This is a good time to think ahead to winter and spring.
My Wild Iris Rows is having a sale. Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My is the place to order bulk bulbs for fall planting. Savita will help you to pick the perfect daffodil that will naturailze. Nature’s Spirit has hardy greens for your fall and winter vegetable garden. Angie from Nut n Other and EGB both have unpastuerized almonds from this year’s crop. Karlonas Farms features quail — easy, fast and so good.

Lots of tomatoes great case prices! All the tomatoes from the Heirloom tasting are available at the market. The easiest way to save some tomatoes for the dark days of winter is put a bunch on a cookie sheet and freeze them. Once frozen just put them in a freezer and take them out as you want them. As they thaw, the skin slips off.

The largest number of Sonoma farmers in any place — this week’s Saturday market:

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bella Ridge Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Brunos Vinegar

Canvas Ranch

Dafodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My

EGB Farms

First Light Farm

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

Karlonas Farms

Kays Bo Kays

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

My Wild iris Rows

Natures Spirit Garden

Neve Roses ll

New Family Farm

Nut-N-Other Farms

Offerings of the Land

Orchard Farms

Owen Family Farm

Oz Family Farm

Pepper Ranch

Ridgeview Farm

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Palms Farm

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Walkers Apples

Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

X-oticals

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Lata’s Indian Cuisine

Penang Kitchen

Starting from Scratch

Non-Agricultural

Aroma Floral Designs

by the Elvin Moon

California Coops

Carol’s Creations

Costeaux French Bakery

Crumb Hither Bakery

Damselfly Designs

Dominique’s Sweets

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Gifted Touch Bodywork

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

Leon Day Condiments

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Not yer Mommas Granola

Nourish

Poppies

Pure Puer Tea

Raymond’s Bakery

Royale Hare

Run Around Brew

Sia Baskets

Sonoma Garden Design

Sonoma Woodworks

Stonehouse Olive Oil

The Beet Generation Juice

Threads of Time

Vicki Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

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The Wednesday market has a great selection of Sonoma grown produce.  McClellan Dairy has joined the Wednesday party with wonderful artisan butters and eggs.   Body Balance is offering massage at the market… take the stress out of your week.

Most of the tomatoes  at the Saturday Heirloom Tomato Tasting are available at the Wednesday market.   An excellent selection is also at the Thursday market.  This is the last week for the Thursday market until next summer.

Wednesday Vendor list

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

The Beet Generation
McClellan Dairy
Armstrong Valley Farm
Ridgeview Farm
Leap Frog Greens
Farm Sinclair
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Dreamcatcher Ranch
The Patch
EGB Farms
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Hectors Honey
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Village Charter School & Garden
Alma’s Oilcloths
Waterhorse Ridge
Full Circle Bakery
GaGa Café
Franco’s One World Sausages
Body Balance —    massage what a great way to get over  mid-week stress
I’m Sew Sure
Quillfully Yours
My Comfort Zone
Green Grocer
Penang Kitchen
Starting from Scratch

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The annual heirloom tomato tasting is a chance for the market to show off our wonderful farmers.    Rain does not stop the faithful tomato tasters.  We are Northern Californians we know what to do when it  rains.

The winners of the raffle are:
Randy Casey
Molly Taylor
Linda Close
Each receives $20 in market bucks.   That could be a lot of tomatoes!

Thank you to Peggy (Peggy Parr’s Pottery) and Donna (Threads of Time) and her daughter too, for slicing up the tomatoes and making sure the salsa cups were filled.

This year, the tomatoes came from Tusque Farm, Hector’s Honey and The Patch.   Many others of our Sonoma farmers also grow tomatoes.  The recent rain helped boost the tomato season.   There are still lots and lots and lots of tomatoes  Ask your favorite vendor about case prices.

There was a salsa contest and everyone won.   They were all so different, we just couldn’t say one was better than the others.

Hector’s Honey has three entries – roasted tomatillo cooked tomatillo and roasted tomato salsa.  They were pretty darn good and when we asked for the recipe – Hector said they are thinking about producing them for the market.

Min-Hee Hill’s salsa  had a secret ingredient that made it more Spanish in origin — Min Hee used Padron peppers.

Penang Kitchen’s entry was a classic salsa -tomatoes, onions, peppers and avocados — it was very popular with folks looking for something not too spicy.

