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Take Part in the Olive Harvest at McEvoy Ranch

Don't miss the rare opportunity to drop in at the sprawling 550-acre McEvoy Ranch this harvest (and holiday) season. Olive oil enthusiasts will clamour at the chance to bring their home-grown olives to the ranch this Sunday, Dec. 6 for a Community Milling Day and Open House.

Home to 18,000 olive trees representing Tuscan varietals of Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno, and Coratina, McEvoy is a private residence, so visits are typically available only during scheduled tours. The Milling Day will run from 9am to noon at the Petaluma ranch (5935 Red Hill Rd.) and cost $1 per pound of olives.

At the Open House, a separate event on the same day lasting from 11am to 5pm, guests will enjoy music, light refreshments, McEvoy’s newly-milled Olio Nuovo olive oil and other estate-produced items, a peek at our olive mill in action and holiday shopping in McEvoy’s charming retail room. The Open House is free of charge, but reservations are required. Register for both events on the McEvoy Ranch website.