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Fresh From Our Farmers: The Patch Is Back!

The Patch is back! And how perfect that the Sonoma farm's reappearance coincided with the solstice and the first day of summer. The Patch has two large fig trees, already bearing beautiful fruit. It's a tad later than usual; we typically see The Patch in mid spring, with [...]

By | June 27th, 2014|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Singing Frogs Farm

Paul Kaiser coaxes a remarkable abundance from the two and a half acres he currently has in production at his Singing Frogs Farm in west Sebastopol, not far from Ragle Ranch Park. He operates a year round CSA subscription program with 120 members and attends four farmers markets, two of [...]

By | June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Salmon Creek Ranch

On Saturday, Salmon Creek Ranch of Bodega had nearly its full array of products at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. Duck eggs are plentiful again and should remain so for the next several months. "Ducks are seasonal layers, much more dramatically so than chickens," Jocelyn Brabyn, who oversees [...]

By | May 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Change at Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market, This Week Only

Chickens at Pepper Ranch Poultry, which attends both the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa Original farmers markets There will be NO MARKET this Saturday, May 3, at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. For the final time this year, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market must make [...]

By | May 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Rabbit Dijonnaise, Fricassee de Lapin and More

Once you get the hang of it, cooking rabbit is quite easy. But there is a learning curve, because it vanished from American kitchens for decades and has only recently begun making a comeback.

By | January 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: The Patch in Sonoma Still Has tomatoes

“Are you still buying tomatoes?” a customer asked me at the Sebastopol farmers market on Sunday. She wanted to know if they were still good enough for salads and because I had not finished my shopping yet and tomatoes are, at this time of year, a moment-to-moment consideration, suggested she [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|3 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol’s New Family Farm

New Family Farm is one of Sonoma County’s few horse-powered agricultural endeavors. Farming partners Adam Davidoff and Ryan Power use five working-breed horses to prepare their fields sometime in May, after rainwater has receded, and the horses are used again to cultivate between rows of crops and to harvest potatoes. [...]

By | September 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

As the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market settles into its second harvest season in its new location at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, it has hit its stride as the country’s central farmers market. During its 16-month tenure at the center, it has moved several times to [...]

By | September 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Fresh From Our Farmers: Canvas Ranch

As I surveyed the selections at the Canvas Ranch stall at the Santa Rosa Original farmers market last Saturday, I had to suppress a dance of joy when I saw little sacks of farro, an ancient grain sometimes known in North America as emmer. The ranch’s last two crops have [...]

By | September 5th, 2013|1 Comment

Fresh From Our Farmers: Tusque Farms

Got bacon? It’s time for a BLT. The new Tusque Farms may be the first out of the gate with local tomatoes. They have just harvested their first Early Girls. The farm, located on five acres of The Kick Ranch in Rincon Valley, currently is harvesting Rainbow chard, Red Russian [...]

By | June 12th, 2013|0 Comments