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Gelato makes you SMILE

Locally Sourced × Crafted with Love × delivered to your door 


We combine traditional recipes with the freshest ingredients to produce Italian-inspired, Ojai-created gelato.

Made from scratch, right here in Ojai, using organic cream, milk and eggs, and fresh fruit from locally owned farms.  Focusing on local seasonal flavors, we try to source as much as we can from our own farmer's market.

  • Find us fall of 2019 at your local farmer's market.

  • Live in Ojai? Lucky you, we'll deliver to your home! simply sign up for our weekly mailing list and you'll receive our tempting weekly menu of classic and seasonal flavors that we'll deliver right to your door. order 1 pint or 100, you pay only $5 per delivery. Ojai area only.

  • Let us cater your next special event.

Photos by G LEV Baumel




Ojai, California




great gelato arrives in Ojai


Like bread, gelato tastes best right after it’s made. So keeping it in a freezer for days while it's transported and stored is no good. That’s why we make ours in house, in small batches, every day. Because that means we can serve it truly fresh, just the way it’s supposed to be.


Only natural ingredients, sourced from trusted suppliers, get into our gelato. This means you know exactly what you're eating, and, whenever possible, it'll be from somewhere really close to Ojai. 


We love to experiment. We try new flavours, combinations and textures. We have fun doing that! The result? A gelato experience that will surprise you and put a smile on your face. :)


We make and deliver our gelato to you just like in the old days. Visit us at the farmer's market, let us cater your next event, or we'll deliver to you (provided we can get there of course!).



Gelato catering is a fun option for any special event.

  • We can deliver a gelato party to your home with custom flavors and toppings. birthdays, dinner parties, special occasions

  • For larger groups such as weddings and corporate events, our gelato bar is a great option. We will serve your guests fresh gelato from our beautiful mobile gelateria! We can handle up to 300 guests.

Prices are based on your number of guests served.

We have a $300/3 hour minimum.


Farmer's Markets

Coming soon....  



Own a cafe, restaurant, hotel or market? 

We want to help you serve your guests something local, high quality and unique; something they won’t find anywhere else.

Our gelato and sorbetto menu is changing all the time.  We always serve our core line of products in addition to seasonal flavors to be enjoyed for a limited time.  Let us create custom recipes specifically for your business.

hot fudge sundaes and good friends at the Porch Gallery... photo by Cindy Burton

hot fudge sundaes and good friends at the Porch Gallery... photo by Cindy Burton


The idea for Sanders & Sons gelato was born out of a family Thanksgiving visit to New York in 2015 which was unexpectedly extended by a week.  What are ice cream fanatics to do with plenty of time on our hands?  Ice Cream Crawl!

Hitting four or five artisanal ice cream shops a day,  we were impressed by the creativity and fun being scooped in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We tried everything we could get our hands on, often ordering everything on the menu.  After the ice cream crawl, we decided to bring this passion for quality and fun to Southern California with the added twist of delivering our frozen desserts directly to our customers' door.

Inspired by Italian artisanal gelato producers. We make our gelato from scratch, using organic cream, milk and eggs, fresh fruit from locally owned farms, focusing on local, seasonal flavors.

Sanders & Sons founder Sanders Marvin is a food entrepreneur and gelato maker working to become a certified ‘master gelatiere’ with Carpigiani’s Gelato University in Bologna Italy.  He has studied frozen dessert making at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Agricultural Sciences and with Maria Coassin of Seattle's famous Gelatiamo restaurant at Pike Place.  He earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota and studied at the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program.

Sanders & Sons is in the process of building our Ojai based dairy processing facility and expects to be open to by the end of September 2019.

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