Schedule a Milling Date
Contact us early to secure a date, because of high seasonal demand. This must be done well prior to your day of harvest.
Organic growers: our mill is certified organic, call us early to secure an organic milling date.
Community Milling is designed for growers with less than the minimum requirement of 1000 lbs for Custom Milling.
We make a unique Suisun Valley Blend with the olives brought in the same day. You will have the opportunity to pick up your share a week later!
This is a day to enjoy being with other growers and making delicious olive oil. Join the IL Fiorello Family and have wonderful oil from your own trees! All types of olives are welcome.
COMMUNITY MILLING DAY 2023
Join the IL Fiorello Family and have wonderful oil from your own trees. All types of olives are welcome.
We will mill your olives on Sunday, October 22 and Sunday, November 19, 2023. This is a unique opportunity to mill your single tree of olives into fresh oil. The community milling days are for those of you that have a few olive trees but not enough to have a full run by yourself. There is no minimum amount of olives to participate. Try to call ahead and let us know the amount you are bringing to the mill.
- Arrive at the mill between 9am and 12pm. We would really like all the olives to come in early if possible.
- We will use only freshly picked olives in good condition, harvested no more than 24 hours before you bring them to the mill. Damaged olives will not be accepted.
- Do not leave the olives in the sun as fermentation occurs, and bad olives can spoil the oil. We will make the final decision to determine if they are heathy, and if not, they cannot be used.
- Do not harvest olives from the ground.
- Use inexpensive plastic tubs or grower’s buckets, no paper or plastic bags. Keep the olives cool.
OLIVE COLOR AND CONDITION
Pick all your healthy-looking green and black olives. If you have any olives that do not look healthy, i.e. have been fly-damaged, remove them from the tree, and put them in the trash. This will help to reduce the pest population while maintaining the quality of our Community Oil.
HOW IT WORKS
Weight: When you bring in the olives, we will weigh your crop. The weight of your container will be subtracted from the gross weight. We will then mill all the community olives together. You receive back oil equal to the percentage weight of olives you contributed to the total community milling run. It will take us a few days to bottle the oil.
Payment: We will bottle your oil in new fresh containers; we cannot accept customer supplied containers for bottling. You will pay for your weight of olives/oil and for the appropriately sized container.
Cost: $0.80 per pound of olives
Container cost = $5.00 for 1 gallon size, $20 for 5-gallon size.
Watch for the emails for announcements!
October Community Milling Oil available after 1pm on Friday, October 27
November Community Milling Oil available after 1pm on Friday, November 24
At IL Fiorello we use a state-of-the-art continuous system mill produced to our specification by Gruppo Pieralisi, the leading producer of olive milling equipment in the world. Our mill is the most modern and high technology milling machine in North America, one of only about 50 olive mills in the United States. It is a closed system of continuous milling, providing minimal oxygen contact, with the preferred two-phase oil extraction process.
- September 2023 – Schedule your harvest and milling dates
- October 22, 2023 – Community milling and Oktoberfest celebration
- November 19, 2023– Community milling
- December 2023 – Mill closed for the year
Milling Inquiry Form
IL Fiorello will begin custom milling operations for the current year in October. Please contact us if you would like to attend our next Growers’ Informational Meeting in Spring 2023.
If you would like information, please complete this milling inquiry form.
Our mill is certified organic to meet the needs of our organic milling clients. Due to high seasonal demand, contact us early to schedule a milling date. This must be done prior to your harvest.