Edible Monterey Bay

LOCAL SOURCE GUIDE: WINTER 2014

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These purveyors offer some of the finest local, seasonal and sustainable products in the region. They also advertise in Edible Monterey Bay; please drop by for a free copy and tell them that we sent you!

ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS

Beyond the Box
1001 Center St., Santa Cruz
831.427.0100 | btbkitchens.com
Beautiful, functional and creative kitchen and bath design for the greater Santa Cruz area.

Carmel Kitchens & Baths
26386 Carmel Rancho Lane, Carmel
831.624.4667 | carmelkitchensandbaths.com
Creating stylish, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces in the home.

de sola.barnes architects
Big Sur/Carmel
831.624.2165 | desolabarnes.com 

Kenneth Chrisman Construction
8730 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
831.238.2783 | kennethchrismanconstruction.com
Full-service, custom remodeling with aesthetic and ecological values.

Emanate Design
Santa Cruz
831.428.3225 | emanatedesign.com
Residential interior design firm specializing in sustainable finishes and cabinetry made locally from responsibly forested wood.

 Salinas Valley Kitchen & Bath
1368 S. Main St., Salinas
831.422.9900 | svkb.com
A local, experienced team with a passion for eclectic kitchen and bath design.

Santa Cruz Kitchen & Bath
1824 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
831.426.9600 | sckb.com
A local, experienced team with a passion for eclectic kitchen and bath design.

 

BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS 

Santa Cruz County Bank
7775 Soquel Drive, Aptos
831.662.6000 | sccountybank.com
819 Bay Ave., Capitola | 831.464.5300
720 Front St., Santa Cruz | 831.457.5000
4604 Scotts Valley Drive, Scotts Valley | 831.461.5000
595 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville | 831.761.7600
A leading community business lender and full-service bank of choice for locals.

 

CATERING 

Aqua Terra
529 Central Ave., Pacific Grove
831.657.9790 | aquaterraculinary.com
Fresh and seasonal food ideas, rooted in sustainability. 

Carried Away
7564 Soquel Drive, Aptos
831.685.3926 | carriedawayfoods.com
Seasonally driven and organic prepared foods and catering operating for 25 years in the Aptos Center.

 

EDUCATION AND NONPROFITS

All Saints Day School
8060 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
831.624.9171 | asds.org
Nurturing children’s intellectual growth and curiosity in an environment of spiritual growth and service; certified organic lunch served daily.

Let’s Cook!
3121 N. Main St., Soquel
831.419.2747 | letscooksantacruz.com
Our mission is to bring friends, family and our community together around sustainable and high-quality food and spirits.

MRWMD Organics to Energy Program
14201 Del Monte Blvd., Marina
831.384.5313 | organicstoenergy.org | mrwmd.org
Fueling a more sustainable future by transforming waste into energy.

 

EVENTS

Big Sur Foragers Festival
Jan. 16–18, 2015, Big Sur
831.667.4210 | bigsurforagersfestival.org
A weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition.

EcoFarm Conference
Jan. 21–24, 2015
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
831.763.2111 | eco-farm.org
35th annual event aimed at developing a more ecologically sustainable and just food and farming system.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine
April 9–12, 2015
Pebble Beach
866.907.3663 | pbfw.com
A four-day epicurean food and wine event that assembles 75 of the world’s best chefs and 250 of the world’s best wineries.

 

FARMS, RANCHES, CSAs AND CFSs

 Earthbound Farm
Retail: 7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
831.625.6219 | ebfarm.com
The country’s largest organic grower, now celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Real Good Fish
(Formally Local Catch Monterey Bay)
CSF, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties
831.345.5153 | localcatchmontereybay.com
A community-supported fishery connecting local fishers and sustainable seafood

Morris Grassfed Beef
CSM, at markets and online
831.623.2933 | morrisgrassfed.com
A provider of locally grown grassfed beef, fostering healthy relationships between people, land, animals and food.

Thomas Farm
P.O. Box 392, Aptos
831.768.7262 | thomasfarmorganic.com
Sustainable grower of a diversity of organic produce and cut flowers.

 

GREEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

 Blade Tech
831.917.1330 | sean@bladetechusa.com
Professional knife sharpening services and sales; offering high-quality knives, holsters, belts and accessories for purchase.

Eco Carmel
San Carlos between 7th and 8th, Carmel-by-the-Sea
831.624.1222 | ecocarmel.com
Carmel’s source for green living and natural health resources. 

Greenspace
719 Swift St., Santa Cruz
831.423.7200 | greenspacecompany.com
Greenspace is a unique retail showroom offering green design services and eco-friendly products for home and business.

