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Fresh From Our Farmers: Redwood Empire Farmers Market Opens

On Saturday morning, not long before the kick-off of the Rose Parade, a new farmers market opened in the west parking lot of the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. The Redwood Empire Farmers Market is the fourth farmers market in Santa Rosa. For a summary of Santa Rosa markets, check out a recent post here. On opening day, there were 44 stalls, 42 with vendors, one with a magician and one that serves as the market’s information booth. When it comes… Read More »

Cook’s Spices New Blend: Another great way to make chai at home

About a year ago, I posted links to recipes for homemade chai. You can find those links here. Although all of the recipes are easy and produce much better results than anything you can buy in a market, supermarket or cafe, they do require that you have several spices on hand. If you don’t regularly cook with these spices, it can be overwhelming to buy them all, especially if you don’t make chai all that often. Now, Kimberley Cook of… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Prepared Foods in Santa Rosa

The farmers market is the best source for seasonal produce but it is also a good place to restock your pantry, discover delicious condiments and enjoy all manner of baked goods. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Market

The Santa Rosa Downtown Market opened last Wednesday, with a farmers market at E Street between Third and Fifth Streets, where it is convenient to zip in and out if you’re there simply to shop for produce.… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Windsor

The Windsor Certified Farmers Market opened for the season on May. It will continue through mid December. A second Windsor farmers market, to be held on Thursday evenings, will open in mid June. … Read More »

Sources for Cinnamon & Other Spices

We no longer have to rely on either mail order or the spice sections of supermarkets. There are three new local businesses devoted to spices.… Read More »