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PHX: Raw Olives

StuCazzo Jan 4, 2008 07:36 AM

Does anybody know where I might be able to find raw, unprocessed olives in the Phoenix area? I tried the Queen Creek olive mill, but they indicated that they use all of their olives. I would be willing to pick them myself.

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    ziggylu Jan 4, 2008 07:47 AM

    Lots of older parks and neighborhoods have olive groves...we have trees in our neighborhood on the parkways for instance. I know at the olive mill they've said they have people who go out to the parks and other public trees and collect olives then bring them for pressing(need to have a certain weight).

    When I lived in CA my mom would take us to a park not far from where we lived to harvest...then she'd cure herself.

    I think it's too late to harvest olives however? (usually late summer and early fall?)

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      hzp Jan 4, 2008 08:11 AM

      email me offlist.... i have an olive tree and do the same. the green are gone now, but i've got black.

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        ejs1492 Jan 4, 2008 09:55 AM

        email me off list also; i own a number of office buildings all over the valley and would gladly permit you to take olives from our trees.

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        Alice Letseat Jan 4, 2008 01:30 PM

        You can also purchase them on occasion at Giado's World Foods, SE corner of Dobson/Guadalupe.

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