Saturday March 8th is going to be an amazing market. The weather warm and sunny. The Dixie Giants are playing and the Green Grocer is demonstrating the art of fermented foods at 11 and noon.

Nut N Other Angie’s back with wonderful unpasteurized almonds (N Other of course.)

This is a good time to think about chickens. Stop by and see California Coops – all the answers to your questions about a backyard flock. You can even have your own chicken tractor.

And massage is back at the market Total Moment Massage

And this is the list of vendors — which is what makes the market
totally amazing

Music: Hank Levine in the Food Court, The Dixie Giants on the North Pad

Special Activities: Fermentation Workshop presented by Joe Reuter of the Green Grocer @ 11am and noon.

Produce:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Farm Sinclair
First Light Farm
Foggy River Farm
Hectors Honey
Laguna Farm
Middleton Farm
Min-Hee Hills Garden
Offerings of the Land
Orchard Farms
Parsons HomeGrown
Singing Frogs Farm

Meats and Fish:
Franco’s One World Sausage
Freshway Fish
Karlona’s Farms
Owen Family Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
The Black Sheep Farm
Williams Ranch

Fruits & Nuts:
EGB Farm
Fruit Factory
Nut-n-Other Farm
Williamson Farms

Dairy & Eggs:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bellwether Farm
Hector’s Honey
Penny Royal Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
Straus Family Creamery
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Baked Goods:
Crumb Hither Bakery
Costeaux French Bakery
Dominique’s Sweets
Full Circle Bakery
Raymond’s Bakery

Beverages:
A Taste of Tea
Gaga Café
Navarro Vineyards
Pure Puer Tea
Run Around Brew

Olive Oils, Vinegars & Jams:
Hue de Laroque
Leon Day Condiments
Stonehouse Olive Oil
Waterhorse Ridge

Sweet Treats:
Crumb Hither Bakery
Dominique’s Sweets
Gandolph’s Fine Chocolates
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Straus Family Creamery

Specialty Items:
Home Maid Ravioli
Not yer Momma’s Granola
The Philosopher’s Stoneground

Prepared Foods:
Chef Henderson Catering
Guerilla Foods
Green Grocer
Lata’s Indian Cuisine
Mi Fiesta Catering
Penang Kitchen
Starting from Scratch

Flowers:
Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!
Neve Roses II
X-oticals

Nursery Stock:
La Vida Buena Nursery
Natures Spirit Gardens

Made with Wood:
by the Elvin Moon
California Coops
Sonoma Garden Designs

Jewelry:
John Rizzi Glassworks
Peter Bailey
Willow Designs

Wearables:
Created by Vanae
Royale Hare
Threads of Time
Varda Rose

For the Home:
Aroma Floral
Beach House Candles
Earth Temple
Hilltop Honey
My Comfort Zone
The Garden Wild

Pottery & Ceramics:
Architectural Ceramic Designs
Viking Pottery

Services:
Edgework’s Sharpening Services
Total Moment Massage

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Meal Deal for Saturday February 1
Yogurt, granola and jam parfaits

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or an on-the-go snack…even dessert
Our weekly special promotion comes with a recipe and discounts on the ingredients which are all at the market

Each recipes serves at least four, all ingredients are available at the market, and the cost is $20 or less

It’s easy peasy; Recipe (per person)
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 cup granola
2 tbs. jam

Participating vendors are:
  Not Yer Momma’s Granola
Ingredients for the original flavor  organic oats, honey, almonds, non-GMO expeller canola oil, sunflower seeds, Thompson raisins (organic sunflower oil), dried cranberries (evaporated cane juice & sunflower oil), organic pumpkin seeds, walnuts.

This powerhouse granola has more than 3 pounds of nuts, fruit and seeds to every 5 pounds of oats. Whether you are running errands or running a race, this fuel will keep you going or give you a second wind – works equally well for breakfast or for bringing along as a trail mix. (shhhhhhh….also great on vanilla ice cream)

Bellwether Farms uses milk from a Northern European breed called East Friesian, one of the best milk-producing sheep in the world. The sheep are fed alfalfa and grain and are free to roam year-round in pasture, helping them produce calcium-rich milk high in vitamin B12. Plus, the yogurt contains active cultures that ease digestion; sensitive stomachs can handle sheep’s milk better than milk from cows. Flavors include Plain, Strawberry (made with fragrant Northwestern strawberries), Vanilla (a blend of Madagascar Bourbon and Indonesian beans), Blackberry and Blueberry.—Nicole Denis

Waterhorse Ridge Jams
From Biteclub
Using pectin and small amounts of organic sugar, the Greers make the 60 or so varieties of jams, preserves, chutneys and salsas the old-fashioned way. With a big pot and lots of produce. “Since I grow the fruit I get attached to it and I want people to actually taste it,” she says. The idea, in fact, is to just eat it with a spoon straight out of the jar. Which is not just a suggestion, but a bit of a hazard. We blew through two jars in a single night.

