Did you miss it?

This year's Fall Harvest was a huge hit. Bringing local foods, wines, and beers to the community. We thank all of our wonderful vendors and customers who came out and showed us some love.

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Ms. Ashley from Mana Wines and Rae representing Scheid. 

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Welcoming one of our favorites Revival Ice cream to the TWM family sharing their love of fresh organic ice cream with the community. 

Ms. Carli sharing one of our newest additions to the TWM wine family. Don't miss out on Taste-It Thursday where we will be featuring Dawn's Dream Winery. Free from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM October 19th!

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Mr. Tony Baker, Jeffery's Best, and Elderberry Co. cheesing it up for the camera. Thank you guys for coming out and supporting us.

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Thank you Burn Hot Sauce for joing The Wharf Marketplace and congrats on your success! 

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Acosta Honey and the Ginger People sharing some all natural goodies!

 

We had a wonderful time with all all of our customers and vendors. We look forward to more events. Stay connected with us on on Facebook or Instagram to see what's new!

Honey I'm Home!

Honey is one of natures most natural treats. With several benefits to your health, honey is a necessity in the kitchen.

Honey is made from flower nectar collected by bees. The nectar is broken down into simple sugars stored inside honeycombs in the bee hive. The honeycomb's design and constant fanning of the bees' wings causes evaporation, creating sweet liquid honey. Honey's color and flavor are based on the type flower nectar collected by the bees. 

Benefits of Honey:
There are a wide range of benefits one can get from honey. Many dieters use honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon to help with digestion as well as decreasing fatigue due to honey's ability to break down fat cells.  It has also been used by beauty experts, for facial and hair masks, to help nourish your skin or hair while also removing toxins. Honey can be great for burn treatments or irritated skin. Honey mixed with hot water has been used as a beverage remedy for coughs and sore throats by many cultures around the world. 

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Here at The Wharf Marketplace, we carry Acosta Honey as well as Carmel Honey Company. It makes a wonderful addition to toast, drizzled over fruit, natural sweetener in your beverage, or as a remedy for the body. Stop in and get your honey on! 

Dew Not Drop The Coleslaw!

What's one of the most popular Summer side dishes? Coleslaw! Here at The Wharf Marketplace we created our own spin on this popular dish using Artisan Dewdrop Cabbages grown at Tanimura and Antle. With that said, we decided to treat you to our house recipe.

Here is what you will need:

HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING

2 cups Mayo
1 cup Honey Mustard
1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 ts Sugar
Salt and Pepper to Taste

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In a medium-large mixing bowl, toss everything except the dressing. After tossing, add dressing to taste and toss again. Serve in a bowl or on a plate and garnish with the sliced almonds if you have any extra. 

This is a quick, easy, and beautiful side dish that is great on sandwiches or as a side salad. Great for any Summer BBQ or get together. Stop at the Wharf Marketplace to pick up the fresh and local produce at a great low price. 

Are you summer ready?

Everyone is always looking for ways to get fit. It all starts with a healthy diet. The Wharf Marketplace prides itself with having the freshest produce around. With the summer harvest back in Salinas, the produce has never looked better!

Our TWM Vegetable Medley Salad features a creative way of using different types of raw cauliflower as a show stopping side or entre salad. It pairs nicely with all grilled salmon, chicken or steak. It has rainbow of colors and flavors to help you get your veggies in without it becoming a bore.

The spotlight ingredients in our TWM Vegetable Medley Salad are:

Tanimura & Antle Tri-Color Cauliflower: Pick 2 of your favorite heads!  You can use our traditional white cauliflower, orange, purple or even the broccoflower®.  All are high in Vitamin C and since you don’t need to cook them you don’t lose any of those nutrients.

Cherry Kumato Tomatoes: These little tomatoes are pact full of flavor and are also high in Vitamin C.  They also help give your salad a little natural sweetness.

Carmel Valley Oil Co. Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  We all know how beneficial it is to use a quality olive oil. It is high in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Carmel Valley Olive Company is family owned.  They maintain their own orchards of Arbequina olive trees imported from Spain and added Picholine, Kalamata, and Picual over the years. Their olive oil is soft and buttery and has fruity characteristics.

TWM VEGETABLE MEDLEY SALAD

Preparation: 20 Minutes

Serves: 8 Guests as a side

  • 2 Cauliflower Heads, pick two of your favorite and Shave
  • 1 ½ c Cherry Kumato Tomatoes, Halved
  • 1 c Edamame, Shelled
  • 1 c Corn, Roasted
  • 1 c Curly Kale, Finely Chopped
  • Olive Oil, To Taste
  • Salt, To Taste
  • Freshly Ground Pepper, To Taste
  • 2 Tbls Lemon Juice, Optional

Add all of your ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix until combined and season to taste.

The Vegetable Medley pairs great with seafood and chicken! Bring this to your next gathering and watch your dish become the life of the party!

We are on a mission!

Mission Trial Cider Company is a family run business; the Jones Brothers started the business due to their love and passion for winemaking. Their homestead in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountain vineyards and orchards of the region. They originally started growing their fruit in Bradley, CA, just down the road from Mission San Antonio in Southern Monterey County. The brothers have always created a sustainable and authentic product thus gifting us with one of a kind ciders!