The Patch – Lazaro’s pico de gallo is a favorite and here is the recipe: dice a variety of heirloom tomatoes, Italian red onion, fresh cilantro, red pepper and serrano pepper for the salsa, then finished it off with a sprinkle of salt.   Very fresh tasting and very popular with the non-garlic lovers among us.

Non tomato farmers got in the act with things like wonderful tomato tarts from Dominique and Local Spicery put together a special tomato spice kit.  Waterhorse Ridge always has some tomato based jams, jellies and condiments.

Rain or shine, it’s always a great time at the  market’s annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting.   The left over tomatoes were donated to:  Slater Middle School’s are having a special farm to table culinary session in their foods class; the Redwood Empire Food Bank – they were very happy to
receive them and  a case for the field trip of 2nd graders coming to Wednesday
market from Hidden Valley Satellite School.

 

 

 

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Heirloom Tomato and Salsa Tastings: 9am-12:30pm

                Taste tomatoes from The Patch, Hectors Honey, and Tusque Farm

Entertainment:

                Vocals of Barbara Thompson
Pop the Clown  Balloon Animals

Special Guest:

       Santa Rosa author Robert Fischer will sign copies of his book The Return of Private Fischer: A Love Story?

                The novel is about his brother who is a Korean War POW. (September 29th  is POW/MIA Day).

A portion of the books sales will go to a local POW/Veteran Group.

Non-profits at the Market:

                Art Trails
Master Gardeners

Twin Peaks is returning to market earlier than expected with apples, pears, plums, and nectarines!

This year’s crop of  almonds have returned to the market – look for Nut-N-Other Farms and EGB Farms.   If you’ve been missing your market latte — Run Around Brew is back.

Vendors:

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation

Bella Ridge Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Canvas Ranch

Dafodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My

EGB  Farms

First Light Farm

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

John Ford Ranch

Karlonas Farms

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Napa Valley Botanicals

Natures Spirits Garden

New Family Farm

Nut-N-Other Farms

Offerings of the Land

Orchard Farms

Pepper Ranch

Ridgeview Farm

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

St. Benoits Creamery

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Palms Ranch

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Walker Apples

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Lata’s Indian Cuisine

Penang Kitchen

Starting from Scratch

Non-Agricultural

Alma’s Oilcloths

Architectural Ceramics

Aroma Floral

Bumble Bee Seafood

by the Elvin Moon

California Coops

Composite Structures

Costeaux French Bakery

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

Hue de Laroque

Katzi Designs

Kirstin’s Krafts

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Philisophers Stoneground

Pure Puer Tea

Raymond’s Bakery

Run Around Brew

Sia Baskets

Stonehouse Olive Oil

The Beet Generation Juice

The Garden Wild

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

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The Wednesday market is a wonderful place.  It’s got you covered from Sonoma grown fruit and vegetables.

But it also has a group of wonderful artisans.  Quillfully Yours beautiful cards and other accessories, Willow Design clever silver jewelry much crafted from silver ware, I’m Sew Sure has beautiful homegoods among them baby blankets. Alma’s Oil Cloth has original designs made in bright colorful oil cloth, Vick Kemp has napkins and beautiful shirts.  The Comfort Zone is at this Wednesday market with their pillow of all sizes designed to be heated or chilled to bring relief for your aches and pains.

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

EGB Farm

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Penny Royal Farm

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation

Leap Frog Greens

Farm Sinclair

McClellan Dairy

Village Charter School

 

Gaga Cafe

Comfort Zone

Quillfully Yours

Im Sew Sure

Willow Designs

Almas Oilcloths

Mi Fiesta Catering

Victoria Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Full Circle Bakery

Art Trails

Prepared Foods

Starting from Scratch

Penang Kitchen

Green Grocer

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Saturday September 21 is the market’s free heirloom tomato tasting.  This year we’ve added a salsa contest and you’ll be the judge.   Or perhaps the winner.  Email info@thesantarosafarmersmarket.com for details.  Or if you would like to volunteer.  We could use some help cutting up the tomatoes for the tasting.

One of the best things about our tomato tasting is all the tomatoes are available at the market.   This is the peak of the tomato season in Sonoma County.   This is the best time of year to pick up a case of tomatoes.    Find your favorite variety and then as the farmer about cases prices.    You don’t have to can either.  Just pop them in the freezer.

