm down with fresh CBD products from McEvoy Ranch.

winter 2021
 

No one loves new stuff from Bay Area makers more than we do. Indeed, cartwheels were turned when we learned of the Ode Oasis launch. They're from Petaluma's McEvoy Ranch, a ginormous working organic ranch that produces award-winning olive oils, small-lot wines, and yummy olive-oil-based skincare products. The new crew of wellness products—made with premium full-spectrum CBD—is designed to bring tranquility and focus to everyday living.

Read More >>

McEvoy Ranch turns to CBD products

winter 2021
 

"...their new Ode Oasis CDB products are infused with 100 percent organic olive oil and botanicals and are “certified by the Leaping Bunny organization,” which apparently certifies “cruelty free” products. The oasis word in the name refers to how the current generation of managers feel the ranch appears to visitors."

Read More >>

McEvoy Ranch Launches CBD-Based ODE Oasis

winter 2021
 

Joining the CBD revolution, McEvoy Ranch, the award-winning maker of estate olive oils, small lot wines, and natural beauty products, has launched a new line of premium CBD items that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for both humans and pets.  

Read More >>

Self Care Rooted in Marin: Inspired by Tuscany, cultivated in the rolling hills of Marin County

winter 2021
 

After retiring from a barrier-breaking career in journalism, Nan McEvoy followed her passion for Tuscan olive oils to found McEvoy Ranch at age 72. She went on to produce some of the nation's most sought after extra-virgin olive oils. In fact, before her passing at age 95, Nan built a highly successful farm-based business and was named Food Artisan of the Year by Bon Appetit."

Read More >>

McEvoy Ranch launches ODE Oasis, a new line of premium CBD products that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for humans and pets

winter 2021

 

McEvoy Ranch launches ODE Oasis, a new line of premium CBD products that promote a healthy balanced lifestyle for humans and pets. Tinctures, skincare, and pet products feature estate-produced, organic, early harvest McEvoy Ranch Olive Oil.  

Read More >>

AN ODE TO THE OLIVE

Spring 2010
 

"Reminiscent of a Tuscan hillside during harvest, McEvoy Ranch’s Olive Oil Candle offers a fragrant experience to relax the mind and body...."  

Read More >>