Nov 052013
Logo of Georgia Traveler from Georgia Public Broadcasting

Logo of Georgia Traveler from Georgia Public Broadcasting

My Mom and brother, Joe, were in Savannah enjoying the beach and saw a Georgia Traveler segment about Georgia Olive Farms and the Inn at Still Pond. They called me but I missed it.

I did find it online and here is the link for all to enjoy – Georgia Olive Farms and Inn at Still Pond video.

To all of you who have asked me about making a visit to Georgia Olive Farms, I bet the Inn at Still Pond is a great place to stay for your visit. Berrien Sutton, one of the proprietors of the Inn at Still Pond, is also an owner of Georgia Olive Farms – that’s handy. The Inn is about 25 minutes away from the olive groves. The Inn features an organic farm, relaxation, and some great cooking. Sounds like a good time to me.

May the sun shine through your branches.

Sep 122012

Here is a short but interesting video filmed during the operation of the olive oil mill in the village of Panagia on Thassos Island in Greece. There are no olives in the mill. It is probably a test run for the harvest this fall.

It’s loud, so adjust your volume before you play it. Your coworkers will wonder what you’re doing.

May the sun shine through your branches.

Oct 052011

Here is the video of Georgia Olive Farms and the first commercial olive harvest in Georgia in several hundred years. It was filmed and produced by the Georgia Farm Bureau for their weekly television segment, the Georgia Farm Monitor.

May the sun shine through your branches.

Mar 202011

Texas is celebrating. Texas growers recently harvested a bumper crop of  extra virgin olive oil, and the Texas Olive Oil Council and Threadgill’s North restaurant in Austin, Texas are hosting the celebration.

They would love for all you olive and olive oil lovers to join them on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Threadgill’s North for the 1st Annual Texas Olive Oil Tasting and Contest. Details about all the fun can be found at the TOOC link above.

The 2010 crop of Texas olive oil will be judged in a blind taste test against the best olive oils from Argentina, Italy and Spain, with an additional estate olive oil competitor from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. There will also be an exclusive screening of “Texas Olive Trails” before it shows on PBS in June 2011. For more about “Texas Olive Trails” see my article about the film from yesterday.

I wish I could attend. If you are attending, tell me all about it.

May the sun shine through your branches.

Mar 192011

Wait a minute, we’re talking about Texas and an olive industry. Yes indeed thar’s gold growing on them thar hills. Watch out California Texas is after a share of the U.S. olive oil market. The U.S. market is relatively small in relation to the rest of the world (1% I believe), but I prefer to see the positive side and that means there’s room to grow – no market saturation yet.

Soon PBS will be airing the new film, Texas Olive Trails, it is a testament to the folks of that state. I enjoyed watching the film preview very much. I hope you do too.

May the sun shine through your branches.