Mark your calendars… the Sonoma International Film Festival is about to roll out the red carpet for its 20th year! From March 29–April 2, 2017, this fantastic event will feature more than 100 films—including independent features, documentaries, world cinema and short films from more than 20 countries—screened in intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza.
We’re excited to announce that Sonoma and Glen Ellen Village Markets’ parent company, Nugget Markets, has earned a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list once again! For the 12th year in a row, the local, family-owned grocer has made its way into the top 35 companies, coming in at #30 this year.
While many of us may go months if not years without seeing the ocean, one thing is clear: eating fish and other seafood from the ocean on a regular basis optimizes health. The US Department of Agriculture recommends in the 2015-20 Dietary Guidelines that eating 2 weekly servings (3-4 ounces each) of seafood boosts health thanks to an array of omega-3 fats and many other key nutrients.
Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a traditional New Orleans-style King Cake! Locally made and over the top delicious, Ettore’s King of Cakes is fabulously rich, festive and perfect for a party!
February is National Heart Month, and with all the hearts and love going around, it’s the perfect time to show some extra love to your own heart! A healthy diet and exercise are essential to maintaining heart health, and the nutrients in certain foods like olive oil, salmon and berries makes them extra helpful in taking care of your heart.
Heart Health Month is here and we’re celebrating with a Heart-Healthy Art Contest just for kids! While this special video and contest are designed for children ages 3-11, kids of all ages can benefit from learning how to treat their heart right! Start by watching the video to see how you can help take care of your heart with heart-healthy foods and activities.
This Valentine’s Day, treat your special someone to something really sweet—candy for a cause! As part of our latest candy drive, a portion of the proceeds from purchases of See's Candies will benefit the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance.
Finger foods are a favorite at any party, and especially when football is involved. If you’re looking for some simple and tasty snacking ideas, drop by our deli for all sorts of finger-licking appetizers fresh from our kitchen!
Mandarins are an easy-peel citrus fruit that make great take-along snacks. Plus, they’re packed with plenty of vitamin C—more than 100% of needs in only 40 calories. Studies show vitamin C from this citrus family may help protect the body’s DNA from damage caused by air pollution and everyday wear and tear.
Psst… Do you want to know a secret? Starting this week, you can start saving BIG with our weekly Secret Specials. These exclusive and extraordinary deals feature your favorite products marked down to unbelievable prices. The savings are so good, they’re usually only valid for two days (Friday and Saturday), and we don’t advertise them in store!
Ready to ring in the New Year? There’s no better time to break out the bubbly and your favorite specialty cheeses than a celebration with family and friends! With fresh, local Dungeness crab in season, it’s also the perfect time to enjoy some sensational seafood. Raise a glass to the good times with these delightful sparkling wine and cheese pairings complemented by fresh Dungeness crab!
Ring in this season of holiday eating with a new mindset: “Enjoy the offerings, but accept no ‘gifts’ of unwanted pounds.” The bounty of eating festivities kicks off with Thanksgiving and relentlessly persists for several weeks with office parties, family gatherings and cocktail happenings that can quickly add up to extra calories along with a new winter layer. Make this season different while still enjoying all the good flavors and fun with this guilt-free holiday eating guide.
If you’re cooking your own holiday meal this year, make sure to reserve your protein in advance with our meat department to guarantee you get just the cut and size you’re looking for. Choose from premium roasts, fresh Dungeness crab, savory porchetta and more!
’Tis the season for sweet treats, gift giving and helping those in need. Thanks to our annual See’s Candies sales, you can take part in all three at once! We are excited to announce that the proceeds from this year’s holiday See's Candies sales will support F.I.S.H. (Friends In Sonoma Helping), a local, volunteer-run organization right here in Sonoma Valley.
There’s nothing quite like a perfect pot of fluffy, creamy, mouthwatering mashed potatoes. But how do you achieve such a tasty tater feat? It’s easy! Check out these pro tips from our chefs to help you get your spuds spot on every time.
The holidays are nearly here and you know what that means—it’s time to feast! If you want to spend less time in the kitchen this year and more time making memories with family and friends, our chefs are here to help. Whether you’re planning to celebrate with casual turkey for two or a full-blown family feast, check out our Holiday Meal and Sides Collection options for a gourmet spread everyone will enjoy!
For many families, it’s a Halloween tradition to carve Jack o’ lanterns to display outside the home. Whether spooky or silly, the glowing faces carved into pumpkins are a regular sight this time of year. But how did the tradition get started? Did you know the original Jack o’ lanterns weren’t even pumpkins?
Sonoma Valley and the surrounding areas are home to a host of artisan delicacies, including some of the very finest wines and cheeses. To celebrate these local gems, our talented wine stewards and cheese specialists put together these perfect pairings, each one a match made in wine country!
Family-owned Ettore’s European Bakery has been crafting decadent desserts from scratch since 1985. Their enchanting cakes and other sweet treats have long been community favorites in the Sacramento Valley, and we’re excited to share these delightful desserts with you!