May Field Day
Hosts: Peter and Eunice
Venue: The Olive Grove, French Pass Road, Cambridge
At: 1.00pm Sunday 10th May
It’s Mothers Day so bring the whole family for a picnic from 12 noon. Cambridge itself is another option for picnic or bought lunch.
“In 1994 we purchased the French Pass quarry which consisted of four acres of gorse, broom, blackberry and every other noxious weed available, plus a large gully.
The quarry is now extensively planted in native and exotic plants and trees plus fruit and nut trees. We have also planted a saffron plot and an olive grove containing trees of various varieties. Our rammed earth home nestles securely in it’s surrounding gardens. A more recent addition is a two story wooden barn which houses our olive pressing equipment.”
From the Olive Grove Website
As preparation you could reread the article written by Peter about their experiences pressing olives in the last Tree Cropper magazine. $5 entry charge for members only will generously be paid by our branch. Visitors $5
How to get there:
Head over the Kaimais towards Cambridge.
Just before you turn left up the hill into town, at Queen St, turn right in turning lane off State Highway 1 onto Albert St (in effect you are going straight ahead) Look at a map before you go if you can, its simpler than it sounds!
Continue right onto Thornton Road, turn right onto French Pass Road
Park on the roadside please.