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  • Family-Run Business Makes Healthy Eating a Joyful Experience

    Joy by the Spoonful is bringing new life and ease to eating healthy eating. The local company creates and delivers healthier meal options for residents of the Santa Maria Valley, whether at work, at home or as a gift. 
    “I think what makes us unique is that we are the epitome of a small family business. - it’s just me and my adult son planning the meals, doing all the shopping, the prepping, the cooking, the packaging and the delivering,” explained Diane Smith, owner of Joy by the Spoonful. “So, when someone wants to “shop local” or “shop small”, we are exactly what they’re looking for.”
    Smith says they too support local business by purchasing all of their ingredients locally.
    Joy by the Spoonful’s weekly meal options, cheese and charcuterie trays and winery lunches all make for great unique and local gift ideas this holiday season.
    “People love to give and receive food as a gift,” Smith explained. “It’s just such a personal gift that just seems to make people feel good.   We do gift certificates for our weekly meals but also for cheese and charcuterie trays, which are ideal for the holiday parties  which are coming up.  It’s a host/hostess gift that will be very much appreciated for anyone throwing a party, no matter how big or small.”
     And, by choosing  to buy holiday gifts from companies like Joy by the Spoonful, you keep your money in the local community. “Santa Maria is all about community and the idea that we can support people who are working hard in our own community is heart warming.,” Smith said. “It’s good for the local economy and it’s a great way to make sure that our local small businesses can keep succeeding.”
    Learn more about Joy by the Spoonful and place your order today by visiting

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