On Sunday, the Bodega Bay Community Farmers Market opens for its 2014 season, which continues through the end of October. This is the market’s third season. It’s a lovely market, primarily a community affair but a wonderful stop if you’ve heading to the coast and worthy, as well, of a special trip.

Opening day features nearly twenty vendors, some that attend other markets, a few you find only here. Raymond’s Bakery of Cazadero , with its extraordinary breads and both savory and sweet baked goods, is a mainstay here, the first vendor you see as you enter the market.

Salmon Creek Ranch, located in the hills above Bodega, attends this market with its popular duck eggs, duck, goat, beef and pet treats. If you are looking for duck fat, there’s a good chance you’ll find it here, unless it’s sold out.

Bloomfield Farm, one of the heavy hitters of any market it attends, has its diverse organic harvest here, with all manner of greens, from lettuces and early spring herbs to sturdy braising greens, along with beets, fennel, strawberries and more.

Green Valley CSA , a beautiful organic farm in a nearly unspoiled part of Sonoma County northwest of Sebastopol, is here, too, with their carefully tended produce. (For more information about their subscription program, visit greenvalleycsa.com.)

You’ll find Farmer John’s Eggs here and delicious cheeses from Achandinha and Dacheva Son’s , both of Petaluma. Phyllis Hughes provides bouquets of freshly cut flowers.

Chris’s Fruit Outlet has seasonal fruit; you’ll find raw honey and honey products from Henry’s Bullfrog Bees of Sacramento and a popular line of condiments, salads and flatbreads from The Hummus Guy. Waterhorse Ridge has delicious jams, jellies and salsas.

You should allow time to linger with breakfast or luncyh from Northwest Catering, which cooks on the spot using, primarily, ingredients from the market. Expect chowder, burgers from grass-fed beef, breakfast sandwiches, tacos and delicious salads from chef Ryan Ramey and Samantha Hanan , who also serves as the market’s volunteer coordinator.

Hydrosouls , producers of nearly magical body elixirs, attends this market; their specialty is aromatherapy products for humans, horses and cats, along with body oils, creams and more. To learn more about this unique business visit hydrosouls.net.

Craft vendors rotate, with three or four booths each week. Opening day features handmade sheepskin slippers, boots and sandals from Wind Walkers; art from John Hershy; salt and pepper mills and more from woodworker Brian Jensen and beautiful handcrafted accessories from Carol Frechette’s 2NFrom Fabrics.

The Bodega Bay Community Association has a booth at the market and all proceeds, from the sale of coffee and stall fees, benefit the organization.

There is music each week, with Whiskey and Circumstance kicking these off this Sunday.

If you take the time to visit this market, be sure to allow a little extra for lingering at the nearby Nicholas Green memorial, with its beautiful children’s bell tower, just west of the market, in an open field ringed by trees. There is a bench there were you can enjoy coffee, tea or something to eat or simply take in the place itself, as the wind rustles the bells.

The Bodega Bay Farmers Market, founded in 2012 and currently managed by Diana Bundy, takes place on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the end of May until the end of October. It is located at 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay.

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