Olives for Oil Pressing

SKU: OP100

Fresh California Olives for OLIVE OIL PRESSING Workshop

You can purchase olives directly from the Olive Growers Council in California using the options below.

  • Olives are $1.50 per lb plus shipping.
  • Olives are shipped with USPS Priority Shipping.
    For faster shipping options call the Olive Growers directly at 559-280-7906
  • Be sure to include the date you need them by.
  • You can choose from the various size packages listed below.
  • Then press the "Pay Now" button.

You will be redirected to the Olive Growers Council Paypal Order portal where you can pay by Paypal or by creditcard.

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Tzivos Hashem Crafts Workshops & Resources does not sell olives or profit from this sale.
For any questions about your order please call Mr. Adin Hester at the Olive Growers Council in California at 559-280-7906.

Olive Oil Pressing FAQ

Q: “How many pounds of olives do I need per presentation?”
A: Small presses require at the very least 2 1/2 lbs of olives. Large presses about 5 lbs. You will need to extract at least a half cup of olive juice for your centrifuge to distill enough oil to light a few wicks in your menorah.

Q: “What if I am working with a very small group, do I still need so much?”
A: Yes, because the press needs a minimum amount of olives to be able to extract the oil. The bigger the press the more olives you need.

Q: “Can’t I squeeze canned olives?”
A: Canned olives are usually picked before they are fully mature and are intended for eating and therefore don’t contain much oil. You will not be able to extract oil from pressing canned olives even with a centrifuge.

HOW TO KEEP OLIVES FRESH:  When your order or olives arrive,:

  1. Open the boxes and keep them open.
  2.  Be sure to fluff them up by pouring them from box to box a few times. It is a good idea to store them in a wider box than the shipping box so that they are exposed to the air.
  3. Place in a cool but not cold place, like the garage. Refrigeration is not necessarily needed.
  4. If your olives arrive early or need to stand over a long period of time, be sure to air them out every few days, as described above.