The Wharf Marketplace carries their following products:

The Perry Cider, Which is made from only 100% pear, and is exquisitely fruity without concentrates, added flavoring, or artificial ingredients .  This is what a freshly picked pear should taste like.

The Peach Coast is made from 100% peaches; it is a dry, soft, yet complex cider. Light in sweetness and a lingering fruitiness give this cider light body with an beautiful peachy glow.  It is not your typical peach cider, it is truly remarkable!

The Pluot De La Cru is a pluot wine, made from 100% pluots.  It is a late harvest wine that has notes of coconut, cherry, citrusy fruit with a tart finish.  There are only 127 cases that have been made.  You cannot miss this incredibly unique, locally made product!

Mission Trail Cider is an experience you do not want to miss so come visit us at The Wharf Marketplace, and relax out on our patio to enjoy a crisp and local cider! 

DELICIOUS GIZDTICH!!!

Did you know the best quality apples are just around the corner from us? Gizdich Ranch is a family ran business that has gained a wonderful reputation due to their consistent apples, juices, pies, jams, and more. It is a fun place to go visit, but now you can stop by The Wharf Marketplace to pick up some of their most popular tasting foods!

Dutch Apple Pie!
I don’t think I will ever eat another apple pie, unless it is from Gizdich Ranch. The Dutch apple pie is to die for.  We sell it by the slice, or you can pick up a whole pie for a special occasion or for family dinner. 

Fresh Pressed Apple Juice
The apple juice has won many awards, and is home pressed right at the Gizdich Ranch.  We proudly carry it because it is an all natural and a healthy choice.

Homemade Jams
The Gizdich’s jams have been flying off the shelf! Anyone who is a local is aware that Gizdich has some of the best jams!  We carry their strawberry, olallieberry, apricot, and their apple butter. 

The Wharf Marketplace is honored to carry Gizdich Ranch’s local products, and we hope you stop by soon to check them out!

REVIVING WITH REVIVAL!

When your indulging in your favorite dessert you want the best of the best right? You wouldn’t want to waste your dessert and calories on something that isn’t truly amazing. I am the biggest ice cream lover of all time, and I have finally found the ice cream I have been searching for, Revival Ice Cream, in the heart of Downtown, Monterey. Revival Ice Cream uses organic, hormone free milk from Clover Dairy, and ensures their products are made with only the finest, local, and organic ingredients.

Revival is the best local spot if you’re craving something sweet after dinner; it even has gluten free options. At The Wharf Marketplace we carry their Coconut Milk Chocolate Bar, Lemon Poppy Sandwich, Vanilla Raspberry Bar, and their gluten-free Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich.  These bars are exceptional, and can be an amazing choice for the non-dairy or gluten free individuals.  We also carry their pints in vanilla, chocolate, mint, and their Bees Knees flavor (honey). Honey Company’s local honey in the Bees Knees flavor, it is something you must try! 

Warmer days are just around the corner. Come stop at The Wharf Marketplace and enjoy the fantastic flavors from Revival Ice cream and play a game of cornhole or simply enjoy our outside lounge area!

MASTER CHEF with MASTER TOOLS!!!

If you’re the type of home cook who loves to spoil your family and friends while impressing them at the same time, then The Wharf Marketplace has the carefully selected items you want in your kitchen. We picked our top kitchen must-haves below that will help you create fresh, tasty, and stylish dishes for your dinner table.

Are you always in the kitchen using a variety of herbs?  If so, you must own a pair of herb scissors.  At The Wharf Marketplace we carry top quality herb scissors made by Endurance.  They are stainless steel, dishwasher safe, and come with a blade cover for safe storage.  These scissors are ideal for basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, dill, and many more herbs!

Martha Stewart’s Vegetables Book is perfect for a home cook who enjoys cooking with fresh vegetables; all the recipes are created to showcase the vegetables of the season.   The book also gives advice on the selection, storing, preparation, and cooking of seasonal vegetables.   If you are vegetarian or just love vegetables, I would highly consider this book; the creativity and diversity of the recipes are hard to find elsewhere. Martha Stewart’s Vegetables Book is perfect for a home cook who enjoys cooking with fresh vegetables; all the recipes are created to showcase the best vegetables for the season.   The book also gives advice on the selection, storing, preparation, and cooking of seasonal vegetables. 

The Cast Iron Small Oval Gratin, made by Typhoon, will change your life.  It is stylish, pre-seasoned, durable, non-stick finish, and is ideal for healthy low fat cooking with no oil!  We highly suggest using this cast iron skillet for an oven roasted Brussel sprout dish; the dish will bring the aesthetic and taste you want to your table.

If you’re searching for a beautiful set of serving tongs then look no further! They are stainless steel and would go well with the Ian Saude Hammered Bowl.  These tongs look striking on the dinner table and would make for a beautiful gift. The Wharf Marketplace hand-picked this beautifully designed bowl because of its versatility, and the sophisticated look it will bring to your dinner table.   This bowl will make any salad or side dish look even more appetizing.l.

