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Chef Approved Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We are pleased that three chefs in Central Texas are now using our extra virgin olive oil in their restaurant kitchens! Our olive oil is available by the gallon for any chef interested in purchasing for regular use. In addition to our EVOO being used at the featured restaurants below, it has been tested with great success by chefs at various events, including Chef David Yokuty of the Boardwalk Bistro at the Main Plaza Farmers Market of San Antonio, BBQ pitmaster “Keeper of the Flame” Chef Paul Petersen at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’s ATX BBQ Quest Garden, and Chef Rick Lopez of La Condesa in Austin at the Sustainable Food Center’s Chef Series: Spring Bounty.

Be sure to visit one these fabulous restaurants soon! Read More →

Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a Mission

Salud de Paloma Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salud Corporation is a social enterprise of the nonprofit organization Business & Community Lenders of Texas (BCL of Texas). Salud Corporation’s mission is to help families eat healthy foods and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart problems, while creating job opportunities for individuals seeking employment in the farm-to-table industry.

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Behind the Scenes: Austin Community Gardening

In addition to sharing news about our extra virgin olive oil, we’d like to share some stories about what’s going on behind the scenes with the people of Salud de Paloma. We have a great management team as well as various support staff who make it all happen, whether it’s manning our booths at the farmers markets and community events, tending to administrative and production details…or digging in the dirt!

Austin Community Gardening

Olive Trees in Neighborhood Garden - Austin Community Gardening

Rosa Rios Valdez donated four olive trees to her neighborhood community garden in Southwest Austin

Rosa Rios Valdez, Co-Founder/President of Salud de Paloma, and executive director of the parent nonprofit, BCL of Texas, has been very active in starting up a community garden in her neighborhood. Long time Scenic Brook homeowners in Southwest Austin, Rosa and her husband Ruben donated four olive trees to the community garden.

“We are putting permanent roots in our neighborhood,” said Rosa. “Our daughters took swim lessons at the Scenic Brook Neighborhood pool many years ago. And I have loved living in Scenic Brook. It is our pleasure to give back to our neighbors.” Read More →