Friday, April 2, 2010

Olive Oil

Did I say anything bad about Olive Oil? Surely not ME.

Anyway... I may be getting an Olive Oil Press so I have been learning all about making Olive Oil. It's very different than seed oil pressing and has potential for 'good batches' and 'bad batches'. When pressing seeds the oil is pretty uniform but with olives it depends on the ripeness, flavor and water content of the olive. My hope is to setup a 'Community Press' where people with Olive trees can bring their fruit for pressing. There are a surprising number of olive trees in the area.

The big hurdle... I need somewhere to house and run the press. It doesn't need much space but needs a 220V outlet.

I'll let you know what happens next.