These fantastic kitchen goods are sure to make your guest impressed while cutting down on your kitchen time so you can enjoy company. Stop in at The Wharf Marketplace and ask a sales associate for assistance i finding these items or many others that we carry!

SUPER BOWL SUPER SNACK!

Don’t you hate feeling full 30 minutes into Super Bowl Sunday after eating nachos, chicken wings, and all the other greasy, mouthwatering foods? Food is what makes the Super Bowl a party, but you don’t want to be so full that you can’t even try all the yummy appetizers. The Wharf Marketplace has created the ultimate Super Bowl Sunday snack to solve this problem, the Artisan Tri-tip Taco!

This taco is a low-carb snack, but that does not mean it is any less tasty than your average Super Bowl Sunday foods.  We use a locally grown Artisan lettuce cup to substitute the tortilla.  The lettuce cup is filled with our bbq tri-tip, house made pico de gallo, and a spoonful of guacamole.  The tri-tip is barbecued to perfection with our house made rub of olive oil and herbs. The pico de gallo consists of chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper. 

 The Artisan Tri-tip Taco would be a new, fresh, and healthier option that many of your Super Bowl Sunday guests would indulge themselves in.  If you’re throwing a Super Bowl party and are worried about gluten free or just health conscious guests, this taco would be a wonderful accommodation. It is a low-carb snack, but that does not mean it is any less tasty than your average Super Bowl Sunday foods.  We use a locally grown artisan lettuce cup to substitute the tortilla.  The lettuce cup is filled with our bbq tri-tip, house made pico de gallo, and a spoonful of guacamole.  The tri-tip is barbecued to perfection with our house made rub of olive oil and herbs. The pico de gallo consists of chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno, lemon juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.  The Artisan Tri-tip Taco would be a new, fresh, healthier option that many of your Super Bowl Sunday guests would like to indulge themselves in.  If you’re throwing a Super Bowl party and worried about gluten free or health conscious guests, the Artisan Taco would be a wonderful accommodation.

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All of the components of the taco are available for purchase at The Wharf Marketplace.   We sell the Artisan Lettuce, pico de gallo, tri-tip, and guacamole.  We also have an amazing catering menu that has many options for Super Bowl Sunday including the prawn cocktail platters.  Give The Wharf Marketplace a ring this week to setup your catering order so you can stress less and enjoy more!

For Your Next Pasta Dish, Go Big with Bigoli!

Now, The Wharf Marketplace carries locally made pasta that is of the highest quality ingerdients. "Bigoli" is traditionally handmade spaghetti originating from the Veneto region of Northeast Italy. Bigoli Pasta is made from the best organic and local produce, flours, and eggs; it is produced right out of Sand City, CA. The rough texture helps the sauce cling to the pasta; it is somewhat denser than normal pasta and has the memorable taste most people are searching for.

The Wharf Marketplace is currently carrying these three types of Bigoli Pasta: Egg Parpardelle, Egg Spaghetti, and Spinach Fettuccine.

Bigoli’s Egg Parpadelle would be an exceptional choice for a Carbonara dish. A simple marina sauce or just some butter, parmesan, and parsley works well too.

Bigoli’s Egg Spaghetti is precisely the pasta I would choose for one of the most beloved dishes of all time, spaghetti and meatballs.

Bigoli’s Spinach Fettuccine is truly unique due to its fresh, healthy ingredients. The ingredients consist of wheat flour, semolina, egg, spinach, and salt. You know what they say, less is more. One of our favorite, simple ways to enjoy the spinach fettuccine is with skillet-charred cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, EVOO drizzle, and a pinch of salt and pepper - fresh basil too!

For your next pasta dish, stop by The Wharf Marketplace, where we take great pride in every hand selected, local, homemade product we carry. Don’t miss out!

Feel like traveling this year - let this olive oil take you there!

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sit back, relax, dip, sip, enjoy...repeat. Feel like taking a vacation this year? Let this olive oil take you there! Greece is known for a lot of things beautiful; views, beaches, and of course olives. When you purchase Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil it will take you on a tantalizing tour of this beautiful place. 

Olive oil is well known for its taste, health benefits, and has been used daily in many households for several years. The quality of the olives and process in which the olive oil is made affects both the taste, and the healthy attributes of the olive oil. It is a good idea to do a little research on olive oil to ensure it is up to the standards you are searching for. At The Wharf Marketplace we carry the best local olive oil in the area, but recently decided to go out of the box due to the discovery of this wonderful gem, Kiklos Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Read below to discover why Kiklos Extra Virgin Olive Oil may in fact rise above its fellow competitors, and why The Wharf Marketplace chose this product.

Made With Pure Koroneiki Greek Olives

Koroneiki Greek Olives are known as “The Queen of Olives”, and it is the only varietal of olives that Kiklos uses for its olive oil. The Koroneiki has its own distinct flavors of pepperiness, bitterness, and fruitiness that create a tasty olive oil with different levels of flavor. Kiklos Koroneiki olives are grown in one region, the Peloponnese in Greece with limited production. The olives are picked at harvest time, and are cold-pressed instantaneously to produce the most superior olive oil.

