Los Angeles

Celebrating the 2004 Olive Harvest

olives-w.jpgTwo family businesses in Santa Barbara County have joined together to celebrate the 2004 olive harvest with a spectacular five-course luncheon prepared with gold-medal winning products grown and produced in Southern California. Guests will have the opportunity to sample Global Gardens 2004 Estate Organic Olive Oil, which was a Gold Medal winner at this year’s Los Angeles County Fair along with many other taste sensations prepared by Chef Kurt Alldredge. Global Gardens was the first award winning certified organic extra virgin, COOC approved olive oil grower and producer in all of Southern California with their 2003 harvest. Over 2,000 olive trees are planted on a certified organic ranch in Los Alamos, CA.

When: Saturday, November 6, 2004 from 12:00-3:00pm
Where: Buttonwood Farm Winery, 1500 Alamo Pintado Rd., Solvang, California
Cost: $59 for Global Goodness and Slow Food members; $69 for nonmembers

Menu and ticket information can be found at the Global Gardens web site or by calling 1.800.307.0447 between 9:00am-5:00pm Pacific time, Mondays through Fridays.

“The Buttonwood Farm Winery is in a beautiful, central location, easily attainable for our customers in all of Southern California and the perfect place to see a 360 degree view of the entire Santa Ynez Valley. We are the only olive oil producer to host special events open to the public featuring estate grown olive and home-made recipes,” said Theo Williams, founder of Global Gardens with her husband Joel.

Joel and Theo Williams created Global Gardens in 1998 as a way of expressing their passion for bringing flavors from around the globe to their community. Their food products are inspired by family recipes and influenced by locally grown organic products. The couple is dedicated to creating food specialty products that reflect their commitment to healthy living. In addition to exceptional olive oil, the couple has created the Global Goodness Food Club allowing members to enjoy fresh, seasonal flavors shipping four times per year and offering unique discount and incentive programs. This unique, reasonably priced Club Membership may also be given as an annual or one time gift. Global Gardens also creates unique corporate and personal gifts for the discriminating businessperson. Both large and small gift orders are customized to fit any budget, promotional event, or holiday.