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Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market

The Healdsburg Wednesday afternoon market began its 2014 season a couple of weeks ago and even though it is a small market by vendor count it is a big market when it comes to its selection of produce. Autumn’s Garden, located on Pine Flat Rd. above Alexander Valley, has what I think are the first local Padron chiles of the year. The farm is also harvesting delicious green beans; carrots; zucchini and other summer squash; garlic and several varieties of… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg Wednesday Afternoon Market

The Wednesday afternoon Healdsburg farmers market, which takes place from 3:30 to 6 p.m., is just what we need mid-week, when the bounty from weekend markets is running low. It’s a focused, no-nonsense market, with around a dozen vendors–not all attend every week–providing a huge array of seasonal produce, pastured eggs and a few specialties, like Lou Preston’s sauerkraut and pickled jalapenos. Dry Creek Peach and Produce attends and currently has extraordinary Arctic Gem white peaches. Ortiz Farms of Santa… Read More »

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 and more. It has grown, bit by bit, into a compelling expression of glorious diversity, as grapes have taken their place alongside other, equally important, crops. This year, Preston Farms… Read More »