We’ll visit Georgia Olive Farms on our Friday Farm Tour at South Georgia Growing Local 2014.
Richard Villadoniga wrote for StAugustine.com 18 July 2012, Liguid gold rush,
There’s a new gold rush taking place in Georgia, and it’s not up in the mountains near Dahlonega as first happened back in 1828. This time around, people are buzzing with excitement over a liquid gold produced in Southern Georgia: extra virgin olive oil. You read that correctly — olive oil from Georgia. What was once an exclusively Mediterranean product is now being crafted with olives grown in Southern Georgia, and to a smaller extent, North Florida.
Georgia Olive Farms, a cooperative of about 10 regional olive growers, is based in Lakeland, Georgia, near Valdosta.
Jason Shaw, one of the company’s founders, comes Continue reading