Open Field Farm offers a delicious harvest from their organic farm in west Petaluma.
A conversation with Joey Smith, founder of Let’s Go Farm in east Santa Rosa, is inspiring, in a very focused way. The young man--he is just 30--is passionate about both farming and gardening. “One of my goals,” he explains, “is to show people that they can grow a [...]
Since Mike Collins relaunched his certified-organic Bloomfield Farms about three years ago, it has established itself as one of the heavy hitters of local produce, with a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, a presence at Bay Area farmers markets and farm events that draw scores of visitors from both [...]
Orchard Farms is one of the year-round heavy hitters at farmers markets in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Marin. Founded in downtown Sebastopol in 1994, the farm’s primary property has been located on Barnett Valley Road in west Sebastopol since 1995. In addition, farmer Ken Orchard leases three other pieces of land, two [...]
In the 1980s, three pioneer farmers--Jeff Dawson of Grandview Farm, Leonard Diggs of The Farmery and Scott Mathieson of Laguna Farm--began growing mesclun, a French-inspired mix of salad greens harvested, leaf by tiny leaf, young. Before long, mesclun from Sonoma County began appearing on restaurant menus as far away as [...]
Call it Bloomfield 2.0, Bloomfield Reborn or the Return of Bloomfield: Bloomfield Farms is back. For fifteen years, the farm--eighty acres hidden in plain view near the intersection of Roblar and Valley Ford Roads in Bloomfield--thrived. Under the direction of Mike Collins, one of the world’s leading permaculture authorities, the [...]
The Rohnert Park Farmers Market kicked off its 2nd season on June 3 and continues through September. Like all evening markets, it is as much a community party as it is a place to buy local foods from fresh herbs to grass-fed meats.