Every year, the market joins with Slow Food Russian River to honor the Gravenstein Apple.    It’s a party with a purpose.    Slow Food Russian River was also a factor in bringing back the Bodega Red Potato.   Thank you Slow Food Russian River for bringing back food – where the most important factor is that it tastes good.

This Saturday August 24 is going to be a great market.  Chef Una demonstrating apple recipes, activities for kids, and apple tastings.

Tomorrow is the Gravenstein Apple Celebration!

Food Demo by Jennifer Una

Apple Juicing by the Gravenstein Apple Committee

Balloon Animals by Pop the Clown

Live Music and FUN!!

Tomorrow is the end of the season for Branch & Brine

Sonoma Woodworks will be here!!

Here is the line-up!

Agricultural

Armstrong Valley Farm

Beet Generation Farm

Bellwether Farms

Bernier Farms

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

Branch & Brine

Canvas Ranch

Daffodils’, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My

Dry Creek Peach

EGB  Farms

First Light Farm

Foggy River

G&S Farm

Hectors Honey

John Fords Ranch

Karlonas Farms

Kays Bo Kays

Laguna Farm

Leap Frog Greens

Ma & Pas Garden

Min-Hee Hill Gardens

My Wild Iris Rows

Natures Spirits Garden

Neve Roses ll

New Family Farm

Offerings of the Land

Orchard Farms

Owen Family Farm

Oz Family Farm

Pepper Ranch

Ridgeview Farm

Salmon Creek Ranch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

St. Benoit Creamery

The Black Sheep Farm

The Patch

Tusque Farms

Twin Palms Farm

Two Rock Valley Cheese

Walkers Apples

Weirauch Farm & Creamery

Williams Ranch

Williamson Farm

Prepared Foods

Chef Henderson Catering

Green Grocer

Guerilla Foods

Lata’s Indian Cuisine

Penang Kitchen

Non-Agricultural

Aroma Floral Designs

Bumble Bee Seafood

California Coops

Costeaux French Bakery

Damselfly Designs

Dominique’s Sweets

Earth Temple

East West Gourmet

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

Franco’s One World Sausage

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Café

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Grizzly Bear Sweets

Hilltop Honey

Home Maid Ravioli

Leon Day Condiments

Mama Baretta

Mi Fiesta Catering

Not yer Mommas Granola

Nourish

Philisophers Stoneground

Poppies

Pure Puer Tea

Raymond’s Bakery

Royale Hare

Run Around Brew

Sia Baskets

Sonoma Garden Design

Sonoma Woodworks

Starting from Scratch

The Beet Generation Juice

The Garden Wild

Threads of Time

Vicki Kemp

Waterhorse Ridge

Willow Designs

 

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Got the mid-week- bored- blues?  the perfect-pick-me-up is the Wednesday morning market at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

Right now you could call it the  Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich market.    The long torturous wait for local tomatoes is over and now it is time for the BLT

Outdoor tomatoes grown in Sonoma County are here all varieties from early girls to heirloom.     Amazing bacon is available from Dream Catcher Ranch and The Windsor Green Grocer.   Full Circle Bakery has the perfect bread for your BLT – no matter what that choice is.    And while lettuce is often treated as just an accessory, we disagree and think it needs to be crisp and crunchy.  Find your perfect lettuce at Min-Hee Garden.  There are lots of varieties of lettuce in market now.

If you’d rather have someone else make your BLT – we nominate the Windsor Green Grocer.  We believe his BLT belongs in the Sandwich Hall of Fame.  And you can have it during BLT season at the Wednesday morning market.

If you are not a fan of bacon- skip the b and add any number of wonderful seasonal options – cucumbers, gypsy peppers, or try a slice of  perfectly ripe peach!

The Wednesday market has duck eggs, chicken eggs, coffee beans, coffee, coffee drinks, pastries, bread, jams, condiments, beef, duck, pork, bison, salmon, halibut, cod,mushrooms – varieties of fresh and died, honey, beeswax products,seasonal produce and fruit .   Wednesday only vendor Ridgeview Farm has the most beautiful seasonal bouquets and full bunches of zinnias.

There are also handcrafted soaps, unique jewelry and items crafted from old silverware, and beautiful hand-sewn napkins, shirts and more.

