October 27, 2011

Landlords, Round-a-bouts and Cotati

We’ve received numerous requests to explain our motivations to build a new store in Cotati and our position regarding the various road designs being contemplated for Old Redwood Highway that may effect our decision to move forward with that development.  Our plans to build a new store on Old Redwood Highway close to the intersection […]

October 20, 2011

Mis-adventures of the Neophyte Baker

I decided that writing a blog entry for the Oliver's website about using fresh pumpkin instead of canned would be seasonal and fun.  I found a tasty-looking Alton Brown recipe for pumpkin bread that looked “kind of simple”, right up my alley.  Simple was the name of the game – I'm not a baker – […]

October 3, 2011

French Pastry Gets My Goat

Let me tell you a story of how a dented bar of goat butter started my culinary odyssey. I had never much thought about goat dairy as a food group, beyond the infrequent chunk of feta in a Greek salad or crumble of chevre on a salade composee in some gourmet ghetto.  It's probably because […]

September 8, 2011

Green Efforts

Oliver's is proud to announce the launch of our “Green Efforts” web page. This tab provides a way for us to keep interested citizens up to date on how our greening efforts are going. Our interactive slides allow you to see our sustainability mission, the guiding force for our efforts; where this mission has taken […]

June 20, 2011

From Behind the Cheese Counter

If you are an Oliver's shopper, you are very familiar with our GoLocal drumbeat.  It's pretty obvious why we keep pounding this particular instrument – we all like our jobs and want to continue to live in a beautiful place where great food matters; where people understand that reducing environmental impacts translates into green land, […]

May 16, 2011

Sprouts Market Application to be heard on June 9th

The Santa Rosa Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on June 9th to consider the application from Sprouts Markets,  a natural food chain headquartered in Phoenix, Az., seeking a General Plan Amendment to develop a store on the corner of Bicentennial and Mendocino Avenues. I would like to add Oliver’s Markets voice to […]

May 3, 2011

Petaluma Eggs: The Good vs. the Perfect

Last week, the Press Democrat reported Petaluma Poultry was involved in a controversy regarding whether or not chickens laying eggs that would be sold as “organic” be pasture raised in order to obtain the coveted “organic” designation.  Currently, eggs can be sold as “organic” provided that they are fed organic non-GMO feed, have access to […]

April 25, 2011

Oliver’s Defines Local as Sonoma County

It seems like every supermarket in town is talking about local.  As the local food movement continues to gain momentum, an important question to ask is: What does local mean to you? Some folks in our industry define local as grown in California; others as grown within a day’s truck ride from their store. For […]

April 25, 2011

Welcome to Oliver’s New Website: Your source for great food

Welcome to the new version 2.0 of Oliver’s website. We’ve been working on this version for several months and we’re excited that we will be able to share with you more of what we are doing at Oliver’s.  Of course, you can still find our weekly ads, Family Values flyers, and Tasting Times newsletters in […]

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