Dec

13

2012

Oysters

No oyster is the same at any one time of year. How it tastes – how fat, how briny, how big or small – depends on its own reproductive cycle, and on the cycles of the climate.

Cold weather is good for oysters!

The holiday season arrives and so do the oysters! For many oysters are a holiday tradition – they may take many different forms: oyster stew, raw oysters, oyster shots.

Bumblebee Seafood has local oysters and crab.  They also have salmon and cod.  If you are looking for something special — just ask.   Saturday market.

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Do you envy people whose Christmas gifts are beautifully wrapped?   Yours are in the bag from the store with a little tissue paper…  This Saturday get someone else to  wrap up your holiday gifts — for a good cause.   The Sonoma County YMCA will be wrapping gifts to support their Christmas giving programs.

You can wrap up your shopping at the market too.    You cannot go wrong with a gift of a great ingredient.     A gift that will be remembered long after the holidays are over — give the gift that will always be a perfect fit — market gift certificates.   Your friends will thank you for introducing them to the Santa Rosa Farmers Market.

Franco makes cotechino sausage for the holidays.  His brother Dennis calls it the “King of sausages” It is in the market now.

The Chestnut guys will be back this week with chanterelles as well as chestnuts.    Sometimes they have “lazy persons” chestnuts already peeled.  You can freeze them.   K &K are back — some say the best walnuts around.  Black Sheep meat is back – heritage beef and pork.  And if you haven’t stopped by Branch and Brine – you are in for a treat – olives cured on the branch perfect for the martini drinker on your list.   Bumble Bee has fresh crab – ready to eat!

 

 

Meats, Fish, and Eggs:

Salmon Creek Ranch

Carson’s Catch

Bumble Bee

Franco’s One World Sausage Co.

Williams Ranch

The Black Sheep Ranch

Owen Family Ranch

Pepper Ranch

 

Cheese:

Weirauch Ranch

Two Rock Goat Cheese

 

Veggies, Fruits & Nuts:

Work Horse Farm

Branch & Brine

Laguna Farms

Sonoma Coast Organic Produce

Offerings of the Land

Hectors Honey

First Light Farm

Singing Frogs Farm

Foggy River Farm

Orchard Farms

Bohemian Well Being Farm

Armstrong Valley Farm

K&K Farms

Bernier Farm

Twin Peaks Orchard

Min-Hee Hill Farm

New Family Farm

EGB Farms

Beet Generation

Walkers Apples

Ma & Pa’s  Garden

 

Seedlings and Nursery Items:

Natures Spirit Garden

Daffodils, Dahlias and Lilies Oh My

 

Baked Goods:

Costeaux Bakery

Dominique’s Sweets

Raymond’s Bakery

Cosmic Cookie Jar

Mama Baretta

Full Circle Baking Company

 

Canned, Packaged, and Bottled Edibles:

Water Horse Farm

Not Yer Mamas Granola

Alive & Healing

Bruno’s Red WineVinegar

St Rose Winery

Stonehouse Olive Oil

Hue De Laroque Farm

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolates

Mi Fiesta

East West Gourmet Foods

 

Prepared Foods:

Lata’s Indian Cuisine

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

Run Around Brew

GaGa Café

 

Gift and Craft Items:

Willow – Jewelry, scarves, aprons

Vicki Kemp – clothing and knitwear

Royal Hare – yarn and knit wear

Gary Chappell – jewelry

Hilltop Honey – soaps & lotions

Almas Oilcloths and Churcherias

Aroma Floral – wreaths

By the Elvin Moon – carved wooden bowls

Earth Temple – stones and fossils

Threads of Time – clothing

Sonoma Woodworks – wine barrel garden furniture

California Coops – chicken coops

Varda Rose – knit hats

Hydrosouls – lotions and essential oils for people and pets

Sonoma Garden Designs – wooden furniture

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

 

Special Guest:

Sonoma County Family YMCA – Gift Wrapping services

 

 

 

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