While the weather can be harsh, our process is seeped in softness. Sometimes farming means digging deep into the earth, other days it means sitting back to watch, wait and learn with wonder.
Our Ranch Has A Home On The Edge Of Texas
Right by the Rio Grande, the Texas sun and family hands work hard to grow our olives.
It all started with Texas-sized ambition.
And it continues with a never-ending dedication to quality. We believe that growing in size to support affordability doesn't mean that quality should ever change. Our practices are committed to the planet as much as our customers, knowing one cannot thrive without the other. Our purpose is people: every one of our products & part of our operations reflects that.
To tend to nature, you must learn to be tender.
Thanks to friendly, fellow farmers that've turned into partners
we've created more than just an orchard, we've cultivated a community. One of the greatest lessons we've learned the past few decades is how to keep good company. Folks like Jerry & Penny Farrell, are invested in their neighbors needs; we're happy to call them not just partners, but dear friends.
And after all this time growing 40,000 trees in Texas, to partnering with fellow family farms around the world, we've learned one very important thing:
This isn't our first rodeo. We're a family of farmers that is four generations strong.
Our lead founder, Jim Henry, continues to teach his family the tools of the trade he spent decades cultivating; like his son Josh, who has aptly learned how to whisper to the trees just like his father. Now known as “The Wrangler”, Josh has an uncanny ability to operate the Ranch’s olive press.
Where everyone else said it couldn't be done, we found a home in South Texas.
Just north of the Southern U.S. border, in Carizzo Springs, Texas, we discovered land that mimicked Southern Spain - dry, rocky soil peppering a sprawling landscape under even bigger skies, land ripe for Arbequina olive trees. Over two decades ago, Jim Henry & Jerry Ferrell dreamed up an idea. And we don't think it's going too shabby.
We dug our heels in and committed to eco-driven practices.
Our natural agriculture practices work with the earth, rather than fighting against it. We believe in the importance of taking care of our soil and not draining it with wide-ranging monoculture practices. These values continue throughout our processing, as we only offer first-cold-pressed to ensure every part of our products' production is clear of unnecessary preservatives or unhealthy additives. Texas Olive Ranch is a purveyor of honest products.
Where we grew our passion for quality by making food for & with our loved ones.
Texas Olive Ranch is a celebration of the senses: a reminder to pause, taste, smell and enjoy moments scattered across everyday, the ones that take time, the quiet ones that live the loudest in memory.
Twenty years later, we're growing with families across the world.
Founded with families, and set to never leave them, we only let those we trust most dictate the pureness of the process, every step of the way. Explore the goods from our fellow farmers & the collaborations that are bringing creativity to every bottle.