Saturday May 23rd Vendor List

The Saturday market is a walking tour of Sonoma County. If it grows here or produced here– it’s at the market. It’s a wonderful way to start off your Memorial Day Weekend.

The market is remembering Memorial Day by offering market bucks to veterans and active duty personnel. Just stop by the information booth.

Canvas Ranch is back. The Patch is back. For the local salmon season -Fresh off the Boat is back.

In the food court this Saturday Starting From Scratch Bakery & Catering, Lata’s Indian Cuisine and The Green Grocer

Farmers Ranchers Nurseries

Armstrong Valley Farm
Bellwether Farm
Bernier Farms
Bohemian Farms
Busalacchi Farms
Canvas Ranch
Daffodils Dahlias and Lily’s Omy
Duncans Mushrooms
Earthworkers
EGB/Ponce
Farm Sinclair
Foggy River
Hectors Honey
Karlonas
Laguna Farm
LaVida Farms
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Nature’s Spirit
Navarro
Neve Rose II
Offerings
Owens Ranch
Parsons Home Grown
Pepper Ranch
Salmon Creek
Schletewitz Family Farm
Singing Frogs
Straus Family Creamery
The Beet Generation
The Patch
Williamson Ranch
Xoticals

Artisans: food and crafts

Beach House Candles
Berkman’s Spices
Ca Coops
Cookie Take a Bite
Costeaux Bakery
Created by Vanae
Crumb Hither
D & H Woodworking
Dominique
Edgeworks
Farm to Ferments
Francos One World Sausage
Fresh off the Boat
Full Circle Bakery
Gaga Café
Grizzly Bear
Home Maid Ravioli
I’m Sew Sure
John Rizzi
JT Pottery
Leon Day
Mi Fiesta
One Ocean Seafood
Ponies R us
Press Democrate
Pure Puer Tea
Quiche & Carry
Raw-licious
Raymonds Bakery
Sonoma Garden Designs
Stonehouse Olive Oil
The Bone Broth Company
The Garden Wild
The Hummus Guy
The Wild Hare
Varda Rose
Waterhorse
Wine Country Chocolates

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Today The Council on Aging will hand our WIC Senior Coupon Books.   If you know a low income senior that could use some extra help with groceries, please tell them about today’s distribution of coupon books.

 

The market is located at 1450 Guerneville Road  the parking lot of the WIC officces  (opposite the west end of  Coddingtown Mall)

 

The market only sells fruits and vegetables.    While designed with WIC clients in mind, the market is open to the public.

 

The Patch, Hector’s Honey and EGB/Ponce are the featured vendors of the Thursday market

 

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The Wednesday market has a great selection of Sonoma grown produce.  McClellan Dairy has joined the Wednesday party with wonderful artisan butters and eggs.   Body Balance is offering massage at the market… take the stress out of your week.

Most of the tomatoes  at the Saturday Heirloom Tomato Tasting are available at the Wednesday market.   An excellent selection is also at the Thursday market.  This is the last week for the Thursday market until next summer.

Wednesday Vendor list

Edgeworks Sharpening Services

The Beet Generation
McClellan Dairy
Armstrong Valley Farm
Ridgeview Farm
Leap Frog Greens
Farm Sinclair
Bohemian Wellbeing Farm
Dreamcatcher Ranch
The Patch
EGB Farms
Min-Hee Hill Gardens
Hectors Honey
Sebastopol Berry Farm
Village Charter School & Garden
Alma’s Oilcloths
Waterhorse Ridge
Full Circle Bakery
GaGa Café
Franco’s One World Sausages
Body Balance —    massage what a great way to get over  mid-week stress
I’m Sew Sure
Quillfully Yours
My Comfort Zone
Green Grocer
Penang Kitchen
Starting from Scratch

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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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Summer is something special in Sonoma County.  All three markets are full of the fruits and vegetables of summer.    Gaga Cafe is at all three markets with a smile and a great cup of coffee.  Eggs and locally raised meat at all three markets.  Hector’s Honey, EGB (seasonal fruit) and The Patch (Sonoma grown vegetables) are at all three markets.

The Wednesday market has a great prepared food the best pop-up food court — Green Grocer andPenang Kitchen   –great menus and food to eat at the market or to go.    Each also sells ingredients to make your cooking easy and tasty. Wednesday market  8:30- Noon  Luther Burbank Center for the Arts   Full Circle Bkery has wonderful pastries to go with that great cup of  coffee from Gaga Cafe.

Wednesday July 30th Vendor List

Wednesday Market

Agricultural

Hectors Honey

Armstrong Valley Farm

EGB Farm

The Patch

Sebastopol Berry Farm

Min-Hee Hill Garden

Penny Royal Farm
Navarro Vineyards

Ridgeview Farm

The Beet Generation

Leap Frog Greens

Farm Sinclair

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Non-Agricultural

Full Circle Bakery

Gaga Cafe

Waterhorse Ridge

My Comfort Zone

Viki Kemp

The Garden Wild

Starting from Scratch

Willow Designs

Dr. Cindy Zafis (allergist)

Prepared Foods

Green Grocer

Penang Kitchen

Thursday market      9:00- 1pm         1450 Guerneville Road  (Across from Penny’s side entrance at Coddingtown)

Saturday market       8:30 – 1pm     Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

 

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The Patch  Heirloom tomatoes  Wed Thurs and Sat markets

The Patch Heirloom tomatoes Wed Thurs and Sat markets

Summer tomatoes are here.  Big time and earlier than usual.    Once you’ve had the first BLT, then what….  Speaking of BLT’s — you can get tomatoes and bacon at the Thursday market opening today at Coddingtown.  The Patch and Dreamcatcher Ranch are both at the Thursday market.

