Eat, Drink, and Celebrate this Labor Day!

What does celebrating Labor Day mean to you?

You might know that Labor Day is a federal holiday that is annually observed on the first Monday of September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. You might not know that it officially became a federal holiday way back in 1894 and that New York City and other locales across America still host parades and celebrations to commemorate the day.

Here at Oliver’s, along with honoring the history and traditions of the holiday, we use Labor Day as an opportunity to recognize and thank our employee owners for all that they do to make Oliver’s what it is. Oliver’s founder and president Steve Maass shares this message on our store merchandising, which includes names of every single one of our employees across all stores and our business office:

     ” Oliver’s Market is nothing without our hardworking and dedicated employees. We are incredibly grateful to them, for no matter the challenge they have seen us through. To our employees, the reason for our success, thank you for all you do.”

Celebrating Labor Day in Sonoma County

For our customers, Labor Day weekend is typically a three-day weekend that is considered the last holiday weekend of summer, though living here, we know that the beautiful weather will continue for many more weeks!

Labor Day weekend is also synonymous with grilling and enjoying delicious, simply prepared food outdoors with friends and family, either in your own back yard, or at a campground on the coast or amid the Redwoods. We invite you check out this week’s ad for all kinds of Labor Day grilling inspiration. Pick up all of the ingredients you need for a delicious meal, or let the Oliver’s culinary experts do the cooking for you so that you can relax and enjoy more of the long weekend.

Note: All noted prices are in effect at all four Oliver’s Market location from August 30 – September 5, 2023.

Highlights of this week’s specials include Niman Ranch Pork Baby Back Ribs, which are featured for $5.99 a pound. They’re the perfect ribs for backyard grilling. They can be cooked over hot, direct heat alongside your burgers and steaks. Start them over high heat, grilling them a minute or two on each side, then move them to a part of the grill with moderate heat, turning them every so often for 10-15 minutes. Sauce them towards the end of cook time, or after you have removed them from the grill. For more rib inspiration, check out our recipe for Classic BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

We also have our best price of the season on White Corn, Certified Non-GMO from Brentwood, at 2 for $1. Try this fresh twist and serve Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Butter or this Grilled Corn Salsa this year. Party guests will be talking!

We have recipes for all kinds of classic dishes on our Recipes page, including this Texas-Style Smoked Tri-Tip, Bacon Ranch Potato Salad, and this Strawberry & Watermelon Caprese Salad. Take it easy this year and make it a potluck, or make a few things and buys a couple already prepared to reduce the workload. No matter how you do it, it will be delicious!

Check out our ad for great specials in every department, and everything you need from Charcoal to freshly made dips and other side dishes.

This year, celebrate history of America’s workers, thank the Oliver’s employee owners, and create a memorable meal to celebrate the last long weekend of summer. Happy Labor Day!

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