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The annual heirloom tomato tasting is a chance for the market to show off our wonderful farmers.    Rain does not stop the faithful tomato tasters.  We are Northern Californians we know what to do when it  rains.

The winners of the raffle are:
Randy Casey
Molly Taylor
Linda Close
Each receives $20 in market bucks.   That could be a lot of tomatoes!

Thank you to Peggy (Peggy Parr’s Pottery) and Donna (Threads of Time) and her daughter too, for slicing up the tomatoes and making sure the salsa cups were filled.

This year, the tomatoes came from Tusque Farm, Hector’s Honey and The Patch.   Many others of our Sonoma farmers also grow tomatoes.  The recent rain helped boost the tomato season.   There are still lots and lots and lots of tomatoes  Ask your favorite vendor about case prices.

There was a salsa contest and everyone won.   They were all so different, we just couldn’t say one was better than the others.

Hector’s Honey has three entries – roasted tomatillo cooked tomatillo and roasted tomato salsa.  They were pretty darn good and when we asked for the recipe – Hector said they are thinking about producing them for the market.

Min-Hee Hill’s salsa  had a secret ingredient that made it more Spanish in origin — Min Hee used Padron peppers.

Penang Kitchen’s entry was a classic salsa -tomatoes, onions, peppers and avocados — it was very popular with folks looking for something not too spicy.

The Patch – Lazaro’s pico de gallo is a favorite and here is the recipe: dice a variety of heirloom tomatoes, Italian red onion, fresh cilantro, red pepper and serrano pepper for the salsa, then finished it off with a sprinkle of salt.   Very fresh tasting and very popular with the non-garlic lovers among us.

Non tomato farmers got in the act with things like wonderful tomato tarts from Dominique and Local Spicery put together a special tomato spice kit.  Waterhorse Ridge always has some tomato based jams, jellies and condiments.

Rain or shine, it’s always a great time at the  market’s annual Heirloom Tomato Tasting.   The left over tomatoes were donated to:  Slater Middle School’s are having a special farm to table culinary session in their foods class; the Redwood Empire Food Bank – they were very happy to
receive them and  a case for the field trip of 2nd graders coming to Wednesday
market from Hidden Valley Satellite School.

 

 

 

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Apr

19

2013

Earth Day at the market 4/20 Vendors List

It’s Earth Day and the Forestville 4 H members will be here will their farm projects many of which include baby animals. It’s a great day for kids at the market.

No matter what size party or event you are planning, come to the market. It’s like a event expo every week. Looking for a great caterer — try tastes on the spot. The wedding season is upon us and if you need a great gift, Peggy Parr Pottery has some beautiful new designs. Speaking of weddings, Peter Bailey Jewelry specializes in custom wedding rings.

Don’t forget the market is closed Saturday May 4th and open Sunday May 5th.

Vendors List Saturday April 20th

Penang Kitchen
Edgeworks Sharpening Services
Sonoma Garden Designs
Beet Generation
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
EGB Farms
Ridgeview Farms
Ma & Pa Gardens
Kays Bo Kays
DeSantis Farms
Orchard Farms
Nature Spirits Garden
Foggy River Farm
X-oticals
Berniers Farm
Branch & Brine
Offerings of the Land
Middleton Farms
Singing Frogs Farm
Armstrong Valley Farm
Williamson Farms
Hectors Honey
St Rose Winery
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Parsons HomeGrown
Daffodils, Dahlias, Lilies Oh My!
La Vida Buena Nursery
Salmon Creek Ranch
Not Yer Mommas Granola
Franco’s One World Sausage
Williams Ranch
Two Rock Valley Cheese
Costeaux Bakery
John Ford Ranch
Pepper Ranch
The Black Sheep Farm
Bolani – East West Gourmet
Full Circle Bakery
Weirauch Farm & Creamery
Hue de Laroque
Owens Family Farm
Hilltop Honey
Stonehouse Olive Oil
Gusto
Local Spicery
Earth Temple
Damselfly Designs
Chef Henderson Catering
California Coops
Guerilla Foods
Varda Rose
Kirsten’s Kraft’s
JF Pottery
Royal Hare
Willow Designs
Victoria Kemp
Peggy Parr Pottery
Peter Bailey
Aroma Floral
Comfort Zone
Crumb Hither Bakery
Moonshadows
Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates
Raymond’s Bakery
Mi Fiesta Catering
Water Horse Ridge
Almas Oil Cloths
Dominique’s Sweets
GaGa Cafe
Mama Baretta
Bumble Bee Seafood
Lata’s Indian Cuisine
Run Around Brew
Green Grocer
Ottis & Saddies BBQ

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