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.