Oliver's Local Partners

Oliver's Market is proud to have more than 300 local partners in Sonoma County who enrich our lives through the food they produce, the service they provide, and their community work. And when you support us, we support them. Here's a directory of our partners.

Cheese

Valley Ford Cheese Co.

Valley Ford, CA

5 employees

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Cows are what we know and what we do. We are very proud of our heritage as dairy farmers, and pleased to be creating brand new cheeses based on the traditional methods of cheesemaking that our ancestors used many years ago. Our ranch’s history includes over one hundred years of dairying family tradition in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Our Swiss-Italian family immigrated from Switzerland in the late 1890s.

Laura Chenel’s Chevre

Sonoma, CA

20 employees

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From the early creation of cheese on the small Sebastopol farm to its current home in the renovated historic Stornetta Dairy in Sonoma County 's Carneros Region, Laura Chenel's Chevre, Inc. has been growing along with an increasing appreciation of goat's milk cheese on the American palate. From its inception, Laura Chenel's Chevre was quickly branded as America 's first name in chevre.

Girl and the Fig

Sonoma, CA

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Wine Country Destination restaurant in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Country Food with a French Passion. Seasonal local products, award winning Rhone-Alone winelist, full bar with aperitifs and unique cocktails. Enjoy garden patio dining in season.

Spring Hill Jersey Cheese

Petaluma, CA

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A herd of 400 Jersey cows provides the milk for Spring Hill Jersey Cheese's growing line of farmstead cheeses. Smaller that Holsteins, (the archetypal black- and white- cow), which produce a greater quantity yield, the milk of Jersey cows contains a higher butter fat, resulting in an incomparable rich, creamy flavor. Because of its low quantity yield, the Jersey is no longer common in most commercial dairy operations. Larry Peter began his dairy in 1987, and started producing Spring Hill Jersey Cheese in 1998 made entirely from the milk of pasture-grazed Jersey cows. The difference in taste in this artisan cheese is amazing.

Bellwether Farms

Petaluma, CA

21 employees

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Bellwether Farms cheeses are used by chefs in many of the finest restaurants across the country, and are regularly featured in The New York Times, Martha Stewart, Sunset Magazine, and gourmet food publications.

 


Where "Local" Means Sonoma County

To us Local means Sonoma County -- period. Not Marin, not Napa, and definitely not the state of California, as some of our competitors define it.

From the day we opened our doors in 1988, we’ve built our business on the simple premise that the best food and wine in the world are produced here, in Sonoma County. We didn’t feel like we were pioneers at the time, but as people have come to understand and embrace the value of locally grown and made food and the value of shopping locally, we realize we were part of the early days of the movement.

As a Sonoma County business, we’ve built enduring relationships with local growers, makers, and manufacturers, because they make the foods and wines we love. Many of them were getting started when we were. Now they are nationally known, but for us, they are still old friends who often delivered products to our Cotati store in their cars back in the late 1980s.

Along with local products being excellent choices for taste and quality reasons, buying locally also improves our local economy. The dollars you spend at local retailers buying local products support other local businesses and our tax base, too!

Tasting Notes

Matt Rice

Sophisticated Summertime Spritzs

The Spritz is a wine-based cocktail that is extremely popular as an aperitif in Northeast Italy. It is typically made with Prosecco, a bitter liqueur (such as Aperol or Campari), and sparkling mineral water, served over ice.

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Let’s Hear it for Dad!

This Sunday is Father's Day, a day to celebrate and honor dear old Dad. That means it's time to pick out a gift to show him how much you appreciate all that he has done for you throughout your life. Here at Oliver's Market, we have the perfect gift for him, and any other father figure in your life - American Whiskey!

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Sensational Stone Fruits are Here!

This week we're offering Fitzgerald Kelly peaches and nectarines. Fitzgerald Kelly is a sustainable peach and nectarine grower from Kingsburg, which is just south of Fresno. His fruit is lovingly farmed through the growing season, and then hand-picked and hand-packaged at the peak of ripeness, resulting in outstanding quality season after season. 

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