Rich Georgia soil is probably most famous for its peanuts and peaches, but there’s a new crop in town – olives.
Longstanding business partners Georgia Senator Tommie Williams, Clint Williams and
Derrien Ramsey began an experiment four years ago, dedicating five acres of their Toombs County land to olive trees.
The “experiment” has put Terra Dolce Farms on the map. Their very first batch of buttery, grassy olive oil won the highest award out of 651 entries at the New York International Olive Oil Competition.
“Just sort of on a whim, the last day of entry I sent four bottles in for the competition thinking ‘Well, it’s worth a shot’,” said Williams. “And then a month later I got an email that I had won.”