If you watched our video with Brooke Hazen of Olive Leaf Hills talking about his experience using the Electro’liv you may have asked yourself, “Yeah but what if the electric olive harvester bruises the olives?” Well wonder no more: Brooke just took Best in Class at the 2015 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition! Congrats to Brooke on the win and for having the guts to up his olive harvesting game!
Infaco USA is thrilled to share this story from Sebastopol olive grower Brooke Hazen of Olive Leaf Hill Mills/Goldridge Organic Farms. This is a long video but we just could’t bring ourselves to cut any more of it! Brooke uses Infaco’s Electro’liv battery-operated olive harvester – here are the highlights:
- Went from harvesting 2 tons/day to 6 tons/day
- Used to have 30 hand-harvesters and now has a crew of just 19
- Quality remained the same and kept winning awards
- Transition to mechanical harvesting was easy and workers loved it
Brooke also shares valuable info about how he organized his harvest crews.