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1836: A Texas Olive Company

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A business venture born out of a passion for olive oil and a Texas family legacy. We grow, harvest, mill, and bottle Texas-grown olives from four varietals, creating a boutique production of extra virgin olive oil that has been critically acclaimed by some of the highest rated chefs in America.
78827 Asherton, TX
United States
First Year in Business
Grower and/or Producer
We grow olive trees

1836 began in 2012 with the purchase of 100 acres in Dimmit County, Texas. After advice from other olive growers, our orchard was installed that September on 40 acres using a medium density planting. The olive varietals, Arbequina, Mission, Picual and Tosca, were chosen for the climate and for the flavor profile they create.
We produce olive oil

The orchard’s first commercial production of was harvested in Fall 2016. 1836 made its debut on the shelves of Bering’s in Houston, and has grown to include a retail presence at gourmet shops throughout Texas. In September 2018, 1836 became the official Texas olive oil vendor at Williams-Sonoma, and the product is currently available at all their Texas locations.
Olive Oil Purveyor
We are a retailer of olive oil and/or olive products

We offer products that are 

Beloved by chefs, sought-after by luxury food boutiques, 1836's extra virgin olive oil is grown in Asherton, Texas from Arbequiña, Mission, Picual and Tosca olives and boasts a mild, grassy flavor profile. This top-shelf finishing oil made with love and Texas olives, and is available in 250mL and 500mL bottles.
We are a wholesaler of olive oil and/or olive products

We offer products that are 

1836 currently provides its extra virgin olive oil to retailers and restaurants across the country. In addition to our 250mL and 500mL retail bottles, we also provide bulk oil to the restaurant industry in 1 and 2.5 gallon increments.
Name Kerry Thornhill Houston
Company 1836: A Texas Olive Company
Owner, Grower, and Producer
Kerry began farming olives in 2012 in Dimmit County, Texas where her family enjoys an almost 100 year presence. She works for Texas olive growers and organizations to support and educate growers in Texas. Kerry is the current Secretary of the Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO) and Director for Subdivision 1 of the Soil and Water Conservation District (Dimmit County, TX). Kerry holds a BA in Communications from The University of Texas at Austin. Her corporate career includes investment banking and corporate communications for NYSE and NASDAQ-listed companies.