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30-Jun-14

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Next Oliveti Field day to be held on Saturday 5th July 2014

by Kay McKelvie

Hi Folks

 

Only a few more sleeps until our next Oliveti Field day to be held on Saturday 5th July
  11am at

 

RIVER ESTATE 150 Wades Road Whitford

 

The programme for the day is as follows

 

11am Update on current projects;

          Olive Trail Brochure

          Oliveti Stickers

 

11.30  Introduction by Barry Wade of his grove and press house.

          Barry gives his view on;

how he likes fruit presented and the fruits condition and the benefits or not of de-leafing.

         

12.15 Shared Lunch with opportunity to view industry suppliers wares and demonstration of mechanical  picking nets.

 

1.15   Greg Scopas from Salumeria Fontana Olive press house gives his  perspective on optimal  picking times, what to look for, and how that affects yield and taste.

 

1.45   General discussion and question time with both Barry and Greg on the panel. This can include their views on what methods they use for picking and what tools they find the most satisfactory.

 

2.30pm  Walk around River Estate lead by Barry and further opportunity to view industry suppliers wares.

 

Remember to bring some lunch and a chair. Members of the public have been invited via newspaper and market advertising.  If you have anyone who would be interested, bring them along.

 

Reminder 2.

Now is the time to get your oil scientifically tested for Free Fatty acid and Peroxide levels in readiness for the Oliveti Awards Competition on August 30th. Tested oils must be with Verity Baines by August 15th.  The successful testing of both scientific analysis, and taste, gives you the opportunity to honestly call your oil  “Extra Virgin”.

 

See you Sunday

Kay McKelvie

On behalf of Oliveti

T 09-4318909
M 021959203
E kay.mckelvie@xtra.co.nz

 

P O Box 1379

Whangarei

www.oliveti.co.nz

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