Jun

27

2013

Market News for Saturday June 29th

The market’s new location makes it possible to introduce market go’ers to Sonoma County’s many service agencies and non-profits.

This Saturday the Sonoma County Animal Shelter will be back with wonderful adoptable pets

Highlights for Saturday 6/29 market

DeSantis Farm is Back!!

Ultimate Souvlaki is Back!!

5th Saturday of the Month

Owen Family Farm    Making carnivores  happy!

By the Elvin Moon   Functional Art

Kirsten’s Krafts  scrabble tile jewelry –a lot of cute designs but she can make them to order too!

 

NEW

Composite Structures – compost tea brewing equipment, compost tea for plant use,

 

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Alma’s Oil Cloth and Chucharias is having a sale on Day of the Dead decorations.

Of course there are pumpkins all sizes shapes and colors everywhere at the market

Gandalf’s Fine Chocolates has creepy( in a good way) chocolate skulls but also some things for trick or treaters…well trick or treaters you like a lot.

Twin Palms Ranch is now at the Saturday market.

Jim and Dave (Sonoma Coast Organics) – the chestnut guys are back for their very short season.  They also have quince and chanterelles -if there are any.

It’s an exciting time at the market as it finally becomes fall and the market is full of peppers, pears, pomegranates,apples and all the fall greens and vegetables.  But there are a still signs that summer isn’t completely gone.  Min Hee Garden, The Patch and Armstrong Valley Farm still have tomatoes.  Min Hee also has cucumbers and they always have beautiful lettuce.   Depending on the micro-climate a few farmers still have berries.

 

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Punky’s Pumpkin Patch is  up and the market has moved to the east side of  Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  There is easy access from both Old Redwood Highway (Bad Ass Coffee) and Mark West Springs Road.   Plenty of free and easy parking,  follow the signs from the entrances.

Wednesday is going to be another beautiful day in Sonoma County.      Because it is hot, there are  tomatoes and as long as there are tomatoes – the Green Grocer is still serving the Best Ever BLT.  

Rather make your own BLT?  The Wednesday market has everything you need for the perfect BLT.  Tomatoes and lettuce – check out Min Hee Gardens.   Dreamcatcher Ranch has a variety of styles of bacon including nitrate free.  The perfect bread – any of the ones from Full Circle Bakery.  No matter what you bread preference they have it.

The Patch is at the Wednesday market with with  just picke seasonal produce.  If you haven’t had their fresh onions you are missing out on some great flavor.  A fresh red onion slice would make a great addition to a BLT.  The Patch also has peppers, green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Speaking of additions to a BLT  DeSantis has amazing avocados with thin very dark skin.

If you are tired of summer and ready for fall, the market has that too!  Hector’s honey has pumpkins and other squashes including spaghetti squash.   Armstrong Valley Farm has lots of winter greens and kohlrabi – the vegetable that looks like sputnik.     Twin Palms has beautiful peppers but they also have strawberries too.

Fall means pomegranates, pears, and persimmons and nuts.

Ridgeview Farm is now year round at the Wednesday market.  Ridgeview has seasonal fruit and vegetables and the most amazing bouquets.   The hot weather means the zinnias are still available.      Every item they grow is chosen entirely for flavor.   They pick when flavor is at its peak.

The Wednesday market is has everything you need for a great mid-week pick me up.  Including a beautiful spot to sit.

Introducing Physis – your farmer’s market pantry.  He takes what’s available in the market now and turns into the stocks, dressings and other pantry items you wish you had time to make yourself.

Wednesday Vendors

  • Armstrong Valley Farm
  • Beet Generation Farm
  • Sebastopol Berry Farm
  • Twin Palms Ranch
  • Hector’s Honey
  • DeSantis Farm
  • Bohemian Well Being Town  mushrooms
  • Ridgeview Farm
  • Min Hee Gardens
  • EGB Fruit and Nuts
  • The Patch
  • Dreamcatcher Ranch
  • Salmon Creek Ranch
  • Carson’s Catch
  • Full Circle Baking
  • The Garden Wild
  • Vicky Kemp Designs
  • Willow Designs
  • Waterhorse Ridge Jams and Condiments
  • The Green Grocer
  • Mi Fiesta
  • GaGa Cafe
  • Run-Around Brew
  • Physis
  • Edgework knifesharpening 1st and 3rd Wednesday

 

 

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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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The Wednesday market is the only Santa Rosa market Ridgeview farm attends.  They have the first apples of the year and Ridgeview is also home to wonderful seasonal flower bouquets.  Right now -it all about zinnias.   Zinnias are long lasting and come in beautiful bright colors — perfect for summer.   Ridgeview also has lettuces, fresh herbs and french breakfast radishes.

DeSantis has the first table grapes of the year – crisp and crunchy – table grape varieties you won’t find at the grocery store.

Redwood Empire Farm has tomatoes big and small.    The Patch should have tomatoes this week too.

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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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