Some of the best cooks are vendors at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

Each week the market highlights a recipe and the  ingredients are on special at the market

 

Sausage, cabbage and carrots  Oh Boy!  Photo from Home Cooking

Sausage, cabbage and carrots Oh Boy!
Photo from Home Cooking

 

This week the recipe comes from Franco — Franco’s  One World Sausage.  It’s fast, easy and truly tasty and all the ingredients are on special January 4th

Sausage and Cabbage

1 small head of cabbage (cut into bite size pieces)

4 sausage links

½ lb carrots sliced

1 small onion diced

3 cloves garlic diced

salt and pepper

Medium heat

Brown the sausages on all sides and remove from the pan

Add the onions and carrots and garlic and saute until soft.

Add the cabbage, salt and pepper (to taste) sausage and cover the pan.

Cook for until the cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally (approx. 15-20 minutes)

Specials available for this dish from:

Franco’s One World Sausage – sausage

Bernier Farm  – cabbage

Armstrong Valley Farm – garlic, carrots

Here’s the math:
Our special meal deal comes in under $20.00
If you have’t tried sausages from Franco’s One World Sausages
this is a great opportunity.

Siciliana is the freatured sausage Pork with white wine, garlic, wild fennel, coriander and other spices. $9 for a pack.

Bernier Farm i cabbage for $1.50 per pound. 2 lbs of cabbage will work but he said his are large (2-4 lbs)

Tom is selling carrots for $2 lb and garlic typically is $2.50 per head.

Small onion from anyone is about $2.

$9 Sausage
$4.50 Cabbage
$2.00 Carrots
$2.00 Onion
$2.50 Garlic

$19.50 Total with cabbage, garlic and carrots left over. (sounds like cole slaw)

 

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December 28th Vendors List
Music Dave Silva

Vendors tomorrow:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bellwether Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
EGB Farms
First Light Farm
Foggy River
Hectors Honey
Laguna Farm
Middleton Farm
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
New Family Farm
Offerings of the Land
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
Singing Frogs Farm
Stonehouse Olive Oil
The Black Sheep Farm
Twin Peaks Orchard
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Weirauch Farm & Creamery
Williams Ranch
Green Grocer
Guerilla Foods
Latas Indian Cuisine
Starting from Scratch
California Coops
Carols Creations
Created by Vanae
Crumb Hither Bakery
Dominiques Sweets
Floral Joy
Francos One World Sausage
From Ghana with Love
Full Circle Bakery
Gaga Café
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Hue de Laroque
John Rizzi Glassworks
Leon Day Condiments
Local Spicery
Mi Fiesta Catering
My Comfort Zone
Not yer Mommas Granola
Pure Puer Tea
Royal Hare
Run Around Brew
Sia Baskets
Stonehouse Olive Oil
The Garden Wild
The Philosophers Stoneground
Total Moment Massage
Varda Rose
Vicki Kemp
Willow Designs

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What’s in season for Sonoma grown fruits and vegetables


The market also has meat, fish, eggs, yogurt, cheese, butter, chicken stock, almond butter, prepared foods, walnuts, almonds, bakery items, olive oil, vinegars, condiments, candy, jams, fanciful local preserves,soaps, lotion,freshly ground spices, plants -decorative and culinary and a wonderful world of locally produced crafts.

In season for Saturday December 28th
Arugula

Apples


Asian vegetables

Beets

Bok choy

Broccoli

Broccoli rabe

Brussels sprouts

Burdock

Cabbage

Daikon

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

chard

Fennel

Garlic

Herbs

Kale

Kohlrabi

Kumquats

Leeks

Lemons

Lettuce

Limes

Mandarins

Mushrooms foraged and cultivated

Mustard greens

Onions

Oranges

Parsnips

Peppers, chile

Peppers, sweet

Pomegranates

Persimmons

Pomelos

Puntarelle

Radicchio

Radishes

Rutabagas

Salsify

Scallions

Spinach

Sprouts

Squash, winter

Sunchokes

Tangerines

turnips

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We aren’t waiting for the first of the year to start our New Year’s resolutions.

The market’s goal is to bring recipes for ingredients in the market now.