Antioxidant Properties

The peppery finish of the Kiklos is a sign of a high quality extra virgin olive oil offering exceptional antioxidant properties. The antioxidant properties are high in Kiklos due to the handpicking of the Koroneiki Olives. Olive Oil has been known for years to promote health and longevity, particularly Kiklos. If you have been searching for the fountain of youth, you just found it!

The Taste Will Amaze You

Kiklos Extra Virgin Olive Oil speaks for itself; you don’t need to pair it with anything, maybe just your favorite bread. Kiklos will complete your perfect salad, and can enhance the flavor of roasted chicken, steak, or sautéed vegetables.

Perfectly Designed Bottle

The Kiklos bottle is not only aesthetically pleasing, but has been designed to preserve the taste and nutrients of the olive oil. The bottle has a sustainable cork, designed with real wood and made to last. Not only is the olive oil to die for, so is the bottle!

The Wharf Marketplace has Kiklos and More!

The Wharf Marketplace has the best vegetables, local bread, and local products to accompany your new favorite EVOO. The Bozzano Balsamic Vinegar we carry would pair well with Kiklos and make for the perfect dipping sauce. Give Kiklos a try; it will be a fresh, healthy start to this New Year!

Let Kiklos Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil be another reason The Wharf Marketplace is a great place to shop fresh and healthy for the new year.

EAT HEALTHY, BE MERRY - OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY SALAD.

‘Tis the season for gathering around the table with family, friends, and enjoying fresh, winter salads. One of our favorite salads this time of year is our Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce with Cara Cara Orange & Shaved Fennel Winter Salad. We anticipate each year the arrival of all the components that complete this flavorful salad. Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce, cara cara oranges, shaved fennel, toasted pine nuts, shaved Schoch romano cheese all tossed in our house made honey-lemon vinaigrette. Trust us, this salad will add flavor and flare to your already gorgeous table.

The main ingredients and recipe preparation for our Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce with Cara Cara Orange & Shaved Fennel Winter Salad are listed here:

Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce: This clamshell includes 4 heads from 6 premium varieties in its’ stay-fresh clamshell. Each variety brings a distinct flavor that complements each other when mixed, and are delicious on their own. At The Wharf Marketplace we are more than proud to use such a wonderful product in our Holiday Salad. Artisan Lettuce is a fresher alternative to processed lettuce blends, lasting longer in your fridge. Leave the heads whole in the stay-fresh clamshell until ready to use. You’ll be amazed at how many days of freshness you’ll enjoy!

Cara Cara Oranges: If you haven’t tried cara cara oranges you are seriously missing out this season. The Wharf Marketplace has the juiciest cara cara oranges that I have ever tasted. The cara cara oranges add a bright pop of color to any holiday salad while adding that sweet and tangy flavor.

Fennel: With its anise aroma and crunchy texture, it is the secret component of this year’s holiday salad. Good quality fennel consists of clean, firm, solid bulbs that have no signs of bruising; The Wharf Marketplace has the freshest fennel at the lowest market price you can find.

Pine Nuts: Have a buttery texture, slight crunch, and the right amount of nuttiness for our holiday salad. Pine nuts actually do come from pine cones and are the fanciest nut in my opinion. Toasting them really brings out their nutty flavor.

Schoch Romano Cheese: There are only a few dairies in California that hold the same standards and quality as The Schoch Family Farmstead. At The Wharf Marketplace we carry their Romano Cheese, and decided our Holiday salad would not be the same without the addition of this lovely, local cheese. Shaved pieces ensure that you won’t miss the dry, delicious taste of cheese.

House Made Lemon Vinaigrette: The Wharf Marketplace takes great pride in their salad dressings considering we have the best local salad bar in Monterey County. The house made lemon vinaigrette is a vibrant dressing that compliments all components of our Holiday Salad by adding the right amount of tangy citrus.

TANIMURA & ANTLE ARTISAN LETTUCE WITH CARA CARA ORANGE & SHAVED FENNEL WINTER SALAD

Preparation: 15 Minutes

Serves: 6 Guests

Dressing:

  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice

  • 3 tsp White Wine Vinegar

  • 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp Local Honey

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Pinch of Pepper

4-5 cups Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce (cut, rinsed, and chilled)

Toppings:

  • 2 Cara Cara Oranges (cut, peeled, and segmented)

  • 1 cup Shaved Fennel

  • ½ cup Toasted Pine Nuts

  • ¼ cup shaved Schoch Romano Cheese

Make the dressing first. Whisk the ingredients until they combine, and then gradually mix in the extra virgin olive oil. Set aside. Next, mix the Tanimura & Antle Artisan Lettuce with the rest of the other toppings. Place in refrigerator to chill. Minutes before you are ready to serve, toss the salad with the dressing and sprinkle a few pieces of shaved Schoch romano to finish the salad perfectly.

Voila. Eat Healthy, Be Merry with the perfect Holiday Salad.

