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Pacific Northwest Cool Climate EVOO Conference
Saturday, April 26th & Sunday, April 27th, 2014
@ The Oregon Olive Mill
Saturday, April 26th - $60.00
Sunday, April 27th - $60.00
Sunday, April 27th Dinner ONLY - $50.00
Saturday & Sunday, including Dinner - $150.00
A farm-to-table approach with a Pacific Northwest focus, this event will bring together all aspects of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil process connecting farmers, consumers, and foodies alike. We will be joined by industry leaders who will participate and discuss all facets of this unique and healthful crop.
Durant Family, Oregon Olive Mill
Dan Flynn, UC Davis
Samantha Dorsey, McEvoy Ranch
Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Food Writer, Author, & Olive Oil Expert
Jim Dixon, www.realgoodfood.com
Tom Vail, Calamity Hill Vineyard & Farm
Mark Gibbs, OVS
Saturday will feature a technical and agriculture focused day highlighting cool climate olive agronomy, olive grove management, pruning demo, and a tree-to-table panel discussion.
Sunday will see a more consumer/trade focus discussing topics around the development of an olive oil culture in the Pacific Northwest, demystifying labels and origins, culminating in a robust roundtable tasting experiencing that will touch on quality from label to table. The day will end with a wine and social hour at Durant Vineyards Tasting Room.
On Sunday evening we will celebrate EVOO with an olive oil focused dinner prepared by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Vitaly Paley.
Saturday, April 26th – Olive Agronomy
8:30am Registration and Networking
9:15am Olive Agronomy 101
10:15am Oregon Grown
11:30am Olive Grove Nutrients
12:00pm Lunch provided by Community Plate
1:00pm In-Grove Pruning Demo
3:00pm Cultivating Quality Tree to Table: Oil Sensory Exploration & Roundtable Discussion
Sunday, April 27th – Label to Table
9:00am Registration and Networking
9:45am Oregon Grown – Creating an Olive Oil Culture in the Pacific Northwest
11:00am Demystifying Labels and Origin
12:00pm Break & light snack
12:30pm Determining Quality from Label to Table
2:30pm General Q & A
3:30pm Wine & Social Hour at Durant Vineyards Tasting Room
Sunday, April 27th – Olive Oil Focused Dinner by James Beard Award-Winning Chef Vitaly Paley
To learn more about the Pacific Northwest Cool Climate EVOO Conference, please visit our Facebook page, email Libby Clow @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.864.8502.
When & Where
Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge
Oregon Olive Mill is a premier purveyor of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only estate olioteca in the Pacific Northwest. It is also the only certified modern milling operation in Oregon. Founded in 2008 by the Durant family, fourth generation Oregon farmers and early wine industry pioneers, Oregon Olive Mill is home to 13,000 olive trees planted on 17 of the family’s 120 acres and a state-of-the-art Italian mill. Certified master miller, Paul Durant, personally oversees the operation and is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality at every stage of the olive milling process. Oregon Olive Mill is located on Red Ridge Farms, a “destination for the senses” encompassing a variety of additional visual and culinary delights in the heart of the Willamette Valley – the Durant Vineyards Tasting Room, a gourmet retail shop, nursery and on-site accommodations. www.redridgefarms.com