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t’s melon season and the market is full of Sonoma grown melons!
How to pick the perfect melon.
CANARY
Pick: Look for firm melons with a sweet fragrance as a sign that it’s ready to eat.
Prep: Perfect for adding to fruit salads or drinks.
Tip: Tastes similar to cantaloupe but with a distinct sweetness.
CASABA
Pick: Choose melons that are firm with a sweet fragrance.
Prep: Sprinkle ginger, salt or a squeeze of lemon on this fruit for a delicious snack.
Tip: Its juicy, creamy-green flesh is known for its sweet taste.
CRENSHAW
Pick: Look for firm melons with a sweet fragrance and a smooth, waxy surface.
Prep: Use in salsas, smoothies and sorbets for an added refreshing and fruity flavor.
Tip: Keep at room temperature one to two days before serving for a juicier melon.
GALIA
Pick: The deeper the orange color, the higher the sugar content.
Prep: Pair with ginger for a refreshing snack .
Tip: Similar to a cantaloupe on the outside but like a honeydew on the inside.
GOLDEN HONEYDEW
Pick: Once ripe, it’s possible to hear the seeds rattle inside.
Prep: Perfect to add to fruit salads or drinks.
Tip: Its name is inspired by its gold shell.
HAMI
Pick: Known for its floral and sweet aroma.
Prep: Try pairing with cucumber and mint.
Tip: A good source of vitamins A and C.
SANTA CLAUS
Pick: Choose firm melons with a sweet fragrance.
Prep: Great as is or in desserts.
Tip: Name inspired by its availability in winter months.
WATERMELONS (SEEDED)
Pick: A ripe melon should be firm, heavy and bruise-free.
Prep: Enjoy raw, in fruit salads or in fruit platters.
Tip: A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopene.
WATERMELONS (SEEDLESS)
Pick: Select a melon heavy for its size with a deep-pitched tone when thumped.
Prep: Enjoy raw, in fruit salads or fruit platters.
Tip: Despite the name, all seedless watermelon contain white seeds as well as an occasional black seed.
Now that you’ve picked the perfect melon – some great recipes from Bon Appetit

Our Best Melon Recipes for Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Watermelon

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Did you miss the absolutely fabulous Wednesday market. Not to worry, there is the Thursday market. 9-1 in the WIC/social services parking lot. Across from the West end of Coddingtown Mall.
Just fruit and vegetables

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09

2016

Wednesday August 10th Vendor List

Vendor List Wednesday August 10th
The Wednesday market is a perfect place to buy local. A geat group of local farmers, cooks, and craftspeople. Plus a lovely spot to sit while you have farm to table fare and there is always music.
Wednesday is Senior Bucks day – every senior gets two market bucks – just like cash at every vendor.
Farmers
Beet Generation
Bohemian
Hector’s Honey
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Ponce
Ridgeview
Schletewitz
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Tierra Vegetables
The Patch
Cooks and Crafts
Berkmans Spices
Full Circle Bakery
Future Eats
Franco One World Sausage
Physis Foods
The Hummus Guy
Wardwood art
Mi Fiesta
Sinful Fusion
Find out what’s in the market now
https://thesantarosafarmersmarket.com/whats-season-august20…/

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During the summer, we have three markets to serve you. To guarantee, you are getting the freshest local produce available.
Saturday and Wednesday the market is at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. On Thursday, there is a small market at 1450 Guerneville Road just across the road from the west end of Coddingtown Mall (social services parking lot.)
It’s seasonal Sonoma at its very best. The markets are full of peppers and it is just the beginning of the season. Beautiful carrots and cabbages of all colors and shapes – And tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes
Apples, almonds, avocados, arugula, Asian Greens, berries, beets,bell peppers, broccoli, cabbages, carrots,cauliflower, celery,corn, cucumbers, dahlias, dried beans and grains, eggplant, fennel,field-grown tomatoes, figs, fresh herbs, fresh shallots, fresh onions –red and white, garlic, grapes, honey, kale, leeks, lettuces,melons, mushrooms, mustard greens, nectarines, new potatoes, oranges, onions,padrone peppers, peaches,peas,purslane, shishito peppers, plums, pluots, pole beans, radishes,rutabagas summer squash, sunflowers, tomatillos, tomatoes, torpedo onions and turnips
This year our tomato tasting is September 10th – always free, local, family oriented and fun with special guest Michele Anna Jordan –

