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Recipe: Raw Milk Feta With Olive Oil + The First Olive Harvest and Pressing of Olive Oil From Redwood Hill Farm Trees

Written by Scott Bice on . Posted in Life on the Farm, Recipes

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This past Thanksgiving, our family gathered around more than just a dining room table.  We also gathered around an olive grove for our very first harvest of the beautiful Tuscan olive trees planted two and a half years earlier.

In Italy there are many festivals in November to celebrate the olive harvest, when family and friends gather to harvest the plump green and purple fruit by hand.  On a cold but sunny morning, we started a new Bice family tradition: picking the fruit to make “green gold”—the buttery, peppery, and delicious olive oil.