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Showa Olive Farm Tour

October 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Showa Olive Farm Tour

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Continuing our 2023 farm tours, next we will be visiting Cloverdale and touring

Showa Farm

Thursday, October 5, 10 am

26070 River Road, Cloverdale

Tickets are $10 for Slow Food members, and $20 for non-members.

We will tour the farm and taste the Arbequina olive oil with Geoff Peters, the owner. We will see the olive trees full of olives right before harvest and learn about his farming practices— Showa is both organic and biodynamic. There will also be time to visit the animals he has on the property (chickens, goats, sheep, and two donkeys). After our tour, Geoff will host a tasting of his award-winning olive oil.

The ground will be uneven on this tour so we recommend you wear flat, comfortable shoes.

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Harvesting at night

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Located in the Alexander Valley, Showa Farm is family-owned. We use best practices based on biodynamic and organic farming principles. The olive orchards are 90% Arbequina olive trees with the remaining trees being pollinators.

Our estate-grown organic extra virgin olive oil is made solely from hand-picked Arbequina olives. Using well water, drip irrigation, low-density no-till farming, we organically press each small batch to create this flavorful and super high-quality EVOO.

100-percent of our electric usage comes from our solar panels and our water is all-natural aquifer well water administered to the orchard using drip irrigation. We raise goats, chickens, a burro, a horse and dogs. We grow fruits and nuts as well as vegetables to add to the diversity.

Of the 30 acres on the farm, only 8 are devoted to olive trees with another 2 acres devoted to other non-commercial organic gardens, trees, and food production. Even the 8 acres of olive trees are planted 16-18 feet center on center allowing very large areas for air circulation and lots of sunlight. This low-density approach has allowed us to be disease and pest free and has improved the quality of our olive oil.

Showa was selected as one of the top 100 olive oils in the world three times at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.


October 5, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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