Wednesday Market: the salad bowl

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When you shop at a  grocery store even a good one, fruits and vegetables are at least three days old and most much much older.   When you shop at the farmers market you don’t have to guess how old — ask the farmer.   At the Wednesday market all of the produce vendors are the farmers.  It’s a good time to get to know them.  They all have wonderful  tips for buying, storing and using their  harvests.

First we conquered the BLT and now the salad.   Min Hee Hill Gardens, Armstrong Valley Farm, Bohemian Well Being Farm, Hector’s Honey, and  Parson’s Homegrown offer a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The Dreamcatcher Ranch brings heritage breeds of pork, beef, lamb and goat.   Check out their meat CSA  — they have a breakfast box that will make breakfast your favorite meal.

Full Circle Bakery and Good Gal Delights are the Wednesday bakers and Gaga Cafe pours the best coffee and sells beans so you can do the same at home.

Waterhorse Ridge Jams, condiments and so much more.  Everything is made in small batches and almost all the ingredients are grown out near the Sonoma Coast.

The Garden Wild has wonderful soaps and cremes made with ingredients from the farm.

The Green Grocer is in the house making up wonderful things like hippie hash and crispy duck tacos — he either makes it himself or gets it at the market.

Just a sample of what’s happening this week at the Wednesday market

For more information on  our farmers, ranchers, chefs and artists please check the vendors page