The easiest tomato recipe we’ve found (besides just eating them right out of your hand) is grilling thick slices so fire up the grill or heat up your grill pan

Charred Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs

Ingredients

  • 4 large firm heirloom tomatoes (about 10 ounces each), cored, cut horizontally in half
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 5 tablespoons (about) extra-virgin olive oil, divided

Preparation

  • Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then 1 1/2 tablespoons each oregano and thyme leaves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons oil. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Brush grill rack with oil. Place tomatoes, cut side up, on rack. Cook until bottoms are charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn tomatoes over and grill just to sear, about 1 minute. Turn cut side up onto platter. Sprinkle with 1/2 tablespoon each oregano and thyme, then drizzle with more oil, if desired. Serve warm.  You can use a grill pan on a stove top for the same results.

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The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market opens its tiny Thursday market for the summer.

The teeny, tiny but very special Thursday market returns tomorrow July 11 to it’s spot near Coddingtown Mall.    Although this market is  specially for WIC* recipients it is of course open to the public.    Fruit and vegetables are emphasized but it’s got the best of everything

Special Summer Market at the WIC Parking Lot (across from the side door of JC Penney’s in Coddingtown)   1450 Guerneville Road

*The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children – better known as the WIC Program – serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.

This year The Dreamcatcher Ranch joins the Thursday line-up with their locally raised meat.

Vendors

The Patch
EGB Farms
Dreamcatcher Ranch
Hectors Honey
GaGa Café

 

Easy in and out.  Plenty of parking and of course lots of great fruits and vegetables

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The Wednesday market has everything you need to make the rest of the week just fine.   Three great prepared food vendors make our pop-up food court a great place to bring people when everyone wants something different.

 

 

Hectors Honey

 

Armstrong Valley Farm

 

Farm Sinclair

 

Parsons HomeGrown

 

EGB Farms

 

Dreamcatcher Ranch

 

The Patch

 

Sebastopol Berry Farm

 

Min-Hee Hill Garden

 

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm

 

Salmon Creek Ranch

 

Full Circle Bakery

 

Gaga Cafe

 

Waterhorse Ridge

 

Comfort Zone

 

The Garden Wild

 

Willow Designs

 

Beach House Candles

 

Live A lot Foods

 

Vicki Kemp

 

Green Grocer

 

Penang Kitchen

 

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Don’t forget we are now in the North Parking Lot at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

Might be rushing the season a bit. But it looks like summer at the Wednesday market.
EGB and The Patch are now back the Wednesday market.

The Patch is back and it’s summer squash-a-palooza.

Welcome to Sinclair Farm– heritage vegetables — everything has a name. Plus Bacon avocados grown locally. This avocado does well in cooler climates and is rather delicate

Wednesday Vendor List

Local Spicery freshly milled in the quantities you need

GaGa Cafe coffee by the cup or bag

Willow Design Wonderful jewelry designs and clever uses of old silverware

The Garden Wild Handcrafted soaps many from ingredients found at the market

Full Circle Bakery Amazing breads straight from the bakery – the garlic cheese is so good you have to buy two loaves so you get home with one

Water Horse Ridge Jams and condiments all locally sourced combinations to make your toast sing

Comfort Zone Pillows and more that can be heated or cooled good for when you’ve over-done it.

Min-Hee Hill Gardens Lettuces of all kinds and many heirloom varieties of greens. Vegetable and herb starts including tomato plants

Armstrong Valley Farm Local citrus, asparagus, flowering kale and iceberg lettuce an eclectic mix of produce, fruit and eggs.

Hector’s Honey Honey and Bees Wax Products, eggs, garlic,potatoes, spaghetti squash, chili peppers

Bohemian Wellbeing Farm Mushrooms cultivated, foraged, fresh and dried

The Dreamcatcher Catcher Ranch Ask about their meat CSA especially their breakfast box

Green Grocer The food they make at the market is amazing did you know you can buy the cured pork products to take home

Penang Kitchen On Wednesday only they have potato curry. Don’t miss it. Seriously.

Mi Fiesta Still the best fast food! You can’t beat the tamale but for something a little more substantial and almost as fast – they have a single serving (generous) plate that is easy to heat. Proving you don’t have to give up taste for convenience.

Parsons Homegrown the tastiest tomato you can get this time of year and grown less then three miles from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

The Patch Great selection of seasonal vegetables right now squash-apalooza. But of course there is more

Farm Sinclair Farms in Guerneville! You bet. Lee growing heritage vegetables taste is the most important factor –not how well it ships! Lee also has Sonoma grown avocados. Did you know avocados freeze well!

EGB amazing cherries, apricots, nectarines and even a peach or two.

1st and 3rd Wednesday Salmon Creek Ranch and Edgeworks Knife Sharpening

All of this is Sonoma grown produce and available at the Wednesday market

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Don’t forget — we are in the North Parking Lot starting today. Bigger, better, nicer for our customers.

The Patch is back and it’s summer squash-a-palooza.

Welcome to Sinclair Farm– heritage vegetables — everything has a name. Plus bacon avocados grown locally. This avocado does well in cooler climates and is rather delicate
so you don’t see them in stores. Lee’s farm is in Mays Canyon right outside of Guerneville and his avocados come from his mother’s property in Forestville.

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