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It’s Asparagus Season!

When of spring’s most delicious delicacies, asparagus, is now available at local farmers markets. Here’s you’ll find delicious recipes from the Seasonal Pantry archives.… Read More »

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 imply, baby asparagus. They are actually the shoots of older plants. For the best-tasting most-tender asparagus, get fat stalks and either roast them in a hot oven or grill them over hot… 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 »

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 the southeast parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. Have you found a favorite heirloom variety this year? If so, please tell us something about it in the comments… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Saturday Market

Intimations of spring punctuated Saturday’s farmers market in Santa Rosa: fresh fava leaves from Bernier Farms, strawberries and Haas avocados from the Central Coast, and an Italian variety of avocado, thin-skinned, deliciously buttery and reminiscent of Hawaiian avocados, though smaller, from DeSantis Farm. EarthWorker Farm offered sunflower spouts, First Light Farm sold out of pea shoots early in the day and eggs, scarce a couple of weeks ago, were more plentiful. With a soft blue sky overhead and fresh aromas… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Healdsburg in the Fall

Summer is sliding into fall, with a glorious abundance of local produce that is showcased at the Healdsburg Farmers Market. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol

The Sebastopol Farmers Market reflects the town’s appealing diversity and offers an excellent selection of fresh produce, other farm products and a wonderful place to linger.… Read More »