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Drinking Beauty: Dehlinger ’94

Last night, I cooked dinner for a friend, a long-promised birthday present. I planned the meal around bone-in ribeye steaks from Salmon Creek Ranch, as I’d been telling my friend how good they are for quite some time. He was eager to see for himself. Dinner began with chilled tomato-cilantro soup topped with Strauss whole milk yogurt, jalapeno hot sauce and a splash of Hawaiian chile water, with fried Padrons alongside. The tomatoes were from The Patch, the Padrons from… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Beet Generation Farm

How can you tell you’re shopping at Beet Generation Farm’s market stall? First, there’s the beautifully arranged produce, each item so pretty and pristine in its own basket. Then there’s the produce itself, curly-cue shaped cucumbers, tiny Padron chiles, salad greens so fresh they look like they grew right in the bag. Then there’s the beautiful sign and the equally beautiful smiling face of the farmer, Libby Batzel. Beet Generation’s current harvest includes Romanesco zucchini and several other summer squashes,… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Launch of the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market’s New Location

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market greeted Saturday morning from its new home in the southeast parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. By 8:30 a.m., the market’s official opening time, it was full of shoppers. You could almost hear a collective sigh of relief, as two years of tension, anxiety, unhappiness and hard work receded and a new era was born. Although the space is about 25 percent smaller than its former location at the Veterans… Read More »