Small Business Saturday

The perfect antidote to Black (or gray) Friday is Green or Small Business Saturday. The vendors of the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market are all local small businesses. If you want the easiest way to support small businesses shop at the year round farmers market.

It’s the perfect place for the foodie on your list. But you can also find great gifts for the non-food obsessed as well.

Got a hot pepper aficionado on your gift list? Someone who would appreciate a beautiful plant or great wood working? The cutest knit items for big and small and table top decorations, napkins and table cloths.

It’s also the best place to plan your holiday party menu. Thinking about a cheese platter -Springhill can put one together of their award winning cheeses. Many of the prepared food vendors are also caterers. Think about a platter of Lata’s samosas or a big tray of Mi Fiesta’s tamales. Nellie’s makes a wonder oyster lomi lomi — you can serve it with cocktails, if you don’t eat it on the way home in the car.
Santa Rosa Seafood also has great prepared items -including a lobster cioppino. Smoke and Oak has great soups and utilizes seasonal, local produce.

Three Sisters are back with their fresh wreaths and other holiday decorations.