16 oz Bellweather plain OR vanilla yogurt $4
Not Yer Mama’s Original Granola 7
4 oz.Waterhorse Triple Berry Jam 4

Total $15

 

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This week’s Saturday’s meal deal is kale frittata
Min Hee Hill Garden has a special on registered organic kale

Saturday’s line-up includes:

Music by Dave Hamilton

Produce:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Canvas Ranch
Farm Sinclair
First Light Farm
Foggy River Farm
Hectors Honey
Laguna Farm
Middleton Farm
Min-Hee Hills Garden
Offerings of the Land
Singing Frogs Farm

Meats:
Franco’s One World Sausage
Karlona’s Farms
Owen Family Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
The Black Sheep Farm
Williams Ranch

Dairy & Eggs:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bellwether Farms
Hectors Honey
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
Straus Family Creamery
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Baked Goods:
Cookie…Take a Bite
Costeaux French Bakery
Dominique’s Sweets
Full Circle Bakery
Raymond’s Bakery

Beverages:
A Taste of Tea
Gaga Café
Pure Puer Tea
Run Around Brew

Fruits & Nuts:
EGB Farm
Twin Peaks Orchards

Olive Oils, Vinegars & Jams:
Bruno’s Italian Red Wine Vinegar
Hue de Laroque
Leon Day Condiments
Stonehouse Olive Oil
Twin Peaks Orchard
Waterhorse Ridge

Sweet Treats:
Cookie…Take a Bite
Dominique’s Sweets
Gandolph’s Fine Chocolates
Grizzly Bear Sweets

Specialty Items:
Home Maid Ravioli
Not yer Mommas Granola

Prepared Foods:
Guerilla Foods
Green Grocer
Lata’s Indian Cuisine
Mi Fiesta Catering
Skipp Henderson Catering
Starting from Scratch

Plants and Flowers:
Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!
Natures Spirit Garden

Wearables:
Royale Hare
Silk Winds
Varda Rose
Victoria Kemp

Home Decor:
Architectural Ceramic Designs
Sia Baskets
Threads of Time

Just For You:
Hilltop Honey
My Comfort Zone
The Garden Wild

Jewelry:
Willow Designs

Collectables:
Created by Vanae
John Rizzi Glassworks

Made with Wood:
by the Elvin Moon
California Coops
D.H. Woodworking
Sonoma Garden Designs

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Saturday’s Meal Deal is Kale Frittata.


The frittata recipe features Weirauch’s Tomme Fraiche, produced with milk from a nearby Jersey-cow dairy, is delicious, . Modeled loosely after the fresh cheese produced in Salers and used for aligot (mashed potatoes with garlic and cheese), Tomme Fraiche is made with curds that are neither cooked nor pressed. A fresh-cut piece has a rich dairy aroma, merging the fragrance of warm cultured butter and sour cream. Enjoy Weirauch Farm Tomme Fraiche as a table cheese or in panini, on polenta or on pizza OR FRITTATA

Yum Weirauch is having a special event Farm Tour and Lunch

Event
FARM TOUR & LUNCH, co-hosted by Tully Dolci & Weirauch Creamery
FARM TOUR & LUNCH co-hosted by Weirauch Creamery, and Tully Dolci Organic Farm. We operate our businesses off of the same ranch here in Petaluma California, 40 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge. Let’s ring in the Holidays and the New Year together!

We will enjoy our animals up-close on a walking tour of the farm, learn about the daily routine and operation of the ranch, and savour our farm fresh products over lunch at communal tables in the old wood barn. In addition to the tour and lunch, the General Adult Ticket includes a take home goodie-bag of 1/2 dozen Tully Dolci Organic Farm Fresh Eggs, and 1/3lb of Weirauch Creamery Sheep Cheese!

LUNCH MENU
Seasonal Vegetable Soup
Tully Dolci Organic Egg Salad
Full Circle Breads (also gluten free option)
Weirauch Creamery Seasonal Cheeses

$45 GENERAL ADULT (includes tour, lunch & goodie bag of eggs & cheese)
$21 CHILDREN UNDER 12

DATES (select when purchasing tickets)
Sat, Jan. 18 11AM-1PM
Th, Jan. 30 11AM-1PM

IMPORTANT INFO:
* Event Hours 11AM-1PM; Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in.
* Please wear farm appropriate winter clothing, and comfortable walking shoes or rubber boots.
* General price tickets include fresh farm products of eggs & cheese. We advise that you bring a cooler with you to put your goodies into when you depart.
* All children must be accompanied by an adult.
* Sorry, visiting dogs are not allowed on ranch; please leave pooch at home, not in your car.
* If rain is expected on the day of your ticketed day, we may commence with the event if it is just a light drizzle. However, if a big storm is expected we will reschedule to an alternate date and/or reimburse tickets as necessary. Brown Paper Tickets will collect your contact info when you purchase your tickets so that we may contact you.