Potato Leek Soup
This is for a version with potatoes and leeks, but you can add all kinds of things to change it up: greens, sausages, cauliflower or perhaps carrots.

Pepper Ranch Poultry has chicken stock. This soup can be on the table in 30 minutes with 5 minutes of prep time

Potato Leek Soup Recipe
• Prep time: 5 minutes
• Cook time: 30 minutes
• Yield: Serves 4-6.
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Ingredients
• 3 large leeks, cut lengthwise, separate, clean. Use only the white and pale green parts, chop. (See How to Clean Leeks)
• 2 Tbsp butter
• 2 cups water
• 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)*
• 2 lbs potatoes, peeled, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
• Marjoram – dash
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
• 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
• Tabasco sauce or other red chili sauce
• Salt & Pepper
*If cooking gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free broth.
Method
1 Cook leeks in butter with salt and pepper in a medium sized sauce pan. Cover pan, cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Check often. Do not brown the leeks.
2 Add water, broth, and potatoes. Bring to a low simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Scoop about half of the soup mixture into a blender, puree and return to pan. Add marjoram, parsley, and thyme. Add a few dashes of chili sauce to taste. Add some freshly ground pepper, 1-2 teaspoons salt or more to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 222.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
158

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Read more: Calories in Potato Leek Soup | Nutrition and Health Facts http://caloriecount.about.com/potato-leek-soup-recipe-r58407#ixzz2obYe72ef

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The market is the go to place for great gifts and great gift ideas!

Saturday December 21 the market is the go to place for the go to gift.

Give someone who doesn’t shop at the farmers market a gift certificate and maybe a couple of carrots too.    For people used to eating grocery store  produce developed for appearance and shelf life rather than taste  — the gift of food with flavor could be life changing.   Gift certificates are available at the information booth.

Got some snackers on your list – put together a healthy snack pack

Not Yer Momma’s Granola

Philosopher’s Stonground – the kale chunks will make a believer out a dorito’s eater

EGB  wonderful flavored almonds  from spicy to sweet

 

Let’s Have a Tea Party (or you could  coffee)

Cookie Take A Bite has great cookies and great gift packaging

Add a bag of beans from Gaga Cafe or tea from Puer Pure Tea

Step it up with mugs from Architectural Ceramics or some lovely napkins from Thread of Time

 

Passionate Foodies on your list?

Local Spicery has a big variety of gift items from $5.00 to let’s go crazy and sign a friend up for their Spice Adventure Program    Local Spicery has their own mill.  You won’t find fresher or better quality spices anywhere.

The clever aprons from Threads of Time make any cook look good.

If your foodie is more of an eater –

Waterhorse Ridge uses fruits and vegetables they grown themselves supplemented with produce from the market to make the most wonderful preserves, salsas, vinegars and just the best stuff you can imagine.

Got a carnivore on your list.  If they aren’t eating locally grown meat and poultry they are in for a real treat.   The Saturday market has beef, lamb, pork, rabbit, quail, duck, chicken, sausages, jerky, hot dogs, bacon  and more for that carnivore.   Just a few years back, there were no local ranchers at the farmers market.    Northern California has seen a boom in small ranching and the variety and quality of meat at the market is the result.

Stop by the information booth on Saturday December 21st and we guarantee we will find you the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A great line-up of vendors for this week.  It may be the 11th hour but you can still look like you spent all year searching for the perfect present.

Of course the best selection of Sonoma grown fruits and vegetables.  Not too mention bakers, ranchers, and chefs.

There is no Wednesday market this week – closed for Christmas Day.

 

Music Barbara Thompson will sing Christmas songs!

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Canvas Ranch

EGB  Farms

Farm Sinclair

First Light Farm

Foggy River Farm

Hectors Honey

John Ford Ranch

K&Ks Farm

Karlonas Farms

Laguna Farm

Middleton Farm

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

New Family Farm

Offerings of the Land

Owen Family Farm

Oz Family Farm

Pepper Ranch

Salmon Creek Ranch

Singing Frogs Farm

The Black Sheep Farm

Twin Peaks Orchard

Two Rock Valley Farm

Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Williams Ranch

 

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Latas Indian Cuisine

Penang Kitchen

Starting from Scratch

 