PureHabitats
Carmel | purehabitats.com
Sarah Yee: 831.915.8565 | Kris Bonifas: 831.747.7347
A consulting firm that assists clients seeking to adopt a more healthy and environment-friendly lifestyle.

Solar Technologies
705 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz
831.421.0440 | solartechnologies.com
Local solar energy system provider featuring efficient technology, design and installation for your home or business.

 

HOTELS AND RESORTS

Hyatt Carmel Highlands
120 Highlands Drive, Carmel
831.620.1234 | highlandsinn.hyatt.com
Seaside hotel and oceanfront retreat that seamlessly blends the amenities of a luxurious resort with the refined charm of rustic Big Sur.

L’Auberge Carmel
Monte Verde St. and 7th Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea
831.624.8578 | laubergecarmel.com
A romantic, full-service boutique Relais & Chateau hotel within walking distance of all that Carmel-by-the-Sea has to offer, including the iconic Carmel Beach.

Mercey Hot Springs
62964 Little Panoche Road, Firebaugh
209.826.3388 | merceyhotsprings.com
A natural recreational area and relaxing retreat destination with eco-friendly practices.

 Portola Hotel & Spa
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey
831.649.4511 | portolahotel.com
A relaxing retreat in historic Monterey surrounded by unique shopping, fine dining, spectacular coastal trails and beaches.

Post Ranch Inn/Sierra Mar Restaurant
47900 Hwy. 1, Big Sur
831.667.2800 | postranchinn.com
A “sanctuary for the soul” offering the ultimate in luxurious coastal Big Sur lodging, including breathtaking views and exquisite dining.

Quail Lodge & Golf Club
8000 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel
831.620.8808 | quaillodge.com
Quail Lodge features comfortable lodging, an 18-hole championship golf course, fitness center and sustainably sourced, seasonal cuisine on the Monterey Peninsula.

Sorensen’s Resort
14255 Hwy. 88, Hope Valley
530.694.2203 | sorensensresort.com
A historic all-season resort with rustic cabins and outdoor activities located in majestic Hope Valley at Lake Tahoe.

Ventana Inn & Spa
48123 Hwy. 1, Big Sur
831.667.2331 | ventanainn.com
Luxurious lodging replete with the amenities of a spa and fine dining, nestled above the Pacific in the rustic coastal wilderness of Big Sur.

 

MEDIA

 90.3 KAZU
100 Campus Center, Building 201,
Room 317, Seaside | 831.582.5298 | kazu.org
Public radio for the Monterey Bay area.

 

NURSERIES, LANDSCAPING AND GARDEN SUPPLIES

Farm Fuel Inc.
275 Coward Road, Watsonville
831.763.3950 | farmfuelinc.com
A farmer-owned company dedicated to developing affordable, low-impact, biological solutions to agricultural and energy challenges.

 

REAL ESTATE

Courtney G. Jones/Carmel Realty Co.
Dolores Street between 7th and 8th
831.233.4839 | CourtneyGJones.com
Family-owned firm offering local luxury real estate experts with a reputation for integrity, longevity and excellence.

Tina Adams/Sotheby’s International Realty
312 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
831.601.2040 | tinaadamshomes.com
The quintessential luxury real estate brand.

 

RECREATION

 Chardonnay Sailing Charters
704 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
831.423.1213 | chardonnay.com
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventurers.

 

RESTAURANTS AND CAFÉS

See our Dine Local Guide here

 

SPECIALTY FOOD PURVEYORS

Alta Organic Coffee & Tea Co.
133 Marine View Ave., Davenport
831.427.3373 | altaorganiccoffee.com
Organic coffee with a conscience.

Baker’s Bacon
Monterey
831.250.0606 | bakersbacon.com
Handcrafted, chef-inspired, naturally dry-cured back bacon from sustainably raised hogs.

Cardamom Tuesday
504 Front St., Santa Cruz
831.331.3395 | cardamomtuesday.com
Locally made natural mixers for travelers, mixologists, alchemists and herbalists.

Earthbound Farm’s Farm Stand and Organic Kitchen
7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
831.625.6219 | ebfarm.com
Serving delicious organic, handcrafted food, gourmet groceries and unique gifts, as well as fresh produce and flowers.

El Salchichero
402 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz
831.423.6328 | elsalchichero.com
An artisanal and chef-inspired butchery sourcing local and sustainably raised meats for the conscious consumer.

Farm House Frosting & Buttercup Cakes
109 Locust St., Santa Cruz
831.466.0373 | farmhousefrosting.com
Providing a vast array of cake flavors and gluten-free and vegan options using the freshest, local, organic and seasonal ingredients.

Just Cake
712 Capitola Ave., Capitola
831.345.9838 | justcake.com
Extraordinary wedding and celebration cakes by award-winning pastry chef, Marina Sousa.