It’s always a great day at the market.  Great things to taste and fun activities for children.

Here are a few photos from Tomato Tastings in the past:

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The best place to have breakfast on Saturday is the Santa Rosa Farmers Market.  There is everything from a traditional omelet to a traditional Malaysian morning meal.   There is something for everyone.

There are hot tamales and tempting baked goods to add to your choices for breakfast.    Great coffee and teas are available too.

Saturday September 14th Vendor List

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bella Ridge Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Bruno’s Italian Red Wine Vinegar

Canvas Ranch

Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!

Dry Creek Peach

EGB  Farms

First Light Farm

Foggy River Farm

G&S Farm

Hectors Honey

Karlonas Farms

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pa’s Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

My Wild iris Rows

Natures Spirit Garden

Neve Roses ll

New Family Farm

Offerings of the Land

Orchard Farms

Owen Family Farm

Oz Family Farm

Pepper Ranch

Ridgeview Farm

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Palms Farm

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Walkers Apples

Weirauch Creamery

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Penang Kitchen

Starting from Scratch

Non-Agricultural

Aroma Floral Designs

Bumble Bee

California Coops

Carol’s Creations

Costeaux French Bakery

Crumb Hither Bakery

Damselfly Designs

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

Hue de Laroque

JF Pottery

Leon Day Condiments

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Not yer Mommas Granola

Nourish

Peggy Parr Pottery

Philisopher’s Stoneground

Poppies

Pure Puer Tea

Raymond’s Bakery

Sia Baskets

Silk Winds

Sonoma Garden Design

Stonehouse Olive Oil

The Beet Generation Juice

Threads of Time

Victoria Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

 

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A great selection of  Sonoma grow fruit and vegetables — including corn.  Armstrong Valley has corn grown in Guerneville and Hector’s Honey grows his corn in Fulton about a mile from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

This Wednesday Edgeworks Knife Sharpening is here.  End dullness in your life.  You’ll be surprised what a difference a well-sharpened tool will make.

It’s going to be a beautiful day – the market has the best food court.  Starting from Scratch – you love them for their cupcakes — wait until you try their omelets.  All the ingredients are purchased at the market.

Beautiful seasonal bouquets from Ridgeview Farm.  They also have a wonderful array of apples and pears.  They grow over 60 varieties.

Pennyroyal Farm has sheep and goat cheeses including a world class blue cheese.

This market is also home to some wonderful designers, tailors, jewelry makers and people whose only goal is to make you feel better.

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

EGB Farms

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill

Penny Royal Farm

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Farm Sinclair

Gaga Cafe

Comfort Zone

Quillfully Yours

Vicki Kemp

I’m Sew Sure

Willow Designs

Dr. Cindy Zafis

Alma’s Oilcloths

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Art Trails

Green Grocer

Starting from Scratch

Penang Kitchen

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Mister Fog  will be at the Saturday market with cooling stations.

Bring your cooler – we have more meat and dairy products then ever including fresh milk, both cow and sheep yogurt and the best collection of cheese makers in one place.

Our ranchers together are the best butcher shop in Sonoma County.

This week’s line-up:

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bella Ridge Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Canvas Ranch

Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!

Dry Creek Peach

EGB  Farms

First Light Farm

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

John Ford Ranch

Karlonas Farms

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

My Wild Iris Rows

Natures Spirits Garden

Neve Roses ll

New Family Farm

Offerings of the Land

Orchard Farms

Oz Family Farm

Pepper Ranch

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

St. Benoit’s Creamery

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Palms Ranch

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Walker Apples

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

X-otical’s

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Starting from Scratch  Omelet Bar

Non-Agricultural

Alma’s Oilcloths

Architectural Ceramic Designs

Aroma Floral

Bumble Bee

by the Elvin Moon

California Coops

Costeaux French Bakery

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

Hue de Laroque

Leon Day Condiments

Local Spicery

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Nourish

Philisopher’s Stoneground

Poppies

Pure Puer Tea

Quillfully Yours

Raymond’s Bakery

Run Around Brew

Scott Wilson Pottery

Sia Baskets

Sonoma Garden Design

Stonehouse Olive Oil

The Beet Generation Juice

Verango Solar

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

 

 

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We Honored the Gravenstein and we had a lot of fun at our annual apple festival.

The winners of the raffle are:  Iris Yamaguchi,  Monetta Silva,  Tranium.

 

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