In mid-November, the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market expresses the intersection of the seasons, with the last of summer’s tomatoes, peppers and grapes surrounded by fall’s bounty. Several vendors, including The Patch, Ortiz Farms, Paul’s Produce, Hector’s Honey and Oak Hill Farm , are harvesting both late summer and mid-fall [...]
When you bite into a carrot grown by Paul Wirtz , it is almost impossible not to smile. His carrots have snap-- a pristine clarity on the palate--along with an earthy sweetness that is not as easy to find as it should be. These are carrots I can easily munch for [...]
On Friday morning, the Sonoma Valley farmers market is filled with customers--shopping, chatting and lingering over nibbles such as hummingbird-shaped cookies and lumpia--as a stream of moms, grandparents and nannies usher babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and pups into the adjacent park. Two vendors, Paul’s Produce and Oak Hill Farm, are located [...]
On a cold, crisp Friday morning, the Sonoma Valley Farmers Market shimmers like a rough diamond. Vendors, wrapped in layers of coats, scarves and, offer smiles as warm as a summer sun. Although this market is relatively small, there is a tremendous diversity of both produce, and other products, with [...]
The Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market is one of the county's year-long markets. In mid-Autumn, it offers a glorious way to shop for nearly everything you need to feed yourself and your family.
When you have good ingredients at hand and a basic knowledge of what to do with them, the only thing more pleasurable than the cooking of them is the sensual delights they offer at the table.
Since 1985, the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market has offered shoppers pristine produce, locals eggs, meats and cheeses, unique crafts and a pleasant place to linger every Friday morning, from 9 a.m. to noon.