Almonds and Olives Farm Tour
CUESA
San Francisco, CA
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Almonds and Olives Farm Tour
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TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL JULIE@CUESA.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, CONTACT INFO AND NUMBER OF SPOTS DESIRED.
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Almonds and Olives Farm Tour
Friday, September 11, 2009
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Take a tour with CUESA to learn about two distinctly Californian tree crops: almonds and olives. Our first stop will be G.L. Alfieri Farms in Ripon, where Gary Alfieri will show us around his almond orchard and diverse table grape vineyard. Then Chuck Fields of C & G Farms will give us a tour of the shelling plant that processes Alfieri's almonds. Along the route we hope to glimpse the harvest in action as mechanical tree shakers knock the nuts to the ground. After a picnic lunch, our next stop will be Sciabica and Sons in Modesto, where we'll meet with two generations of Sciabicas dedicated to bringing extra virgin olive oil to market. We'll sample several varietals in the tasting room and visit of the orchards where the olives are still ripening on the trees. The tour costs $25, including lunch made with farmers' market ingredients by CUESA's market chef. We will depart from and return to the Ferry Building in a comfortable bus. Tickets are nonrefundable.

There is no official minimum age, but the tour is geared toward adults and not recommended for children under 12.

Meet at the Ferry Building (in the front, south side of the clocktower). Be there between 8:00 and 8:15; we leave at 8:30 am. Please be prompt! We cannot wait for stragglers.

Note: The area we are visiting can be dusty during almond harvest. If you have a sensitive respiratory system, please take this into account before deciding to attend and/or please take precautions.

What to bring: water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, sun protection.
Also consider bringing: cash for purchases, snacks (lunch is not until about 12:45), book or other entertainment for the bus, a bandana or other dust protection.

We will do our best to return by 6:30 pm, but traffic conditions can be unpredictable and we can't guarantee punctual arrival.

We sincerely thank our farm tour sponsor, First National Bank of Northern California, for underwriting tour costs and Coach 21 for providing a discount on the bus charter fee.

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CUESA
One Ferry Building, Suite 50
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States


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Education > Tours

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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