Summer is something special in Sonoma County.  All three markets are full of the fruits and vegetables of summer.    Gaga Cafe is at all three markets with a smile and a great cup of coffee.  Eggs and locally raised meat at all three markets.  Hector’s Honey, EGB (seasonal fruit) and The Patch (Sonoma grown vegetables) are at all three markets.

The Wednesday market has a great prepared food the best pop-up food court — Green Grocer andPenang Kitchen   –great menus and food to eat at the market or to go.    Each also sells ingredients to make your cooking easy and tasty. Wednesday market  8:30- Noon  Luther Burbank Center for the Arts   Full Circle Bkery has wonderful pastries to go with that great cup of  coffee from Gaga Cafe.

Wednesday July 30th Vendor List

Wednesday Market

Agricultural

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

EGB Farm

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Garden

Penny Royal Farm
Navarro Vineyards

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation

Leap Frog Greens

Farm Sinclair

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Non-Agricultural

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

My Comfort Zone

Viki Kemp

The Garden Wild

Starting from Scratch

Willow Designs

Dr. Cindy Zafis (allergist)

Prepared Foods

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

Thursday market      9:00- 1pm         1450 Guerneville Road  (Across from Penny’s side entrance at Coddingtown)

Saturday market       8:30 – 1pm     Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

 

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  Music by the Dixie Giants!     Everyones toe’s are tapping and some people even get out there and dance

The market has added a gaggle of new vendors  and returning seasonal farmers.    Oasis Date Garden at least 15 different kinds of dates.   G&S Farm  corn from Brentwood.  You know it’s good when the farmer’s favorite way to eat it is raw.  Leon Day’s Condiments   Walker Apples returns this week over the season they have 25  varieties of apples .   Rosso Pizza is back don’t forget they have dough and  homemade cheese too.    Home Maid Ravioli, Philosophers Stone Ground  -almond butter    Poppies is back – frosty,fruity goodness on a stick.

 

Vendor list
Agricultural
Armstrong Valley Farm
Beet Generation Farm
Bellwether Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Branch & Brine
Bruno’s Red Wine Vinegar
Canvas Ranch
Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!
EGB  Farms
Foggy River Farm
G&S Farms
Hectors Honey
Kays Bo Kays
Laguna Farm
Leap Frog Greens
Ma & Pas Garden
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Natures Spirits Garden
Neve Roses II
New Family Farm
Oasis Date Garden
Offerings of the Land
Owen Family Farm
Oz Family Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Singing Frogs Farm
The Patch
Tusque Farms
Twin Peaks Orchard
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Walkers Apples
Weirauch Ranch
Williams Ranch
Williamson Farm
X-oticals

Prepared Foods
Chef Henderson
Green Grocer
Guerilla Foods
Latas Indian Cuisine
Otis & Sadies Hot Barbecue
Penang Kitchen
Rosso Pizzeria

Non-Agricultural
Bumble Bee
California Coops
Carol’s Creations
Costeaux French Bakery
Cultural Elements
Damselfly Designs
Dominique’s Sweets
East West Gourmet
Edgeworks Sharpening Service
Franco’s One World Sausage
Full Circle Bakery
Gaga Café
Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Hilltop Honey
Home Maid Ravioli
Leon Day Condiments
Mama Baretta
Mi Fiesta Catering
My Comfort Zone
Not yer Mommas Granola
Nourish
Philosophers Stoneground
Poppies
Raymond’s Bakery
Royale Hare
Run Around Brew
Silk Winds
Sonoma Garden Design
Soulstice Spa
Stonehouse Olive Oil
The Garden Wild
Threads of Time
Vicki Kemp
Waterhorse Ridge
Willow Designs

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Even though the Thursday market is small — it has a lot of fruit and vegetables plus locally raised meat.

