This was our first Wednesday market at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.    The farmers, ranchers and artisans who popped up were:  Min- hee Hill Garden (Damon gets a croix de market for losing a pop-up in the unusual winds),
The Dreamcatcher Ranch (featuring lamb this week), Redel’s  Roasted Almonds,
Willow Designs, Full Circle Bakery, Bohemian Well Being Town -Mushrooms, Ridgeview Farm, Parsons Homegrown, Amstrong Valley Farm, Desantis Fruit, Hector’s Honey, Carson’s Catch, Garden Wild, Waterhorse Road Jams, Country Rhodes,  Mi Fiesta, Lata’s Indian Cuisine and Vicky Kemp designs.

Read More...

The Wednesday market is smaller than the Saturday market, true but it is not lacking in diversity.  It  still brings the best of locally produced products for a quick mid-week pick-me-up.   And now we are the most beautiful market.  Here’s what one customer said about our new location.

“Really loved the new space, it’s so beautiful nestled against the trees with the vineyard behind it and the hills beyond. I think come autumn it will be even more beautiful. Was thrilled to see all the vendors! . Thank you for finding such a nice spot and keeping so many of the vendors together!”

Here’s a bit on some of the Wednesday vendors.

Hector’s Honey,Min-Hee Hill Gardens, Armstrong Valley Farm and Ridgeview Farm offer fruits and vegetables with names and history.  When you are searching for the just right ingredient for your recipe – these are the vendors to talk to.  Hector and Armstrong Valley Farm have eggs.

Hector also has honey, bee pollan and other bee good-to-yourself products.   Ridgeview always has the most beautiful spring bouquets.  Right now it is sweet-pea time.

A great array of  bread, rolls and tasty bites are available from Full Circle Bakery.  You know a bakery that grows its own wheat is serious about its final product.

Parsons Home Grown  this recent comment from the website says it all

“Just had your tomatoes on a Caprese at Rosso the new pizzeria + mozzarella bar in Petaluma ~ Awesome ~ I will be stopping by the market for some more tomatoes.
Thanks!”

Mr. Kim and his amazing mushrooms adds a touch of the exotic to the market.  Although everything is from Occidental.   He has fresh and dried mushrooms and a great depth of knowledge about culinary and medicinal uses of mushrooms.  Wednesday is a good time to talk to him about his mushrooms as the market is not quite as busy.

The Dream Catcher Ranch brings their selection of humanely raised meats.   They have boutique bacon at  great prices.

Whether you are looking for a quick lunch or some easy fast dinners, Mi Fiesta has everything to make cooking a lot easier.  They have enchiladas , tamales, and other already done for you items but they also have a  selection of seasonal salsas that can be used in all kinds of recipes.

Lata’s Indian Cuisine  -The best Indian Food in Northern California

DeSantis Farms brings Bella Fruita to the market.   Great cooks from all over the Bay area use their fruits and nuts to guarantee great taste.

Redel’s Roasted Almonds sells the best snack – their flavored almonds (no fat) but they also have fresh raw almonds at great prices.

EGB Farms – if you been thinking about peaches then you will be very happy and they also have the best chocolate covered almonds on the planet

Also joining in the fun seasonal vendor Country Rhodes Farm
squash and tomatoes

Edgeworks Sharpening Service — keep your knives, scissors, and anything else with a blade sharp.

If you are looking to pamper yourself or a need a gift that is indeed local, The Garden Wild has soaps and creams.  Many of them made from market products such as goat milk soap.

Willow Design brings a touch of whimsy to the market.  Ann’s clever  jewelry designs often featured fruits and vegetables.

Run-Around-Brew offers a good selection of coffees and pastries.   And now the market is in such a beautiful place, it’s a great place to sit and have a coffee break.

Pictured here a just -picked lettuces and flowers from Ridgeview Farm.

 

 

Read More...

Come and talk bacon with the folks from Dream Catcher Ranch. at our first Wednesday at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  They have bacon, bacon, bacon.  If you have a bacon preference thick or thin, rind or no rind, even canadian bacon.   Kim and Rich enjoy talking about their great products.     Even though for some there is no other meat but pork, they also carry sheep, goat, bison and poultry.

Read More...


Wendy Nunes of St Rose Winery and Nunes Vineyards  took some nice pictures early on but then got so busy she never got out of their part of the market.  If you have pictures you would like to share, please send them along

 

Read More...

