The Story of our Olive Oil

This was the first year that we were there in October in time for the olive harvest.

olive harvest

Step 1: Harvesting the Olives

olives into mill

Step 2: loading the mill

Here are a few snapshots:   The mechanical process of milling the oil, does heat it to about 26 degrees but that doesn’t do the oil any harm.  Our olives have seen neither fertilizer nor pestizides or herbizides and we are lucky enough to have German neighbours who also go without.


Step 3 – washing the olives


Step 4: via conveyor belt to the cleaning station

sorting the olives

Step 5: sorting the olives from branches & leaves

milling the olives

Step 6: milling the olives

olive oil

Finished: the green gold!

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