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March 31 – Updated
The Shelter in Place order for Santa Cruz County and six counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay has been extended until May 3.
Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport Day originally scheduled for April 18 has been canceled. The next passport day is July 18. The SCM Winegrowers Association has compiled a list of member wineries offering pick up and delivery, as well as special deals during the COVID-19 closures. View the list here…
Farmers’ Markets are open! Be safe, but get out and support your local farmers this weekend at one of these markets: Monterey (Friday 9am-2pm at Del Monte Center); Aptos (Saturday 8am – noon at Cabrillo College); Westside Santa Cruz (Saturday 9am-1pm at 2801 Mission St.); Oldtown Salinas (Saturday 9am-2pm at Main & Gabilan St.); Live Oak Santa Cruz (Sunday 9am-1pm at 21511 E. Cliff Dr.); Carmel Valley (Sunday 10am-2pm at Mid-Valley Center); Marina (Sunday 10am-2pm at 215 Reservation Rd.); Pacific Grove (Monday 3pm-7pm at 150 Grand Ave.); and Downtown Santa Cruz (Wednesday 1pm-5pm at Lincoln & Cedar).
Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula is in need of single use paper or plastic bags with handles. You can drop the items by their office located at 700 Jewel Avenue in Pacific Grove or contact (831) 375-4454 to request a pick up of larger quantities.
Meals on Wheels for Santa Cruz County is in need of disinfecting wipes, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and unopened boxes of latex gloves. If you are able to donate any of these items please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick up or drop off.
San Benito County Meals on Wheels/Jovenes de Antaño is in need of toilet paper, dried and canned goods, and bottled water. They have a drop off located outside of their building on the corner of West and Third Street in Hollister. You can also contact (831) 637-9275.
Santa Lucia Highlands Sun, Wind & Wine Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 16 at Mer Soleil Winery has been postponed until May 2021. Tickets already purchased will be refunded.
Troia Foods—a family-owned food distribution company in Monterey—is launching Troia Neighbor bags with pantry essentials, available for $36. Pre-order online and pick up on site. This week’s bag includes: a roll of paper towels, 2 rolls of toilet paper, half gallon whole milk, 1 lb unsalted butter, 1 doz cage free eggs, 8 oz cheese, 1lb pasta, 2 potatoes, 1 onion, 2 apples and a bag of salad mix. Order here…
Artichoke Festival held annually at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, has been postponed from May 30-31 to August 8-9.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:30am-1:30pm Colleen Logan from Savor the Local will set up in San Carlos Square in Carmel, near The Staionaery restaurant, to sell farm fresh local produce and pantry staples.
Dirty Girl Produce is launching veggie boxes and veggie + pantry boxes for pick up at the Downtown Santa Cruz and Live Oak Farmers’ Market, and for delivery in Santa Cruz County.
Quail Lodge & Golf Club will close temporarily at noon on Thursday, March 26. “This decision has not been made lightly,” read a statement from general manager Kai Lermen, “While there have been no confirmed cases of a guest or employee contracting the virus, the safety and security of our guests, employees, and community remain our highest priority.”
Happy Girl Kitchen announces it is starting a Shelter in Place box for home delivery, with “everything you need to make your own avocado toast at home, big salads, two different kinds of soups, bliss balls, cookies and even included bulk rice and beans with a recipes of how to cook them!” Sign up for a four week subscription here…
Mentone, the highly-anticipated new David Kinch Mediterranean restaurant in Aptos, announced it will open Wednesday, despite Shelter in Place orders, but for take out only. Three types of pizza and a Insalata di Riviera for two are on the take out menu, along with cocktails. Pre-orders begin on Wednesday at 12:01am for pick up starting at 4pm. View menu and order here…
Ocean 2 Table launches a Fish & Farm Box for Santa Cruz County residents beginning Thursday. The local fish provider will be working with Groundswell Farm, Fogline Farms, Pajaro Pastures and Companion Bakeshop. Sales start Tuesday at 10am. Click here for more info…
99 Bottles restaurant and beer bar in downtown Santa Cruz becomes the first local restaurant to fall victim to Coronavirus and announces permanent closure. “We are all devastated here at 99. It’s been a great 8 years. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to engage with this wonderful community,” owners Mia and Dave Bossie wrote on the restaurant’s website.