Non-Agricultural

Almas Oilcloths

Aroma Floral Designs

California Coops

Cocobella Boutique

Cookie…Take a Bite

Costeaux French Bakery

Crabdancing Creations

Created by Vanea

Cumb Hither Bakery

Damselfly Designs

D.H. Woodworking

Dominique’s Sweets

Earth Temple

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

John Rizzi Glassworks

Kirstin’s Kraft’s

Leon Day Condiments

Local Spicery

Mi Fiesta Catering

Minn & Madeline Designs

Not yer Mommas Granola

Peter Bailey Jewelry

Pure Puer Tea

Royale Hare

Run Around Brew

Sia Baskets

Silk Winds

Sonoma Garden Design

Stonehouse Olive Oil

The Beet Generation Juice

The Garden Wild

The Philosophers Stoneground

Threads of Time

Varda Rose

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

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Dragonfly by Willow Design

Dragonfly by Willow Design

 

Wednesday Market December 18th
Shopping and Eating you can’t go wrong and some wonderful gift ideas too!

Music by Hank Levine

Hectors Honey

Twin Peaks Orchard

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Penny Royal Farm / Navarro Vineyard

Bohemian Wellbeing

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Farm Sinclair

Armstrong Valley Farm

Gaga Café

My Comfort Zone

Full Circle Bakery

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Created by Vanae

Taste of Tea

Mi Fiesta Catering

Willow Designs

I’m Sew Sure

Green Grocer

Starting from Scratch

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We are having a heatwave!

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One more cold night..but it is going to be warmer just in time for the Wednesday market.   Lots  of local produce, meat, bread and cheese.     You can have breakfast, shop for the freshest, local ingredients and do some holiday shopping all in one place.  A place with lots of parking and no long check-out lines.

 

Music is Hank Levine

Agricultural

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

Twin Peaks orchard

Farm Sinclair

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Penny Royal Farm / Navarro Vineyard

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

Food and Artisans

Gaga Café

My Comfort Zone

Full Circle Bakery

Waterhorse Ridge

Aroma Floral

Franco’s One World Sausage

A Taste of Tea

Mi Fiesta Catering

Willow Designs

Prepared Foods

Green Grocer

Starting from Scratch

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The good news is – it is not going to be as cold Saturday and it won’t be raining.  More good news:  Ma and Pa’s is back with their wonderful celery root.   More good news music by Two Loose Pegs — fiddlers with Scottish leanings.   Absolutely wonderful news:   John Rizzi will be demonstration glass blowing.   John has been at the market selling lovely glass jewelry.

No bad news another great line-up of  local farm and food vendors.

 

 

Armstrong Valley Farm
Bella Ridge Farm
Bellwether Farms
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Canvas Ranch
EGB  Farms
First Light Farm
Foggy River Farm
Hector’s Honey
John Ford Ranch
K&K’s Farm
Karlonas Farms
Laguna Farm
Leap Frog Greens
Ma & Pa’s Garden
McClelland’s Dairy
Middleton Farm
New Family Farm
Offerings of the Land
Orchard Farms
Owen Family Farm
Oz Family Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
Singing Frogs Farm
The Black Sheep
The Patch
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Walkers Apples
Weirauch Farm & Creamery
Williams Ranch

Chef Henderson Catering
Green Grocer
Guerilla Foods
Lata’s Indian Cuisine
Starting from Scratch

Alma’s Oilcloths
Architectural Ceramic Designs
Aroma Floral Designs
CA Coops
Cookie…Take a Bite
Costeaux French Bakery
Created by Vanea
D.H. Woodworking
Dominique’s Sweets
East West Gourmet
Edgeworks Sharpening Services
Francos One World Sausage
Freshway Fish
Full Circle Bakery
Gaga Café
Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Home Maid Ravioli
John Rizzi
Leon Day Condiments
Local Spicery
Mama Baretta
Mi Fiesta Catering
Minn & Madeleine
Not yer Mommas Granola
Nourish
Pure Puer Tea
Raymond’s Bakery
Royale Hare
Run Around Brew
Scott Wilson Pottery
Sia Baskets
Silk Winds
Sonoma Woodworks
Stonehouse Olive Oil
The Beet Generation Juice
The Philosophers Stoneground
Wabash Trading
Waterhorse Ridge

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