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  • Sandy Oak Olive Orchard

    Posted on March 13th, 2019 cwmoore No comments

    Today is a wonderful day with clear skies and mid 80’s. Just before lunch we decided to pick up a bullet point on the to-do list for San Antonio: Sandy Oak Olive Orchard. I’ll put the link down below but for now just a bit of a synopsis.

    One of the first commercial olive orchards in Texas, Sandy Oaks Orchards®, owned and operated by Saundra C. (Sandy) Winokur, lies just off of I-37, 20 minutes south of San Antonio, Texas. The website has lots of pictures and that is just what we saw in sparkling clean surroundings. What is not shown is the large fields of Bluebells and what looks like yellow Canola flowers

    While best known for olive trees, olive oil and the various olive oil and olive leaf based skin care products it produces, Sandy Oaks is also celebrated for its emphasis on hospitality and educating the public on the benefits and various uses of olive oil. Sandy Oaks frequently hosts educational seminars and tastings of olive oils from around the world.

    “Join us for a wonderful farm to table meal, visit our tasting room to sample our culinary products and the full line of skin care products we produce on site, or scroll through our nursery to pick up an olive tree or two for your backyard. Take a “Day-cation”, enjoy a small respite from the bustle of every day life and experience country living.”

    We ate there too and had an Antipasta (for 2) and olive leaf tea. The anti[pasta was served on a flatboard and was real tasty. Not a large portion, but nevertheless, I was sufficiently full. The tea was $4 per glass and the antipasta was $15 so it does not qualify as a snack but the ambiance made up for everything. Real silverware was used and that helped too.