Golden Roots meal service company based in Scotts Valley offers a weekly menu of prepared local organic meals, snacks, drinks and treats available for pickup and delivery. New menus go live on Thursdays.
Gilroy Garlic Festival scheduled for July 24-26 has been canceled for this year. Organizers say they’ll be back in 2021.
Pebble Beach Company closes all resorts and golf courses temporarily, but is accepting reservations for arrivals after April 17.
Paicines Ranch and other leaders of the food community in San Benito County have put together a wonderful website listing local food resources currently operating. It includes farms, farm stands, markets and SBC restaurants offering take out service. View it here…
Russo’s Wholesale Produce, a family-owned company in Del Rey Oaks that normally distributes produce to local restaurants and hotels, is opening to the general public. “We have a full warehouse of fruits and vegetables and want to help people feel secure,” writes Kristin Russo. People can call from 6:00am-1:00pm for same day curbside pick up and pay over the phone.
Governor Newsom issues indefinite statewide Stay at Home orders, except for essential services such as food and medicine. He warns 56% of Californians will get the Coronavirus over the next eight weeks unless drastic actions are taken to prevent its spread.
To support local fishermen, the Monterey Bay Fisheries Trust has put together a list of businesses that continue to provide fresh local seafood during the Coronavirus crisis. Search their Local Catch Guide here…
Carmel Valley Ranch has temporarily suspended operations. Furloughed staff members have nothing but praise for chef Tim Woods, who they report gave them all the perishable items from the kitchen to take home when the resort closed.
To help people sheltered in place who are looking for grass-fed meats delivered right to their door, the Good Meat Project and Oregon farmer Rebecca Thistlewaite are compiling a list of ranches that make deliveries. View list here…
Chardonnay Sailing Charters in Santa Cruz is offering a special “buy three get one free” deal on the purchase of future sailing trips on the Monterey Bay. Make plans for better days ahead and buy the certificates online here…
7D Steakhouse in Carmel is selling the contents of its meat locker. Niman Ranch dry aged beef, filets, NY, Rib Eye and chops. Wine cellar is 50% off. Call 831-293-7600 to place an order.
Chocolate in Santa Cruz is providing dinner every night 4pm-8pm. DoorDash is our principal delivery service right now. Our menu will be updated every day at noon. We will be offering specials every day.
Delivery info is at: https://www.doordash.com/store/chocolate-santa-cruz-284767/
We are also available for pickup. Pickup info is at: https://chocolatesantacruz.com/wine-list/
The Pacific Grove Farmers’ Market will reopen next Monday, March 23 from 3pm to 7pm. “We have been in contact with the City of Pacific Grove and we will be strictly following the guidelines published by the Monterey County Health Department,” says Hester Parker, president of the board of directors of Everyone’s Harvest.
The Aptos Certified Farmers’ Market at Cabrillo College will go ahead as usual on Saturday with new health guidelines in place, according to executive director Catherine Barr.
The Oldtown Salinas Farmers’ Market will go ahead as usual on Saturday mornings according to organizers.
Wild Roots Markets in Felton and Boulder Creek are taking extra sanitary precautions and adjusting hours starting Friday, March 20 to 9am to 7pm. Beginning Monday, March 23, they will be offering a special shopping hour from 9-10am for seniors and immune-compromised shoppers.
Earthbound Farm Stand in Carmel remains open during its normal business hours and is launching a new Ag in Your Bag service. Place your order for fresh organic fruits and vegetables and prepared foods by phone and they will bring them to your car. Call 831-625-6219.
Staff of Life Market in Santa Cruz announces new hours. Senior only shopping from 8-9am and regular store hours for the general public 9am to 8pm, Monday – Friday and 8 am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Extra measures to keep employees and community safe and store stocked are being taken.
