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Joseph Boston Store

Location
210 Olivier St
Monterey, CA 93940
831-277-0343
Hours

Friday - Sunday: 11am - 3pm
Closed on holidays

The Joseph Boston Store, managed by the all-volunteer Historic Garden League, offers merchandise themed to the 1850s, unique history books and locally-made artisan products such as soaps, elderberry cordials and syrups, jams, honey, olive oils and vinegars, and teas. Throughout December, the Joseph Boston Store is known for its stunning Victorian and vintage decorations. Proceeds from the store support the preservation of the historic gardens of Monterey.

The Joseph Boston Store is located at Casa del Oro, a California Historic Landmark. This two-story limestone rock and adobe building was the first general store in Monterey and housed the first safe. Local legend claims that miners returning from the gold fields often stored their assets there, which led to the designation “Casa Del Oro” or "House of Gold." Today, visitors can still find the original safe and Joseph Boston’s desk in the store.

Location

Joseph Boston Store
210 Olivier St
Monterey, CA 93940
831-277-0343

Posts

  • Handmade Aprons at The Joseph Boston Store

    Did you know that he Joseph Boston Store sells beautiful, handmade aprons? The Apron Ladies, based in Soledad, California, make these incredibly useful aprons just for our shop, based on classic, vintage styles.

    Earlier, our customers requested spring aprons...

  • Celebrating Everything Artichokes at Joseph Boston Store

    The Joseph Boston Store is celebrating "Everything Artichokes" this month! Visit our historic shop at 210 Olivier Street, Friday-Sunday, 11am-3pm, and find locally made artichoke walnut sauce, artichoke and olive tapenade, Chardonnay artichoke salsa, and "Castrochill" salt from Big Sur Salts, plus a free handout on the history of the artichoke.

Upcoming Events

  • There are no upcoming events posted for this location.

Past Events

  • Artisan Food Fair, Plant Sale, and Garden Tours at Cooper Molera Adobe

     
    9/15/19
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    The Historic Garden League of Monterey invites everyone to join us 3:45pm-5pm for a plant and cutting sale; an artisan food fair featuring local salt, honey, jelly, nut butter, and more; and docent-led museum and garden tours at Cooper Molera Adobe.

  • Tea, Honey, and Scones Pop-Up Party at The Joseph Boston Store

     
    8/23/19
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    The Joseph Boston Store is pleased to partner with the local tea shop Eddison and Melrose to offer a tasting of tea, honey, and scones on Friday, August 23, 11am-12:30pm.

    Taste handcrafted English-style teas, elderberry teas, scones made by...

  • Local Honey Tastings at The Joseph Boston Store

     
    8/23/19
     
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    In partnership with Monterey Bay Food Tours, The Joseph Boston Store will be offering tastings of local honey from The Honey Ladies 11am-3pm on: Friday, August 9; Saturday, August 10; Saturday, August 17; and Friday, August 23.

    As many...

  • Local Honey Tastings at The Joseph Boston Store

     
    8/17/19
     
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    The Joseph Boston Store is holding tastings of honey by The Honey Ladies on August 17 and 24. Wendy Towner and Francisco Aguilera, the husband and wife team behind The Honey Ladies, were selling their wares at the Gilroy Garlic Festival when they were shot and received extensive injuries.

    The Boston Store will donate all proceeds from the sale of our Honey Ladies products to Wendy and Francisco's Go Fund Me campaign to cover their expenses during their long recovery. We're also accepting cash donations for the fund.

  • Local Honey Tastings at The Joseph Boston Store

     
    8/9 - 8/10
     
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    In partnership with Monterey Bay Food Tours, The Joseph Boston Store will be offering tastings of local honey from The Honey Ladies 11am-3pm on August 9, 10, 17, and 23.

    All proceeds from sales of honey and candles by The Honey Ladies at The Boston Store will go to the fundraiser for Honey Ladies owners Wendy and Francisco, who were badly injured in the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.

    Multi-day event ending on Sat Aug 10, 2019
  • Food, Art and Plant Fair at Joseph Boston Store

     
    5/5/19
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    The Historic Garden League of Monterey invites everyone to join us for a Food, Art, and Plant Fair outside the Joseph Boston Store. We'll have pop-up tastings of local jam, honey, olive oil, and more; art demonstrations; a plant sale; and tours of Casa del Oro Garden and the Joseph Boston Store.

  • “Everything Bees” Pop-up Tasting & Event at Joseph Boston Store

     
    3/29 - 3/30
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    Enjoy tastings of Happy Girl Kitchen's locally produced wildflower honey and jams at the historic Joseph Boston Store on March 29 and 30, 12pm-2pm. We will also share information on the extraordinary efforts of The Honey Ladies to rescue bees and provide valuable information on finding bee-friendly plants.

    Multi-day event ending on Sat Mar 30, 2019
  • “Everything Olives” Pop-up Tasting at Joseph Boston Store

     
    3/7 - 3/10
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    Taste a variety of epicurean California olives, artichoke olive tapenade, and perfectly paired olive oils and vinegars at the historic Joseph Boston Store on March 7-10, 12pm-2pm.

    Multi-day event ending on Sun Mar 10, 2019
  • Pop-Up Tasting Room at Joseph Boston Store

     
    12/7/18
     
    free
     
    Joseph Boston Store

    The Joseph Boston Store is hosting a one-night-only tasting room featuring delectable treats crafted by Monterey County residents perfect for the holidays. Taste items from Happy Girl Kitchen, Gil’s Gourmet, Chai Five Tea, the Carmel Berry Co., and more!