Hi I’m Michael Moody and these are my daughters Cristiana and Alessandra. I started working at Oliver’s 15 years ago as a dishwasher while I was attending Sonoma State University. Over the years I grew with the company and I’ve managed the Natural Foods Departments for several years now.
I wear many hats in our company. I manage our reusable bag program which has saved thousands of paper and plastic bags from reaching our landfills. I coordinate our quarterly Family Values Flyer that features hundreds of items at everyday prices that can’t be beat. I’ve even been a delegate for Oliver’s and have met with our State Legislators to help pass laws that protect our food supply. Overall I feel that Oliver’s allows me to be a part of the solution to our planet’s problems.
Oliver's Market Meat Departments is a cross over Market offering a wide variety of fresh items that would interest the hard core natural food shopper as well as staple items for the more conventionally minded shopper. Every section in our Meat Case has something for almost every kind of meat or seafood consumer.
One particular category that offers a large selection of highest quality meat is our ground meat program. All our ground meats meet our core standards and beliefs. We achieve this by procuring meats from the finest producers available that share the same values. Antibiotic and Hormone Free, Minimally Processed, Residue Free, Cage Free, Free Range, Grade A, Grass Fed and USDA Choice or Higher.
In this day and age, for every advance in technology, there is someone out there trying to exploit it.
Since the recent card skimming incident at Lucky's, we here at Oliver's Market have spent the aftermath revisiting our security measures, to ensure that we are keeping our customer's information safe.
Card skimming can take many forms but essentially involves attaching a device that will intercept and store information such as credit/debit card numbers and PINs. The device can then be physically retrieved, or as was the case with Lucky's Supermarkets, the information can be transmitted wirelessly to the thieves. The important thing to take away here, is that the perpetrators need physical access to the machine at some point in time. In this instance, the skimmers targeted Self-Service Checkout machines, because they were relatively unattended/unmonitored.MORE
Even though I'm not a skilled baker, I really enjoy it. My mother bakes a lot and has since I was a child. I don't know why her baking genes didn't get passed down to me, but as I get older, I sure wish they had. She has cookbooks older than me with grease-stained pages and dog-eared corners, reminding us of our favorite recipes. How many of my childhood memories are connected to those yellowed and torn pages! Each time I see oatmeal cookies it reminds me of sneaking the dough from the freezer before my mom had time to bake it. Or how no one knows who Tommy's Mommy is, but our favorite cookie recipe is called "Tommy's Mommy's Chocolate Chip Cookies."
This weekend we celebrated our second annual cookie party at my mom's house. It's a new tradition I have started to continue her cookie-baking legacy. On Sunday, the women in my family gathered at Mom's house for a full day of baking, laughing and mimosa-drinking. This newly-founded custom includes each of us picking our favorite cookie recipe, bringing the ingredients and sharing the bounty. This year we chose to make Gingerbread, Double Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter Kisses and Sugar Cookies. Though we are new at this, we learned to make the sugar and gingerbread doughs ahead of time to avoid sitting on the couch for hours waiting for the dough to chill. On the day of, we only had to make the Kisses and Chocolate Mint cookies, and then roll out, bake and decorate the others.MORE
Dry Creek Vineyards, Fume Blanc, has been selected as Oliver’s Green Item of the Month, for December. Dry creek has proven themselves a leader in the sustainable wine making community. We are proud to partner with a business that shows a high level of commitment to making the best product and stewarding the land.
Just recently, Dry Creek received an award from The Leadership Institute of Economy and Ecology for their Leadership in Sustainability. There are many reasons Dry Creek received this award, including their commitment to considering the 3 E’s of sustainability (Environment, Economy, Social Equity), in the decisions they make.MORE