WHEN THE DOG BITES, WHEN THE BEE STINGS...THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS ONLY FOUND AT TWM

You know the classic song by the Queen herself, Maria von Trapp, in the American classic The Sound of Music “My Favorite Things”. Here at The Wharf Marketplace, we can’t help but sing the same tune when we walk the floor with so many amazing, one-of-a-kind, holiday gift ideas. From stocking stuffers and present toppers, to show stoppers, The Wharf Marketplace has all the season's best gift ideas that can only be found right here.

LuckyDogs Bakery Artisan Baked Goods for Dogs. Lucky guarantees your canine pal will be the envy of every dog in the neighborhood when you order these Fresh-Baked biscuits. Made with only the finest Organic ingredients certified by CCOF. No wheat, corn, soy, or fillers here - handmade in individual batches and preservative-free! Santa’s helpers have been extra busy this year kicking these treat up a notch from the North Pole itself. Tasty Peanut Butter, Luscious Liver and delectable Sweet Potato biscuits… all hand-decorated by Lucky himself make this the ultimate in canine gift giving! Comes complete with Personalized Gift Tag.

http://www.luckydogsbakery.com/

Gooseberry Press One-of-a-Kind Monterey/Salinas Tea Towel. Their specialty is couture maps and illustrations. Our design was created special just for our store and truly cannot be seen anywhere else. This is the perfect present for friends and family visiting as it is the perfect token for them to take a piece of Monterey home with them.

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The Ginger People Hot Ginger and Jalapeno Spicy Dip. Say good bye to The Pepper Plant and hello to The Ginger People. Ginger adds character with natural sweet heat while jalapeno adds a powerful kick. Combined, this sauce is a spicy dip with unparalleled signature heat. Liven up eggs, meats and sandwiches with this spicy dip. This all-purpose hot sauce heats up the house and plays well with most anything.

http://gingerpeople.com/ginger-cooking-sauces/hot-ginger-jalapeno-spicy-dip.html

Carmel Honey Company Pure Raw Honey. Real, raw, pure honey has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It’s also loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. A study conducted for Food Safety News shows that at least 75% of the honey sold in the US is actually not real honey, this is why we carry the real deal. At the Wharf Marketplace we carry the “single source” Sage honey that has a mild, delicate flavor. It is sweet in flavor, and pairs perfectly with tea.

http://carmelhoneycompany.com/

Dardimans California Crisps Premium Blood Orange Crisps. Treat to both the eye and palate, a unique friendship of sweet and bitter sensation. Enjoy with specialty cheeses such as blue cheese, goat cheese or brie. Add to your “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” drink, or until then, to your water, salads and dips. Trust us, you will be thrilled. 100% All Natural Blood Orange.

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Lula’s Chocolates Peppermint Bark. Honoring grandmother's traditional recipes and techniques, Lula’s Chocolates has never forgotten the importance of using the very finest ingredients. Their goal is to bring out the best in them and thus produce the finest chocolates. What is a great holiday season without Peppermint Bark?

http://www.lulas.com/index.php

Carmel Berry Co. Elderflower Cordial. The Elderflower Cordial is versatile and delicious. The Cordial is a truly exceptional addition to cocktails, sodas, and desserts. We suggest you add it to soda water, champagne or sparkling wine, or simply drizzle it over ice cream. The 200ml bottles provide between 8-13 servings per bottle, depending on how you use the product. Come to The Wharf Marketplace and pick up their brand new mini bottle; it is great for the stocking. Less than 3 oz. it’s another sweet treat perfect form the Monterey Bay.

http://carmelberry.com/

Other Brother Co. California Growers Blend "Shorty" Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This Extra Virgin features our favorite blend of Carmel Valley, California grown olives (Arbequina, Leccino and Pendolino) which they call the "Growers Blend". Great for daily use, this oil is fruity, buttery and smooth, with a slight kick of pepperiness at the end to leave you wanting more. It comes in a light, tight 250ml tin with a convenient resealable pour spout; too cute.

http://www.theotherbrothercompany.com/farmstore/shortys

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Knapp Made CM Scrubber. The Knapp Made CM Scrubber is the world's best pots and pans scrubber. Cleaning cast iron cookware with the CM Scrubber is safe, fast and easy. Well-seasoned cast iron pans will now stay seasoned. Each ring is handmade from 316 grade stainless steel, the highest grade of stainless steel, used for professional food service applications and surgical instruments. Having a hard time finding them? Look no further, The Wharf Marketplace has both sizes, small ring and the large ring. This is a great one for him!

http://cmscrubber.com/

Old River Road Rustic Knot Salad Tongs. This attractive set of salad tongs will make a great addition to any table. An original look and beautiful hand knotted handles combine to create a casual elegance suitable for special occasions with everyday durability. We just love these.

With just a few weeks away from the Holidays, let The Wharf Marketplace help you stock up on the sweetest, cutest, and kitchen friendly goodies. Many of these great finds, are only available from The Wharf Marketplace, so hurry down and let us help you be that shining star this season.

Happy Holidays from The Wharf Marketplace!

