Tom Noble of Armstrong Valley Farm knows what to eat seasonally. Right now he is making eggplant tian. He didn’t call it a tian but that is what it is. There is nothing better than slow roasted vegetables and most vegetables are improved by roasting.

Tom’s Eggplant Tian

Pyrex or other oven proof dish
olive oil and chopped garlic in the bottom of the pan
*layer slices of eggplant, onion and tomatoes until piled high
above the top of the dish
Hot oven (390) for a couple of hours until it cooks down and the liquid is gone – check half way. Getting too brown on top – cover with foil.
Also just for some lily guilding — at the end you could add bread crumbs or cheese or both

*add or subtract the seasonal vegetables of your choice.
Tian photo Toronto Sun

Santa Rosa Farmers Market's photo.
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Real Baby Carrots from Armstrong Valley Farm

Real Baby Carrots from Armstrong Valley Farm

The Saturday market is great
This week we are bringing back the $20.00 Meal Deal

Music:
New Skye
(In the Food Court)
Barbara Johnson
(Top of the Market)

Special Guest:
Master Gardener’s
To answer all your gardening questions!

Special Activities:
Ponies R Us
Pony rides for the kids!
Ponies from Sonoma

Produce:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing
Canvas Ranch
Earthworkers Farm
Farm Sinclair
Foggy River Farm
G&S Farm
Hector’s Honey
Laguna Farm
Ma & Pa’s Garden
Min-Hee Hills Garden
Offerings of the Land
Parsons HomeGrown
Singing Frogs Farm
The Beet Generation
The Patch

Fruits & Nuts:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Ponce Farm/EGB Farm
Schletewitz Family Farm
Sebastopol Berry Farm
The Peach Farm
Twin Peaks Orchards
Williamson Farms

Meats and Fish:
Franco’s One World Sausage
Fresh Off the Boat
Karlona’s Farms
One Ocean Seafood
Owen’s Family Farm
Oz Family Farm
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek Ranch
The Black Sheep Farm
Williams Ranch

Baked Goods:
Cookie…take a bite!
Costeaux French Bakery
Crumb Hither Bakery
Full Circle Bakery
Raymond’s Bakery

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

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

Specialty Items:
Home Maid Ravioli
Not yer Momma’s Granola
Quiche & Carry
The Hummus Guy

Sweet Treats:
Cookie…take a bite!
Crumb Hither Bakery
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Straus Family Creamery

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

Prepared Foods:
Green Grocer
Keith’s BBQ Beast
Mi Fiesta Catering
Penang Kitchen
Simply Ceviche

Garden Starts:
La Vida Buena Nursery
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Natures Spirit Garden

Living Flowers:
Daffodils, Dahlia’s, & Lilies Oh My!
X-oticals

Cut Flowers:
Kays-Bo-Kays
Neve Roses II

Outdoor Living:
California Coops
Sia Baskets
Sonoma Garden Designs

Soaps & Lotions:
The Garden Wild

For the Home:
Aroma Floral
I’m Sew Sure

Candles:
Beach House Candles
Hectors Honey

Fossils:
Earth Temple

Wearables:
Threads of Time
Victoria Kemp

Jewelry:
John Rizzi Glassworks
Willow Designs

Services:
EdgeWorks Sharpening Services

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It’s time for the Wednesday market the perfect midweek pick me up

 

 

 

Music Tomorrow: Hank Levine

 

 

 

Agricultural Vendors:

 

Bohemian Well-Being

 

Hector’s Honey

 

Farm Sinclair

 

Parsons Homegrown

 

Armstrong Valley Farm

 

Penny Royal Farm

 

Fruit Factory

 

Ridgeview Farm

 

 

 

Prepared Foods:

 

Green Grocer

 

Starting from Scratch

 

 

 

Full Circle Bakery

 

GaGa Cafe

 

A Taste of Tea

 

Mi Fiesta Catering

 

Innovative Designs

 

Quillfully Yours

 

Willow Designs

 

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

 

I’m Sew Sure

 

Village Charter School

 

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Feb

27

2014

March 1st Market Meal Deal

Meal Deal for Saturday March 1

This week’s Meal Deal is perfect for the weather. What could be better than a fragrant lamb roast. Easy and just under $5.00 for each person.

