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Fresh From Our Farmers: Bodega Bay Farmers Market Opens

On Sunday, the Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market opens for its 2014 season, which continues through the end of October. This is the market’s third season. It’s a lovely market, primarily a community affair but a wonderful stop if you’ve heading to the coast and worthy, as well, of a special trip. Opening day features nearly twenty vendors, some that attend other markets, a few you find only here. Raymond’s Bakery of Cazadero , with its extraordinary breads and both… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Chestnuts for Thanksgiving

TAKE NOTE: CHESTNUTS, ALONG WITH CHANTERELLES AND QUINCE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SANTA ROSA ORIGINAL CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET, THIS WEDNESDAY FROM 8:30 A.M. TO NOON.  “The chestnuts were a little late this year,” Jim McCrumb of Sonoma Coast Organic Produce says, explaining that the burs–those nearly-impossible-to-crack cupules, each of which can hold up to 7 chestnuts,  that protect the nuts from squirrels and other critters–need rain to pop open. Jim McCrumb  and his partner Dave Passmore  show up with… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Bodega Bay Market Opens

One of our tiniest seasonal farmers markets, the one in Bodega Bay, opened for its second season on May 27. The market is a delightful community affair, with a leisurely pace in a beautiful setting. When I arrived last Sunday at 10 a.m., the field where the market takes place was cloaked in fog and bathed by a brisk wind, one that chilled shoppers and vendors but did not threaten stall tents. By the time I left an hour later,… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Bodega Bay

Sonoma County has a new farmers market. It’s located in Bodega Bay and opened on September 4. You have until October 30 to enjoy it this year. … Read More »