Coniglio Brothers Italian Deli on Cannery Row in Monterey is offering free delivery to customers in Pacific Grove, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel on all orders over $25.
Colectivo Felix is offering two flavors of Argentine-inspired empanadas each week, usually one meat and one veggie, for free delivery in Santa Cruz area on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $4.25 each or $48 per dozen. Delivery to other areas is available for an additional small delivery fee. Order from website or email: email@example.com
Basil Seasonal Dining is offering curbside pick up for a special $40 prix fixe menu as well as a la carte items and full or half trays of lasagne. Call restaurant to order 831-626-8226 or order online through Door Dash. Gift cards also available.
Sea Harvest at Carmel Crossroads is open for fish sales and to-go orders from 9am to 7pm. Order by phone and pay by credit card, then pick up curbside at back door. Call 831-626-3626.
Baker’s Bacon is launching a Family Box Drive Thru at 445 Reservation Rd. in Marina beginning Thursday, March 19. Options include Pork Family Box/$42, Chicken Family Box/$42, Beef Family Box/$42, Seafood Family Box/$72 and Baker’s Bacon Family Pack/$35. Call 831-250-0606.
Bistro 112 at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz will be open for take out lunches through Sunday.
Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing is temporarily closing. Sends love to the community “your well-being is our first priority.”
The Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey Is voluntarily closing until April 30 and is waiving cancellation fees. “While we have had no issues within the hotel property, we are taking this action voluntarily as a precautionary measure in line with prevention efforts taking place across the nation and throughout California. Our foremost and primary concern is to protect the health, safety and welfare of our employees, their families and our guests,” said Janine Chicourrat, General Manager.
Stone Creek Kitchen in Monterey will be open for take out from 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday and closed Saturday and Sunday.
The Forge in Carmel will be closed except for to go orders. Call the host at 831-624-2233 to place order.
Alta Bakery in Monterey is open for take out and will be offering pizza to go on Saturday, March 21 from 5 to 7:30pm.
Jones & Bones in Capitola is offering an uncrowded shopping experience and is fully stocked with gourmet pastas and rice imported from Italy, as well as dried mushrooms, salts, spices and Extra Virgin Olives Oils. Owner Jennifer Jones says they will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.
Farm Fresh Deli & Cafe at 145 Main St. in Oldtown Salinas is offering deli sandwiches, soups, salads and sides, as well as catering for pick up. Call 831-422-4777 or visit website to order online through ChowNow.
Il Vecchio in Monterey offers curbside take out for lunch and dinner at special prices, all lunches $10 and dinners $19.50.
Pretty Good Advice in Soquel has opened a to-go window and is offering its full menu for take out between 11am and 7pm.
Monterey County issues shelter in place order for all residents beginning at midnight tonight through April 8. Grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants are considered essential services and allowed to stay open. Read the order here…
San Benito County issues shelter in place order for all residents beginning at midnight through April 7. Read the order here…
Savor the Local is offering residents of Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Carmel Valley a one time CSA “mystery box” of organic produce from Mariquita Farm for $50, including home delivery. Contact Colleen@savorthelocal.com or view list of contents and order online here…
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard is offering discounted wine for pick-up at the winery or an option of free delivery for purchases of 4 bottles or more. All wines 10% off regular price, then 5% more off for 6 – 11 bottles (14.5% total off), or 10% more off 12 or more bottles (19% total off). Please help us keep our employees paid! Order online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz is now featuring Gourmet To-Go Menu with curbside pick-up. Hang out and enjoy your meal at the beach, or on the Beach Market dock. The Beach Market is open, BTW, and parking is free right now!
Stenvick Farm is offering free local delivery of its pork products a few days each week. More info on Facebook or IG (@stenvick_farm). Customers can email Laura Stenvick for the current list of cuts since it is subject to inventory email@example.com.
The Stationaery in Carmel is closed today and Wednesday, March 18 to prepare for a new take-out and delivery model. Beginning Thursday, March 19 it will be adding hours to include breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will change to ensure food that travels well and provides options for family meals prepared by chef Amalia Scatena.
