First Olive Pressing

First Olive Pressing

Photo: The Ancient Olive Tree

After 3 long sunny days hand picking our olives, we took our first harvest to the wonderful Tini family of specialists who turned our olives into the most delicious picante olive oil. Our harvest was small compared to the farmers waiting with us for their turn but the Tini family showed us the utmost kindness and attention. The Tini daughter-in-law Roberta, who is also their marketing manager, spoke perfect English, which allowed us to fully enter into the excitement of each stage in the process. After 3 hours we received our liquid gold in our little 20L can. Our joy at receiving this marvelous gift of nature knew no bounds.

If you want to know more about the products sold by my friends please click here

Their website is worth a visit – it is artistically beautiful and provides plenty of interesting information about olives, olive trees and the 4000-year history of olive oil.

It is a Freindly Affair
It is a Friendly Affair
The Weight is Recorded

The Weight is Recorded
A Crate of Olives is Weighed
A Client Watches the Weighing
Clients Wait Their Turn
Clients Wait Their Turn
Crates od Olives Waiting to be Processed
Crates of Olives Waiting to be Processed
The Temperature Drops as Night Falls
The Temperature Drops as Night Falls
Carmeno is Busy on the Forklift for Hours on End
Carmine is Busy on the Forklift for Hours on End
Roberta Indicates Out Crate
Roberta Indicates Our Crate
Bruno fills the Hopper with our Olives
Bruno fills the Hopper with our Olives
Bruno and Tini Jnr Separates Out the Leaves
Bruno and Vincenzo Separate Out the Leaves
Olives on the Elevator to the Washer
Olives on the Elevator to the Washer
Our Olives Crushed between the Mill Stones
Our Olives Crushed between the Mill Stones
Crushed Olives Fed into the 8-Step Pressers and Separators
Crushed Olives Fed into the 8-Step Pressers and Separators
In the Background the 8-Step Separating and Processing Continues
In the Background the 8-Step Separating and Processing Continues
The Screen Shows the Status of our Production
The Screen Shows the Status of our Production
Roberta Controls the Flow at the end of the Processing
Roberta Controls the Flow at the end of the Processing
Our 20L Little Canister
Our 20L Little Canister among the Giants
Our Little Canister is Filled with our Liquid Gold
Our Little Canister is Filled with our Liquid Gold
Tini Jnr Seals our Canister
Vincenzo Seals our Canister

 

 

 

 

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