Gobble, Gobble: Thanksgiving Feast at The Wharf Marketplace

Have you ever felt as if the holidays are just a busy, crazy time that you often do not get to enjoy due to the preparation and stress of the Thanksgiving Feast? The Wharf Marketplace is here to help you this holiday season; enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving by stopping by the Market to pick up all the necessary dishes to complete your meal. Our regulars know that we pride ourselves on fresh, top of the line, natural ingredients, and for this year’s Thanksgiving we have it all for you. We will be featuring our Stuff Your Face Stuffing, House Made Gravy, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, and can’t forget that turkey.

The time and stress it takes to cook a turkey can be overwhelming for some; if you fail, Thanksgiving will be ruined and you will be named the worst cook of the year. Take the stress off your back and let The Wharf Marketplace take over this holiday. We slow roast our turkey to perfection, and add the desirable amount of herbs to create the ultimate bird. Our bucket of turkey will come with 2 thighs, 2 wings, and sliced breast meat.

Every Thanksgiving, I look forward to the amazing homemade stuffing my mom makes. This year I tried The Wharf Marketplace’s Stuff Your Face Stuffing, and my mind was blown. Stuffing is a side dish that everyone looks forward too, and it must be perfected to satisfy your guests. If you choose The Wharf Marketplace for your stuffing, it may be a quiet Thanksgiving because everyone will be stuffing their faces! The rising trend of Roasted Brussel Sprouts is fulfilled at The Wharf Marketplace. Brussel Sprouts are wonderfully healthy for you, and even healthier when you add bacon to enhance the nutrients and taste! Don’t miss out on this tasty side! Grab some of our famous Curly Kale salad as well. This one is great, because it gets better with time. The morning after Thanksgiving, try taking some of the left over salad and add an egg over easy.

Don’t waste time peeling and mashing the potatoes! Enjoy your time with your family, kick back and relax. The Wharf Marketplace will take care of the mashed potatoes this year!

Our house made gravy is unlike any other. Gravy can be difficult to perfect; but with the proper precision, and talent at The Wharf Marketplace we have created an exceptional gravy to compliment your Thanksgiving feast.

Our prices are outstanding for the quality, and talent invested in our Thanksgiving feast. It will save you much stress, and time if you stop in The Wharf Marketplace this Holiday season. You can always purchase a side or two, just to make your life easier. The best part is that your guests won’t know it wasn’t homemade!

This year we are we are offering our Gobble, Gobble Thanksgiving Feast for $150.00; which includes:

  • Slow oven roasted Turkey with two thighs, two wings, and an assortment of breast meat.
  • 1.5 LB of TWM House Made Stuffing
  • 3 LB of TWM Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 Quart of TWM House Made Gravy
  • 2.5 LB of Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • 16 oz of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Pack of Fresh Golden Sheaf Potato Rolls

Call us today and we would love to get your order together! 831.649.1116

TOUCH-DOOOOOWN THE WHARF MARKETPLACE!!

Do you ever get tired of eating the typical buffalo wings and volcanic nachos cheese sauce during football season? The Wharf Marketplace has several local products that will amaze your group of football fans, tantalize their taste buds, and keep them asking for more! Check out some of favorites here:

Mutsu Apple Dipped in Stonewall’s Caramel Bourbon Pecan Sauce

This one changes it up from the typical salty, fried, and greasy football season foods. The multi-purpose, sweet, tangy, Mutsu apples are in season, and go amazing with the Bourbon Pecan Caramel Sauce. This caramel sauce we carry at The Wharf Marketplace is handcrafted with pieces of pecan and a hint of Bourbon, we believe Stonewall has outdone themselves on this one!

Chorizo and Chipotle Gouda served with Jeffrey’s Best Spiced Pecans

The Chorizo Navarre we carry at The Wharf Marketplace is a Spanish inspired salame with smoked paprika and cayenne. It is amazingly unique, and pairs well with our chipotle gouda from Boar’s Head. You can slice up the chorizo and cheese to serve as appetizers; it is an all time favorite at The Wharf Marketplace! The local favorite, Jeffrey’s Spiced Pecans will complete this appetizer. The Wharf Marketplace has always carried Jeffrey’s Pecans, they compliment cheese plates very well, or are tasty enough to simply be served in bowl.

Uncle Jerry’s Pretzels with Inglehoffer Mustards

The stone ground Inglehoffer Mustard or their sweet honey mustard are to die for, served with the Uncle Jerry’s Pretzels we carry at The Wharf Marketplace. The award winning, Uncle Jerry’s Pretzels, are fat free with no preservatives but, you couldn’t tell when you take a bite! Inglehoffer is a family owned business that has been around for 85 years, their mustard is a must have for this football season!

House Made Potato Chips with our Spinach Artichoke Dip

The Wharf Marketplace has house made potato chips and spinach artichoke dip that will make your mouth water. Both homemade products have no preservatives and are made right at The Wharf Marketplace. If you’re having a bigger party and need a larger quantity, we would love to accomodate you, just give us a call!