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Aug

05

2016

August 6th Vendors List

Saturday August 6th Vendor List
Do you recognize these ingredients – hmmmm Thai Street Food now at the Saturday market.
Another great ingredient now in the market, Gravenstein Apples. Walker Apples and Laura’s Orchard both have Sonoma’s own apple the gravenstein. Ask Laura about juice.
Wednesday regular Ridgeview will be at the Saturday market with their amazing melons.

Our amazing line-up of Vendors
Farmers, Ranchers and Flowers
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Farms
Canvas Ranch
Dry Creek Peach
Earthworker
Farm Sinclair
Foggy River
Gourmet Farms
Hector’s Honey
John Ford
La Vida Nursery
Laguna Farm
Laura’s Orchard
Ma & Pa’s Garden
Min Hee Hill Gardens
Neve Rose
Offerings of the Land
Owen Farms
Pepper Ranch
Ponce
Ridgeview Farm
Salmon Creek
Schletewitz Family Farm
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Singing Frogs
Straus Family Creamery
The Beet Generation
The Patch
Two Rock Cheese
Walker Apples
Williamson Ranch
X-oticals

Alma’s Oil Cloth
Barrel Creative Art
Berkmans Spices
Ca Coops
Costeaux Bakery
D&H Woodworking
Earth Temple
Cirque du Ferment
Four Directions Creative Art
Franco One World Sausage
Full Circle Bakery
Future Eats
GaGa Café
Home Maid Ravioli
I’m So Sure
HDL Vinegars and Oils
John Rizzi
Mi Fiesta
Not Yer Momma’s Granola
One Ocean Seafood
Pop’s Kettle Corn
Princess Seafood
Pure Puer Tea
Raymond’s Bakery
Royale Hare
Run Around Brew
Scott Wilson
Sonoma Gardens
The Garden Wild
The Hummus Guy
Varda Rose
Wardwood Creative Art
Wine Country Chocolate

Anello Crab & Seafood
Chalk Hill Cookery
Falafel Fix
Thai Street Food

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Wednesday Market August 3rd
Sweet beauty the best watermelon ever is available from Ridgeview at the Wednesday market. It’s a small watermelon good for one or two servings. It is crisp and sweet and simply wonderful. Ridgeview also has a variety of other melons. You can tell they are ripe by the amazing aroma. They specialize in the smaller varieties.
There are tons of tomatoes, fresh onions, garlic, summer fruit.
Plenty of prepared food as well. Come on down and get a great tamale from Mi Fiesta – grab and go or enjoy the shaded food court. www.thesantarosafarmersmarket.com to see a full list of what’s in season.
The breakfast burrito makes it return from Sinful Fusion. It looks really good and can easily made to go.
Vendor List
Farmers
Beet Generation
Bohemian
Hector’s Honey
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Ponce
Ridgeview
Schletewitz
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Tierra Vegetables
The Patch
Cooks and Crafts
Berkmans Spices
Full Circle Bakery
Future Eats
Franco One World Sausage
Physis Foods
The Hummus Guy
Wardwoodart
Mi Fiesta
Sinful Fusion Farm market breakfasts and Turkish Street Food

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Do you carry hot sauce with you? If you are that person. Be sure to come to the Wednesday market and check out the collaboration between ‪‎HectorsHoney‬ ‪‎BerkmansSpices‬ and ‪‎FrancosOneWorldSausage‬ It started with Dennis Dunn’s barrel aged hot sauce add Hector’s Honey and some of Berkmans Spices Cowboy blend and wowser it’s the Dirty Cowboy Sauce to put on everything. Or maybe they are still looking for the perfect name.

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