Hector’s Honey

EGB fruit

The Patch mostly vegetables

The Dreamcatcher Ranch   locally raised meat

Gaga Cafe – great coffee the cup or beans to take home

All of this is at the Thursday market

 

 

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The Wednesday July 24th Vendor List

Zinnias Ridgeview Farm only at the Wednesday market

Zinnias Ridgeview Farm only at the Wednesday market

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

EGB Farm

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Penny Royal Farm/Navarro Vineyards

Ridgeview Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

My Comfort Zone

Viki Kemp

The Garden Wild

Cultural Element

Mi Fiesta Catering

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

 

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Get a taste of ver jus at the Wednesday market

Get a taste of ver jus at the Wednesday market

Penny Royal Farm/Navarro Vineyards is at the Wednesday market and they have ver jus.  They also have sheep and goat’s milk cheese including a great blue cheese.  Not too mention wine.  It’s a party at Penny Royal Farm stand ..at least everything you need for a party including wine.

 

Verjus

 

(vair-ZHOO)

Also known as “verjuice,” verjus is the pressed juice of unripened grapes, and can be red (made from either purely red grapes or a red-white mix) or white (made from white grapes). While acidic, verjus has a gentler flavor than vinegar, with a sweet-tart taste that is often used to heighten the flavor of many sauces or mustards. The word verjus derives from the French term vert jus, literally “green juice,” which refers to its source—the high-acid, low-sugar grapes that winemakers thin from the vines just when the crop is beginning to ripen. This early crop of unripe grapes is pressed, resulting in verjus. Unlike wine, however, verjus is not fermented, and is not alcoholic, meaning that its use in a salad dressing or sauce will not interfere with the flavor of the accompanying drinking wine. Widely used in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, verjus has become more popular in recent years and is produced by many American wineries; it’s also widely imported from France. Red verjus has an earthier flavor, while white verjus has a crisper taste.

HOW TO BUY

Like wine and vinegar, each brand of verjus will have a distinct taste. Red generally varies from gentle and floral to rich and hearty; white verjus can be light and mild or tangy and aggressive. verjus is available in gourmet food stores, or directly from producers.

HOW TO USE

Both red and white verjus can be used in salad dressing, with a proportion of 3 parts verjus to 1 part oil; red verjus is better suited for strong-flavored greens like arugula, while white verjus is better for tender greens, like butter lettuce. You can use red verjus as you would use red wine vinegar or red wine—it is particularly good in sauces for meat or spicy foods, as well as marinating. You can use white verjus as you would use white wine vinegar, lemon juice, or white wine—it is good in beurre blanc, or other sauces for chicken or fish.

HOW TO STORE

Opened verjus will keep, re-corked, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 months. To freeze for a longer period of time, pour verjus into ice cube trays.

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Rosso Pizza is back but this is the last week for Parsons Homegrown tomatoes .

Summer is in — tomatoes are popping up everywhere.  Lots of early girls a few ugly girls  and the Patch  and Singing Frogs have heirlooms.   Sunday July 21st is National Hotdog day –fortunately John Ford will be at the Saturday market.    The perfect all beef hotdog.

G&S joins the market this week and they have corn. Stokes Family Farm has corn.  Laguna Farm has corn.   All of it is so fresh and  sweet you can eat it raw.

New to the market is Leap Frog Greens – micro greens  – add crunch and nutritional value to salads and sandwiches.  Some of the greens are great for smoothiesl.  Usually at least 6 varieties.

 

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bellwether Farm

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Branch & Brine

Canvas Ranch

Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!

EGB  Farms

Foggy River Farm

G&S Farms

Hectors Honey

John Ford Ranch

Kays Bo Kays

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pa’s Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Napa Valley Botanicals

Natures Spirits Garden

Neve Roses ll

New Family Farm

Offerings of the Land

Oz Family Farm

Parsons Homegrown

Pepper Ranch

Saint Benoit Creamery

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

Stokes Family Farm

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

X-oticals

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Lata’s Indian Cuisine

Otis & Sadie’s Hot Barbecue

Parish Café

Penang Kitchen

Rosso Pizzeria

Non-Agricultural

Alma’s Oilcloths

Architectural Ceramic Designs

Bumble Bee Seafood

California Coops

Costeaux French Bakery

Dominique’s Sweets

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Service

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Hilltop Honey

Hue de Laroque

JF Pottery

Katzie Designs

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Peter Bailey Jewelry

Pure Puer Tea

Raymond’s Bakery

Royale Hare

Run Around Brew

Sia Baskets

Sonoma Garden Design

Soulstice Spa

Starting from Scratch

Stonehouse Olive Oil

Vicki Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

Cultural Elements

Health Fair

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We like to think every farmers market is a wellness fair but this week is something very special

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Varda Rosa (beautiful crocheted hats) also organizes Wellness Fairs.  It is a chance to meet and talk to holistic healers.   Thanks Varda.