This menu is simple and highlights the farm fresh local ingredients in season and at the Saturday market. Named vendors have discounted their prices for this week’s meal deal.

1 1/2 lb Lamb shoulder roast from Williams @ $7.50 per lb or $11.25
3/4 lb potatoes from Armstrong @ $2.00 per or $1.50
1 large white or yellow onion All produce vendors $3.00
3/4 lb carrots from all produce vendors $3.00 or $2.25
5 cloves garlic from All produce vendors $1.00
Pantry:
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Total 19.50

Rosemary sprigs If you don’t have at least a small pot – get one from Nature’s Spirits. In the mean time Dennis at Franco’s One World Sausages will have fresh springs at his booth.

Preheat oven to 325

Pat the roast dry and liberally salt and pepper
Cut the onion into eighths
Smash the garlic, but leave whole
Cut the potatoes and carrots into a bit larger than bite sized pieces and toss in olive oil.
Place the veggies in a shallow baking dish with a sprig of rosemary
Place the roast on top of the veggies with another sprig of rosemary on top

Place the dish into the oven and cook until the internal temp of the roast reaches 135-140 degrees (approx 45min. Check the temp after 30 min to be safe).

Remove the roast from the oven, cover and let rest for 10 min (leave the veggies in the oven)

Once rested, remove the veggies, slice the roast and enjoy!!!!!

Option: Replace some of the carrots/potatoes and replace with parsnips or turnips (might have additional cost)

Option: After removing the veggies, deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup red wine, reduce until only half the wine remains, skim the fat and serve over the roast.

Meal Deal for Saturday March 1

This week's Meal Deal is perfect for the weather.   What could be better than a fragrant lamb roast.  Easy and just under $5.00 for each person.

This menu is simple and highlights the farm fresh local ingredients in season and at the Saturday market.  Named vendors have discounted their prices for this week's meal deal.  

1 1/2 lb Lamb shoulder roast from Williams @ $7.50 per lb or $11.25
3/4 lb potatoes from Armstrong @ $2.00 per or $1.50
1 large white or yellow onion All produce vendors $3.00
3/4 lb carrots from all produce vendors $3.00 or $2.25
5 cloves garlic from All produce vendors $1.00
Pantry:
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Total                                                           19.50

Rosemary sprigs  If you don't have at least a small pot - get one from Nature's Spirits.  In the mean time Dennis at @[245075998866237:274:Franco's One World Sausages] will have fresh springs at his booth.

Preheat oven to 325

Pat the roast dry and liberally salt and pepper
Cut the onion into eighths
Smash the garlic, but leave whole
Cut the potatoes and carrots into a bit larger than bite sized pieces and toss in olive oil.
Place the veggies in a shallow baking dish with a sprig of rosemary
Place the roast on top of the veggies with another sprig of rosemary on top

Place the dish into the oven and cook until the internal temp of the roast reaches 135-140 degrees (approx 45min. Check the temp after 30 min to be safe).

Remove the roast from the oven, cover and let rest for 10 min (leave the veggies in the oven)

Once rested, remove the veggies, slice the roast and enjoy!!!!!

Option: Replace some of the carrots/potatoes and replace with parsnips or turnips (might have additional cost)

Option: After removing the veggies, deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup red wine, reduce until only half the wine remains, skim the fat and serve over the roast.
 
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The Wednesday market
This week’s market offers wonderful choices for fruit and vegetables.including great tasting tomatoes grown less then 3 miles from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

There are a few vendors who only come on Wednesday and you are missing out if you don’t come and meet them. You are missing agreat blue cheese and wine.

Wednesday Only Vendors *

Hector’s Honey dried garlic, onions, winter squash, tomatillos and of course honey

Farm Sinclair Lettuces, radishes and a variety of Asian greens usually picked the morning of the market,

Parsons’ Homegrown Yellow, red and red cherry tomatoes. Really tasty, grown locally

Armstrong Valley Farm Eggs, beets, carrots, greens. His carrots are legendary

Penny Royal Farm Wonderful cheeses – award winning cheeses
The blue is amazing.*

Navarro Vineyards Wine and juices made from wine grapes. The pinot noir is a favorite with children and adults.*

The Fruit Factory Citrus and yams this time of year. Great prices on bulk purchases

Ridgeview Farm Lettuces, radishes and other spring vegetables. Not only are they tasty but they are beautiful *

Dream Catcher Ranch Locally raised meat. Ask about their meat CSA*

The Green Grocer Great farm to table fare. Served on china. Treat yourself to some great Sonoma County eating They cook straight from the market

Edgework’s Sharpening Services Get a spring tune-up for your garden tools. Don’t forget to sign up for Art’s email reminder service

Franco’s One World Sausages – Simply the best sausages. Ask Dennis to recommend the perfect one for you. When it’s raining the next day, wouldn’t be great to have a nice plate of sausage and potatoes and whatever vegetable you prefer. Everything you need is at the Wednesday market.

