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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 everything from fresh favas and green garlic to strawberries and zucchini. This year, the market opens with a new de-facto partner, SHED, located across the street from the market’s north… 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 »

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: Sebastopol in late November

To my thinking, if farmers show up at the market in the rain, the least I can do is the same. But at the Sebastopol farmers market on Sunday, neither vendors nor shoppers seemed deterred by the weather. … 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

In mid-summer, the Sebastopol farmers market is thriving, though we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the best local tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. And part of the charm of this market is the one-of-a-kind-only-in-west-county moments it offers.… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in the Rain

Most farmers markets operate rain or shine and although a rainy Sunday morning is a great excuse to linger in bed with the paper , the Sebastopol farmers markets offer delicious rewards–including some of the best strawberries anywhere– for anyone who decides to rise and shine. … 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 »