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Fresh From Our Farmers: Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market Opens for 2013

Update: The Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market opened last Friday night and continues through the last Friday of October. It was an enormously successful opening. On Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., the Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market opens for its 2013 season, with many familiar vendors returning and a few new ones joining in at one of the prettiest markets in the county. Occidental is surrounded by towering redwoods, which filter light and provide shade, so welcome in summer’s heat. Coastal fog… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sam Kim’s Mushrooms

Sam Kim of Bohemian Well Being Farm is a familiar face to farmers market shoppers throughout Sonoma County. At the peak of the season, when all our markets are in full swing, you’ll find him at several each week with his cultivated and wild mushrooms, some not much bigger than a toothpick, others larger than dinner plates. At his 136-acre farm in Occidental, he grows shiitakes, oyster mushrooms and reishi, a species that is highly valued for its medicinal properties. The… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Occidental Bohemian Market Opens

When the Occidental Bohemian Farmers market opens for its 2012 season on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., it will be with several vendors that sell only at this market, along with a few farmers that sell county wide and a few that attend just one or two other markets. Star Mountain, based on Coleman Valley Rd., launches the season with radishes, scallions, basil, arugula, dill, flowers and Meyer lemons.  Hands Full Farm  has eggs, flowers and two jams, strawberry and… 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 »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Ripe Tomatoes at the Wednesday Night Market!

If you live downtown or within easy walking or biking distance of downtown, the Wednesday Night Market includes a farmers market that is good for mid-week restocking or general produce shopping if you can’t attend any of the city’s morning markets. There are about sixteen vendors, located along E St. between Rosie the Trolley at Third St. and Kid’s Corner at Fifth St. Farmers and other growers share the space with about half a dozen food vendors offerings things to… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Last Day at Vets Building for Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market

On Wednesday at noon, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market ends its nearly four-decade long run in the east parking lot of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building, located at the corner of Brookwood and Maple Ave., across from the fairgrounds. The Wednesday market opens, as it always has, at 8:30 a.m. Participating vendors include DeSantis Farms, with an array of familiar and rare citrus and other fruits; Schetelwitz Family Farm, which has the season’s first apricots, nectarines and plums;… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Final Wednesday Night Market of the Season

The Wednesday Downtown Market, with its certified farmers market at the east end, has one night to go, September 14, making it the last opportunity of the season to attend an evening market in Santa Rosa. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Petaluma in August

As harvest kicks into high gear, the Petaluma Farmers Market offers great quality and diversity.… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Occidental

The Occidental Farmers Market, held Friday afternoons and evenings from 4 p.m. until dusk from June through October, is one of the county’s prettiest markets and a true reflection of its community. … Read More »