Perry Rea and his family planted a bunch of olive trees about a decade ago in what still passes for the sticks. They had a dream — make that a goal — of starting Arizona's first working olive farm and mill. And talk about hitting the jackpot. These days, some people taste the olive oil as if they're sipping a fine wine. They swear by this place in the far East Valley. At the company store, patrons can sample (and buy) several flavors of extra-virgin olive oil, dipping sauces, and some fine balsamic vinegar, all of them locally grown and produced. What an unexpected and delicious gift to send from the desert, one that won't break the bank, either.
The actual olive tour was pretty lame. Lasted about 5 minutes. Their "tour" consists talking about olives outside for about 10 minutes, and then taking you to their press room. They give you a couple sample olives at the end of the tour but that is about it. The surroundings are great. If the weather is nice, you can sit outside and enjoy a snack or lunch under the olive trees and enjoy the day. The food was a little pricey, but it was expected.