Gaga Cafe You can’t take Gary’s smile home with you but you can get the same great coffee –take home a bag of beans!

Full Circle Bakery Wonderful breads good variety from sandwich to specialty bread. The perfect bread for your mid-winter BLT
everything you need for a great BLT is at the Wednesday market.

Honeymoon Ice Cream Seasonal flavors, locally produced from local organic milk. Package in returnable jars. Ice Cream sandwiches. Wednesday only. You have got to come and taste.

The Taste of Tea Come and as see what they are sampling. Ask about the tea and food pairings.

Mi Fiesta Catering Co. Whether it’s a party for one or more. Mi Fiesta is one stop shopping. Their tortillas make great wraps for any kind of filling.

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2/12 Vendor LIst
New to the Wednesday market  Honeymoon Brand Ice Cream   organic ice cream from St Benoit milk
Music by Hank Levine
Edgeworks Sharpening Services
Starting from Scratch
Green Grocer
Dream Catcher Ranch
The Fruit Factory
Armstrong Valley Farm
Penny Royal Farm
Navarro Vineyards
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Parsons HomeGrown
Farm Sinclair
Hector’s Honey
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Mi Fiesta Catering
Willow Designs
A Taste of Tea
Quillfully Yours
Full Circle Bakery
GaGa Cafe
Franco’s One World Sausages
Honeymoon Brand
I’m Sew Sure

 

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The Wednesday market is located in the North Parking Lot of Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

the hours are 8:30 to Noon.

The Wonderful Wednesday market vendors

Hector’s Honey Kiwi, squash, potatoes, onions, garlic,tomatillos,hot and sweet peppers and honey of course

Twin Peaks Orchard  Citrus getting to the end of their winter season at the market

Dream Catcher Ranch Bacon Bacon Bacon and Parsons Homegrtown tomatoes is back. The Winter BLT and it is good

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm Join with Mr. Kim wishing for rain. Plenty of cultivated mushrooms but no porcini until it rains

Parsons Home Grown just down the road from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts – the out of season tomato that tastes like summer

Farm Sinclair Beautiful lettuces and Asian greens

Armstrong Valley Farm The best carrots. Onion,garlic, shallots, potatoes
greens and sometimes citrus

My Comfort Zone Take a chill pil-low. Susan has pillow of all sizes
that can be chilled or heated. You find the right one for all your aches and pains.

Full Circle Bakery Breads of all kinds and some sweet treats too
Have you tried their marble rye or the cheddar garlic?

Quillfully Yours Learn about the craft of quilling and see her inventory of beautiful handmade cards and other accessories. A great selection of antique Valentines.

The Taste of Tea Wonderful Wellness Wednesday– every Wednesday The Taste of Tea introduces something fun and good for you. Stop by for a sample.

Mi Fiesta Catering Co. Salsas, dips, tortillas, chips (baked not fried) – packages of enchiladas and tamales – a fast easy and really good meal. Hot tamales at the market. Fast and a great price.

Willow Designs Clever jewelry designs from old silverware.

I’m Sew Sure Wonderful work on table ware -runners, table cloths, napkins, place mats Great attention to detail

Franco’s One World Sausages If you want to elevate any dish
add any sausage but you can ask Dennis for a recommendation and he will pick the perfect sausage for you.

Starting From Scratch Omelet bar and other hits like biscuits with sausage gravy. They have a great sandwich called Solitude -chicken, carmelized onions, brie and I couldn’t figure out why they called it Solitude After I had one I realized it’s because you need to be alone when you eat it so you don’t have to share.

Green Grocer The best farm to table fare anywhere.

Hank Levine will be playing. It’s going to be another beautiful day.

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Vendors for the Wonderful Wednesday market.

