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Georgia Olive Farms

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Georgia Olive Farms conducted the first olive harvest east of the Mississippi, near Lakeland, Georgia, in 2011 and established the first commercial olive mill east of the Mississippi in 2013. GOF sells extra virgin olive oil, offers turnkey olive orchard installation and management and custom harvesting.
In 2009, Jason Shaw, his brother Sam Shaw and cousin Kevin Shaw planted 20 acres of super high density olive trees on their farm near Lakeland, Georgia. They teamed with friend Berrien Sutton to form Georgia Olive Farms to market the EVOO. In 2011, the first commercial harvest of olives occurred east of the Mississippi since the 1800's wihen olives were harvested along the Georgia coast. The harvest received international press due to the fact that many thought that olive oil could not be commercially produced east of the Mississippi. An olive growers association was formed and GOF continues to lead in development of the olive oil industry in the South. A state of the art olive processing mill was constructed in 2013 and a state of the art olive harvester was purchased in 2013. Chef's on the east coast have supported GOF and welcome production on the east coast. GOF works with producers west of the Mississippi to curb the import of defective and mislabeled olive oil. GOF welcomes new growers in the South and works with the Georgia Olive Growers Association to share knowledge and information. An annual event is held each September around harvest time where current and potential growers can learn about olive oil production in the South and observe harvest and milling operations.
39 South Valdosta Road Lanier
31635 Lakeland, GA
United States
Phone: 9125505039
First Year in Business
Grower and/or Producer
We grow olive trees

arbequina, arbosana and koroneiki
We produce olive oil

we use an oxbo olive harvester and an alfa laval mill.
We have a private mill

Currently we use an alfa laval mill which was purchased in 2013.
We provide consulting services for the olive oil industry

We provide turnkey olive orchard installation in the south, olive orchard management services and custom harvest services in the Souith.
Tours and/or Tasting Bar
We provide tours of our facilities
Tours are provided with advance arrangements.
Name Jason Shaw
Company Georgia Olive Farms
Jason is one of the founders of Georgia Olive Farms and affiliated organizations. He resides in Lakeland, Georgia, owns an independent insurance agency and serves as a Georgia state legislator.