Olive Picking 2009

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Below you will find photos from our 2009 picking, a picking made possible only by the ongoing support of our friends! We largely pick and press the varieties separately so we can offer extra virgin olive oil by variety and careful blend.

Picking in 2009 as the previous year was spread over 3 weekends. The crop was less than last year, with some fruit showing the effects of the dry autumn despite the deluge that followed in May.

First Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 1st Weekend Saturday 1
Tree climbing skills come in handy.

Olive picking 2009 - 1st Weekend Saturday 2
Sorting twigs from the olives before crating. Be careful not to bruise those olives!

First Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 1st Weekend Sunday 1
The small team who picked Sunday morning. This was just a top up before going to the press.

Second Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 1
Olive picker’s lunch on the second weekend, Saturday.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 2.
The birthday pair. You guess the ages and whose birthday was the day before and the day after.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 3.
Moving the nets.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Saturday 4.
Boy racers with a pimped Ford? Or just putting the nets away at days end?

Second Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Sunday 1.
Picking Picual olives. Our Picual have been great. No vigorous growth and consistent cropping.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 2nd Weekend Sunday 2.
More picking. A Japanese exchange student (on right) helps out.

Third Weekend – Saturday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 1.
Picking the Frantoio on the third weekend, Saturday.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 2.
Lunch on the third weekend, Saturday. Our biggest group yet?

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Saturday 3.
More picking.

Third Weekend – Sunday

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Sunday 1.
Sunday saw us still picking the Frantoio.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Sunday 2.
Sorting out the twigs.

Picking Olives in 2009 - 3rd Weekend Sunday 3.
The final pick-up of the year.

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