November 09, 2006
Festival spirits were dampened a bit by drizzling weather, although vendors reported good sales to customers from the Silicon Valley area who come back every year to restock.
The college south of San Francisco was built on an old olive orchard. The gnarled trees on the campus are kept well pruned but there are hundreds of others on the surrounding hills which have reverted to their bushy nature.
Don Landis gave a demonstration of olive brining and passed out olive samples. Carol Firenze gave a review of her book, The Passionate Olive- 101 Things to Do with Olive Oil