Making great olive oil begins in the olive groves, where Takao Nouen spend each year ensuring the best possible harvest in the autumn. Olives are first brought into their sorting area, where twigs, leaves, and other impurities are carefully picked out; then the olives make their way to the processing area. Time is of the essence, and the less that passes between picking and processing, the better.
As a rule, they try to extract oil olives on the day they are harvested, if not the morning after. Once they start the extractor machine, it cannot be stopped, so they have to coordinate with the pickers out in the groves to keep everything running smoothly. Farm workers make sure that once they get going, they have a steady supply of olives to run efficiently.
Once harvesting and processing the olives is finished, it is time to get the oil ready for consumers. Each stainless storage tank is being opened one by one and tested for quality. They use transparent bottles so that customers can enjoy the oil’s vivid green color. If customers are not planning to use the oil up in a short period of time, it’s best to wrap the bottle in aluminum foil or protect it some other way.
About The Company
About Takao Nouen
In the spring of 2006, this farm started with cultivation of wa stelands with a sawtooth trees and bamboo groves. The field was finally made the following year, then the owner planted 200 young and small olive trees. This is the beginning of this Takao Nouen olive Hatake. October 2007 brought the first harvest. In the spring of the next year, they planted more trees. Suddenly, It was a farmer with 700 olive trees to take care of.
They also always think of the consumers, who will eventually enjoy these olives. They take safety to heart, for consumers, the farm, and of course, the trees. Which is why they do not use pesticides, etc. Though their production levels are still relatively low, it is fascinating how doing the same process year by year can yield such different results. By the end of November, they turn their energy back to Growing olives, and a new Year on the Olive Farm begins.
Making truly delicious olive oil and table olives starts in the groves, where they spend all year raising the best possible crop for their products. Takao Olive Farm aims to grow their olives in harmony with nature, with the safest cultivation practices for the earth, farmers, crops, and of course, their customers. For the future of olive farming, they want to share the joy they feel every day here on their farm.
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