Gourmet Village Horseradish and Bacon Dip with Celery

The Wharf Marketplace only carries the best of the best products, if you’re looking for the perfect dip, Gourmet Village’s Horseradish and Bacon Mix Dip is unreal. You can mix it with sour cream for the ultimate, indulgent, creamy dip or use yogurt if you’re that health nut. The Wharf Marketplace has the freshest, most crisp celery to go with your dip for just $0.99cents!

Come by The Wharf Marketplace to check out what products will make every touchdown of your football season more memorable! We also have a wonderful catering menu that might make entertaining your fellow sports fans more fun than ever before. Give us a call today with any questions or simply stop by.

PUMP UP YOUR PRODUCE INTAKE: EATING ALKALINE FOODS LEAD TO BETTER BALANCE!

The human body is meant to consume alkaline foods, such as fruits, veggies, nuts, and whole grains. Alkaline foods are between 7 to 14 on the pH scale, anything below 7 is considered acidic. Many people believe an alkaline focused diet will reduce or even stop the risk of cancer cells in the body. By eating more alkaline foods, you will be consuming less processed and acidic foods, and your body will become healthier. The alkaline focused eating has many benefits such as, protecting your muscle mass and bone density, lowering your risk for hypertension, and reduces inflammation in your body. Start eating more alkaline foods today and see the difference!

Here we have the 6 Alkaline Foods at The Wharf Marketplace that will rejuvenate, clean, and create new cells for your body:

ASPARAGUS

Asparagus is one of the greatest green vegetables for balancing your pH levels in your body. One of my favorite recipes is whole grain pasta with asparagus, garlic, olive oil, and basil leaves. The combination of the asparagus and whole grain pasta creates a neutral pH in your body, making it the perfect alkaline meal. The Wharf Marketplace has the most consistent selection of asparagus - you won’t see me buying my asparagus anywhere else.

AVOCADOS

Avocados are my favorite, they are a nutrient dense, alkaline superfood. Avocados have the good fats that can help you to lose weight and they up your high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) Stop in at The Wharf Marketplace and we can help you pick out the ripest avocados.

Avocado Flower

Avocado Flower

BANANAS

Bananas are high in potassium, iron, copper, and help to create blood cells in your body. Bananas also have a good amount of Vitamin B6, which ensures proper nerve and cell function in the body. At The Wharf Marketplace, bananas are at the best market price available at $1.19/lbs.

CANTALOUPES

I can’t help myself when it comes to cantaloupes this season! They are so delicious and you cannot get a better deal, then at The Wharf Marketplace, only a 1.99! Cantaloupes are high in phytochemicals and in alkaline reactive properties.

MUTSU APPLES

You won’t find these apples anywhere, but you can count on The Wharf Marketplace to always ahve them when in season. Mutsu apples are a good source of soluble fiber, vitamins A, and vitamin C. Most of the nutrients is found in the skin of the apple. These apples are especially great, because they are grown right here in our back yard from Amaral's Apples and certified organic. If you’re looking for a healthy, alkaline snack, The Wharf Marketplace will wash and cut up an apple for you right on the spot!

OREGANO

Oregano has been used for centuries as a healing supplement. It can be used to aid in digestion, and can help with heartburn. Oregano can be consumed as tea. Use 1 to 2 tablespoons and let steep for about 10 minutes. Buy a bunch of oregano for just $0.99 at The Wharf Marketplace. Our herbs are always fresh and for an outstanding price!

Come see for your self our daily salads, produce department, and our build your own salad bar. Feel the difference fresh food can make on your body!

CELEBRATING LOCAL: SCHOCH FAMILY FARMSTEAD FOR OVER 70 YEARS!

A local favorite at The Wharf Marketplace is the Schoch Family Farmstead milk, yogurt, and artisan cheeses we proudly carry. They are unique products that the locals of Monterey County have a strong appreciation for. The Schoch Family Farmstead has been operating for 70 years through 3 generations, and is owned and managed by John Schoch himself. John’s three sons work on the farm, and manage the cheese aging, irrigation, and other demands of the dairy. There are less than five dairies in California, where the owner is also the milker - John is up at 5:00 am every morning to start the milking!

The raw, unpasteurized, and non-homogenized milk we carry flies off the shelves at The Wharf Marketplace; locals recognize the name and can’t help themselves. The Wharf Marketplace recently started carrying the Swiss Style Schoch yogurt and it is truly amazing. The yogurt is drinkable, so it is perfect if you are on the go. Schoch Family Farmstead is environmentally friendly by reusing the glass bottles; every time you purchase milk or yogurt you will be given a bottle deposit. All of Schoch’s products are held to the same sanitation standards as post-pasteurized dairy products. Schoch Family farmstead is 1 of 3 dairy farms in California that has the license to sell raw milk.

At The Wharf Marketplace we carry five types of Schoch Family Farmstead artisan cheeses; East of Edam, Mt. Toro Tomme, Romano, Junipero, and Monterey Farmstead Jack. At the Wharf Marketplace we have an exquisite, handpicked selection of cheeses, and the Schoch Family Farmstead cheeses are the most popular, and sought after by the locals. My personal favorite is the Junipero, which is a sweet, nutty, swiss style cheese that pairs well with a glass of Pinot Noir. Stop by The Wharf Marketplace today to check out the Schoch Family Farmstead products, once you go raw you will never go back!

