Los Olivos Cafe

Our Path to Sustainability

Shu Takikawa's produce at the Marmorstein property
 

Onions started from seed with Bernat Vineyard in the background

 

At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, sustainability has always been taken seriously. Taking advantage of local produce and supporting local farmers has been a significant source for the fresh flavorful cuisine that the Cafe is known for.

In 2015, owner’s Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein, took sustainability to the next level by planting their own seeds and farming three acres of their property, adjacent to their CCOF certified organic Bernat Family Vineyard, in Los Olivos.  The organic produce from their farm is picked daily and brought to the Cafe (less than a mile away), to be sliced, diced, or pureed into delicious dishes for Cafe guests to savor.  

A variety of produce, from lettuce and kale to garlic and onions, will be sourced from their own Cafe Farm.  A list of the current harvest is kept up to date on the Cafe’s menus. In addition to produce, flowers play an important role in welcoming beneficial insects, they also add splashes of color to the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe’s tables.

Bernat Syrah grapes just before Harvest
 
 

The Los Olivos Café has developed lasting relationships with many of the local organic farmers through the years. Here is a list of local organic farmers that you may enjoy the fruits of their labor when you dine at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe.

  • The Garden Of.....”, 3 Acres farmed 1 mile away
  • Paol Palmer, 3 Acre 1 mile away in Los Olivos
  • Jacob Grant, 12 Acres 1 mile away in Los Olivos
  • Steve Loyal, 20 Acres 5 miles away in Santa Ynez
  • Finley Farms, 20 Acres 5 miles away in Santa Ynez
  • Bruce Steele, 8 Acres 12 miles away in Buellton
    Farm run on bio-diesel
  • Drew Herzoff, 10 Acres 35 miles away in Nipomo
  • David’s Blue Ribbon Honey, 45 miles away in Arroyo Grande
  • Robert Abbott, 80 Acres 45 miles away in Carpinteria

     

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P.O. Box 205, Los Olivos, CA 93441
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