Enjoy the Quality and Benefits of Shopping Local

Shopping local matters, and at Oliver’s, we’ve been dedicated to supporting our local economy since day one. Along with the many benefits to our local economy and communities, we get to enjoy the delicious food and beverage grown and made here!

Learn more about the solid economic science of shopping locally and check out some of our favorite featured local producers this week.

Note: All quoted prices in effect through April 30, 2024.

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, and specialty products available. This mission begins with a commitment to support the community through hundreds of local partners including farmers and producers of food, beverage, and wellness products. Oliver’s carries over 6,000 locally produced products, which account for 26% of sales annually, and we were a founding member of Sonoma County GO LOCAL in 2009 before earning our Green Business Certification from the Sonoma County Green Business Program in 2011.

Since then, we have continued to bring Sonoma County into everything we do. Whether it’s the time-tested relationships fostered with local vendors or our involvement with programs like the Ceres Project, our focus is always on supporting and uplifting the community. You don’t have search hard to find the fruits of our labor either – we’ve actually done it for you! In an annual case study compiled by Dr. Robert Eyler of “Economic Forensics and Analytics”, it is clearly shown that local sourcing at Oliver’s has a measurable positive impact on the local economy: “Oliver’s generates over 68 percent more local economic impacts in business revenues (and about 61 percent more jobs) than the non-local grocer/retailer example. This difference implies that for every $100 spent at Oliver’s, there are $186 of economic impacts created for the Sonoma County economy…. When buying the same goods at a national or regional chain with 18.4 percent local, the same $100 bag of groceries only circulates $116 in Sonoma County.”

Dr. Eyler goes on to state that a “regional purchasing strategy, in essence, connects links in supply chains locally and reduces the amount of income ‘leakage’ that happens when grocers and retailers source the goods they sell from vendors outside the local area.” To put it plainly, by sourcing as much as we can locally, we keep more money circulating in the local community; after all, it’s a lot harder to contribute to the Sonoma County economy when you don’t actually live in Sonoma County. This isn’t just benefit in terms of profit: along with business revenue, this investment in the local economy also creates thousands of jobs and additional tax revenue. When customers choose to shop with Oliver’s, they choose to support not only us, but the entire community!

OK, so now that we have firmly established that shopping locally serves both you and your community well and truly makes a difference in our quality of life here in Sonoma County, let’s get to the food portion of this blog. We are excited to have a number of outstanding local partners represented in our ad this week, all with special savings for you!

Here’s a quick snapshot of what we are featuring this week:

  • Oliver’s Own Rotisserie Chickens, Selected Varieties, $9.99/EA. LOCAL

These local chickens are prepared daily in our kitchens and are fantastic as they are, or added to recipes. Need inspiration? Check out our recipes for Meal Preppin’ Burrito Bowls, Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice, Chicken Salad with Grapes and WalnutsWeeknight Chicken Pot Pie, and Buffalo Chicken Calzones.

Check out these other local products, all great parts of a meal plan:

  • Oliver’s Own Pork & Chicken Sausages, Curated by Caggiano, Selected Varieties, $8.99/lb. LOCAL
  • Oliver’s Own Organic Pasta Sauce, 24 oz. Jar, 2 for $7 – LOCAL
  • Clover Sonoma Organic Sliced Cheese, 6 oz. Package, $2.99 – LOCAL
  • Costeaux French Bakery Sliced Sour Boule, 18 oz. Loaf, $4.99 LOCAL
  • Oliver’s Own Pasta, Selected Varieties, 10-12 oz. Package, 2 for $7 LOCAL
  • Straus Family Creamery Greek Yogurt, 32 oz. Container, $5.99 LOCAL
  • G-Nola Granola, Selected Varieties, 9 oz. Bag, $4.99 LOCAL
  • Local Beefsteak Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Grown by Parsons Homegrown in Fulton, CA, $3.99/lb. LOCAL

There’s never been a better time to shop local, and if you haven’t before, heading to Oliver’s is a great way to start! With real savings on a range of products made for and by the good people of Sonoma County, we believe that buying high quality and supporting local artisans go hand-in-hand.

Click HERE to see Dr. Eyler’s complete report and learn more about Oliver’s impact on the local economy.

Curious about our local partners? Click HERE to learn more!

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