In early 2009, five farmers in southeast Georgia gathered with the dream of resurrecting olive oil production in Georgia and the Southeast U.S. In 2011, we harvested the first commercial crop of olives grown east of the Mississippi from our orchards near Lakeland, Georgia. We continue to encourage and support the development of the olive oil industry in the Southeast by increasing their own orchards and supporting farmers and investors who have the same vision.
Georgia Olive Farms oil is a true extra virgin olive oil. From field to our own mill in less than 24 hours, our oil is collected from only the first pressing of our fruit. And, as reported by Richard Villadoniga of eat-american.com, many celebrated Southern chefs are snapping up bottles of Georgia Olive Farms' oil, including James Beard Award-winners Sean Brock of Husk in Charleston, S.C., and Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta.