Did you know that you can pick up a bottle of award-winning, locally grown and produced olive oil at the Lone Star Farmers Market?

Texas Hill Country Olive Company has been run their certified organic family business since 2005, offering their hand-picked selection of olive oils, vinegars and gifts every Sunday.

Here’s more about Texas Hill Country Olive Company & their lovely farm:

While we struggle to keep our landscapes watered and green, olive trees mixed with the drought of the Hill Country and the limestone terrain has a different result. These Hill Country traits produce award winning, premium olive oil. The Texas Hill Country Olive Company is a family owned business, built by John and daughter Cara, along with brother-in-law Rick Mensik. Their focus has been on providing fresh, locally grown and pressed, premium extra virgin olive oil. They produce 3 varieties of olive oils ranging from mild to robust and 3 crushed oils, including lemon, jalapeno and garlic. THCOC recently won top honors in the New York International Olive Oil Competition for two of their varieties. Sola Stella, the light buttery oil, won Gold and Texas Miller’s Blend, the robust peppery oil, won Silver. In October the Texas Miller’s Blend garnered The Wall Street Journal’s Top 5 Best Olive Oil produced in the U.S. The 12 balsamic vinegars, some of the tastiest found outside of Modena, Italy, include favorites such as Traditional, Fig and Peach and are available in the tasting room. Another tasty treat is the Gelato made with Sola Stella. Located in the heart of The Hill Country, they also carry a wide array of local Texas wines that are available for sampling and purchase. 

The family takes pride in the fact they have created the only certified organic olive orchard in the State of Texas. Five years ago, brothers-in-law John Gambini and Rick Mensik bought 16 acres on Fitzhugh Road and planted 2,100 olive trees. The orchard serves as the perfect picturesque backdrop for special events or an afternoon of relaxation. With natural beauty and a Tuscan-style building, the property also provides an event destination: The Orchard at Dripping Springs. This venue offers inside seating for up to 60 people and standing room for up to 100, with additional outside seating of 125. The outside terrace with its pergola, bar and entertainment stage makes it the perfect place to hold your ceremony or reception. 


Visit them at the market, try a sample and taste the hill country difference.

For more info: Texas Hill Country Olive Company