McEvoy Ranch turns to CBD products

Ode Oasis is the new CBD product line of the 30-year-old world famous organic olive oil producer, the McEvoy Ranch.

If that surprises you as a fan of McEvoy’s organic olive oil, consider this. The whole ranch was founded by the late Nan McEvoy, the granddaughter of M.H. DeYoung, founder of the San Francisco Chronicle and last member of the founding family to run the empire. The empire grew to include Chronicle Publishing, including KRON television and Chronicle Books.

Known for her philanthropy of all sorts, I first knew her through Democratic politics and several times shared a window seat with her at a friends’ San Francisco home during presentations by everyone from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Vice President Al Gore and current Vice President Kamala Harris.

But Nan McEvoy loved Tuscan olive oil and planted 57 acres of Tuscan olive trees and lots more on her 550-acre ranch, only 15 percent of which is now planted at all. Their website says the ranch is in Marin County, but it has a Petaluma address, just like Marin French Cheese a couple of miles west of McEvoy in an enviable and bucolic area of cross-border agricultural terrain.

Now their new Ode Oasis CDB products are infused with 100 percent organic olive oil and botanicals and are “certified by the Leaping Bunny organization,” which apparently certifies “cruelty free” products. The oasis word in the name refers to how the current generation of managers feel the ranch appears to visitors.

The product line ranges from tinctures, skincare products, body balm and body cream made with shea butter, to pet calming CBD tinctures and a ginger lemon CBD honey stick to add to tea or hot beverages. ($5 to $68) 5935 Petaluma Hill Rd., Petaluma. 778-2307.

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