Dominique and her fabulous pies, the chestnut guys and many other Saturday vendors.  If you are a procrastinator this is the place for you.  Got company?  Great place to have breakfast!   To guarantee that perfect ingredient, call your favorite farmer.  Contact information is listed.

 

St Rose Winery –   The perfect wine for turkey is pinot noir and St Rose Winery has a pinot noir special this week

The Dreamcatcher Ranch    – Bacon, sausage, beef , pork and goat

Salmon Creek  Ranch   Duck, duck eggs, duck fat, beef

Weirauch Farm  Creamery–     cheese   – organic. award-winning sheep and cow cheese

Full Circle Bakery  Wonderful breads baguettes, cibattas, the perfect sandwich bread for turkey sandwiches no matter what you like  (707) 794-9445

Vicki Kemp  Hand sewn shirts, jams, and table cloths and napkins

Willow Designs  Clever jewelry and decorating pieces – re-cycled silver ware her tiny table top vases were recently featured in the Press Democrat

The Garden Wild  Soaps and lotions all handcrafted many from farm market ingredients  great gifts

GaGa Café   A great cup of coffee and beans to make it at home.

EGB  Seasonal fruit, dried fruit

Kays Bo Kays    Seasonal Flowers  Mums the word for Thanksgiving

Bohemian Well Being Farm 

Armstrong Valley Farm  Seasonal produce and eggs.  Beautiful carrots, beets, kohlrabi, cauliflower, broccoli and other seasonal vegetables.  A variety of potatoes — pick the perfect one

Sebastopol Berry Farm – maybe the rains make it iffy

Sonoma Coast Organic Produce  Jim and Dave the chestnut guys also have quince, grapes and chanterelles

Ma & Pas Garden  Seasonal produce call 823-6191 to guarantee your order.  They have celery root.

First Light Farm   You say potato the perfect potato for every recipe – and lots of other seasonal vegetables especially nice greens

Min-Hee Hill Gardens  Seasonal produce with a lettuce specialty.   Herb plants –perk up your kitchen window sill and your everyday recipes with fresh herbs  Now winter squashes perfect for a stand-out holiday dish with no work at all.

Twin Palms Ranch  Tasty and beautiful organic vegetables

Hectors Honey  Seasonal produce  maybe some tomatoes squash, tomatillos more and   everything honey of course.  Araucuna chicken eggs

The Patch Tomatoes, green beans, onions and peppers

Costeaux  Breads and pastries for every part of the Thanksgiving holiday from breakfast, lunch and dinner  Special order celebration cakes

Gandolf’s Fine Chocolate   The best chocolates in America

Dominique’s Sweets –  Amazing pies, macarons, meat hand pies and other pastries

Green Grocer  – “”If the French Laundry and Whole Foods had a love child… You’d wind up with the Green Grocer” yelp review  Got company bring them to the market for breakfast all morning.  All ingredients are locally sourced.  Give your guests a true taste of Sonoma and not break the bank at the market .

Lata’s    The best Indian food.  Traditional recipes but made with Sonoma grown ingredients.  Her pumpkin curry could be a wonderful side dish or for your favorite vegetarian dinner!   Her menu offers a lot for a quick snack to an easy dinner -just heat and eat.

Edgeworks   Who ever is carving the turkey will love you if you have the knife sharpened.

Waterhorse Ridge Jams and in season cranberry sauce!  It’s really really good.

 

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This Wednesday is also National Pickle Day.  It’s never to late to make pickles.  Although it is getting close to the end of cucumbers for the year.  Min Hee Gardens is down to the end of their great selection of cucumbers.   But pickles can be made from lots of different vegetables, green beans, onions, summer squash just to name a few.

The Wednesday market is a great place to meet up for coffee or more.  The Windsor Green Grocer serves up breakfast every Wednesday morning.   It’s all locally sourced and all so good.   The Green Grocer also sells cured pork products .

GaGa Cafe is there with the best coffee and you can buy the beans too.

Citrus and persimmons are back and DeSantis has a nice selection.  They also have avocados.

The Patch is still at the market probably until Thanksgiving but they have tomatoes, green beans, onions, peppers  — the most beautiful display of peppers in every color.

The Dreamcatcher Ranch brings a great selection of meat to the Wednesday market.   Currently they have beef, pork and goat.    Goat is a very healthy meat – low in fat.

Thank you Peter Staatz@p_staatz  Rt”@pantrycooking: My pickling mentor passes this Spicy Dill Pickles refrigerator recipe  easy refrigerator pickle recipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are thinking oy vey it’s Wednesday.  Give yourself a treat.   Everything you need meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, bread and some fun shopping too.   You can get a bite to eat, food to go and prepared foods.    Great coffee too!   If you are in a hurry or want to linger — this is the place.

