Students and teachers at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA, have pressed, bottled and sold their own olive oil for the past two years, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The school maintains 50 heirloom olive trees, as well as a 10,000-sq.ft. organic garden, on its grounds.
The olives were picked by student and staff volunteers, then pressed within 24 hours, allowing the resulting oil to be categorized as "first press extra virgin." The school leases a press to produce the oil, which will be sold as part of Sacred Heart's Christmas boutique.