Kay’s Bokays is one of the original founders of the market will still be selling at our new location.  They will be joined by Weirauch Dairy, one of the newest vendors.
These are the vendors who will be selling this Saturday.
Armstrong Valley Farm
Beet Generation Farm
Bernier Farm
Bliss Bakery
Bohemian Wellbeing
Brion’s Bounty
Busalacchi Farm
California Coops
Canvas Ranch Farm
Carson’s Catch
Costeaux Bakery
Crumb Hither
Daffodils Oh My
DeSantis Farm
Dominique’s Sweets
Dry Creek Peach
East West Gourmet
Edgeworks Sharpening Service
EGB Farm
First Light Farm
Foggy River Farm
Franco’s One World Sausage
GaGa Caffe
Gandolf
Hue de Laroque
J’Aime Patisserie
Jennie’s Oysters
John Ford Ranch
K&K Farm
Karen Hankins and Lisa Jones
Kay’s Bokays
Lorelai’s Covers
Louisiana Legacy
Malaysian Mei
Mama Baretta’s Bakery
Mark Sensig Massage
Min Hee Gardens
Nature Spirits Garden
Not Mama’s Granola
Offerings of Land
Orchard Farm
Oz Family Farm
Parsons Homegrown
Pepper Ranch Poultry
Renee’s Yarn
Ron Schletewitz Farm
Rosso Pizzeria
Royale Hare
Run Around Brew
Salmon Creek Ranch
Scott Wilson Pottery
Singing Frog Farm
Sonoma Garden Design
St. Rose Winery
The Black Sheep Farm
The Peach Farm
Two Rock Cheese
Ultimate Souvlaki
Weirauch Family Farm
Vicki Kemp
Viking Pottery
Williams Ranch
Williamson Farm
Willow Design
Worth Our Weight
X-oticals
Read More...

Please join us for our first day at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Saturday May 19th.

Our farmers, ranchers and craftspeople are all pitching in to make sure opening day at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts goes well.   We are tidying up our new space and marking the spots so everyone knows just where to go.

The rules for California Certified Farmers Markets require a specific layout for the market.    Everyone who sells products that are certified by a county agriculture department must be grouped together.

It’s been a lot of work to find a new home for the market.  Our new location is centrally located.    There are excellent bike routes and public transportation.  There is plenty of free parking, bathrooms and other amenities.

Pictured here are Ross BeVier, My Wild Iris Rows, Kate Elvin, By the Elvin Moon and Fred Nunes, Nunes Vineyard and Winery making sure everything is ready for Saturday.

 

 

Read More...

May

15

2012

Thank you Slow Food Russian River

The market’s EBT program is enhanced by a grant from Slow Food Russian River which enables the market to give CALFRESH bonus dollars to recipients shopping at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market.
Thank you Slow Food Russian River — the money goes directly to our local farmers and ranchers.

Follow Slow Food Russian River on Facebook

Read More...

Sonoma County Transit service provides excellent express service to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  Transit Unlimited’s great website has all the information on bus routes .

Read More...

May

13

2012

J’amie Patisserie

The Saturday Market at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts welcomes J’amie Patisserie   —

Wonderful muffins, tarts, breads and we spotted a bacon, cheddar scone!

Michele Anna Jordan says  “J’amie Patisserie provides pastries, cookies and other sweet baked goods . They are beautifully crafted, with a delicacy and precision that rewards anyone who pays attention. The hummingbird cookies are irresistible.”

Special orders welcomed

jamiepatisserie@ymail.com

Read More...

May

13

2012

Oz Family Farm

Welcome the Oz Family Farm to the Saturday market.

They have rabbit meat and rabbit manure for sale.

They are located in the Anderson Valley.

For more information 707 857-3503

Nutrition Information About Rabbit Meat

• Rabbit meat is all white meat.

• Rabbit has 795 calories per pound. Compare: chicken at 810, veal at 840, turkey at 1190, lamb at 1420, beef at 1440 and pork at 2050.

• Rabbit has the highest percentage of protein.

• Rabbit has a lower percentage of fat than chicken, turkey, beef, or pork with unsaturated fatty acids at 63% of the total fatty acids.

• The cholesterol level in rabbit meat is much lower than chicken, turkey, beef, pork.

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture has stated that domestic rabbit meat is the most nutritious meat known to man.

• Research shows that rabbit meat has been recommended for special diets such as for heart disease patients, diets for the elderly, low sodium diets, and weight reduction diets.

• Because it is easily digested, it has been recommended by doctors for patients who have trouble eating other meats.

Rabbit meat can be used in most of the ways in which chicken can be used. It is fine grained and mild flavored, and practically all of it is white meat. Like other lean meats, poultry and lean fish, rabbit meat is a good source of high quality protein.

Small young rabbits (fryers, 1½ to 2 pounds ready to cook) may be fried satisfactorily in much the same way that chicken is fried. Or they may be stewed and the meat used in various recipes.

Larger fryers and roasters need long, slow cooking in a covered pan to make them tender. Best methods of cooking them are stewing — that is, simmering in a small amount of water – and braising – first browning in a little fat and then cooking slowly,with or without added liquid, on top of the range or in the oven. Liquid used in braising may be a sauce that adds flavor to the dish.

For most recipes, the rabbit is cut in serving pieces before it is cooked. Cut large rabbits into 9 or 11 pieces — the 2 forelegs, 4 pieces from the 2 hind legs and 3 or 5 sections of back.

 Here’s some basic rabbit culinary information

and doesn’t rabbit in an ancho blackberry sauce sound good  from Bobby Flay

Read More...