Harvest

Twin Sisters – Harvest Day One

November 10, 2010

I hope you kept up yesterday via facebook and twitter but if not, here is a summary of the day.  I’m in a rush to get back at it so I’ll keep it short! I woke up yesterday to the beautiful rays of the sun…Mother Nature was shining upon us and allowing us to pick!  [...]

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GUESS THE YIELD #1 – Twin Sisters Property

November 9, 2010

OUR FIRST PROPERTY FOR THE CONTEST IS TWIN SISTERS, SUISUN VALLEY, CA.  ANTICIPATED HARVEST DATE: TUES. NOV 7. This is the first year that we are in contract with this property.  We have limited information as the only data known is from last year.  Here is everything I know: Property Facts 1. Total number of [...]

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Contest – Predict Our Yield and Strike it Rich

November 8, 2010

We have an bountiful harvest this year….and it’s ready to start coming in!  It’s the biggest year in the history of St. Helena Olive Oil Co. We anticipate harvesting up to 30 tons of LOCAL olives….all within 60 miles of our home in Rutherford, CA.   This translates roughly into 1,000 gallons of oil!  Although it’s [...]

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Harvest Rain Delay – Twin Sisters Property

November 8, 2010

Everything was set.  The crew was scheduled, equipment washed and the frantoio (olive press) was ready to receive our first 8+ tons of olives from the Twin Sisters Property.  Yes, we were ready to begin our harvest on Monday, November 8….or so we thought. The anticipated light rain storm today was not so light….and now [...]

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An Organic Fig Tree

October 31, 2010

Meet Bob….our organic Fig producer.  He’s on the phone with his fig broker.  The majority of his crop heads to Whole Foods….but we are lucky enough to get a stash so we can create our organic fig balsamic. The first time we went to Bob’s farm, I had no idea what to expect.  We drove [...]

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Stagecoach Harvest

December 6, 2009
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Katz Harvest Is About To Begin

November 3, 2009

A note from Albert Katz…..the first harvest of the season! “Harvest starts tomorrow morning! Our small Allegra grove is first (I am attaching a photo from yesterday of these olives) and then Leccino to follow in the next week. Just such a crazy by exhilarating time. Olio Nuovo out by November 30th.” Albert Katz November [...]

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Napa Valley Lavender Harvest

August 19, 2009

I was fortunate to land on American soil in time for the lavender harvest…..and even more fortunate to begin a new relationship with our Napa Valley organic lavender farmers, the Kahns. I will talk more about Bob and Sharon in a later post, but for now I want to share the abundance of the harvest! [...]

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A Long Day But All Good

November 10, 2008

Some days you snooze….some days you cruise…..but most days you….hmmm can’t find a rhyme that means you pack a ridiculous amount into your day……well, today was that day! We harvested both Hornberger and Stagecoach today…..trucked around 3500 pounds of olives to Healdsburg to press….not much went as it was intended….never does in agriculture….but all went [...]

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Hornberger and Stagecoach in Today

November 10, 2008

After the second snooze hit, I realized that I had to get up or I’d never hit the aggressive deadlines of the day. I rolled out of bed…threw on some old jeans….shirt….sweatshirt….jacket……and boots……brushed my teeth…..pulled my hair back and headed for the door. Today was unlike other days…..there was no time for tea….or to think [...]

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