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Oliver Farms of Pitts, Georgia offers cold-pressed green peanut oil that chefs appreciate, making a stand-out new offering in this niche market. Chefs find Oliver Farms’ green peanut oil captivating.
On this episode of TasteMAKERS, Cat and Faith head out to Washington D.C. to cover Clay Oliver of Oliver Artisan Oil appearing before the House Committee on Agriculture for testimony.
He’s known for his superior service and friendly, thorough communication, offering clients an unforgettable experience and lasting impactful impression.
Early Life and Education
Clay Oliver was raised on his family’s multigenerational, centennial farm in Pitts, Georgia. Over time – after years of dealing with economic instability due to volatile commodity prices, drought, and the 2008 recession – Clay decided to diversify his operation by producing sunflower, peanut, and pecan oils.
Today, he produces hundreds of gallons of cold-pressed oil annually in his family farm’s shack and chefs from across the country rave about its lively flavor and unique texture.
Lynn is an enthusiastic arts supporter, taking part in various art groups and workshops. Additionally, she gives back to her local community by volunteering at her food bank. Lynn enjoys lifelong learning by taking pottery and stained glass classes as well as being active at her church and sports fanatic.
Oliver has been reporting sports stories since 2000 for various network television channels. Her candid interviewing style has won her considerable respect and admiration from her colleagues and peers.
She has moderated several health and safety-related events at the White House. Additionally, in 2019 she was appointed to the Trey Whitfield Foundation’s Board of Directors.
De Montfort also appeared in several literary adaptations, playing Gamekeeper Oliver Mellors in “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” (1981) as well as Greek nobleman Glaucus from 1984 miniseries “The Last Days of Pompeii”. Later he would portray Charles de Montfort from historical novel of Crusade film version and Prince from 1987 fantasy film Sleeping Beauty as well as appearing as nobleman Alexis Mdivani on an episode of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”.
Achievement and Honors
Clay Oliver was more than just a police officer, his daughter said. According to her account, her father fought harder than Cassius Clay ever did while also being much kinder and gentler in nature than the boxer bearing his name.
He was also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and board member for Trey Whitfield Foundation, while also founding and being chairperson for Louisville-based Olive Branch Farmers Market.
Oliver graduated from North Carolina Central University in 1998, earning first-team All-CIAA accolades as both a defensive back and punter during his four year playing career. From 2003-06 he then served as an assistant coach, helping guide the Eagles to three consecutive CIAA championship games and becoming black college football national champions.
Clay Oliver has been married three times and is the proud parent of four children. Currently residing in rural Georgia with Maxine, he owns and operates Oliver Farms Artisan Oil which creates premium oils from sunflower seeds, pecan nuts, and now peanuts – creating Oliver Farms Artisan Oil is his full time job!
His inaugural volume of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems (1963), exalts nature with poems influenced by Edna St. Vincent Millay. These include both lyrical nature poems as well as those inspired by her Ohio childhood memories and classical mythology studies.
Kat traveled to Washington DC and interviewed Clay Oliver of Oliver Farms Artisan Oil while he testified before Congress for his grant from The Local Agriculture Markets Program. Additionally, Steven Satterfield and Wes King from Wander Hemp Company use Oliver Farms sunflower oil in their products.
Clay Oliver possesses an estimated net worth of $5 Million. He is an American TV host, political commentator, military historian and former NRA president who earned numerous honors during his military service career: Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart awards among them.
Kat Neville and the tasteMAKERS crew had an amazing opportunity to travel to Washington, DC to witness Oliver Farms Artisan Oil founder Clay Oliver testify before the House Agriculture Committee about how he started pressing locally-grown sunflowers, pecans and green peanuts into oil that chefs enjoy using for culinary creations.
He highlighted the contributions made by chefs such as Steven Satterfield and Sean Brock in bringing his oils to a wider audience, while noting the popularity of their new Okra Seed Oil among chefs!