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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 accommodate contracts in effect before the market became a tenant. Now it seems to have a permanent location, on the west side of the main building, adjacent to Highway 101,… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Petaluma’s Greenstring Farm Stand

The Frates Rd. entrance to Green String Farms is lined with olive trees and rose bushes planted in wine barrels. The Adobe Rd. entrance takes you through fields of crops punctuated by trees, marigolds and other flowers, past a large chicken coop filled with happy laying hens and a few other farm buildings before you reach your destination, the farm store, with its with freshly-harvested produce. In mid-August, the patio is filled with mounds of tomatoes, some ideal for sauce,… Read More »

Share Your Favorite Summer Dishes Here

In today’s Seasonal Pantry, which you can read here, I ask for your favorite ways to enjoy summer’s bounty. What do you do with Gravenstein apples, other than eat them? Do you make pesto at home? What is your favorite way to enjoy summer tomatoes? Got a trick with melons? Do you make Santa Rosa Plum tarts or galettes? Where do you get most of your summer produce? What are you drinking this summer? Please share here.  

Fresh From Our Farmers: Sebastopol in October

The Sebastopol farmers market is beautiful and inviting in October. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time, so that you can enjoy the community of the market as well as the best fruits and vegetables you can find anywhere.… Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Final Wednesday Night Market of the Season

The Wednesday Downtown Market, with its certified farmers market at the east end, has one night to go, September 14, making it the last opportunity of the season to attend an evening market in Santa Rosa. … Read More »

Fresh From Our Farmers: Petaluma in August

As harvest kicks into high gear, the Petaluma Farmers Market offers great quality and diversity.… Read More »

Greenstring Farm Store, Open Daily 10 to 6

On the eastern edge of Petaluma, you’ll find one of the North Bay’s best farm stores, Greenstring Farm, a project of Bob Cannard and Fred Cline. And don’t miss the turntable! You can listen to a favorite record while you shop. … Read More »