Olive Milling

Olive Milling

At our milling plant, we examine every olive carefully for any signs of damage before milling it for milling purposes. Any damaged olives will be rejected from milling.

Water and pomace leftover from milling processes are utilized as compost on our orchards, providing vital aid in protecting soil fertility while also helping prevent runoff pollution and runoff runoff.

Early Life and Education

Olive milling is the practice of taking fruit from an olive tree and extracting oil, while also extracting its pits and pulp. To do this, various machines such as single and double grid hammer mills, disc mills and stone mills may be employed – using pressure, shock, percussion or shearing to reduce pulp size while simultaneously pitting.

The Reas aim to run their operation as sustainably as possible, employing microsprinkling and drip irrigation techniques to conserve water; solar panels to conserve energy; and composting of solid olive remains onto dirt roads – but even after taking such efforts they don’t know what’s in store when their oil finally arrives!

Rea family’s community olive milling day stands as testament to their determination and hard work towards producing quality olive oil – and is proof that even small efforts can make a big difference.

Professional Career

As the master of an oil mill, he oversees both its machinery and operations, emphasizing maximum cleanliness for optimal olive juice extraction and organoleptic quality.

He is part of an associated cooperative which operates this oil mill and notes its significance: members can choose whether or not to use their own olives in production, selling them back to other members, or both.

He emphasizes the vital role farmers and millers have in cultivating and harvesting olive trees at an optimal time, while using machinery efficiently; both factors are key in guaranteeing quality product. Cold extraction milling should always be used as it ensures shorter milling hours and provides more assured yield.

Achievement and Honors

Growers without their own mill can take advantage of community milling day to have their olives processed at Olivina mill. This one day per year event is reserved for olives in satisfactory condition – free from insects and any significant damage which might compromise oil quality.

Olivina Olive Mill has won many prestigious olive oil competitions around the world, such as Berlin GOOA 2022. Additionally, two of their olive oils placed amongst the top seven of Olive Japan International Olive Oil Competition – single variety Ol-eve Lesvos Sigri olive oils received Gold and Silver awards; an impressive achievement for such a new mill and its growers alike!

Personal Life

After selling their Detroit auto parts business, the Reas decided to plant olives and run an oil mill in Arizona as the state’s inaugural commercial olive growers and millers. Their goal was to demonstrate that high-quality extra virgin olive oil can indeed be made here in the desert environment.

At the core of milling is washing olives to remove dirt, leaves and any extraneous materials that might exist on their surfaces. Once clean olives have been washed they are crushed together using a disruptor and separated into water (pomace) and oil; with the former typically being used as fertilizer or spray applied directly onto roads to reduce dust; while compost can also be harvested from it.

Co-processing refers to adding ingredients during milling or malaxation in order to produce flavored oils, using spices such as lemon thyme rosemary basil as part of this process. By doing this, antioxidant activity of olive oil increases greatly.

Net Worth

Olive oil is one of the world’s most valuable commodities, prized for both its versatility in the kitchen and as a health aid. Benefits of using it in healthful cooking environments and combating cardiovascular disease.

OPMW (Olive Pomace Waste Material) refers to the leftover olive pomace residue after initial extraction of olive oil production, which may be utilized for various purposes such as composting or applying directly onto soils.

In the early 2000s, The Reas sold their auto parts business and moved to Arizona in order to farm olive trees for producing premium olive oils. Since then they have produced, stored, and distributed these products across the nation while hosting agritourism tours of their orchard and mill which has drawn half a million annual visitors – more than any other operation within metro Phoenix!

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