Monday, November 25, 2013

They grow olives in Oregon?


You bet they do!  Surprisingly, there are several farms in Oregon that are, now, growing olives and pressing their own oil.

Saturday, Hubby and I traveled to Dayton, Oregon with our son and his wife and one of our granddaughters to visit Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms. 

In Oregon we have five mountain days, where the sky is so clear you see all five of the volcanos that surround the Willamette Valley and Saturday was one of those days and this was our view from the farm.






 In this photo you can see the rows of grapevines in the foreground.  This part of Oregon is, also, rivaling California in grape growing and wine producing.

Over to the right, you get a glimpse of our iconic, Mt. Hood in the distance.













Later, inside, we tasted three different olive oils and celebrated "Olio Nuovo".  The celebration of the first pressing of the olives.













Granddaughter Staci trying her first oil........yum-m-m-m!

Some of the goodies that were for sale.  We bought olive oil gifts for our special friends and ourselves, of course!  Great day in a beautiful setting.

Meanwhile, back to the "Gratitude" journal!  Another couple pages wrapped up.




Now, is the perfect time to remind ourselves of all the wonderful things we have to be grateful for.  Here's hoping your Thanksgiving is full of love and family and great food.

3 comments:

Marilyn J. Rock said...

We have a store similar to this in our area and it's wonderful. I love the aromas, too, not to mention the taste testing :)

I love your journal pages!

Happy Thanksgiving! xo

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your adventure and your journal pages,
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
roxanne

Dianne said...

Gorgeous journal pages...I always love your prints! and that's so interesting about the olive oil. always a good thing to shop local, and olive oil is good for you too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family my dear!