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National Farmers Market Week 2014: August 3-9

National Farmers Market Week 2014 Salud de Paloma

As a nation of immigrants, we have many rich and complex influences woven into the history of our country. Foods we eat, holidays we celebrate, how we create goods or perform services—these are all things that are shaped by the cultural identities of our families and the communities around us. For many communities, farmers markets are playing a pivotal role in maintaining and enabling these cultural ties.

Click here to read more on the USDA’s website.

Salud de Paloma was founded by an immigrant. Our founder, Rosa Rios Valdez, was born in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, ands she was raised in Central Texas. Our extra virgin olive oil is a tribute to Rosa’s mother who loved her family and good food. So it’s only natural that the first place we sold our Texas-produced extra virgin olive oil was at the HOPE Farmers Market in East Austin, dedicated to engaging the community in activating culturally significant spaces in East Austin while supporting a regional food system, celebrating local culture and increasing awareness of and access to healthy food. Read More →

2nd Annual Volente Olive Fest: April 19, 2014

Volente Olive Fest 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014
2:30 – 8:00 PM

Volente Beach
16107 Farm to Market Road 2769
Leander, TX 78641

Free admission to fest
Discounted admission to water park Read More →

Volente Olive Fest – April 20, 2013 – Seeking Vendors


Seeking Local Product Vendors:

Next month, on Saturday April 20, 2013, the Village of Volente and community partners will host the FIRST ANNUAL VOLENTE OLIVE FEST.

We are inviting vendors to sign up and sell their locally made / produced products. The cost of the booth space has been kept to a minimum of $40. This is a family event with no entrance fee to all attending. The goal is to have fun and to Celebrate All Things Olive!

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