Taste the Best of Sonoma County: Harvest Fair Winners 2019

Here at Oliver’s, we’ve spent years and worked very hard to build and cultivate a reputation for quality in Sonoma County. We have a wonderful team of creative and talented bakers, chefs, buyers, planners, doers, and thinkers; we like to think of each and every entry into the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair as a work of art, a masterpiece of creative expression by our team members. Check out this year’s award winners, then stop by and try them for yourself!

Since opening our doors, Oliver’s has centered our focus squarely on Sonoma County-local products, and truly, nothing is more local than the food we make in our own kitchens. Our insanely talented bunch of chefs are the brains behind your favorite Oliver’s Own dishes, turning out everything from restaurant-quality pizza to decadent crab cakes to spectacular salads, and much more. On the sweeter side, our bakers are the cream of the crop, producing a gorgeously decadent array of sweets, cakes, cookies, and more every day in each of our four stores.

Each year, we turn these masters of the culinary arts loose on the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, and 2019 has been no exception. Their sweet and savory creations may have impressed the Harvest Fair judges, but let’s see how they impress the most important judge of all – YOU!

 

 

Oliver’s Own Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich

Best Use of Poultry – Double Gold Medal ($7.49/EA)

You have GOT to try our brand new, Petaluma Poultry Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich! It was created by Stephen Murphy, one of our very talented Sous Chefs and a vital part of the culinary team at our Stony Point store. Stephen represents everything that is great about Oliver’s Markets – he is committed to providing delicious, innovative food using quality ingredients for the community he calls home. This Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich features Petaluma Poultry Rocky Jr. Chicken, our house-made Honey-Dijon Aioli, Oliver’s Own Cole Slaw, and a freshly baked Brioche bun made by Basque Bakery.

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Savory Cheesecake

Best Use of Vegetable & Best Use of Sonoma County Product – Double Gold Medal ($8.49/HALF LB)

These little cheesecakes are nothing short of amazing! Enjoy the savory flavors of Heirloom Tomatoes in a whole new way; similar to a quiche, these cheesecakes will make the perfect appetizer for your next big dinner.

 

 

Arancini Stuffed with Highway 1 Fontina Cheese

Double Gold Medal ($7.99/EA)

The epitome of Southern-Italian street food, these risotto rice balls are named for the “little oranges” they resemble. We’ve stuff them with Highway 1 Fontina Cheese for an ooey gooey experience that’ll make you say “Delizioso!”. Available exclusively at our Windsor Tavern.

 

 

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Double Gold Medal ($7.99/LB)

Classic Southwestern ingredients like rice, ground beef, and cheese combine with the sweet flavor of bell peppers to create a match made in heaven! These stuffed peppers are a great dinner side dish, or pick one up for a quick lunch.

 

 

Hazelnut Mousse Cake

Double Gold Medal ($35.99/EA, 8 inch Cake)

Decadent Devil’s food cake is layered with chocolate hazelnut mousse and hazelnut buttercream for a sumptuous dessert fit for royalty. The entire thing is then finished with silky chocolate ganache and toasted hazelnut praline. This cake is the perfect way to celebrate your next big occasion!

 

 

Chocolate Decadence Cake

Double Gold Medal ($35.99/EA, 8 inch Cake)

The pinnacle of chocolate! This elegant flourless chocolate cake gets an extra helping of chocolate with a final layer of chocolate ganache – as if there wasn’t enough chocolate in it already. Plus it’s Gluten Free!

 

 

Gluten Free Cherry Pie

Gold Medal ($14.99/EA, 9 inch Pie)

Tangy cherries are a delectable foil for a sugar-sweetened crumble, perfect for anyone looking a dessert with just the right amount of sweetness. Try it with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy ice cream!

 

 

Gluten Free Peach Pie

Double Gold Medal ($14.99/EA, 9 inch Pie)

This pie is amazing served a la mode or straight out of the fridge – whatever you’re in the mood for, this pie fits the bill. After all, who can say no to peaches?

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