Recipe Alert: CAUL-ing all Cauliflower Lovers!

The Wharf Marketplace carries cauliflower that has been harvested right off the farm, and is sold at the every day low price of $1.99 - ALWAYS! The Wharf Marketplace carries white, orange, and purple cauliflower all year round; lucky for us, cauliflower is avauilable all year round. One of our most popular salads at The Wharf Marketplace is our Seasonal Raw Veggie Salad, it contains: cherry tomatoes, kale, edamame, broccoli, carrots, corn, and of course our amazing tricolor cauliflower. It makes for a beautiful side dish, and guarantees you receive the array of nutrients your body is calling for. Come in today and ask for a sample. It'll leave your buds wanting more!

Fresh Vegetable Medley

Fresh Vegetable Medley

Cauliflower heads should be firm and tightly closed without loose florettes. White cauliflower should be bright white, purple varieties should have a nice dark eggplant color, and orange bright like the sun. Reject any heads that show signs of softness, that is the the start of spoilage. Cauliflower can be used to make fritters, soup, soufflés, tabbouleh, salads, and even cauliflower couscous or pilaf. Cauliflower is packed full of vitamin C, and folic acid; however, after it has been cooked the nutrients are lost due to the fact they are water soluble. (Tip: Never overcook cauliflower, its natural crunch is part of its desire). Cauliflower is still full of fiber, low in fat, and contains other nutrients, making it a very healthy vegetable. Studies have shown that most of the nutrients remain if they are just slightly stir-fried or baked. The Raw Veggie Salad at The Wharf Marketplace is amazing because the raw veggies are so tasty, colorful, and full of nutrients; you can’t stop eating it.

If you have run out of ideas for healthy, easy to make side dishes or snacks; the following recipe will help you out - Roasted Cauliflower! The tri-color cauliflower at The Wharf Marketplace would be ideal due to its fresh, firm, and tasty characteristics; not to mention it complements a dinner dish with its beautiful color. Try it out below!

INGREDIENTS - MAKES 4 SERVINGS:

• 1 head cauliflower
• 1 sliced medium onion
• 4 thyme sprigs
• 4 unpeeled garlic cloves
• 3 tablespoons Carmel Valley Olive Oil
• Kosher salt
• Freshly ground black pepper

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut 1 head of cauliflower into florets; toss on a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 sliced medium onion, 4 thyme sprigs, 4 unpeeled garlic cloves, and 3 tablespoons olive oil; season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 10-12 minutes longer.

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Quick, simple, and a family favorite. Come in today and take care of that cauliflower caul-ing! 

TWM offers some Fine Wine this Summertime!

Monterey’s climate was once thought to be too cold for vineyards, now it is one of the prime growing regions of California. The coastal weather makes for the perfect complexity and ripeness in the grapes. The Wharf Marketplace is the most ideal place to crack a bottle of wine and relax this summer. The Wharf Marketplace carries local wines from Monterey County and our surrounding areas. We serve wine by the glass and we offer no corkage on purchased bottles for enjoying outside on our bay side patio. Have you been to our Taste It Thursdays? Every Thursday, we offer complimentary wine tastings to show of the excellent local wines we carry - check the TWM Events page for the schedule.

LOCAL FAVORITES:

CARMEL ROAD
Carmel Road Winery was named after the back road which connects the growing region to the ocean, while passing through the Santa Lucia highlands and Arroyo Seco. Carmel Road is known for their minerality and uniqueness of their unoaked chardonnay and pinot noir. Whether it be chardonnay or pinot noir, all the grapes are picked according to the soil, ripening patterns, and the grapes are specially aged in French oak barrels. Drew Barrymore and the talented Kris Kato, are the makers of this amazing, local wine. It is a top seller at The Wharf Marketplace; we sell the pinot noir and chardonnay by the glass. We also carry the 375ml bottles; perfect to take to the beach or on a picnic! Just in…the rose of pinot noir!

JOYCE VINEYARD
Joyce Vineyard is a family business founded by Russell Joyce in 1980; it all began on his small property in Carmel Valley. Joyce started off as a micro winery, and now has an urban winemaking facility in Salinas. The wines are produced throughout a variety of appellations within Monterey County and along the Central Coast. Come by The Wharf Marketplace to taste a glass of their merlot. We also carry their cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and chardonnay by the bottle. Come by The Wharf
Marketplace to talk to our wine expert about the exceptional Joyce varietals!

DE TIERRA VINEYARDS
De Tierra Vineyards has become a thriving, reputable brand by focusing on the utilization of organic and sustainable farming practices within the county. 90% of their grapes are estate grown and they are one of the first vineyards in Monterey County to produce organic wines. De Tierra is a vegan, solar powered company that hand picks their very own grapes. At TWM we carry many of their varietals, including their syrah, chardonnay, and red blends. Their Vindegard 2014 Chardonnay is a favorite, perfect for summer time.

You know what they say: a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away! Come down to The Wharf Marketplace tonight and enjoy a taste, a glass or a bottle by the bay!