22: A Day at Oliver Farm, with Clay and Valerie Oliver

Released July 11, 2022 by Sue's Healthy Minutes with Sue Becker | The Bread Beckers


We took a road trip to Oliver Farm, down in Pitts, GA - where we were able to visit their sunflower fields and “oil shack” - as they call it. It was amazing to see all of the beautiful sunflowers that were in full bloom and to also see how Clay and his wife, Valerie, make all of their amazing oils. Oliver Farm was formed several years ago when fuel prices soared and the American economy faltered. There was a lot of talk about alternative fuel sources, and that sparked an interest in an area that Clay knew very little about; however, he began researching, visiting oil plants, and talking to individuals in this field. During this time Clay discovered the cold pressed method of oil extraction which does not use chemicals or high temperatures to remove the oil. This process leaves valuable vitamins and nutrients in the oil. In 2012, Clay grew his first crop of sunflowers for oil production, and by the end of 2012, he had pressed oil from sunflowers, pecans, and peanuts - all grown in Wilcox County, GA. More oils followed, and Oliver Farm Artisan Oils quickly caught the attention of chefs and foodies. Now, Oliver Farm Artisan Oils are used and sold all over various locations, including The Bread Beckers, Inc., in Woodstock, GA. Today’s episode is going to be a little different and longer than normal. As a podcast, this episode is presented as an audio recording of our trip. In addition, we have also released a video recording of our trip as well! Watch this video over on our YouTube Channel. There, you’ll get to see the sunflower fields and the actual process that Oliver Farm uses for making all of the delicious oils that they sell. Once there, remember to hit the subscribe button and smash that bell icon, to be notified every time a new video drops. For more information visit breadbeckers.com. Follow us on:  Facebook @thebreadbeckers and Instagram @breadbeckers. For more information on Oliver Farm, go to oliverfarm.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @oliverfarm.  *DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this podcast or on our website should be construed as medical advice. Consult your health care provider for your individual nutritional and medical needs. The information presented is based on our research and is strictly that of the author and not necessarily those of any professional group or other individuals.