June 4, 2012

Live to work or Work to Live

I love my job and all that other BS you expect to see on a company hosted blog. Who really loves their job that much? Anyone? Maybe some…  The fact is that most of us go to work to make money so we can live the life we love. If you are one of the […]

May 6, 2012

Delivering on Our Own Waste: Turning Grease Into Fuel

Oliver’s has gone full circle! We are proud to announce that we will be using our own grease to power our delivery truck. Oliver’s has been selling its grease to Yokayo Biofuels and will now be using the finished product—biodiesel–to run our delivery truck. This decision has many benefits for our company and implements what […]

May 2, 2012

Green Efforts: World Centric

Spring is upon us again and it’s time to enjoy all of the beautiful surroundings Sonoma County has to offer. May’s Green Item of the Month provides a sustainable way to have a wonderful picnic or BBQ at the park. Take the family or that special someone to the ocean or forest and know that […]

April 25, 2012

My Two New Favorite Teas

I taste just about every food that I decide we should carry—even if it’s something I don’t normally eat. Having said that, I am often in need of teas that soothe my tummy due to eating too much. My two new favorite teas are Traditional Medicinals Smooth Move Chamomile and Gas Relief. Traditional Medicinals added […]

April 3, 2012

Green Efforts: Oliver’s Blue Bag

April is upon us and Earth day is ready to be celebrated again. Oliver’s is celebrating Earth Day with a commemorative Earth Day re-usable bag. Many benefits come from using this bag instead of a “single-use” paper or plastic bag. This topic is on the fore front of local politics. The timing of earth day […]

March 9, 2012

Green Efforts: BioBag

Oliver’s is excited to have BioBag compostable bags as our March Green Item of the Month. We picked this item in support of the growing alternatives to petroleum based plastic bags. Most citizens are aware of the negative effects plastic has on our environment and health. As alternatives grow, it becomes easier and more economically […]

March 1, 2012

Cline Cellars- A tradition since 1927

Oliver’s welcomes Cline Cellars as our Winery of the Month for March. In the latter part of the 1800s, Oakley, Contra Costa County was a booming farming community with thousands of acres of orchards and healthy vineyards. Fred Cline's maternal grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi of pump and spa fame, called this place home. On summer visits […]

February 3, 2012

Green Efforts: Valley of the Moon

Oliver’s Market Green Item for the month of February is Valley of the Moon’s (a Heck Estates Winery) 2010 Rosato Di Sangiovese. We have selected this wine because of Heck Estates’ commitment to being sustainable and its perfect Valentine’s Day coupling. Heck Estate's has a long history in Sonoma County; with vineyards producing grapes for […]

January 25, 2012

Real Food. Real People…means passion

For me, “Real Food, Real People,” means  leveraging my experience, as the Montecito Produce Manager, to offer our customers the best produce at our stores. I'm passionate about produce and especially passionate about great produce that is organic, local, tree ripened  or handpicked.  In the thirty years I've been selling produce in Sonoma County I've […]

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