Farming is an all weather occupation!

From Redwood Empire Farm
Hey Farm Friends,

By now, I’m sure everyone has heard the forecast for nasty weather this weekend. Just because it’s raining, however, doesn’t mean that activity stops on all the small farms around the County. Rain or shine, we farmers must tend to our crops, our animals, and continue with our businesses as close to normally as we can. The cold, wet weather is challenging enough in that it makes it significantly harder to farm successfully, but when a rainy day coincides with our big weekly Farmers’ Market, we fear that folks with opt to stay home where it’s dry and comfortable, choosing to do their shopping at a supermarket instead of the Farmers’ Market. When our customers don’t make it to the Market because of nasty weather, it makes a difficult situation even worse for us.

I’m not trying to guilt anyone into coming to the Market tomorrow even if it’s raining; I’m simply doing my best to explain why it’s essential, for the livelihood of all of us local farmers, to make it to the Market. It may be a little bit wet, but there’s plenty of shelter to be found and loads of delicious, local produce to be had. Besides, I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy weekend than indoors cooking some amazing meals centered around great local food.

At tomorrow’s Santa Rosa Farmers’ Market, we will be offering:

Summer Squash
Sugar Snap Peas
Assorted colored cauliflower
Fava Beans
Spring Mix
Rainbow Chard
Red Russian Kale
Dinosaur Kale
Red Chidori Kale
Cleland Ranch Farm Fresh Eggs

Hope to see you at the Market!


Ariel Russell
Redwood Empire Farm