Thursday, April 22, 2010

FILLING CANOLA ORDERS


Our entire process is done without the oil seeing the light of day until the final step. The second the oil drips from the expeller press it is encapsulated in a world of sterile stainless steel. Our filtration and holding tanks all keep the oil shielded from air and light until the final step when we fill the totes for our customers. We are working on automating this process to eliminate any human error.

Friday, April 9, 2010

OUR FIRST OIL PRESS

This was our first oil press, this is where it all started. About 5 years ago we bought this press and started experimenting with pressing oil seeds.
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FANTASTIC VINAGRETTE RECIPE

Whip this wonderful salad dressing recipe up for your upcoming summer picnics.

1 cup Susquehanna Mills All Natural Canola Oil
1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp paprika

Stir all ingredients together and drizzle over your favorite salad.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

FULL CIRCLE FOOD OIL EXPLAINED



Our Full Circle concept was born one day while floating down the Loyalsock creek. Joshua Leidhecker had already started the business of contracting local farmers to grow Canola for him. At the time he was supplying large scale Bio-diesel plants with virgin Canola for ASTM grade Bio-d. He knew there was something missing.

While we were floating down the Loyalsock Creek in his canoe he explained his newest concept with me. The idea was to essentially lease the oil and then convert it to Bio-diesel. Susquehanna Smart Fuel then started a sister company called Susquehanna Mills.

We continued to contract local farmers within a 60 mile radius to grow Canola crops for us. After harvest, the Canola was trucked back to our food grade crushing facility where we produced the All Natural Food Oil. We would then supply local restaurants with our All Natural Oil for frying food. After the oil had done it's work, we collected it at no charge. We then react the used oil into biodiesel which is then traded to local farmers for more crops.

As the farmers put down the next crop, they are running their tractors on the waste of their previous crop. It is a Full Circle Process that is proprietary to us and our company. We are the first company in the United States to have such a system. It is a very cost intensive concept to set up. Between the actual cost of the infrastructure, we also have the cost of training those that run all the equipment. It may be hard work and it may cost some lots of money to produce, but it's worth it. Not only to have the All Natural Food Oil, but to be returning it to the earth the way we do.

CANOLA OIL NUTRION FACTS


These are the nutrition facts of Canola Oil compared along side other food oils.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FULL CIRCLE CANOLA OIL


We package fresh Canola Oil for consumer sales on a weekly basis. Our Canola oil is the freshest on the market and is all natural. We use no chemicals in our process at all. You can find these bottles at the Williamsport Growers Market while in season as well as a retail location coming soon.

We will soon be bottling and selling Virgin Canola Oil. We will be first in the country to provide consumers with Virgin Canola Oil. Our oil will be harvested, processed and bottled within 24 hours. You can't possibly get any fresher than that. Look for it at the Williamsport Growers Market this year.