Parsons Homegrown Tomatoes is BACK. The best out of season tomato ever.

Remember the market will be closed Saturday the 18th and open instead on Sunday the 19th  Regular schedule resumes the following week January 25th

Wednesday Market 1/15:

Hector’s Honey   Honey of course, produce including winter squash, garlic, potatoes, kiwis, hot and sweet peppers

Armstrong Valley Farm potatoes, lemons, lettuce and the best carrots in the world

Dream Catcher Ranch locally raised meat: pork, beef and lamb. Ask them about their breakfast boxes it’s a meat CSA program

Penny Royal Farm Nominated for the Good Food Awards for their goat cheeses and they have an award winning blue cheese

Navarro Vineyards Wine, non-alcoholic grape juice and ver jus a wonderful cooking ingredient

Farm Sinclair Asian vegetables, lettuces, radishes new items each week

Twin Peaks Orchard Citrus Citrus and more citrus

Parsons Tomatoes The world’s best out of season tomato

GaGa Cafe A cup of great coffee, beans by the bag, hot chocolate

Full Circle Bakery An assortment of baked goods including some morning pastries, sandwich breads and specialty breads (including cheddar garlic you have to buy two in order to get home with one)

Mi Fiesta Catering The best fast food- the tamale with your choice of salsa and guacamole. Their packages of tamales and enchiladas are perfect for an easy lunch or dinner with no fuss on your part. They have chips, salsa and tortillas too. Everything for your own fiesta

A Taste of Tea Stop by and ask about their teas. The green tea latte (no dairy involved) is yummy. They are very knowledgeable and happy to share information and tastes

Waterhorse Ridge Simply the best jams, conserves, salsas. Everything is locally grown and made with less sugar so the flavors shine through.

Green Grocer Have something to eat at the market from a chef described as the love child of the French Laundry and Whole Foods. This is farm to table at its best

Starting from Scratch Huge omelets stuffed with the ingredients of your choice– all from the market. In a hurry grab some sausage gravy over a big fluffy biscuit. Thinking about a party for the 49’er game ask them about dishes you can pick up at the Sunday market.

My Comfort Zone Pillows of comfort in all sizes that can be heated or chilled. Ask Susan to give you a tour of her inventory you will find just what you need.

Quillfully Yours Handmade cards. Excellent inventory of Valentine’s Day cards. You don’t want to be scrambling around on Valentine’s Day at the local drugstore for something for your sweetie.

Willow Designs Clever jewelry. Some designs feature vegetable beads. Many pieces are made from old silverware. You’ll find the perfect gift and for sure something for yourself.

I’m Sew Sure Many original designs including wonderful special occasion placements. They also have baby blankets, large carry-alls, beautiful napkins and other table ware. All of their pieces are crafted with great attention to detail.

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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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The Wonderful Wednesday market is back tomorrow

Music – Hank Levine

Hector’s Honey Peppers, squash, potatoes, tomatillos, garlic, onions, eggs and of course honey and other bee products

Twin Peaks Orchards Sunny Citrus

The Dream Catcher Ranch Beef, pork and lamb

Penny Royal Farm Award winning cheeses including a great blue cheese
Navarro Vineyards Grape juice and wine

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm Foraged and wild mushrooms

Farm Sinclair Bok Choi, tat soy and other Asian vegetables, radishes

Armstrong Valley Farm Potatoes, kale several different kinds,lemons, eggs, broccoli -several kinds

Gaga Cafe The best cup of coffee and you can get the beans to take home

My Comfort Zone Feeling a little achy for whatever reason. Susan
has the perfect pillow for you — can be heated or chilled.

Full Circle Bakery Great bread and some lovely pastries to go with that great cup of coffee

Quillfully Yours Wonderful Antique Valentines Cards

The Taste of Tea Ask about Wellness Wednesday

Mi Fiesta Catering Co. The best fast food at the best price – Mi Fiesta is party central. Wonderful chips and salsas

Willow Designs Clever jewelry designs — many crafted from silverware

I’m Sew Sure An array of hand sewn items: bags, baby blankets and special placemats for birthdays.

Food from two outstanding kitchens at the Wednesday market ths weel.

Starting From Scratch Omelets and sausage gravy and biscuits.. and a lot more.

The Green Grocer The name of the dish might sound familiar
but the Green Grocer always puts a slight twist on the dish.

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