Just in time for your holiday shopping: Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard in Elmendorf is opening a new store today.
The large space will feature olive oil pressed on the property as well as numerous products made with from some form of the olive tree, including olive jelly, olive tea and olive wood boards.
Olive oil skin care products and soaps are available as are olive-themed books, apparel and linen goods.
Gift baskets with a lively variety of these products can also be had.
The upstairs of the new facility will house office space.
Owner Sandy Winokur has more than 11,000 olive trees planted on her 40-acre farm at 25195 Mathis Road. She also offers a number of olive trees for sale in various sizes and varieties. She and her staff can help you find the right plants for your property, if you want to add these silver-tinged beauties to your landscape.
With the weather being as balmy as it is, a trip down to the olive orchard is far more peaceful than braving the malls at the opening of the holiday season. So, you could do some shopping and enjoy a bucolic escape from the traffic and the hordes at the same time
For more information on Sandy Oaks, click here.