September 25, 2018

Holy Shitake!! Our handy mushroom guide

Oliver’s Market proudly presents Mycopia. Founded in Sebastopol, CA in 1977, Gourmet Mushrooms was the first to commercially grow Shiitake mushrooms in the U.S. Today, under the Mycopia Specialty Mushroom brand, they grow Alba Clamshell, Brown Clamshell, Trumpet Royale, Forest Nameko, Velvet Pioppini, Nebrodini Bianco and Maitake Fonderosa. Maitakes, Clamshell and Trumpet Royales oh my! […]

August 7, 2018

Gravenstein Apples – Sonoma’s Other World-Famous Crop

  Gravs are delicious and versatile; depending on the degree of ripeness they can be perfect for munching or making into applesauce, apple pies, and other baked goodies. People have long believed that the Gravenstein was brought to Sonoma County sometime around 1812 by Russian fur trappers at Fort Ross. However, recent evidence indicates that Gravs […]

July 30, 2018

Taste the Rainbow – Heirloom Tomatoes

Over the years, supermarket tomatoes have been bred for a uniformed red color with an average size and weight. While their beauty has appealed to our eyes, they have left our palates unsatisfied with the same boring tastes over and over again. Fortunately, there is a cure- heirloom varieties! Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seeds […]

July 24, 2018

Turmeric: The Wonder Spice

What is it? Turmeric is a root that was used predominantly in the south and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. Not only was it a staple part of the Asian diet but it was used extensively in their healthcare, too. It’s been around in Britain since the 13th century. Why is it great? Curcumin, […]

July 16, 2018

A Few Good Melons

Pureheart Seedless Watermelon – This melon is a deep, crimson red color and has an ultra-sweet flavor. Cantaloupe – A summer staple; top this classic melon with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a cool dessert. Tuscan Cantaloupe – This melon has a dense flesh, with a rich Cantaloupe flavor. This melon is usually sweeter than […]

July 10, 2018

Wine School: Rosé 101

Rosés are hotter than ever, and it’s easy to see why! They’re crisp and refreshing, pair with a wide variety of foods, and are a great value, even before the 20% discount! Let’s take a closer look at Rosé wines and break down exactly what they are and what you should look for when purchasing […]

July 3, 2018

Red, White & Watermelon

Watermelon is commonly thought of as the quintessential American summer fruit. However, watermelon is native to southern Africa, where it grows in the wild. The watermelon has been around for a long time. The ancient Egyptians were cultivating the fruit in the Nile River Valley as early as 2,000 BCE. Paintings of watermelons have even […]

July 2, 2018

Stocking up for the Season – 20 Great Wines Under $10

With holiday entertaining kicking into high gear, it can quickly become a stressful and costly time of year. From Thanksgiving, to dinner parties, unexpected houseguests and even just a quiet night at home, the holiday season is filled with a wide variety of occasions that require food and wine. To eliminate the “entertaining uncertainty” that […]

June 19, 2018

Sensational Stone Fruits are Here!

In botany, stone fruits are technically called drupes. The term stone fruit comes from the stone-hard covering that you find surrounding the single large seed found at the fruit’s core. The stone supports the fruit while it hangs from the tree branch by its stem by providing a way for nutrients to pass from the […]

June 12, 2018

Dad Rocks – Our Whiskey Picks

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey, 750ml. – $28.99 This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a high-rye, small batch bourbon. Delicious on the rocks. Jameson Irish Whiskey, 750ml. – $18.99 A whiskey classic. Triple distilled, twice as smooth, and one of a kind. Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 750ml. – $19.99 Made with soft red winter […]

June 12, 2018

Raise the Steaks – Now Introducing Wagyu Beef

What is Wagyu Beef? Wagyu loosely translates to “Japanese Cow,” where “wa” means Japanese and “gyu” means Cow. This type of beef is highly marbled, leading to an unrivaled taste and tenderness. However, there is a difference between Japanese and American Wagyu, which we’ll explain here. Japanese Wagyu In Japan, Wagyu refers to any of […]

May 22, 2018

It’s Memorial Day Weekend Grillin’ Time!

Pick up some Coleman Natural St. Louis Style Pork Ribs, which are featured for $3.99 a pound this week. St. Louis Style means that they come from the belly of the pig, but have been trimmed a bit further, containing no breastbone, cartilage or tips. They’re the perfect ribs for backyard grilling. They can be […]

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