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Monday
May072018

Congratulations to our Most Loved Santa Monica Business Winners of 2018

Seascape:  Thanks to everyone who voted in the 5th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Businesses Contest!  Created to encourage people to shop, eat and play locally, this contest is an initiative of the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee and the Santa Monica Daily Press, in partnership with our local business improvement districts (Downtown SM, Main St, Montana Ave + Pico Blvd), the SM Chamber, SM Pier Corp., the SM Travel + Tourism and the City of Santa Monica.  Read more (p. 11) >

Monday
Apr172017

Red, Ripe and Renegade: Berries That Break All the Rules

The New York Times:  It ought to be easy to find a single ripe strawberry to sample in a 20-acre field. But Rick Gean picked two bright-red specimens and looked dubious.

“This one should be O.K.,” he said, sounding not quite convinced. Then again, his definition of ripe is more stringent than most.

Mr. Gean and his wife, Molly, own Harry’s Berries, a strawberry farm on the inland edge of this coastal city north of Los Angeles, where they do nearly everything wrong, at least according to the gospel of modern commercial berry farming.

The Geans grow Gaviota and Seascape strawberries, known for sweetness and flavor but not for productivity or the ability to survive shipping and days in a supermarket produce department. Until five years ago, the only place to find Harry’s Berries was at Southern California farmers’ markets — and today, the markets still make up 70 percent of the farm’s sales.  Read more >

Monday
Feb012016

Vote Now: Most Loved Santa Monica Contest 

Downtown SM Inc:  WHO DO YOU LOVE THIS YEAR?

From most loved local surf shop to the favorite Santa Monica farmer, we are putting the call out to discover and celebrate the Most Loved Businesses in Downtown Santa Monica! Which local business can you not live without? Who puts a smile on your face when you drop in?

The winners will be announced in an upcoming "Santa Monica's Most Loved..." issue of the SM Daily Press and celebrated throughout the year by the Buy Local SM campaign, the City of Santa Monica and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. So tell us who you love and be entered to win some fabulous prizes including gift certificates from our local businesses, Buy Local SM T-shirts, Buy Local reusable bags + more!

To vote, visit www.buylocalsantamonica.com/ Vote all throughout the month of February and share your favorites on social media with the hashtags #mostloved #DTSM #SantaMonica. Make sure to tag us @DTsantamonica on Twitter and Instagram. 

For businesses, please download the handy Most Loved Social Media guidehere. It includes sample posts and tips to help you spread the word to your customers.

Good luck! 

About the Buy Local Santa Monica:
Buy Local Santa Monica campaign was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first.  View the article > > >

Monday
Jul132015

Yahoo! Travel Selects Pacific Park As Best Amusement Park In California

SM Mirror:  Yahoo! Travel has announced its “The Best Amusement Park in Every State” with Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier taking top honors in California.

The two-acre amusement park with its 12 rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside retail shops was recognized as: “In a state so packed with great amusement parks, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier stands out for fun, atmosphere, and the sheer joy of playing on this famous landmark.” 

To read more about this great accolade for Pacific Park, a Buy Local SM business + Most Loved SM 2015 Runner-Up!  > > >

Monday
Jul062015

Most Loved Ways to Buy Local in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Travel + Tourism:  Have you ever wanted to get the inside scope on Santa Monica straight from the locals, like who serves up the best cup of coffee or where the local surfers get their gear? Every February, Buy Local Santa Monica – a campaign created to support local businesses to raise awareness of the benefits of choosing local first – provides a breakdown of the best in Santa Monica hotels, shopping, dining and more voted on by residents, employees and visitors.

Browse a list of some of the most loved Santa Monica businesses that the locals can’t live without and that you should definitely check out during your next visit! For a complete list of 2015 Most Loved businesses, visit buylocalsantamonica.com/most-lovedRead More > > >