Pacific Sun Community Crush Day, Nov 10

Pacific Sun will be holding a Community Crush Day on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at our milling facility in Gerber, CA.

At this time, this will be the ONLY Community Crush Day for the 2012-2013 milling season. Please check back periodically for possible updates.

*WHAT IT IS*
The Community Crush Day is an opportunity for smaller olive producers to bring in their fruit and receive fresh pressed olive oil in return.

*HOW IT WORKS*
Producers bring their fresh olives to our mill at 22880 Gerber Road, Gerber, CA.

Receiving hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday the 10th ONLY. If a producer is unable to deliver fruit during those receiving hours, please notify PSG in advance at (530) 385-1475 [Callie], and ask to schedule a drop for late afternoon Friday, the 9th. No other exceptions will be made!

MINIMUM WEIGHT is 50 lbs. Some exceptions can be made, but we encourage all producers who may fall into that category to collaborate with their neighbors to combine yields and transport all fruit in one trip.

Cost to mill is $0.50 per pound.

All varietals are welcome.

Olives may be brought in a container of the producer’s choosing. If a plastic olive bin is needed, please contact PSG at the above number to inquire about borrowing one or more for the day(s) prior.

Olives must be free of leaves, branches, and orchard debris. Please rinse your fruit prior to transport. There will be a rinse station available for loads that were rinsed, but due to long/dusty transport, need additional rinsing before milling.

Please inspect your load prior to arrival, and ensure that the majority of the fruit is fresh and ripe (some varietals will still be green at the time; that is acceptable). Please do not bring old, dry, moldy, mushy, or otherwise undesirable fruit, as it taints the entire batch of oil!

All acceptable fruit received as part of the Community Crush will be milled together to create one custom 2012 blend. This means that the oil produced from the Community Crush will be comprised of many different varietals of olives, such as Sevillano, Manzanillo, Ascolana, Arbequina, Mission, Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, and Kalamata, just to name a few. There will be conventional and organically grown olives mixed together. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE, AND NO SPECIAL ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN. If that is unacceptable, please contact PSG and schedule a custom milling service (2 ton minimum).

Quantity of oil returned is based on the percentage of total received weight for the day that each producer brought. For multiple-producer loads, a single total quantity of oil will be given to the producers’ representative, and the division of oil is the responsibility of the producers themselves, NOT PSG.

There is no additional cost associated with receiving the oil, unless you choose to purchase a container(s) such as a bottle, jug, pail, or cube from PSG in order to transport the oil. If you plan on purchasing a container from PSG, please let the receiving staff know so that documentation can be made.

While we welcome the producers to stay and watch the wonderful transformation from olive to oil, please do not expect to receive your oil that same day. With many different producers dropping fruit off and milling around (yes, pun intended), it will be a very busy and fast paced day to say the least, and undue expectations will only hinder the process.

At the time of delivery and weigh-ins, producer information will be taken down, including:
Company Name
Name of Person Delivering Fruit
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Olive Varietal
Type of Container Fruit was Delivered In
Gross, Tare, and Net Weight
Time Fruit was Delivered
Type of Container Oil is to be Packaged In
(and whether or not the producer or PSG is supplying said container)

Payment for total weight received is also due at drop-off, NO EXCEPTIONS! Payment can be made by way of cash, local check (with proper identification), money order, Visa or Mastercard.

Once all of the fruit has been received, weights totaled, and fruit milled, total oil quantities will be decided (from percentage of total weight for the day). On Monday, each producer (or producers’ representative) will be contacted by phone or e-mail (preference given at time of drop-off) as to the amount of oil to be picked up, and the times available for pick-up (as well as any container fee).

Any additional services not stated here must be pre-approved by PSG management, and are in addition to the Community Crush Day fees.

If, for some reason, this long-winded event posting failed to answer any question(s) you may have, please feel free to contact Callie Wolverton by phone at (530) 385-1475, or by e-mail at cwolverton@pacificfarms.net.

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