Companion Bakeshop in Santa Cruz and Aptos remains open from 7am to 5pm for take out service.
Charlie Hong Kong in Santa Cruz is limiting business to online and phone orders to-go for pickup and through delivery companies. It has set up a safe area for pickup next to the parking lot and is available for catering and delivery for service groups required to work. Charlie Hong Kong is here to support our community.
Sarita’s The Original—a full service Mexican restaurant in the Monte Vista shopping center in Monterey—is offering its full menu for take out, according to owner Grace Whitmore. Thanks!
The Wild Plum Café in Monterey is open with reduced hours from 7am to 3pm, also offering free delivery, takeout and curbside pick up. They are working on a menu which will include breakfast and lunch items, as well as a nightly featured family meal for two or four. We also have lots of grab and go items at the cafe, according to owner/chef Pamela Burns.
Vesuvio in Carmel is offering curbside pick up and home delivery with 30% off regular prices. Call 831-402-PEPE or visit website.
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing has closed its taproom and will be offering organic beer pick ups and local deliveries from noon to 5pm daily.
Shadowbrook, along with other restaurants in Santa Cruz County, is closing until April 7 to assist in the victory to bring back community health.
Aubergine and L’Auberge Hotel in Carmel are closing until April 3.
Cantinetta Luca in Carmel has shut down until April 3.
Pangaea Grill in Carmel will remain open for take out and is offering 20% off all take out food and bottles of wine to go.
Comanche Cellars has closed its Monterey tasting room, but curbside pick ups will be available Wednesday to Sunday from 3 to 7pm, Saturday beginning at 2pm. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org or order online.
Il Tegamino in Carmel is preparing food to go and making deliveries in Carmel. It also has gift certificates available to purchase online and help support the restaurant and staff through these tough times.
Shelter in place order issued for all residents of Santa Cruz County effective at midnight tonight through April 7. Read message from SC County Health here. Essential services allowed to remain in operation include grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, convenience stores and restaurants that prepare and serve food for carry out or delivery only.
Lockdown announced in six Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda. Only essential businesses will be allowed to remain open and residents ordered to stay at home until April 7. Read more…
Passionfish Restaurant in Pacific Grove is temporarily closing in order to protect the health of its guests, staff, and the community during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In deciding when to re-open, Passionfish owners Cindy and Ted Walter will watch for and follow advice from County, State, and Federal public health experts.”Passionfish has made the difficult decision to temporarily close during this unprecedented health crisis,” said Cindy Walter. “We feel this the best decision for the health of our team, their extended families, and our guests. “We thank everyone who has supported us by dining in, taking out, and purchasing gift certificates at passionfish.net. We can’t wait to see all our friends again when we re-open, and in the meantime urge everyone to take care of themselves and each other.”
Quail & Olive will be meeting customers to deliver orders at Mid Valley Shopping Center on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm and offering home delivery on Thursday, March 19.
Chocolate the restaurant on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz remains open and is offering its full menu for pick up and on Door Dash from 11:30am to 9pm daily.
Charlie Hong Kong in Santa Cruz announces plans to stay open as long as possible. “People need healthy food,” says owner Carolyn Rudolph. The restaurant seating area is open air and people can sit far from each other. CHK is also offering online ordering for pick up and for delivery via Door Dash and Grub Hub.
East End Gastropub in Capitola will be closed today as staff meets to decide how to best serve the community.
Persephone Restaurant in Aptos is temporarily suspending table service in dining room and will be developing take home family-style meals.
Alderwood in Santa Cruz is closing for a week and will reopen on Tuesday, March 24 with a new to-go and delivery only menu. It will feature local produce prepared in simple, healthy, family-friendly dishes to help keep the community on its feet.
Pajaro Pastures in Corralitos has pasture-raised eggs available for pick up and delivery, in lieu of participating in its usual farmers’ markets. Email Ryan Abelson email@example.com or Direct Message on Instagram @pajaropastures.
