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Fresh From Our Farmers: Ma & Pa’s Garden

Ma and Pa’s Garden of Sebastopol has been a fixture at local farmers markets for more than two decades. Cliff Silva, with his big smile and impish eyes, is the face of the farm, as he’s the one who hauls the harvest to market and sings the praises of his wife Joy’s plant prowess. This fall, Ma & Pa’s harvest includes outstanding broccoli, some of the best potatoes you’ll ever taste, gorgeous celery root, Cheddar cauliflower, winter squash and heirloom… Read More »

The History of the Santa Rosa Farmers Market

This Sunday evening on my radio show, Mouthful, the Wine Country’s Most Delicious Hour, I’ll be exploring the history of the Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market. I tend to keep what I do on my two food-related radio shows separate from what I do in print but I’m posting about it here because I think it is an urgent topic. The show will include a recorded interview with one of the market’s original founders, a live discussion with the current… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in the Rain

Most farmers markets operate rain or shine and although a rainy Sunday morning is a great excuse to linger in bed with the paper , the Sebastopol farmers markets offer delicious rewards–including some of the best strawberries anywhere– for anyone who decides to rise and shine. … Read More »