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Fresh From Our Farmers: Cotati Farmers Market

The Cotati Farmers Market opened for its 2012 season last Thursday afternoon, with both familiar vendors and vendors unique to this market. Saeturn Family Farm, located near Sonoma State University, sells its delicious strawberries and blackberries here and only here. A diverse selection of fresh produce is offered by two familiar farms, French Garden Farm of Sebastopol and Ortiz Farm of Santa. French Garden Farm has carrots, fennel, beets, kale, chard, salad mix, herbs, a big selection of lettuces, flowers… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Occidental Bohemian Market Opens

When the Occidental Bohemian Farmers market opens for its 2012 season on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., it will be with several vendors that sell only at this market, along with a few farmers that sell county wide and a few that attend just one or two other markets. Star Mountain, based on Coleman Valley Rd., launches the season with radishes, scallions, basil, arugula, dill, flowers and Meyer lemons.  Hands Full Farm  has eggs, flowers and two jams, strawberry and… Read More »

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 »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Ripe Tomatoes at the Wednesday Night Market!

If you live downtown or within easy walking or biking distance of downtown, the Wednesday Night Market includes a farmers market that is good for mid-week restocking or general produce shopping if you can’t attend any of the city’s morning markets. There are about sixteen vendors, located along E St. between Rosie the Trolley at Third St. and Kid’s Corner at Fifth St. Farmers and other growers share the space with about half a dozen food vendors offerings things to… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: French Garden Farm Stand

Twice a week Lilia Viramontes sets up the farm stand she manages in the parking lot of the French Garden Restaurant (8050 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol). On Sunday, as the restaurant serves brunch, the stand is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. The produce is grown about 2 to 3 miles northwest, at Dan Smith’s French Garden Farm. Currently, the stand is like a microcosm of farmers markets, with the last of winter’s… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sonoma Valley

On a cold, crisp Friday morning, the Sonoma Valley Farmers Market shimmers like a rough diamond. Vendors, wrapped in layers of coats, scarves and, offer smiles as warm as a summer sun. Although this market is relatively small, there is a tremendous diversity of both produce, and other products, with heavy hitters like Paul’s Produce, Oak Hill Farm, Ortiz Farm, Hector’s Honey and French Garden Farm and small specialty vendors, some with a single crop, others with a diversity that… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sonoma Valley

The Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market is one of the county’s year-long markets. In mid-Autumn, it offers a glorious way to shop for nearly everything you need to feed yourself and your family. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Occidental, TONIGHT

The Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market has just two weeks left in its 2011 season. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Final Wednesday Night Market of the Season

The Wednesday Downtown Market, with its certified farmers market at the east end, has one night to go, September 14, making it the last opportunity of the season to attend an evening market in Santa Rosa. … Read More »