David Neilson, left, and his daughter April Donald prepare a light lunch with Neilson’s olive oil at Neilson Ranch in Dunnigan last Friday. David and Sheri Neilson run Neilson Ranch, where they grow olives for their award-winning Buckeye Creek Farms olive oil. Their frantoio blend recently won best of division in the delicate blend category of the newly instituted California State Fair contest. Their coratina won silver.
David Neilson, left, and his daughter April Donald prepare a light lunch with Neilson’s olive oil at Neilson Ranch in Dunnigan last Friday. David and Sheri Neilson run Neilson Ranch, where they grow olives for their award-winning Buckeye Creek Farms olive oil. Their frantoio blend recently won best of division in the delicate blend category of the newly instituted California State Fair contest. Their coratina won silver. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
David Neilson, left, and his daughter April Donald prepare a light lunch with Neilson’s olive oil at Neilson Ranch in Dunnigan last Friday. David and Sheri Neilson run Neilson Ranch, where they grow olives for their award-winning Buckeye Creek Farms olive oil. Their frantoio blend recently won best of division in the delicate blend category of the newly instituted California State Fair contest. Their coratina won silver. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
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