January 8, 2019

Farewell, Robert Grist, & Hello, Tri-L Ranch!

Oliver’s regulars know that every year we wait for the Robert Grist Owari satsumas; unfortunately, we may soon have to say a permanent goodbye to one of our favorite growers. It was the ugliest fruit we carried – it was also one of the best tasting. Robert drove up once a week to our stores […]

November 6, 2018

Imagine This: 10 Ways to Use Imagine Broths

Oliver’s is proud to once again feature delicious Imagine Broths! Imagine broths are made with the highest quality ingredients and without any artificial flavors, preservatives, or chemicals, ensuring that you have the best broth possible for your recipes. And it’s not just good for the customer – Imagine also strives to work with certified organic […]

October 30, 2018

Thanksgiving Leftovers Reinvented

The Thanksgiving Day meal is one of the most, if not the most, planned out and anticipated meals of the year. We spend hours figuring out our guest list, searching for a new stuffing or brine recipe and getting our house ready for the big day. Thanksgiving arrives, and we spend countless hours in the […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 10, 2018

All About Asparagus

Asparagus has a long, rich history that goes back 2,000+ years. It originated in the Eastern Mediterranean countries, and traces of it have been found in Africa. It is pictured in an Egyptian frieze (a type of painted or sculpted decoration) that dates to 3,000 BC as an offering. The Greeks and Romans ate it […]

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