Music:
Trio Bonnejoi in the Food Court
New Skye on the South Side
Activities:
Wine Tasting with Navarro Vineyards on the South side
Pony Rides with Ponies R Us on the West side
Caricaturists with Skylark Art in the Food Court
Balloon Creations with Oliver of Crazy Mad Productions
Produce:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Wellbeing
Canvas Ranch
Earthworkers Farm
Farm Sinclair
First Light Farm
Foggy River Farm
Hector’s Honey
Laguna Farm
Ma & Pa’s Garden
Min-Hee Hills Garden
New Family Farm
Offerings of the Land
Ridgeview Farm
Singing Frogs Farm
The Beet Generation
The Patch
The Peach Farm

Fruits & Nuts:
Armstrong Valley Farm
Dry Creek Peach
Ponce Farm/EGB Farm
Schletewitz Family Farm
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Walker Apples
Williamson Farms
Meats and Fish:
Franco’s One World Sausage
Fresh Off the Boat
John Ford Ranch
Karlona’s Farms
One Ocean Seafood
Owen’s Family Farm
Pepper Ranch Poultry
Salmon Creek Ranch
The Black Sheep Farm
Williams Ranch
Olive Oils, Vinegars & Jams:
Dry Creek Peach
Hue de Laroque
Leon Day Condiments
Waterhorse Ridge
Baked Goods:
Cookie…take a bite!
Costeaux French Bakery
Full Circle Bakery
Raymond’s Bakery
Wine Country Treats
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
Beverages:
A Taste of Tea
Fresh Girls
Gaga Café
Navarro Vineyards
Pure Puer Tea

Prepared Foods:

Green Grocer
Mi Fiesta Catering
Penang Kitchen
Starting from Scratch
Specialty Items:
Grizzly Bear Sweets
Home Maid Ravioli
Local Spicery
Not yer Momma’s Granola
Quiche & Carry
The Hummus Guy
Cut Flowers:
Neve Roses II
Garden Starts:
Natures Spirit Garden
Living Flowers:
Daffodils, Dahlia’s, & Lilies Oh My!
X-Oticals
Outdoor Living:
California Coops
Earth Temple
Sonoma Garden Designs
Sonoma Woodworks
Jewelry:
John Rizzi Glassworks
Willow Designs
Candles:
Beach House Candles
Hectors Honey
For the Home:
DH Woodworkers
Sia Baskets
Soaps & Lotions:
The Garden Wild
Wearables:
Royale Hare
Victoria Kemp
Services:
AD EdgeWorks Sharpening Services
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Aug

05

2014

Wine Tasting with Navarro Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

Navarro Vineyard tasting (1)

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Get a taste of ver jus at the Wednesday market

Get a taste of ver jus at the Wednesday market

Penny Royal Farm/Navarro Vineyards is at the Wednesday market and they have ver jus.  They also have sheep and goat’s milk cheese including a great blue cheese.  Not too mention wine.  It’s a party at Penny Royal Farm stand ..at least everything you need for a party including wine.

 

Verjus

 

(vair-ZHOO)

Also known as “verjuice,” verjus is the pressed juice of unripened grapes, and can be red (made from either purely red grapes or a red-white mix) or white (made from white grapes). While acidic, verjus has a gentler flavor than vinegar, with a sweet-tart taste that is often used to heighten the flavor of many sauces or mustards. The word verjus derives from the French term vert jus, literally “green juice,” which refers to its source—the high-acid, low-sugar grapes that winemakers thin from the vines just when the crop is beginning to ripen. This early crop of unripe grapes is pressed, resulting in verjus. Unlike wine, however, verjus is not fermented, and is not alcoholic, meaning that its use in a salad dressing or sauce will not interfere with the flavor of the accompanying drinking wine. Widely used in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, verjus has become more popular in recent years and is produced by many American wineries; it’s also widely imported from France. Red verjus has an earthier flavor, while white verjus has a crisper taste.

HOW TO BUY

Like wine and vinegar, each brand of verjus will have a distinct taste. Red generally varies from gentle and floral to rich and hearty; white verjus can be light and mild or tangy and aggressive. verjus is available in gourmet food stores, or directly from producers.

HOW TO USE

Both red and white verjus can be used in salad dressing, with a proportion of 3 parts verjus to 1 part oil; red verjus is better suited for strong-flavored greens like arugula, while white verjus is better for tender greens, like butter lettuce. You can use red verjus as you would use red wine vinegar or red wine—it is particularly good in sauces for meat or spicy foods, as well as marinating. You can use white verjus as you would use white wine vinegar, lemon juice, or white wine—it is good in beurre blanc, or other sauces for chicken or fish.

HOW TO STORE

Opened verjus will keep, re-corked, in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 months. To freeze for a longer period of time, pour verjus into ice cube trays.

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