Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
Mar 202011

Texas is celebrating. Texas growers recently harvested a bumper crop of  extra virgin olive oil, and the Texas Olive Oil Council and Threadgill’s North restaurant in Austin, Texas are hosting the celebration.

They would love for all you olive and olive oil lovers to join them on Saturday, March 26th, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Threadgill’s North for the 1st Annual Texas Olive Oil Tasting and Contest. Details about all the fun can be found at the TOOC link above.

The 2010 crop of Texas olive oil will be judged in a blind taste test against the best olive oils from Argentina, Italy and Spain, with an additional estate olive oil competitor from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. There will also be an exclusive screening of “Texas Olive Trails” before it shows on PBS in June 2011. For more about “Texas Olive Trails” see my article about the film from yesterday.

I wish I could attend. If you are attending, tell me all about it.

May the sun shine through your branches.


  2 Responses to “More Exciting Olive News from Texas”

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  1. Sounds like a trip to Texas will be on the agenda soon. Interesting article, but do any other states have an olive industry?

    • Yes, indeed. California has a large and growing industry. They’ve had many setbacks over the years the latest was a huge olive fruit fly infestation. Arizona, Georgia and Florida are also growing olives. I will be sure to include each state in future articles. Stay tuned.

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