U-picks for curing olives

Beginning on Saturdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 4 and Sundays October 29 and November 5 we will open the grove to the public to pick olives for curing. We will be open from 8:30am to 12pm for picking. Olives sell for $3.50 per pound.

Don't know how to cure olives? We offer a 45min. - 1 hour class on curing olives in different styles immediately following the u-pick at noon. Your space in the class can be reserved via our online store. These classes are very popular and most of them have sold out. Class size is limited to 25. Cost is $25 per person. Groups are welcome.

Olive curing classes

Saturdays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 4 and Sundays October 29 and November 5

 

We offer a 45min. - 1 hour class on curing olives in different styles immediately following the u-pick at noon.  You will learn several curing techniques and get to taste multiple samples to see what appeals to you. Space in the class can be reserved via our online store. These classes are very popular and most have sold out. Class size is limited to 25. Cost is $25 per person. Groups are welcome. Attendees receive a 1 qt. mason jar and one pound of olives so you will need to show up by 11:30 am to pick your own one pound (or more if you wish).

Saturdays, September 23 through Nov. 4 and Sundays October 29 and November 5 at noon. We have an indoor venue so classes go rain or shine.

Corralitos Open Farm Tour

Join us out at the grove for this fun event providing the public an opportunity to visit eleven local farmers based in Corralitos:  www.openfarmtours.com

Adopt and plant an olive tree

Come on out and help plant some olive trees! Experience what it is like to plant a tree that can live to be more than a thousand years old. In addition realize that over the life of this tree it will sequester hundreds of TONS of carbon in the soil. A personal carbon offset if you will. We have 28 trees available for adoption.

The adopt a tree/plant a tree is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18. Holes have been pre-dug and gopher baskets are in place so there won't be very much manual labor required. Each tree will be labeled with your name or family. Adopt an olive tree subscriptions will be renewed annually. This could be a longtime relationship. Visitation will only be available on designated U-pick days. Your tree will be available for only you to pick from prior to the oil harvest.

In addition we will conduct a tour of the grove and offer samples of both olive oil and cured olives for you to taste.

Olive oil purchase is part of the plan and there are different options based on what you prefer at our online store.