In 2015 we invested in a used and well-proven Oliomio 250 olive processing plant. Being completely "off the grid" required us to invest in a 64kva 3 phase generator to run the oliverie. Whenever there is a power failure in the area, we are able to keep going. In fact, we don't often know when there is a local power outage until we leave the property. Power outages are a common occurrence in the Far North.
The olives then travel to the hammer mill where they are crushed into a paste.
The paste is then folded over and over (malaxed) to release the oil from the paste.
The oliverie has been registered with the Ministry of Primary Industries through the local council. In addition, we decided that attending a two day processing seminar was a good thing to do to get the best out of the olive press and have a better chance of producing the finest olive oil possible for our clients as well as ourselves.
Our policy is to create a pleasant and relaxed environment to have your olives pressed after the strain of harvesting. We do not charge extra for deleafing or other services. We can hire out certain harvesting equipment, if needed. Our minimum for the olive press is 200kg of fruit in your baskets or bins.
We do have EFT-POS and credit card payment facilitiese on-site for your convenience.
It is important that you have a Press slot booked before you start picking and communication is critical. Even if you are not going to pick and you have booked a slot, please let us know.
Remember, you grow them and we press them. We cannot produce oil if there is none in the Olives. We reserve the right to refuse any Olives that are badly bruised or have started to ferment through improper handling. Any damage to our equipment from foreign objects, other than Olives, is your responsibility. You will need to supply your own bulk containers to take your olive oil home. If need be, we can help in this area also - we can discuss bottling options as a separate matter.