Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 38

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO , THE ATTORNEYS OF HENDERSON LAW FIRM , LLC CAME TO RICHMOND HILL TO BEGIN A LAW PRACTICE BASED ON PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS & TRUST .
“ We knew this place was where we wanted to raise our children , and
REAL ESTATE where we hoped our children would one day raise their children , too . We planted our WILLS “ roots &” here PROBATE and our family and our law practice grew , along with POWERS the community OF ATTORNEY . Today , we are / honored to have helped three generations HEALTH of Richmond CARE DIRECTIVES

Hill families , just like yours – and ours – with real estate closings and other general legal matters .” Michele Henderson

10950 Ford Avenue • Richmond Hill , GA 31324 912.756.2631 • RichmondHillLaw . com

is actually growing faster than we can press the oil — and I will never compromise any part of my process in order to make more oil . I will , however , be planting more trees .”
Poling ’ s trees come from all over the world — California , Tunisia , France , Italy and Spain . “ And they all produce different tasting olives ,” he says . “ My three primary goals are one , to determine which trees produce the best olives for making oil ; two , to grow those trees under the best conditions possible ; and three , to press the freshest and finest oil in the world .”
Once Poling and his farmhands pick the olives — something they still do by hand in late October or early November depending on the growing season — he has 48 hours to get them from the grove to the pressing facility . “ That ’ s one of the secrets of producing great oil ,” he says , “ keeping the olives chilled and getting them from the tree to the bottle in as short a time as possible .”

… I will never compromise any part of my process in order to make more oil . I will , however , be planting more trees .

As for the future ? “ Who knows ,” he

says , shaking his head slowly and chuckling . “ When I get my tasting room finished and finally put out a sign , maybe folks will put the trip to Italy on hold , and come here instead . I mean , if you ’ re looking for the best olive oil on earth , there ’ s no better destination than Georgia .”
As he passes me another tablespoon filled with Georgia sunlight , freshly mown grass , gentle breezes and a hint of pepper , I am glad that I live so close to the tree of life . To purchase a bottle or two of your own — or even some olive leaf tea — visit woodpeckertrailolivefarm . com . •
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