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Fresh From Our Farmers: Orchard Farms

Orchard Farms is one of the year-round heavy hitters at farmers markets in Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Marin. Founded in downtown Sebastopol in 1994, the farm’s primary property has been located on Barnett Valley Road in west Sebastopol since 1995. In addition, farmer Ken Orchard leases three other pieces of land, two in Petaluma and one, the historic Laufenberg Ranch, in Calistoga, for a total of about 33 acres, though currently only 15 acres are in production. The Laufenberg Ranch, a property… 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: Santa Rosa

In January. farmers are reading seed catalogs and planning their spring strategies. Many are farming, as well; we are blessed with year-round farmers markets with plenty of freshly-harvested produce. The Santa Rosa farmers market is our largest and it thrives in the winter. In addition to market regulars, heavy hitters like Triple T, Bernier Farms and Orchard Farms, which attend weekly with a great diversity of crops, others come and go, as their harvest and the market’s space allows. In… Read More »

UPDATE: Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa

You’ll find delicious spring delicacies–asparagus, nettles, rhubarb, mushrooms and more–along with an abundance of delicious eggs at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Markets, which takes place on both Wednesday and Saturday mornings. … Read More »