Harvest

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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Harvesting Hornberger Estate Tomorrow

November 9, 2008

The good news is we are bringing in the Hornberger olives tomorrow, Monday, November 10, 2008…..the not so good news is it is a very light harvest this year…..I’m expecting less than 10 gallons of oil…..this is always such a beautifully balanced oil….we have a 3pm press time……so we should have the oil by 9pm [...]

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Tuttle Estate Harvest Report

November 9, 2008

THE TUTTLE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL HAS ARRIVED!!!! The Tuttle Estate is located on the Valley floor north of St. Helena. Our take this year was 15 gallons….our largest yet from this Estate….I will taste the oil for the first time tomorrow and give you all the scoop…….

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Pedregal Estate Harvest Report

November 9, 2008

The Pedregal Estate is located in the Eastern HIlls of Oakville, Napa Valley. The Mendelson’s trees are a mix of older Spanish varietals that were originally brought over by the missionaries … and Italian varietals that were planted to border the Pedregal vineyards. Because the olives are harvested early, the estate always produces a BIG [...]

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OLIVAI "It should only be this good"

November 5, 2008

Just talked to Judy…..the olives are turning fast and she has set her harvest date for November 14, 2008. We will hold the oil for about a month so it’s release date will be mid December. Her harvest is down about 30%….better than expected….so, we should get at least 50 gallons this year…a bountiful harvest [...]

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