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Texas Olive Ranch

Texas Olive Ranch: A Family Tradition

Jim Henry and his family not only believe in producing the highest quality of olive oil, they believe in doing it the right way. That means sticking to our roots and not forgetting the family traditions and values that got us to where we are today.

Texas Olive Ranch is a family owned business in every sense of the word. Whether it’s Jim’s son Josh, also known as “the wrangler”, running the olive press that results in the finest olive oil in Texas, or Jim out in the orchard caring for the trees with his own two hands. Everything the Henry family does has the end goal of serving you the highest quality olive oil possible. We don’t cut corners or take shortcuts. We believe our quality is what has grown our small family business to where it is today and is what keeps our loyal customers coming back.

Shieldmaiden Designs

Shieldmaiden Designs is the creative endeavor of Julie Clawson who has taken her passion for making and channeled it into metal and stone. She launched Shieldmaiden Designs in early 2015 as a place to sell her handmade jewelry and décor. Inspired by the stories we tell and the magic of the natural world, her creations shape metal and stone into reflections of those tales and beauty. Drawn to myths and legends, the name Shieldmaiden Designs came from her love of Eowyn, the Shieldmaiden of Rohan, from The Lord of the Rings. The need to create and design items of beauty was her way of breaking free from the Shieldmaiden’s fear of living in a cage and contributing nothing to the world. To that end, she uses her hand (literally just one since she was born missing her lower left arm) to create. From fabricating and soldering jewelry, to carving designs in wax and casting them in silver, to shaping and polishing stones, she involves herself in every step of the jewelry making process. Shieldmaiden Designs has slowly grown over its first year, showcasing in a few venues to great response with many more shows planned for the upcoming year.

www.shieldmaidendesigns.com

 

Hecho en Queso

 

 

Hecho en Queso is a local favorite food truck, serving homemade Mexican fusion fare. We’re pretty sure they’ll be one of your new favorites as well. Their unique take on tacos and other standard Mexican food will surprise you!

www.facebook.com/hechoenqueso

Mais Souffle Bistro

Joining us for the first time in 2017, Mais Souffle Bistro sells gourmet popcorn in Killeen, Texas.

www.mais-souffle.com

iJerkyGuy

In 2014, Ryan Rickey was looking for a way to make some extra income.  It didn’t take him long to decide to sell jerky at the farmer’s markets in Portland, OR. Thinking it would be catchy and easy to remember Ryan chose the name iJerkyGuy, after everyone called him “the jerky guy”.

After vending at a couple local festivals, Ryan wanted to try out bigger venues.  For a year and a half, he traveled further away from Portland. By the fall of 2015, he went to sell at The Texas State Fair, where he met Guillermina Moncada, who became his wife and business partner.

What started as just being neighbors at the fair, quickly grew into a deeper friendship for Ryan and Guillermina.  They realized that they were both solo entrepreneurs that could complement and accompany each other.  Together they started a new business adventure, combining their talents, and different backgrounds.

Today, they spend most of their time learning how to improve their business, looking for better venues, and growing as a new family.

AustiNuts

Joining us for the first time in 2017!

 

 

AustiNuts is best known for their large selection of nuts and their unique process of dry roasting, but they also offer healthy snacks such as trail mixes, gourmet chocolates and candies, along with many unique gift ideas. AustiNuts opened their original retail store in Austin, Texas in 1993 and expanded in 2003 into a 10,000 square foot facility where they manufacture and distribute their products in Texas and across the country.

www.austinuts.com

Red Wing Dove Winery & Vineyard

Red Wing Dove is a new addition to the Texas Wine & Rogue Art Fest as of 2017!

Red Wing Dove Vineyard was conceived in Plano Texas with Pinot Blanc and Shiraz vines thriving in the back yard.  The small Inca dove was the inspiration for the name from the cinnamon red color underside of the wings which can be observed during flight hence the name “Red Wing Dove”.  Discussing plans for retirement led to the proposition of a vineyard.  Approximately eighty acres of land for the vineyard was purchased in July 2004 in Hamilton County which incidentally is the Dove Capital of Texas.

www.redwingdove.com

3 Texans Vineyards

Located in Temple, Texas, 3 Texas Vineyards has been growing grapes since 2009. Kim and the girls grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, & Tempranillo then bringing it right here to Salado Winery Company for fermentation and bottling. These wines are sure to be a crowd pleaser for anyone who likes a bold red. You can purchase these wines anytime right here at Salado Wine Seller!

http://www.3texansvineyard.com/

Fire Street Pizza

Fire Street Pizza is a mobile, wood-fired pizza trailer serving handcrafted, from scratch, naturally leavened wood fired pizza, fresh imaginative sides and craft drinks, serving the Belton, Temple and surrounding Central Texas areas.
By offering local ingredient selection and a fun mobile food unit atmosphere, Fire Street gives you a fresh, fired-up alternative to pizza.

Our flagship product features traditional, Neapolitan-style, delicate crust pizza baked in a blistering-hot, oak wood-fired pizza oven. The result is a lightly crisp, nicely chewy crust with a hint of smoke which allows the full flavor of the quality toppings to emerge.pizza

Haute Goat Creamery

Haute Goat Creamery has developed quite a following for their artisan goat-milk cheeses, which give patrons the taste of old-world European cheese making traditions.