Jun

07

2017

Wednesday June 7th Vendor List

Strawberries from Tierra Vegetables

Wednesday June 6th Vendor List
Oh boy -this is such a great market. Welcome Heather’s Custom meats to Wednesday – she has locally raised beef and pork and we just have to say— really really good.
Sonoma grown strawberries are here…better get a couple of boxes (one to eat in the car on the way home)
It’s going to rain tomorrow so stock up!
Bohemian Well Being Farm
Farm Sinclair
Hector’s Honey
Heather’s Custom Meats
Ponce Farm
Ridgeview
Schletewitz Family Farm
Tierra Vegetables
Sebastopol Berries
Anna’s Seafood
Berkman’s Spices
Eyrie Olive Oil
Franco One World
Full Circle Bakery
Future Eats
Golden State Pickleworks
Gourgeous Gems
Mi Fiesta
Physis
Queen Bee Bakery
Simply Strudel
Wardworks Art
Tuck Box
Sinful Fusion
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day Williamson Farms are back with their wonderful strawberries and avocados.    Both are reputed to be aphrodisiacs.   Make up your own love potion.

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 Strawberries
Strawberries have long been associated with love, sex, and sensuality. Strawberries may indeed boost the sex drive thanks to the vitamin C, potassium, and zinc that they contain. Eating a ripe strawberry or, better yet, a chocolate-covered strawberry, is a sure way to stimulate your senses and your libido.

Avocados
It’s no surprise that the avocado has been considered an aphrodisiac for thousands of years, given its sensual shape and soft texture. The Aztec word for avocado, ahuacatl, means “testicle.” In the 1920s, U.S. avocado growers launched an advertising campaign that attempted to convince people that avocados were not aphrodisiacs, but nobody was convinced. In Japan, people take avocado oil for its libido enhancing properties.

 

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And they are bringing strawberries  this week.   Also new for the Wednesday market coffee beans from the Gaga Cafe.

From their Website

Shone Farm’s large crop production area allows students to learn sustainable farming practices on a small commercial scale. These Sustainable Agriculture students are involved in planting, harvesting, packing, pricing, and selling the vegetables and fruit. During the growing season, produce is sold through weekly on campus and local farm stands, a CSA, and to several high-end markets and restaurants, including the SRJC Culinary Café. In addition to Shown Grown vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and lamb are also available for sale. Packaging and selling value-added farm products provides income to support Agriculture Department programs while completing the educational circle for students through their involvement in all phases of agriculture, from planning and production to marketing under the Shone Farm brand.

The Shone Farm Story

History

Shone Farm is a 365-acre outdoor learning laboratory for the Santa Rosa Junior College’s Agriculture/Natural Resources Department. The farm provides students with hands-on experience that cannot be duplicated in the classroom. The farm is located about 12 miles from the Santa Rosa Campus, between the towns of Forestville and Windsor, in the heart of the Russian River Valley AVA (American Viticulture Area). It was named in honor of Robert Shone, a very active leader in Sonoma County agriculture, in addition to being a Santa Rosa Junior College trustee and President of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.

During World War II, the property was a military listening post, monitoring radio traffic around the world. In 1972 it was declared surplus land by the federal government, and subsequently, acquired by Santa Rosa Junior College. Since then, the farm has provided broad learning opportunities to thousands of students in many agriculture areas:.  The SRJC Agriculture Department’s vision for Shone Farm is to be a model sustainable, integrated agriculture complex, a showcase for the community and outstanding venue for student learning.

Outdoor Learning Lab

Shone Farm includes 120 acres of forest, 100 acres of pasture, 70 acres of vineyard, 12 acres for crop production, and 4 acres of olive and apple trees, one of the largest agriculture sites in the California Community Colleges system. In addition, there is open space around the farm’s perimeter that serves as wildlife habitat, as well as the farmstead, which includes various buildings and improvements. The farm’s size allows for teaching small commercial scale production techniques. SRJC Ag/Natural Resources graduates are well prepared for the workplace or to continue their studies at a four-year university.

 

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