Willow Designs  Clever jewelry , scarves, aprons a few with vegetable themes .  Her tiny vases made from old silverware were recently written up in the Press Democrat — the perfect item for holiday tables or for gifts
Water Horse Ridge Jams  “Jams of the God’s”  says  Bite Club an array of seasonal jams and condiments both sweet and savory
Gaga Café  The best cup of coffee plus beans (and advice)on brewing to go.
Full Circle Bakery Breads of all kinds plus a nice array of pastries     Don’t miss the garlic cheddar– better buy two so you still have one when you get home

Mi Fiesta  Tamales, enchiladas, salsas, rice,beans tortillas everything for a dinner you don’t have to fix and you can have a tamale on the spot!

Dream Catcher Beef, pork, goat  bacon in a number of styles including nitrate free

Bohemian Well-Being Town  Mushrooms all from the Occidental area.  Mr. Kim is a wealth of knowledge about both culinary and medicinal uses of mushrooms

Armstrong Valley Farm  Seasonal produce and eggs  Right now beautiful cauliflowers in colors!  If you are looking for sensationally colored vegetables for the upcoming holidays be sure and stop by — and of course they taste wonderful too.    Compare a supermarket carrot with a carrot from Armstrong Valley Farm and you will never buy a supermarket carrot again.

Ridgeview Farm Seasonal produce , fruit , and amazing long lasting bouquets.   Amazing zinnias in reds, yellows and gold are still in season.

DeSantis Bella Fruita  Seasonal fruit and other things you won’t see any place else. Currently they have raisins on the vine and uncured olives.  If you have ever thought about making your own olives — now’s your chance.

Min Hee Gardens  lovely lettuces and a variety of peppers sweet and hot and seasonal produce – beets, kale, cucumbers and they still have tomatoes

Twin Palms Ranch    Not just another array of vegetables that are beautiful to look at.  They have a wonderful variety of winter squashes.   Ask them about each variety and the taste  and the some suggestions for preparation.

Hector’s Honey   Honey of course but there is also seasonal produce.  Right now Hector has purple tomatillos and he is still  harvesting tomatoes

The Windsor Green Grocer  Fabulous breakfasts, lunch, brunch.  They also have cured pork products by the pound including the very bacon from their world famous blt.
The Patch   Green beans, fresh red and white onions, beautiful peppers  and tomatoes

Sebastopol Berry Farm  Raspberries still as sweet as summer.  Not too much longer.  Think about a cran-raspberry chutney for a twist this Thanksgiving.

The Patch   Seasonal produce including green beans, fresh red and white onions, peppers and tomatoes!

The Wednesday market pops up just when you need it.  It’s the quick stop of  farmers markets.  Enter from Mark West Springs Road.  Easy parking in the North Lot in front of the ticket office

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Punky’s Pumpkin Patch is  up and the market has moved to the east side of  Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  There is easy access from both Old Redwood Highway (Bad Ass Coffee) and Mark West Springs Road.   Plenty of free and easy parking,  follow the signs from the entrances.

Wednesday is going to be another beautiful day in Sonoma County.      Because it is hot, there are  tomatoes and as long as there are tomatoes – the Green Grocer is still serving the Best Ever BLT.  

Rather make your own BLT?  The Wednesday market has everything you need for the perfect BLT.  Tomatoes and lettuce – check out Min Hee Gardens.   Dreamcatcher Ranch has a variety of styles of bacon including nitrate free.  The perfect bread – any of the ones from Full Circle Bakery.  No matter what you bread preference they have it.

The Patch is at the Wednesday market with with  just picke seasonal produce.  If you haven’t had their fresh onions you are missing out on some great flavor.  A fresh red onion slice would make a great addition to a BLT.  The Patch also has peppers, green beans, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Speaking of additions to a BLT  DeSantis has amazing avocados with thin very dark skin.

If you are tired of summer and ready for fall, the market has that too!  Hector’s honey has pumpkins and other squashes including spaghetti squash.   Armstrong Valley Farm has lots of winter greens and kohlrabi – the vegetable that looks like sputnik.     Twin Palms has beautiful peppers but they also have strawberries too.

Fall means pomegranates, pears, and persimmons and nuts.

Ridgeview Farm is now year round at the Wednesday market.  Ridgeview has seasonal fruit and vegetables and the most amazing bouquets.   The hot weather means the zinnias are still available.      Every item they grow is chosen entirely for flavor.   They pick when flavor is at its peak.

