Naturally, local ingredients are a way of life for us, and we take pride in extending this experience to our guests at the Far Western Tavern. Below is a list of family and friends whose products contribute to our menu.
-The Minetti Family
Alamo Farms – Pinquito Beans
Family friend John Porter learned the art of growing pinquito beans from his father and grandfather, who was one of the first commercial pinquito farmers.
Babe Farms – Spring Mix, Baby Spinach, Beets
Family friends Judy and Jeff Lundberg are renowned for growing specialty vegetables, including 30 varieties of baby lettuce.
Betteravia Farms – Pinquito Beans
As a principal and product manager at Betteravia Farms, Tom Minetti ensures that fine pinquitos are never in short supply at the restaurant.
Hermreck Farms – Avocados and Lemons
Randy and Karen Hermreck are family friends and vintners who grow fine avocados and lemons at their small farm.
Maretti-Minetti Ranch Co. & Righetti Ranch – Broccoli, Artichokes and Strawberries
The Ralph Maretti and Clarence Minetti families, along with Far Western Tavern co-owners Susan and Paul Righetti, grow several crops on their family ranches.
Ocean Front Farms – Artichokes
Jamie Gamble, a Minetti family cousin, grows amazing artichokes in Guadalupe, not far from the original Far Western Tavern.
Riverbench Vineyard – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Rosé and Sparkling
Far Western Tavern co-owners Marie Minetti-Will and her husband Steve also co-own this acclaimed producer of fine Santa Maria Valley wines.
Teixeira Farms – Lettuce and Broccoli
The Teixeiras, longtime family friends of the Minettis, have been farming in the Santa Maria Valley since the 1930s.
Susie Q’s Brand – Santa Maria Valley Style Seasoning
Far Western Tavern co-owner Susan Righetti founded Susie Q’s Brand in 1981 as the original artisan purveyor of Santa Maria Style Barbecue foods.