Lula’s Chocolates
2 Harris Court, Ste. B-6, Monterey
831.655.8527 | lulas.com
Lula’s Chocolates offers all-natural premium gift chocolate made on the Monterey Peninsula.

New Camaldoli Hermitage
62475 Hwy. 1, Big Sur
831.667.2456 | contemplation.com
Rustic retreat center in the Big Sur hills offering serenity, simplicy, gardens, trails and coastal views. Renowned premium fruitcakes and granola available for purchase online.

New Leaf Community Markets
1134 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz
831.425.1793 | newleaf.com
1101 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz | 831.426.1306
6240 Hwy. 9, Felton | 831.335.7322
13159 Hwy. 9, Boulder Creek | 831.338.7211
1210 41st Ave., Capitola | 831.479.7987
150 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay | 650.726.3110
Our mission is to nourish and sustain the community by offering the best, most wholesome food on the planet.

Nothing Bundt Cakes
102 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel
831.293.8773 | nothingbundtcakes.com
Home-kitchen-style bakery with modern taste, providing all-natural, fresh-baked, delicious cakes of all kinds.

Perfectly Pressed Juice Bar ‘N’ Eatery
961 W. Alisal St., Salinas
1123 Freemont Blvd., Seaside
831.998.8770 | perfectlypressedjuice.com
Delivering nutritious juices that help people achieve great health and a happier life; reservations for parties available at Seaside location.

The Quail & Olive
3 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley
831.659.4288 | quailandolive.com
A boutique featuring quality, California olive oils and vinegars, as well as natural skin care products and cookbooks for better health.

Shopper’s Corner
622 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
831.423.1398 | shopperscorner.com
Santa Cruz’s oldest and friendliest family-run market.

Star Market
1275 S. Main St., Salinas
831.422.3961 | starmkt.com
An independent grocer featuring the freshest, best tasting and finest selection of food in the Monterey Bay area; locally produced foods and wines are a specialty.

Stewart & Jasper Orchards
Monterey Plaza Hotel, 400 Cannery Row, Ste. C
831.375.6887 | stewartandjasper.com
A family-owned almond grower committed to quality, eco-friendly practices, water conservation and customer service.

Stone Creek Kitchen
465 Canyon del Rey Blvd., Monterey
831.393.1042 | stonecreekkitchen.com
Our mission is to create a unique educational and culinary destination for epicureans on the Monterey Peninsula.

Troia Foods
801 Foam St., Monterey
831.375.3354 | troiafoods.com
The local dairy and fine food distributor for businesses.

The True Olive Connection
106 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz
831.458.6457 | trueoliveconnection.com
Local providers of gourmet extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar and healthy skin and body care.

The Wharf Marketplace
290 Figueroa St., Monterey
831.649.1116 | thewharfmarketplace.com
Monterey County’s fresh food destination, featuring the “bounty of the county”—locally produced provisions at their seasonal best.

 

SPECIALTY SHOPS AND GALLERIES

Amoureuse
1119 Soquel Ave., Seabright
831.423.7363 | Open Tues.–Sat. 10:30am–5:30pm
Lingerie and feminine gifts with personality and style.

Annieglass
110 Cooper St., Ste. 100F, Santa Cruz
831.427.4260 | annieglassstore.com
310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville
831.761.2041 x21 | annieglassstore.com
Locally designed and handmade slumped-glass plates, bowls and serving dishes that add famed art and style to the dining room.

Dark Horse Pottery
Cement Plant Road and 3rd, Davenport
831.425.5686 | darkhorsepottery.com
Rustic wood- and gas-fired fine pottery available for purchase in the artist’s Davenport 

Great Infusions
317 Potrero St., Ste. A, Santa Cruz
831.458.3568 | greatinfusions.com
We support specialty coffee by providing the finest espresso machines, coffee makers and accessories.

J. Hilburn—Personal Stylist Sadie Calamaco
Throughout Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties
831.235.7472 | sadiecalamaco.jhilburn.com
Specializing in made-to-measure, luxury men’s apparel at affordable prices.

Pacific Trading Co.
1224 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz | 831.423.3349
504C Bay Ave., Capitola | 831.476.6109
facebook.com/pages/pacific-trading-co/65027935549
Independent, local, family-owned women’s apparel boutique.

Petite Provence
506 Bay Ave., Capitola
831.462.2120 | petiteprovence.com
Tablecloths and household accessories made in Provence, France.

 San Benito Bene
615B San Benito St., Hollister
831.638.1188 | sanbenitobene.com
A not-to-be-missed selection of local olive oils, chocolates and other products from around the region as well as gifts and green living items.

