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More Superbowl Foods, Part 1

Today, my feature on Superbowl Bites, which you can read here, includes a promise of more recipes perfect for your big game party. This is the second of three posts that fulfill the promise. The first post is here, with recipes for a delicious Persian dip and a hand-chopped tapenade. In the third post, I’ll focus on Chef Michael Mina’s Cioppino. Chef John Lyle offers some really good advice I hadn’t heard before. “Always serve pie during the fourth quarter,”… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in December

On Sunday, the Sebastopol Farmers Market was smaller than usual, though it was hard to tell, given the market’s location shift. For the month of December, the market moves to the town plaza so holiday shoppers have access to parking. It will return to its usual spot on January 6. Although the market opens at 10 a.m., the day begins much earlier for farmers and ranchers, who must harvest if they have not already done so, pack and drive, sometimes… 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: Sebastopol in late November

To my thinking, if farmers show up at the market in the rain, the least I can do is the same. But at the Sebastopol farmers market on Sunday, neither vendors nor shoppers seemed deterred by the weather. … 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: Healdsburg Tuesday Afternoon Market

Healdsburg’s second farmers market, which takes place on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 6:30 p.m., is the perfect destination for fresh produce midweek. … Read More »