Chardonnay Sailing Charters has suspended all charters through April 1 and hopes to be able to take everyone out on the beautiful Monterey Bay in April.
Rio Grill, Tarpy’s and Montrio Bistro, all part of the Downtown Dining family of restaurants, are closing temporarily.
Terroir in a Jar is offering “relief deals” for local farmers on its fresh produce preservation services and is expecting delivery on April 1 of a new Harvest Right freeze dryer to provide the best and safest method for preservation of foods.
Crema in Pacific Grove is launching delivery and curbside pick up for espresso bar drinks and brunch items, with more options coming soon.
Bernardus Wine tasting room in Carmel Valley has closed until further notice.
Happy Girl Kitchen in Pacific Grove launches online ordering system for GRAB AND GO and PICK UP ONLY. They are practicing higher levels of sterilization of all surfaces in the kitchen and all staff are wearing gloves when preparing foods on top of longer and more frequent hand washing times. They want to provide healthy food the way you like it. Today is day one! Click here to start ordering…
Taste Morgan will be closed until further notice. “We’re all scrambling to understand and respond to the current environment,” writes owners Dan and Donna Lee. “The safety and well-being of our customers, employees, and the broader community are foremost in our minds. We all need to do our part in reducing social contact in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and make possible its containment.” During the closure, tasting room staff will become active in other parts of the business and/or compensated for their time off. Online purchases still available and include free shipping.
Poppy Hall in Pacific Grove suspends dinner and brunch service. Beginning Wednesday, March 18, they will begin offering dinner and wine service for take-out and delivery.
California governor Gavin Newsom asks for closure of bars, wine bars, breweries and pubs throughout the state, and calls for restaurants to reduce their occupancy by half. Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article241212146.html#storylink=cpy
Bad Animal closes its restaurant and wine bar, but launches a “family meal” program of simple, nourishing and comforting food that can be pre-ordered and picked up curbside starting on Wednesday, March 18. They offer a 50% discount for first responders, including police, firefighters, EMTs and hospital doctors/nurses. View menu and order here…
Captain + Stoker coffee shop will be open tomorrow, but for to-go orders only.
Discretion Brewing and The Kitchen at Discretion announce they will close temporarily beginning Monday, March 16, although they said they may decide to open shortly for curb-side beer to-go.
Mutari Chocolate announces two week temporary closure beginning Monday, March 16—with delivery service and pick ups to be launched soon.
Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine announces it is closing its three locations through Sunday, March 22.
Restaurants in big cities, including New York, Washington DC and Los Angeles begin shutting down.
Serendipity Farms launches special 4-week CSA program for $120 with pick up in Carmel Valley, add on shares of Hidden Fortress Coffee, Garden Variety Cheese will be available. Sign ups via Virtual Farmstand on Facebook…
Montrio Bistro postpones its all-star 25th anniversary dinner scheduled for March 25. New date to be announced.
Multiple local restaurants begin promoting take out menus and curb service—paying by check is recommended.
Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets announces its weekend markets on the Westside and in Live Oak will go on as planned and that the Downtown Santa Cruz Farmers Market on Wednesday also has obtained city approval to stay open. Safety plan enacted.
Outstanding in the Field delays the start of its summer dinner series until June 20, although in keeping with tradition, tickets will still go on sale on the first day of spring—March 19.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk closes until March 27.
Pebble Beach Food & Wine cancels its annual events scheduled for April 16-19 to comply with California recommendations to avoid holding gatherings of more than 250.
Monterey Bay Aquarium announces it will close at the end of the day through March 27 to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
The farmers’ market at Monterey Peninsula College is canceled until further notice, while the Saturday market at Cabrillo College in Aptos is to be held as usual on March 14 and then suspended for the following two weeks.
Edible Monterey Bay cancels its spring issue launch party scheduled for March 18 at Margaritaville in Capitola until further notice to comply with Santa Cruz County health department recommendations to avoid holding gatherings of more than 50 people.