Olives and Pressing — Saturday 28 June 1 pm wet or fine
Warren and Katherine will be pressing of 30kg of Frantoio and Lecchino olives (from Tim and Lyn). Venue: Westdale Road, plenty of parking up the driveway.
While the olives are going through the second stage “malaxing” that would be a good time for everyone to have a look around the property. Hot scones, etc for afternoon tea!
Warren and Katherine were farming and teaching in lush Southland until two years ago. They purchased this 2 ha property with 100 young olive trees, 40 young Hass avocado trees and three beds of Lily bulbs.
They have planted a variety of fruit trees and berry bushes and developed a small vegetable patch and compost bins.
Still all a work in progress!
Learning to cope with the clay soil.
They also have 10 pet breeding ewes brought up from Southland, a ram, 3 hens and the old sheep dog Meg. Sales table too.
Westdale Rd is a loop on the seaward side of the Coastal Highway SH60. One end is about 3 km from the Mapua exit and the other 9 km from Richmond (Three Brothers Corner). Playhouse sign at each end.