Sea Breeze Gallery
The Mercantile | 115 San Jose Ave., Ste. D, Capitola
831.359.7311 | seabreezegallery.net
Featuring local artists and local gourmet foods.

Seven Bridges Cooperative
325A River St., Santa Cruz
831.454.9665 | breworganic.com
The local source for certified-organic homebrew ingredients and equipment. 

 

WELLNESS

Health & Water Store
1180 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove
831.373.8933
Providing purified water and supplements.

Thrive
2840 Park Ave., Soquel
831.515.8699 | thrivenatmed.com
Wellness center providing naturopathic and holistic health care to California’s Central

Tree House Treats
Tree of Health, Redwood Village, 9099 Soquel Drive, Aptos
831.345.1476 | treehousetreats.org
Practitioners of Theragem light therapy for pain reduction and promotion of circulation and tissue repair.

 

WINERIES, BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES AND TASTING ROOMS

Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery/Tasting Room
420 Hames Road, Corralitos
831.728.5172 | alfarowine.com
Owner-operated, organic Corralitos winery with beautiful tasting room, open Saturdays year-round.

Armitage Wines
105 Post Office Drive, Ste. C, Aptos
831.708.2874 | armitagewines.com
Award-winning, handcrafted wines produced in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a focus on Pinot Noir.

Beauregard Vineyards
10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz
831.425.7777 | beauregardvineyards.com
Sustainably produced wines expressing the terroir of the Santa Cruz Mountains through minimal impact winemaking.

Cima Collina Tasting Room
19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
831.620.0645 | cimacollina.com
Award-winning, artisanal wines from small Monterey vineyards.

Hahn Family Wines Tasting Room
37700 Foothill Road, Soledad
831.678.4555 | hahnwinery.com
Hahn Family Winery produces diverse and unique Monterey wines of distinction.

Hallcrest Vineyards
379 Felton Empire Road, Felton
831.335.4441 | hallcrestvineyards.com
A family-owned business that takes pride in producing original, organic wines with a taste of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
69 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
831.659.6220 | hellerestate.com
A modern winery producing organic, award-winning wines of world-class recognition, aged in French oak barrels.

Holman Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room
19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
831.659.2640 | holmanranch.com
Featuring diverse wines with complex flavors reflective of the Carmel Valley terroir.

Lúpulo
233 Cathcart St., Santa Cruz
831.454.8306 | lupulosc.com
A craft beer café that specializes in unique craft beers, ciders and meads and features a creative tapas menu.

Morgan Winery/Taste Morgan
204 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel
831.626.3700 | morganwinery.com
Organic, SIP-certified wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands with a tasting room at the mouth of Carmel Valley.

 New Bohemia Brewing Co.
Santa Cruz | nubobrew.com
A Bohemian and Bavarian-influenced microbrewery in Santa Cruz’s Pleasure Point neighborhood. (As of press time was set to open in late 2014.)

Percheron-McFarland Gonzales
46 4th St., Gonzales
831.675.2311 | percheron-mcfarland.com
Dedicated to a world-famous legacy of excellence in California Pinot Noir.

Peter B’s Brewpub
2 Portola Plaza, Monterey
831.649.4511 | portolahotel.com
Monterey’s first craft brewery features delicious locally brewed beer and an innovative menu including vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
402 Ingalls St., Ste. 27, Santa Cruz
831.425.4900 | santacruzmountainbrewing.com
An award-winning, certified-organic brewery featuring wildly innovative seasonal beers, hard ciders, draught root beer and kombucha.

Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room
San Carlos at 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea
831.626.WINE | scheidvineyards.com

Scheid Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
1972 Hobson Ave., Greenfield
831.386.0316 | scheidvineyards.com
Forty years of success in family winemaking in Salinas Valley.

Storrs Winery
303 Potrero St., Ste. 35, Santa Cruz
831.458.5030 | storrswine.com
Handcrafted wines made in the Santa Cruz Mountains; downtown Santa Cruz tasting room open daily.

Talbott Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Winery and Tasting Room
1380 River Road, Salinas
831.675.0942 | talbottvineyards.com

Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room
Pilot Road at Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
831.659.3500 | talbottvineyards.com
Talbott Vineyards devotes itself to handcrafting world-class wines using only the most exceptional raw materials.

Venus Spirits
427 Swift St., Ste. A, Santa Cruz
408.373.6522 | venusspirits.com
Artisanal producer of handcrafted whiskey, gin and blue agave spirits.

Windy Oaks Estate
550 Hazel Dell Road, Corralitos
831.786.9463 | windyoaksestate.com

Su Vecino Court
Dolores between 5th and 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea
831.786.9463 | windyoaksestate.com
Unique and fine wines reflecting the terroirs of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

 

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