Heart of Texas Olive Orchards specializes in orchard consulting and installation across Texas.
We help clients achieve their olive production goals while producing the highest quality olives for outstanding extra virgin olive oil. We’re happy to consult on large-scale installations as well as family style orchard installations.
- Growing / Organic Growing
- Pest Control
Heart of Texas Olive Orchards is owned by Josh Swafford, who has extensive hands-on experience in the olive business. He manages over 650,000 olive trees covering over 800 acres across the state of Texas.
Josh graduated from Texas A&M University majoring in Agricultural Development, with a minor in Agricultural Business. He is currently serving as an officer on the Board of Directors for The Texas Association of Olive Oil, is a Committee Member for the National Olive Oil Research Forum Strategic Planning Committee and is also on The Board of Directors for The American Olive Oil Producers Association.
In addition to his consulting services, Josh owns and operates Central Texas Olive Ranch, the first and largest olive orchard in Williamson County. The orchard was founded in 2009 when Josh Swafford and his grandfather, Curtis Mickan planted 23,000 olive trees on the Mickan family land. Since then, his grandfather has retired, and Josh now owns the orchard and company- making him the sixth generation to farm on this land.