This year we had a much better crop of olives. The recently-planted tree—a manzanillo, I believe—never produced much fruit in the past few years, but starting in the summer a number of small olives began to be visible. We started to spot more and more as they ripened and slowly changed color.
I harvested as many olives as I could reach last month (November) and started brining them in a saltwater solution.
Photos: Olives on Tree—Marin County, 2010; Harvested Olives—Marin County, 2010