 

Current Wednesday Vendors

 

Run Around Brew

Edgeworks Knife Sharpening   every other week

Full Circle Bakery

Waterhorse Ridge Jams and More

Mi Fiesta   Tamales, enchiladas salsas etc

Vicki Kemp napkins, clothing crocheted sweaters

Willow Designs handcrafted jewelry, aprons, scarves

Gaga Café perfect cup of coffee and beans plus other drinks

Garden Wild handcrafted artisan soaps and crèmes

Carson’s Catch smoked salmon on Wed

Salmon Creek Ranch duck, duck eggs, beef

Redel flavored almonds   every other week

Dream Catcher Ranch   — pork, lamb, bison

Windsor Green Grocer   farm market breakfasts  THE BLT

Redwood Empire Farm  seasonal produce

Sebastopol Berry  berries and more berries

Beet Generation   seasonal produce

Hector’s Honey  honey, beeswax products and seasonal produce

DeSantis  fruit, nuts, dried herbs

Armstrong Valley seasonal produce

Bohemian Well Being fresh and dried mushrooms  The best selection in Sonoma Couunty

Ridgeview    Seasonal produce and flwoers

Min-hee Gardens   Seasonal produce, dried peppers, pepper plants, garden stakes

EGB Fruit   Seasonal fruit and nuts

Patch   Seasonal produce

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Combs Ranch   Paula Combs Wurlitzer. Orchard Fruit from Butte County — Apricots, Figs, Olive Oil, Almonds.

If you are a fan of the apricot –the Wednesday market is a must.   She has several different kinds and you can taste before you buy.

Vendors at the Wednesday market include:  Mi Fiesta great prepared foods -tamales, enchildas, chile rellanos , seasonal salsa, chips, tortillas, rice and beans , The Patch -wonderful seasonal produce including fresh sweet onions, Armstrong Valley Farm –new potatoes, Hector’s Honey honey but lots of great produce grown within two miles of the market,  Parsons Homegrown -the tomato that’s here now also grown within two miles of the market, organic plants and vegetable starts from Nature Spirits also grown within two miles of the market.   Everyone’s favorite — the Sebastopol Berry Farm is back at the Wednesday market: blueberries and raspberries all organic.  Carson’s Catch has  wild Alaskan salmon, cod and halibut all flash frozen on the boat.  Dreamcatcher ranch is featuring lamb these days but be sure and ask about their meat CSA particularly the bacon box!   DeSantis is here with there great variety of seasonal fruit –the very end of the citrus and the start of the stone fruit.  Min-Hee Hills Garden brings the most beautiful produce to the market and it doesn’t just look good — it tastes good too.  Damon also has some unusual Thai pepper plants  – the peppers start out black, turn green and then red.  He also has the peppers for sale.   If you are looking for a healthy snack you can’t beat Redel’s Roasted Almonds.   The Garden Wild has wonderful soaps and creams  most made from farm market products.  Waterhorse Ridge brings their enormous selection of jams, chutneys, salsas and other condiments.  Patricia Greer either grows it herself or buys it from the market.  Full Circle Bakery has wonderful breads to put Patricia’s jams on.  Run-Around -Brew is here for a wonderful coffee-break or get your day started and Gaga Cafe is in the house with just beans.  Shone Farm another neighbor is also a Wednesday vendor.  Country Rhodes is also a Wednesday vendor and they have tomatoes — summer tomatoes (they are from a slightly warmer place.)   Willow Design brings her clever gifts  including a wide range of items made out of old silverware….bud vases and bracelets…and much more.  And there is more.

 

 

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The Wednesday market attracts great chefs because freshness counts and much of the same great fruits and vegetables  are available without the crowds. 

Here are Scott Noll, pastry chef at Jackson’s Bar and Oven and rising star baker Kima Lovold  Noll described her as “amazing.”    We saw Chef Noll shopping with another young colleague at the Saturday market using the moment as a teaching exercise. We think he is amazing.

Last year Diane Peterson of the Press Democrat shared chefs’ recipes for spring fruit and berries.  One of the featured chefs is Scott Noll.

 

Here are the vendors of the Wednesday market:

Min-Hee Hill Garden,The Dreamcatcher Ranch (featuring lamb this week), Redel’s  Roasted Almonds, Willow Designs, Full Circle Bakery, Bohemian Well Being Town -Mushrooms, Ridgeview Farm, Parsons Homegrown, Amstrong Valley Farm, Desantis Fruit, Hector’s Honey, Carson’s Catch,The  Garden Wild, Waterhorse Ridge Jams, Country Rhodes,  Mi Fiesta, Lata’s Indian Cuisine,EGB fruit stone fruit peaches and apricots this week and Vicky Kemp designs.

 

 

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