Category: Giving Back
The Power of Regenerative Agriculture
Many of the key practices of regenerative agriculture – intercropping, where multiple crops are planted together, agroforestry, and integrating livestock, for example – have their roots with indigenous farmers who work with the land – not against it. Principles and Practices There is no doubt that transformation of many current farming practices are desperately needed, […]
Business With Heart – Building a Bridge from Profit to Purpose
From food producers to wineries, breweries and even wellness product producers, these companies not only offer high-quality goods, but they also have a mission to create a positive impact on society. From supporting charities to implementing sustainable practices, philanthropic companies are leading the way in ethical business practices. By choosing to purchase from these companies, […]
How Do You Like Them Apples? 20% Off Hard Ciders at Oliver’s
Can you believe it’s August already?! As summer begins the inevitable crawl into autumn, we can begin to look forward to cooler weather, changing colors, and an absolute abundance of apples, particularly Gravensteins. In fact, these local heirlooms are one of the earlier apple varieties to be ready for harvest, and every year, they get […]
Save the Gravenstein!
Our beloved slice of paradise may be best known for world-class wines, but what about apples? In fact, Sonoma County’s love affair with the Gravenstein apple goes back all the way to when this area first became host to Europeans, and with any luck, it will continue far into the future. The Gravenstein apple is […]
Spotlight: Local Produce at Oliver’s
We are truly blessed to live in place that offers such a bounty of fresh, wholesome produce just outside our front doors! It seems that everywhere you look, there’s a small, family-owned farm turning out heaps of delicious veggies, fruits, herbs, and more, and we have the privilege of not only peeking behind the scenes […]
Bev-olutionaries: A Salute to the Original Craft Beers
If you stop into Oliver’s (or really any market) and head to the beer section, you’ll find a vast assortment of craft beers, each produced with care and artistry from field to package. While we at Oliver’s like to think we were some of the first to hop on the craft beer bandwagon, the story […]
Meet Annie, Our Sustainability Coordinator!
Since Oliver’s opened in 1988, we have understood that a big part of supporting your local community includes being a good steward of the Earth. To this end, Oliver’s understands the need to reduce our impact on the environment, and with efforts that range from the grand to the minute, we strive to incorporate sustainability […]
Waste Not, Want Not: Our Favorite Tips & Tricks to Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
Houston, we have a problem: despite being the nation of plenty, Americans still manage to waste more across the board than any other country in the world. Yes, from water to energy to food, we lead the world in waste, and while we do love a win, we really don’t think this victory is one […]
‘Tis the Season to Shop Local!
At Oliver’s, we’ve always known that to keep a community thriving, you have to support its artisans. We also know that if you want to offer products of the highest possible quality, the best place to look is in your own backyard! Oliver’s Markets strive to offer our customers the finest selection of natural, conventional, […]