Sunday, March 19, 2023

Olive Mill Tour

Olive oil, anyone? We had a very educational tour of Olive Mill on Thursday, March 16. Historical League member Katie Tovar remarked, "We had a class called Olive Oil 101. We started outside and our guide, Wolfgang, gave us basics about the groves and trees.

Then we went inside to the actual mill where the olives are processed. We learned about the milling process and how to shop for the oil.

The part that impressed me the most was learning about the health benefits."

The marketplace was super busy. They sell everything you can imagine that is Olive related. There is even a line of beauty products. 

Thanks to Tour Chair Lynn Wood organizing another great trip for the Historical League. Thanks also to photographers Katie Tovar and Claire Nullmeyer for fun photos of the Olive Mill tour. Katie said they learned a lot, sharing photos of "some on their oldest olive trees. A tree must be at least 15 years old to start producing olives."

Margaret Baker, Susan Dale, President Chris Hackett