Every great story has a beginning, and McEvoy Ranch starts with Nan McEvoy and her search for a “wonderful place in the country”. On her quest for a place where her grandchildren could fully experience the beauty of Northern California, she fell in love with a sprawling 550 acres in Petaluma, previously a dairy farm and strictly zoned for agriculture.
Inspired by her love of Tuscan olive oil and The Feast of the Olive by Maggie Klein (a book given to her by her son, Nion), she met with one of Italy’s foremost experts on the subject, Maurizio Castelli. Three days later he was on the ranch (or so the story goes…). Despite the obvious challenges involved in producing olive oil in Marin County, and against the advice of many, Nan imported 1000 seedlings from Tuscany. Her renegade decision-making has been a boon and a benefit to all those who have discovered the ranch and its abundance.
The McEvoy Ranch shop in San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace houses the beauty and bounty of the ranch in Petaluma. With McEvoy Ranch olive oil always available to try and the 80 Acres body care line waiting for you to discover, visiting the shop is an indulgent experience. Add sampling tempting bites and browsing the handcrafted gift items to that list, and you can see why heading to the shop is a San Francisco must-do.
McEvoy Ranch is dedicated to reflecting the natural elements of the ranch in their urban outpost. As McEvoy Ranch's only retail space open to the public year-round, their shop in The City also provides the opportunity to share the seasonal abundance of the ranch. Their organic produce, plants and flowers (grown at the ranch and delivered to our doorstep), draw locals, chefs and foodie travelers alike.