For the last couple of years, The Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market  manages  The WIC (Women, Infants, & Children’s) Thursday morning market  through Sept. 11th from 9am-1pm.  Our farmer’s are joined by  Northern California Center for Well-Being, Redwood Community Health, Redwood Empire Food Bank, St Joseph’s, Council on Aging, and Free    Bookmobile.  It’s only fruits and vegetables.   If you are looking for purslane or verdolagas  you won’t find it anywhere but the Thursday market

WIC Farmers Market, July 10 through Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the WIC office at 1450 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa.

 

 

Wednesday market is a smaller version of the Saturday market   Great selection of produce, meat, poultry, eggs, cheese, even wine (no tasting yet)   Some of our best craftspeople also attend this market.   There are some Wednesday only vendors who are worth the trip, Ridgeview Farms beautiful seasonal bouquets and Wine Country Chocolates  truffles an so much more including chocolate dipped fresh and dried fruit.  8:30 -Noon Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

 

And of course the ginormous Saturday market 8:30 – 1 pm Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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It’s summer time and the shopping is easy.   The parking is free and easy too.  And of course we think we have the most beautiful location.  Come have breakfast, sit a spell and then check out the abundance at the market.  We have berries of all kinds, the first apples- gravensteins, tomatoes, cucumbers and CORN.  Laguna Farm has corn.  Nothing says summer like corn on the cob.  How about pink lemons from DeSantis perfect for pink lemonade.

Every where you turn the abundance of Sonoma County is on display.   We’ve welcomed some new vendors too — the Cosmic Cookie- Gluten Free Bakery  the best gluten free bagel period and  Alive and Healing, which has handcrafted tempeh.  We welcome back Walker Ranch for the apple season.

You can have pizza for breakfast– and not just any pizza.  Pizza from Rosso possibly the best pizza ever.  They even have a breakfast version.

 

 

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Brand new at the Wednesday market is Highland Chocolates — chocolate bars and more….but you get a second chance at the Thursday market, Special Summer Market at the WIC Parking Lot (across from the side door of JC Penney’s in Coddingtown)   1450 Guerneville Road.     9 – 1 .   Breakfast with Green Grocer and learn to make summer salsa at the chef’s demonstration.

 

Chef Eichhold’s Summer Salsa with Variations

2 Tbs. veg oil
1 small onion or 2 scallions
2 tsp. ginger (optional)
1 tsp.garlic
2 peaches or nectarines
2 plums or apricots
3/4 cup cucumber or jicama
juice of 1 small orange, or 2 limes or 1 lg. lemon or apple cider  vinegar

   1 small red (or green or yellow) pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
2 tsp. mint
2 Tbs. cilantro

dice, mix, serve

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