Jeff Nunes of Oak and Smoke Catering and the Blind Pig Cafe – makes different treats for market goers to try. This Wednesday you missed fresh, hot potato chips.Read More...
The market is open to everyone.
HWY 101-EXIT STEELE LANE WEST-TURN LEFT ON RANGE AVE
The Social Security Office is on the the right
and the market is next to it. (Across from whole Foods)
This week Chef Elizabeth Eichhold demonstrates fruit salsas
Pictured Chef Eichhold looking for the perfect pepper at the Triple T stand.
Here’s Chef Eichhold’s Fruit Salsa Recipe
Summer Salsa with variations
2 Tbs. veg oil
1 small onion or 2 scallions
2 tsp. ginger
2 peaches or nectarines
2 plums or apricots
3/4 cup cucumber or jicama
juice of 1 small orange, or 2 limes or 1 lg. lemon or apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
2 tsp. mint
2 Tbs. cilantro
dice, mix, serveRead More...
Everything you ever wanted to know about new potatoes. Link
Freshly dug new potatoes need very little to make them into a special dish.
It’s probably not a coincidence that garlic and potatoes come into season about the same time.
All Recipes has a good collection of new potato recipes. Link
Some of the vendors have many varieties of potatoes…find the one that is just right for the dish you have in mind.Read More...
The Market is open during the county fair.
The Fair doesn’t open until 11 AM so there will be minimal impact on Wednesdays.
Saturdays come early or better yet come Wednesday if you can. It’s a good reason to try out the Wednesday market.
At the Wednesday market produce, vegetables, meat, eggs, honey, flowers,seafood, bread, pastries, hummus, cheese,jams, raviolis, tamales, enchiladas and no crowds
Picture: You know it’s summer when Ridgeview Farm has beautiful zinnia bouquetsRead More...
Chef’s Farmer’s Market Specials
This menu was created with items hand selected from today’s visit to the Santa Rosa Farmer’s Market by Executive Chef, Rene Jakushak. It is a tribute to the freshest and highest quality ingredients Sonoma County has to offer.
Hogs Island Oysters “Three Ways”
Hogs Island Oysters Rockafeller with spinach and Bearnaise, Cornmeal Fried Hogs Island Oysters with Cajun Marmalade, and Hogs Island Oysters on the Half Shell with a Shallot Migonette
Pan Seared Duck Breast
Salmon Creek Ranch Local “Liberty” Duck breast Pan Seared with Whipped Sweet Potatoes in a Port Wine Reduction over “Triple T Ranch” Organic Field Green Salad with “Hectors Honeycomb” Blackberries
Organic Strawberry Crème Brule
“Wild Rose Ranch” Organic Strawberry Crème Brulee with a “Mama Barettas” Almond Cookie **
** Mama Baretta’s products are gluten free -Sat at the marketRead More...
This week from Redwood Empire Farm
It’s probably the moment you’ve been awaiting for weeks, maybe months. I am delighted to proclaim that our tomatoes are finally starting to ripen! We don’t have lots yet, but if you make it to the Santa Rosa Farmers’ Market early enough, you might be able to get some of our oh so delicious and satisfying Early Girls and Big Beef Beefsteaks.
Almost as exciting as the tomatoes is our bounty of sweet, crunchy cucumbers. We are growing Armenians, Tasty Jades (long Japanese), and Divas (a superb salad/slicer), each of these is awesome tasting and perfectly suited for any cucumber need (gazpacho, tzatziki, raita, cucumber salad, sandwiches, smoothies, juices…whatever!).
Of course, we’ll also have summer squash and zucchini at the Market. Pair with tomatoes and basil and you have a tasty and healthy take on ratatouille. Hankering for a massive pesto making session? We’ve got you covered! We have plenty of basil for any project (hint: if you need basil in bulk, ask us and we’ll do our best to give you a deal). We’re also harvesting full sized red torpedo onions, Black Mission Figs, our first ripening Gravenstein apples, rainbow chard, arugula (perfectly zesty, but not too hot!), spring mix (a specially selected mix of heirloom lettuces), and assorted flower bouquets. And I can’t forget to mention the Cleland Ranch eggs that we are selling on behalf of a neighboring family farm. These eggs are dang good! The chickens roam around in a huge open air pen (for their protection, not confinement) and eat loads of fresh greens and veggie scraps, making their eggs super flavorful and rich, with dark orange yolks that stand up tall and whites that don’t evaporate away to nothing when you cook them in a skillet. I’m not typically an egg fanatic, but these eggs have me addicted. Oh well, I suppose there’s far worse things to be attached to than free range eggs.Read More...
Welcome the Beet Generation to the Wed and Saturday markets
Beautiful produce grown with great care
“Beet Generation Farm is owned and operated by Libby Batzel and Ali Levesque. Our life purpose is personal health and inner vitality. In a culture filled with hormonally charged, chemically poisoned, supplement junkies, we recognize our current food system is flooded with toxic pesticides, synthetic hormones, genetically modified organisms, large industrial operations, and over-processed, over-salted and over-sweetened products. These types of foods do not create health for humans or for our environment. Making mindful choices about what we eat allows us to become nutritionally balanced, consciously cared for, wholesome human beings. This is our life goal and the inspiration for Beet Generation Farm.
In the past three years we have partnered with three very different organically-operated farms of different size, structure and business strategy. This broad foundation of experience and knowledge has allowed us to develop an operation that we believe is best for the land, the food, and us. In 2011, we are very excited to be farming independently on 2.5 acres in south Sebastopol and another ½ acre in east Rincon Valley. With a strong community of amazing friends and family, we are privileged to run a farm full of fun, health and wellbeing. Our farmland is a place of awareness and careful concern for the connection of all life involved in the creation of what we eat.”Read More...
You can find seasonal locally grown tomatoes at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market
These are “Early Girls’ from Armstrong Valley Farm in Guerneville. Most of the produce vendors have some tomatoes –lots of local cherry tomatoes around.
The biggest tomato vendor in the County “The Patch” says have patience for the heirlooms …they are coming.Read More...
Market regular Edythe Briggs has captured Robert the Apple Guy perfectly. We think she must know him very well.
Robert is at the market Wed and Sat apples, plums (and prunes) and apple juice.Read More...
From MicheleAnna Jordan in the Press Democrat July 18th
“Santa Rosa has a new farmers market, bringing the total number of year-round and seasonal markets within the city to six.
The newest market, which opened on Thursday, July 7, is a satellite of the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. Located behind Coddingtown and in front of the offices of WIC (the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, administered by the county), this new market reaches out to a densely populated yet underserved area, where many residents are low-income.