As the Farmers Market winds to a close this week, we say goodbye to our regular friends and suppliers for the season. Rest assured, Oxbow Produce & Grocery will continue to carry only the freshest, most beautiful and delicious all-organic produce. Apples and pears continue to be abundant from Oregon suppliers while local California growers harvest persimmons, pomegranates and quince. Tomatoes are at the very end of the season, however peppers and winter squash remain in full glory. Specialty sweet potatoes, onions, asparagus and Brussels sprouts are looking (and tasting) great right now and should continue for many more weeks. Stop in to get the best selection of bountiful fruits and vegetables as well as some terrific grocery items any day of the week.

Congratulations to  C CASA, selected for the fourth year in a row as a Michelin Guide “Bib Gourmand” Restaurant for 2014. Also known as the Michelin “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value,” Bib Gourmand restaurants offer two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). C CASA, along with Bistro Jeanty, Cook, Oenotri and Redd Wood were the Napa Valley restaurants selected for this distinction. The Zagat 2014 book is out and several Oxbow Public Market favorites made the grade. Hog Island Oyster Co. and The Fatted Calf received top ratings for seafood and sandwiches, respectively. Hog Island was also called out as one of the best in the seafood category, and both were selected as spots for a quick bite. Gott’s Roadside was acknowledged for being child-friendly and Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant for its wine bar. Best buys (top-rated food $25 and under) went to Fatted Calf for sandwiches, C CASA for Mexican, Model Bakery for bakery and Gott’s Roadside for diner. Fatted Calf, C CASA and Model Bakery were also selected as best buys by neighborhood.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join Kara’s Cupcakes as they partner with 99.7NOW to support the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund. Twenty percent from the sale of their chocolate raspberry cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake on a graham cracker crust, filled with raspberry cream and topped with silky cream cheese frosting adorned with a custom 99.7 NOW logo will go to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

Cate & Co., a gluten-free bake shop will open at Oxbow Public Market in mid November, 2013. Created by Catherine Bergen, founder of C CASA, Cate & Co. will feature delicious, fresh baked and unique pastries, breads, savory and sweet snacks as well as sandwiches and salads in a quick serve and fun environment. Offerings will change daily, and every item at Cate & Co. will be 100% gluten free, made with alternative natural sweeteners, incorporating only lean and clean ingredients such as clarified butter and local farm fresh eggs. Many of the breads and baked goods will also be available par baked and frozen to enable a “fresh baked” Cate & Co. experience at home.

Congratulations to The Olive Press for winning three out of seven medals awarded to the United States at Argentina’s International Olive Oil Competition, OLIVINUS. Blood orange took home a Gran Prestige Gold Medal, and two more golds were awarded to Picual and Koroneiki. Stop by The Olive Press for a taste of these award-winning olive oils!