Custom Milling

In addition to milling our own olives, we offer custom milling services for olive growers. During this time, local olive growers are given a chance to have their olives milled with our state-of-the-art hammer mill. Custom milling calendar dates are limited, however, so an appointment is required.

Custom milling is for customers with 1000lbs or more. For quantities below 1000lbs, please see our information on Community Milling.

Once an appointment is made, a Milling Contract must be signed and returned prior to olive delivery.

Charges are based on a 1 ton (2000 lb) minimum but are prorated for amounts greater than 1 ton. Milling service fees are $425.00/ton with a $100/ton pomace waste removal fee. The waste removal fee is waived if you wish to remove your own pomace. During milling, your pomace will then be pumped back into your delivery container (no holes please!) and can be picked up with your oil.

After processing, your oil is placed into a food-grade plastic drum or upon approval by our staff, you may supply your own food-grade quality plastic or stainless-steel container. Oil is ready for pick-up 24 hours after drop-off, and an email will be sent with all related charges. Your oil must be picked up no later than 48 hours after drop-off unless special arrangements are made. We do offer storage and racking services (please see our list of fees in Exhibit A of page 4 of our Milling Contract). Payment is required at the time of pick up.

For customers expecting one or more tons and wishing to schedule a Custom Milling appointment, please contact

Mary Louise Bucher phone: (707) 293-8833 or email: ml@trattorefarms.com

to discuss your estimated olive quantity and possible milling dates. We will be scheduling to maximize the usage of the mill and will confirm a milling date for you within 48 hours of your scheduling call. We cannot run our mill with a quantity of fewer than 700 lbs, and for quantities between 700lbs and 1 ton, we suggest attending one of our three Community Milling dates, or teaming up with other olive growers to meet the Custom Crush minimum of 2000 lbs.

We will begin scheduling Custom Milling on September 15, 2017.

Scheduling and Contract Details

After a Custom Milling appointment is made, you will be emailed a Milling Contract that must be signed and returned no later than 24 hours before your scheduled milling date. We cannot mill your olives without a signed contract, and delivery of olives without one will result in a delay of milling or loss of your scheduled time. Please see the link on our web site for the contract, or contact us for ways to get a copy. All deliveries must be made by 8 am on the day scheduled, unless special arrangements are made ahead of time.

If you wish to have your olives milled using our stone mill, please request this at the time of booking, and this will need to be indicated in the Milling Contract as well. Availability of our stone mill is extremely limited. Unless it is arranged ahead of time and specified, we will mill your olives using our hammer mill, as it is the more efficient of the two processes. Our regular per-ton rates are $425 for the hammer mill, with discounts for weights greater than 4.0 tons. Our waste processing fee is $100/ton with a minimum fee of $70 for minimum quantities of olives. Our customers also have the option to take home their olive pomace for their own composting use and save the waste disposal fee. A leak-proof container must be provided at the time of olive drop off (we can use the bins used to deliver the olives if they do not have any slats); we will pump your pomace into the container and have it available for you to remove when you pick up your oil.

Barring special circumstances, your oil will be made for you within 24 hours and oil and delivery bins must be picked up within 48 hours. An invoice will be issued and emailed after your olives are milled, and payment must be made at the time of pickup. Plastic food-grade containers ranging in size from 1 gallon to 55 gallons are available for purchase, and your oil will be put into these containers unless usable, clean, well-marked, personal containers are supplied at the time of olive delivery. Dry Creek Olive Company reserves the right to substitute its own containers if we feel that a customer’s containers are not clean enough and may affect the quality of the oil.

Download a Milling Contract