First, if you showed up at the Wells Fargo Center after 11 a.m. last Saturday expecting to shop, you were likely confused and disappointed. When the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market moved to this new location on May 19, it was with a few restrictions, one of which was being entirely out of the area by noon on June 2 because a large beer tasting was taking place. There will be one more change–the Saturday market moves to Sunday on the weekend of June 16 and 17, to make room for another previously scheduled event–and then things will run on schedule throughout the summer.
THIS Saturday, June 9, there will be another popular SAVOR event. SAVOR stands for Sonoma Alliance For Veggie Outreach Revolution and this Saturday’s event features fruit smoothies made using a blender bike created by guest chef Suzanne Waxman. Yes, you read correctly: blender bike.
Guest chef Elizabeth Eichhold will prepare her kale salad.
Both of these women owned restaurants and worked as chefs until they retired. Now, they cook only for their families and for farmers market patrons. It’s a great opportunity and they will, of course, answer your cooking questions.
There’s a special offer for CalFresh participants, too. For every fifteen CalFresh dollars a recipient spends, they received an extra $5 to spend at the market.
There will also be special attractions for kids, in addition to those smoothies, including a clown and a magician.
The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, founded in 1978 and currently managed by Paula Downing, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays year round, rain or shine. It is located in the southeast parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Spring Rd.