One of the largest producers of organic extra virgin olive oil in the United States, McEvoy Ranch launched a new corporate and special events program for groups and outside companies in March. The 550-acre ranch in the San Francisco Bay Area's Marin County offers six customizable indoor and outdoor venues for corporate meetings, social events, weddings, and more. Event spaces include the indoor Victorian room and the Chinese-inspired indoor-outdoor Pagoda—connected by a courtyard made of repurposed slate from the San Francisco Ferry building—which both hold as many as 100 for receptions. The outdoor Frantoio patio holds 300 for receptions, and a courtyard holds 200 for receptions. Additional spaces include a Rustic Greenhouse that holds 100 for receptions and a tasting room that holds 20 inside and 60 outside. Other eco-friendly highlights of the property, which is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers, include its privately owned Norwin windmill, six rainfall collected irrigation ponds, and its 80 Acres Beauty Collection that offers products made with organic olive oil and infused with botanicals. The ranch also hosts a variety of breakout activities including wine and olive oil tastings, yoga, floral arrangement classes, and olive orchard and estate vineyard tours.
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