This is a list for example only of the types of practitioners usually at the Fairs.

* Dr. Rich Shames, local expert on glands and hormones, will answer questions.
* Annie Osborn – acupuncturist and naturopath consultations.
* Dr. Cindy Zafis and Suzel Deer, RN will offer allergies and detoxification information and testing.
* Radiant Health Center – free stress survey and trigger point assessment.
* Phyllis Bala, doctor of indigenous medicine, teaches about the Medicine Wheel, an ancient tool acknowledging ancestral wisdom, elements of nature and its effects on body, mind, emotions and vital energy.
* Debora Farrington – Jin Shin Do acupressure for neck and shoulder release.
*Joanna Rebelgale – nutrition, Juice Plus+, and the Tower Garden – a vertical, aeroponic home gardening system.
* Terry Trapp – nutritional consultation.
*Maya Balenz – energy work and tapping.* Sheri – abdominal massage.
* Bodywork with Alvin and Raven.
* Melissa Weaver – quality health products.
*Joan Kramer and Linda Green – handwriting analysis.
*Mary Buckley – mini Feng Shui consultations and I Ching readings.
*Polarity therapist Amber Romandy w/the healing salon and clinic, info & free healing!
*Pollyanna Costa – intuitive astrological readings and dream exploration.
*April Blake – LED light therapy.
*Pilates Collective – postural assessment.
*Sandra – delightful aromatic candles.
*Katja – gorgeous ethnic wear!

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Michele Anna Jordan writing about sand dabs, “Pacific sand dab, that sweet little flatfish that all but disappeared four or five years ago.

The sand dab is back. Fisherman and fishmonger David Legro says he’ll have them weekly at the three farmers markets he attends (Healdsburg and Santa Rosa Original on Saturdays, Sebastopol on Sundays).    Jordan goes on to give the easy, fast and hot cooking directions

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Saturday is the biggest and most diverse farmers market in Sonoma County.  If it grows in Sonoma County you can find it at the Saturday market.     This Saturday, July 20th the market is featuring a wellness fair.   Get up to date on what you need for a happier healthier you.   Well Fargo Center for the Arts  North Parking Lot  8:30 – 1 pm

Wednesday used to be a tiny (but mighty)  market but not anymore.   It’s more than doubled in size in the last few months and now has cheese, vinegars, wine, micro greens, and beautiful seasonal bouquets.    Luther Burbank Center for the Arts  North Parking Lot  8:30 -noon

Thursday is a tiny, tiny market for the summer only. It is also in a different location   Special Summer Market at the WIC Parking Lot (across from the side door of JC Penney’s in Coddingtown)   1450 Guerneville Road

The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market works with the WIC program to help ensure everyone has access to the abundance that comes from here.     Although the primary purpose is to serve WIC clients, the market is open to everyone and if you are looking for fruits and vegetables on Thursday   9- one  this is the place  both the Patch , EGB and Hector’s Honey are there and you can get a great cup of coffee from Gaga Cafe.   This year The Dreamcatcher Ranch is a regular at the Thursday market – locally raised meat, great prices!   WIC Parking Lot (across from the side door of JC Penney’s in Coddingtown)   1450 Guerneville Road   9am-1pm  

 

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Local Spicery  "Dusk" Fast food!

Local Spicery “Dusk”
Fast food!

Local Spicery at the Saturday market has a new blend  “Dusk”  -orange peel, black pepper, cardamom, Saigon cinnamon and Galangal.    You can put it on almost anything and turn it into a special dessert.

It’s summer and we all want easy living.  This is a great way to spice up dessert in seconds.    Slice up your favorite summer fruit and sprinkle on dusk — good right way – better if you can let it sit for a few minutes.

Got a few more seconds add pound cake and some whipped cream more Dusk and people will think you are a dessert genius.

Local Spicery has a wide variety of single ingredient as well as blends.  It’s easy to spark up any dish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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