The Wednesday market is has everything you need for a great mid-week pick me up.  Including a beautiful spot to sit.

Introducing Physis – your farmer’s market pantry.  He takes what’s available in the market now and turns into the stocks, dressings and other pantry items you wish you had time to make yourself.

Wednesday Vendors

  • Armstrong Valley Farm
  • Beet Generation Farm
  • Sebastopol Berry Farm
  • Twin Palms Ranch
  • Hector’s Honey
  • DeSantis Farm
  • Bohemian Well Being Town  mushrooms
  • Ridgeview Farm
  • Min Hee Gardens
  • EGB Fruit and Nuts
  • The Patch
  • Dreamcatcher Ranch
  • Salmon Creek Ranch
  • Carson’s Catch
  • Full Circle Baking
  • The Garden Wild
  • Vicky Kemp Designs
  • Willow Designs
  • Waterhorse Ridge Jams and Condiments
  • The Green Grocer
  • Mi Fiesta
  • GaGa Cafe
  • Run-Around Brew
  • Physis
  • Edgework knifesharpening 1st and 3rd Wednesday

 

 

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Got the mid-week- bored- blues?  the perfect-pick-me-up is the Wednesday morning market at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

Right now you could call it the  Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich market.    The long torturous wait for local tomatoes is over and now it is time for the BLT

Outdoor tomatoes grown in Sonoma County are here all varieties from early girls to heirloom.     Amazing bacon is available from Dream Catcher Ranch and The Windsor Green Grocer.   Full Circle Bakery has the perfect bread for your BLT – no matter what that choice is.    And while lettuce is often treated as just an accessory, we disagree and think it needs to be crisp and crunchy.  Find your perfect lettuce at Min-Hee Garden.  There are lots of varieties of lettuce in market now.

If you’d rather have someone else make your BLT – we nominate the Windsor Green Grocer.  We believe his BLT belongs in the Sandwich Hall of Fame.  And you can have it during BLT season at the Wednesday morning market.

If you are not a fan of bacon- skip the b and add any number of wonderful seasonal options – cucumbers, gypsy peppers, or try a slice of  perfectly ripe peach!

The Wednesday market has duck eggs, chicken eggs, coffee beans, coffee, coffee drinks, pastries, bread, jams, condiments, beef, duck, pork, bison, salmon, halibut, cod,mushrooms – varieties of fresh and died, honey, beeswax products,seasonal produce and fruit .   Wednesday only vendor Ridgeview Farm has the most beautiful seasonal bouquets and full bunches of zinnias.

There are also handcrafted soaps, unique jewelry and items crafted from old silverware, and beautiful hand-sewn napkins, shirts and more.

 

Current Wednesday Vendors

 

Run Around Brew

Edgeworks Knife Sharpening   every other week

Full Circle Bakery

Waterhorse Ridge Jams and More

Mi Fiesta   Tamales, enchiladas salsas etc

Vicki Kemp napkins, clothing crocheted sweaters

Willow Designs handcrafted jewelry, aprons, scarves

Gaga Café perfect cup of coffee and beans plus other drinks

Garden Wild handcrafted artisan soaps and crèmes

Carson’s Catch smoked salmon on Wed

Salmon Creek Ranch duck, duck eggs, beef

Redel flavored almonds   every other week

Dream Catcher Ranch   — pork, lamb, bison

Windsor Green Grocer   farm market breakfasts  THE BLT

Redwood Empire Farm  seasonal produce

Sebastopol Berry  berries and more berries

Beet Generation   seasonal produce

Hector’s Honey  honey, beeswax products and seasonal produce

DeSantis  fruit, nuts, dried herbs

Armstrong Valley seasonal produce

Bohemian Well Being fresh and dried mushrooms  The best selection in Sonoma Couunty

Ridgeview    Seasonal produce and flwoers

Min-hee Gardens   Seasonal produce, dried peppers, pepper plants, garden stakes

EGB Fruit   Seasonal fruit and nuts

Patch   Seasonal produce

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The Wednesday market is the only Santa Rosa market Ridgeview farm attends.  They have the first apples of the year and Ridgeview is also home to wonderful seasonal flower bouquets.  Right now -it all about zinnias.   Zinnias are long lasting and come in beautiful bright colors — perfect for summer.   Ridgeview also has lettuces, fresh herbs and french breakfast radishes.

DeSantis has the first table grapes of the year – crisp and crunchy – table grape varieties you won’t find at the grocery store.

Redwood Empire Farm has tomatoes big and small.    The Patch should have tomatoes this week too.

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