About Us

Lone Star Olive Ranch emerged as a result of our efforts to diversify our miniature cattle operation. Our original intentions were to breed seed stock and sell the calves to families looking to add a miniature to their small farm or stock their freezers. Our dilemma arose when we started naming every calf. We decided our love of farming was in need of new direction and preferably something we could feel good about cultivating, but not name or watch adoringly from the front porch.

We started doing some research on crops without a face; namely, fruit and nut trees suitable for our region, climate, and soil. Olive trees kept coming back time and time again. In 2008 we planted 16 Arbequina olive trees in the front yard at the farm. As our research unfolded, we had many conversations with California experts as well as excited Texas olive producers. Investigations into the vital elements of establishing an olive orchard in Texas all came back with the same answer, “Yes, it can be done”. By 2009 it was apparent that select olive trees not only grow in Texas, but produce fruit consistently. Without further reservation we moved our 16 Arbequina olive trees from our 5-acre farm to our now 80+ acre ranch and planted the initial orchard of 2,016 trees in March of 2009. Thus the creation of Lone Star Olive Ranch.

Ready to start your orchard? For more information about starting your orchard, contact us today. We offer free preliminary consultation on varieties suitable for your region, climate and soil and are happy to discuss all aspects of olive orchard installation and orchard management practices.

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Texas Mobile Mill is a full service, mobile, olive processing unit with the capacity to crush 2 tons of olives per hour. Olives pressed on-site means better quality olive oil because the fruit is milled immediately after picking and by an experienced and seasoned miller.  Ready to mill?  Contact Texas Mobile Mill now!

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  • Why Choose Lone Star Olive Ranch?

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    Products

    At Lone Star Olive Ranch our team works to create Texas Artistry in Agriculture™.  We are inspired by what we do and we are motivated to achieve extraordinary things.  We want to share our love of Texas and the health benefits of Texas olive oil by offering exceptional products such as our olive tree offerings in the nursery, our delicious extra virgin olive oils, and our handcrafted, organic artisan body care products. 

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    Nursery

    Lone Star Olive Ranch Nursery is an olive tree exclusive nursery.  We carefully select varietals that will thrive in Texas as well as other regions of the United States.  Our nursery stock is ever expanding with olive trees originating from Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Tunisia and the United States

     

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    Services

    Great customer experiences begin with appreciation, value and respect for each of our clients. That's what you can expect at Lone Star Olive Ranch, where we have created a culture of excellence and continuous improvement through education and experience. Our Team shares our passion for farming and cultivating Texas Olives. We believe this collective labor of love comes through in every aspect of our business – from our Texas Olive Orchard to our Texas Olive Oil and olive related products to our Texas Olive Orchard Installation and Management Services. We hear you and we work with you as a member of our Team.