Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Olive Orchards of Corning

You can see them from the I-5: row upon row of short, thick, gnarled trees.  The two-tone leaves give the overall impression of dark green velour.  Dry, red-brown dirt kicks up into the air from under the feet of migrant workers walking through the orchard.

It looks to be an impressive harvest this year.  The olives look fat and juicy.  Soon they'll be picked and cured, and thousands of people will descend on Corning to sample the bumper crop.

Olive harvest is one of my favorite times of the year.  I am fortunate to live only an hour away from Northern California's treasure of these delicious fruit...