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Change at Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, This Week Only

Chickens at Pepper Ranch Poultry, which attends both the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa Original farmers markets There will be NO MARKET this Saturday, May 3, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. For the final time this year, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market must make [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Updated: Wild Pacific King Salmon Recipes

For perfect wild king salmon that is juicy and tender, cook it slowly in a 225 degree oven. You'll get perfect results every time. And if you want to gild the lily, wrap each fillet in a rasher or two of partially cooked bacon first.

By | June 15th, 2013|10 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Middleton Farm

Nancy Skall of Middleton Farm  grows what may be the best asparagus I’ve ever tasted. Stalks range from about the diameter of a chopstick to that of your big thumb and shoppers in the know reach for the fattest ones. The thinnest stalks are not, as many restaurant menus [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|2 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg Market Opens

At 9 a.m. Saturday morning, the legendary cowbell will ring in the first Healdsburg farmers market of 2013. The opening of this market heralds the beginning of the abundant season, when we’re no longer gasping with delight at those first precious radishes and instead are racing to keep up with [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Parsons Homegrown Tomatoes

Parsons Homegrown of Fulton fills a very specific niche, fresh local tomatoes from January through July or August. Kelley Parsons established her operation in 1994 and it is thriving today. This year, she is growing three varieties, Favorita, a cherry tomato; Geronimo, a red beefsteak, and Yellow Boy, a yellow [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Strong Arm Farm

Picture this: Baskets full of purple, chocolate, red and golden sweet peppers, tiny yellow onions, pert red shallots, leeks, garlic, chard, tomatoes and purple and white eggplant. There’s a small basket holding an array of hot peppers, Padrons are piled high in little bucket and herbs snuggle together in a [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Preston Farms

Lou and Susan Preston have been making wine in Dry Creek Valley since the early 1970s but their gorgeous estate, nestled near the northwest corner of Dry Creek Valley, is much more than a vineyard and winery. It is a farm, a ranch, an orchard, a farm store, a bakery [...]

By | October 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol Berry Farm

As days shorten and evenings turn cold, there’s a sense of dismay among those of us who eat seasonally: Summer fruit is over, we sigh. But not to worry, not yet. Gravensteins may be gone and peaches, plums and nectarines are winding down, but there are plenty of melons, grapes, [...]

By | September 21st, 2012|1 Comment

Tell Me Yours, I’ll Tell You Mine

Tomatoes are glorious this year. They arrived earlier than many of us anticipated and they are lingering deliciously at their peak flavor. Tomorow, there's one more chance to sample a wide range of heirloom varieties for free at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, the one in [...]

By | September 21st, 2012|3 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg Wednesday Market Launches This Afternoon

For years, the Healdsburg Farmers Market has had a second market day, on Tuesday afternoons. Until last year it took place at the town plaza but as Tuesday afternoon summer concerts grew in popularity, the market was eclipsed. Last year it moved a couple of blocks west. Now it's returned [...]

By | June 6th, 2012|1 Comment