May

31

2009

Patio Products – Tomato TeePee


Tomato teepees and other patio accessories

Saturday market
707 894 3841

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May

31

2009

Kunde Acres Lavander

Seasonal Saturday Market

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May

31

2009

Chicken Coops Recycled Materials

Chicken Coops
Recycled Materials
Unique Styles
Various Sizes

707 481 1145
mr.mackblankenship@yahoo.com

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May

31

2009

Armstrong Valley Farm

Tom Noble of Armstrong Valley Farm starting growing eight different kinds of garlic when garlic maven Chester Aaron told him 90% of our garlic comes from China. His farm is located just outside Armstrong Woods near Guerneville. Every season he grows several varieties of each item. His produce list includes: lettuce, carrots, kohlrabi,potatoes, garlic, squash,kale, chard, collards, broccoli, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers and basil.

Just ask him what he’s been eating and you will know the pick of the crop. Tom is the ultimate in farm to table cooks.

He also carries eggs.

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The Santa Rosa Police Department Community Outreach progam came to the the Saturday market to offer bicycle safety tips.

Jungle Love Orchestra
had people on their feet and dancing while they shopped. They are sponsoring a petition to save street music in Santa Rosa

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May

31

2009

Suiko’s Garden


Suiko’s Garden is back! Bringing the first rubarb of the season.
Saturday Market during the summer season

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May

31

2009

A banner year for cherries





Vendors at the Saturday market share their favorite sweet cherry recipes.

From Busalacchi Farms Bing Cherry Thumbprint Cookies and fresh bing cherry lemonade

Twin Peaks Orchards said his favorite is seared duck breast in a cherry brandy sauce. He pointed you can get all the ingredients at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market with the addition of Salmon Creek Ranch selling organic muscovy ducklings.

The Peach Farm
didn’t hesitate when asked for a recipe; cherry crisp.

At DeSantis and Hamlow the favorite way is eating them out of hand!

Neufeld Farms
they are fans of cherry brandy. You even get to use the pits.

The California Cherry Advisory Board
has more recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about cherries.

Cherries are a short season and most vendors think it will be over by mid-June or earlier.

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May

29

2009

Cherries


Cherries are the mother lode of nutritional value.

This is a banner year for cherries. Freeze or dry them for the winter months.

You can make cherry preserves -step by step instructions. Or cherry brandy

Cherries for breakfast? Cherry Breakfast Bread. Cherry french toast or for an on the go breakfast -cherry calzone

Cherries and chocolate are a natural combination.

“In this down-to-earth,
easy to put together cobbler, chocolate and cherries are an irresistible combination. This dessert is great served warm topped with vanilla ice cream.”

Froggy 92.9 visits the market and this week’s featured recipe is chocolate cherry cupcakes

Perfect for Wine Country Cabernet-Cherry Filet Mignon

Or cherry wine galette

Thinking you’d like to make these recipes but worried about the pits -reviews of cherry pitters

You can find cherry pitters at

Hardisty’s Homewares
1565 Farmer’s Lane, Santa Rosa. 707.545.0534.

Oliver’s Market
560 Montecito Court, Santa Rosa. 707.537.7123.
546 E. Cotati Ave., Cotati. 707.795.9501.

G & G Supermarket
1211 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa. 707.546.6877.
7001 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma. 707.765.6877.

Sebastopol Hardware Center
660 Gravenstein Hwy. N., Sebastopol. 707.823.7688.

Garrett’s Ace Hardware
1340 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg. 707.433.5593.
10540 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor. 707.433.6590.

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May

28

2009

The Patch


The Patch is a Sonoma institution

“Produce

The Patch has over thirty thousand tomato plants and their stand is filled with every kind of tomato available — no matter what you have in mind, they have a tomato for you.

* The Patch – When I first moved here, I stumbled upon The Patch within the first day or two. They have a simple stand that they sell their produce from all on the honor system. When I found that, I knew this was the place for me. A town with a farm in the middle of it that sells it’s goods on the honor system, yes this was the place for me. As I’ve come to find out, there are so many backyard gardeners here that setting up a cardtable full of veggies on your front lawn with an honor system pay method is common. Anyway, it’s painfully beautiful at the Patch, gorgeous veggies with vineyards and rolling hills in the background… It fills you full of Sonoma pride.”

The Patch, at 320 Second (939-8125), lies across the street from Vella and offers fresh-picked fruits and vegetables.

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May

28

2009

Hamlow Ranch


Products
Broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, apricots, cherries, navel oranges, mandarins, peaches, tangelos, lemons, figs, grapes, nectarines, persimmon, plums, pluots and nuts.

County
Stanislaus, CA

Farm
350 acres

Ranch History
Hamlow Ranches has been growing their business since 1960. They started with canning and then began drying peaches in the 1970s. In the 1980s they started growing almonds. Selling at farmers markets has enabled Hamlow Ranches to diversify the variety of stonefruit and nuts that they grow and expand their acreage to include 70 varieties of fruits and nuts.

(209) 664-1447

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