Some might say it was “divine intervention” that helped saved some California olive trees and the distinctive oil produced from an historic grove. The Dominican Sisters of Fremont, California harvested the olives for decades. As the convent changed, however, and the sisters grew older, it became impossible to continue. That’s when olive oil maker Dan Sciabica came forward.
Dan decided to help preserve this historic tradition at the mission. Today, the convent is again producing olive oil, with Dan overseeing the harvesting of the olives from trees whose roots go back several centuries.