See you on the farm!
Carleen Weirauch & Dawn Dolcini

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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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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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The Patch  Heirloom tomatoes  Wed Thurs and Sat markets

The Patch Heirloom tomatoes Wed Thurs and Sat markets

Summer tomatoes are here.  Big time and earlier than usual.    Once you’ve had the first BLT, then what….  Speaking of BLT’s — you can get tomatoes and bacon at the Thursday market opening today at Coddingtown.  The Patch and Dreamcatcher Ranch are both at the Thursday market.

The easiest tomato recipe we’ve found (besides just eating them right out of your hand) is grilling thick slices so fire up the grill or heat up your grill pan

Charred Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients

  • 4 large firm heirloom tomatoes (about 10 ounces each), cored, cut horizontally in half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 5 tablespoons (about) extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Preparation

  • Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then 1 1/2 tablespoons each oregano and thyme leaves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill rack with oil. Place tomatoes, cut side up, on rack. Cook until bottoms are charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn tomatoes over and grill just to sear, about 1 minute. Turn cut side up onto platter. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon each oregano and thyme, then drizzle with more oil, if desired. Serve warm.  You can use a grill pan on a stove top for the same results.

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2013

Happy 4th of July

Hope you have a great 4th of July  we are happy to be a part of so many July 4th parties

Here are some safe and sane fireworks – Xoticals develops new dalhias  this is the Bakeman Starburst phases one and two.  It opens one color and develops into something else.                                     The top photo is phase one 1018121519-001

Bakeman Starburst phase two

Bakeman Starburst phase two

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Makes you want to take them all home

Makes you want to take them all home

It's pickling time and Beet Generation Farm is ready.

It’s pickling time and Beet Generation Farm is ready.

Discriminating pickle-makers are big fans.

Beet Generation Farm   Seasonal produce Wednesday and Saturday market

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Take the only walking- tour of the seasonal tastes of Sonoma County.  It’s entirely self-guided.  It happens every week.     If you are looking for Sonoma grown and prepared foods, the Saturday market is the place to be.   It is the largest and most diverse selection of produce grown in Sonoma County.    There is everything you are familiar with and things you’ve probably  never seen before.

Our farmers grow for flavor – not how well the vegetable or fruit ships.     Much of the produce is grown from heritage seeds.   The farmers can name names – it’s not just lettuce and you can find the perfect one for whatever recipe you are using.

All our ranchers together make up best butcher shop in Sonoma County.  As well as locally raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken, there is also goat, rabbit and duck.    Seafood at the market is seasonal and local.

The market is also home to a lot of great bakers.    Costeaux,Full Circle and Raymonds have  every bread you can think of…and a lot of sweet things too.   On the sweet side, Dominique and Crumb Hither have the pies ,cakes, some cookies too of all sizes and flavors.   Mama Baretta’s baked goods are gluten free.

Our cheese/dairy trail just got a little bigger.  Two Rock, aged goat cheeses and you got to try the brie, Weirauch Creamery, organic farmstead raw aged cow and sheep cheeses , and joining them this weekend is Bellwether Farms, a pioneer in the artisan cheese business and bringing yogurts, creme fraiche  “Our sheep’s milk yogurt is sweeter than goat’s milk, tastier than soy and richer than cow’s milk! Made with naturally homogenized sheep milk, our yogurt contains no antibiotics or growth hormones. For an added benefit, sheep milk could be the answer for those who are lactose intolerant. The highest quality milk deserves the highest quality fruit.”

There is music and local artisans and wonderful places to sit and enjoy the food of our great chefs.   We have the most amazing food court!   Are you part of that group where everyone wants to go a different place?  The market is the spot.  There is something for everyone.

Shopping for your own Memorial Day party is fun and easy at the market.

The first blue berries are here from Stokes Family Farm, and strawberries are popping up from lots of different farms. ….lots of varieties.

Manager’s pick for the week  The Granola Parfait  – farm fresh yogurt from Bellwether Farms, Granola from Not Your Mama’s and Blue Berries from Stokes Farm.

While we can’t claim EGB and DeSantis as Sonoma Grown, we can say say they are  from near-by and have wonderful and some unusual varieties of fruits and nuts.    Cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines – they offer samples so you can find the variety that is perfect for you.  DeSantis has mulberries purple and white, green almonds,

 

 

 

 

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