The Olive Grove
For 2019 we will book in two olive picking dates; one for individual members and one for picking so we can sell the oil for fundraising. The dates are TBC so stay tuned to our website and facebook page!
Details coming soon!
The Olive grove was planted with the help of our year one friends at Hilton Primary School in June 2015. Some trees in the olive grove are best for oil and make small fruit, and some are best for pickling and make larger fruit.
Every year in April we organise the Great Hilton Harvest Olive Oil press where Hilton Harvest members are invited to gather olives from Hilton Harvest, their own gardens, neighbours, verges and parks. We weigh what each person has picked, and then pool them together. We do a run to an olive press (either Jumanga Olives or York Olive Oil) and they turn our olives in to beautiful Hilton Harvest special blend olive oil!
If you want to get in on the olive oil action become a member and subscribe to our e-newsletters.