Worth putting on your slicker and rain boots

I can see spring at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market.   Brighten up your menu and your house with fresh ingredients and flowers and plants from the Wednesday market.

Min Hee Hill has the first green garlic and baby beets.

Hector’ Honey has spring onions -Walla Wallas perfect for grilling.

Spring is lettuce season and beautiful heads and mixes are all around the market.

Ortiz Bros has baby turnips – a sure sign of spring

And flowers everywhere!  A number of farmers have bunches of daffodils and flowering branches

If you don’t feel like cooking – Mi Fiesta has enchiladas, tamales and a good assortment of salsas, sides, chips and tortillas.    Santa Rosa Seafood has a tasty menu of prepared foods.

If you only feel like cooking a little bit – Dreamcatcher Ranch as wonderful fresh picnic pork —  it cooks up like the Chateaubriand of pork just pop it in the oven with the sauce of your choice.

Other Wednesday market vendors:  Run-around-brew – coffee drinks and pastries,

Full Circle Bakery breads and pastries from a baker that makes his own flour from wheat grown for him.

The Hummus Guy  the old favorites and usually something new.  For people addicted to his harrissa it’s good to have a place to get a mid-week fix

Grandma’s Jam great old style jams and Pat recycles the jars.  Ask her about recipes that use the pepper jelly in dips and sauces.

The Garden Wild hand crafted soaps and cremes.  If you like to pamper yourself or a friend – this is the place to be.

The Olive Press.  A good place to stop and try something new.  A big selection of olive oils and flavored oils as well.

Triple T and Armstrong Valley Farm both have eggs and great selections of seasonal produce.  Armstrong Valley has wonderful potatoes of all kinds and currently has a special of a bag of German Butterball  creamers.

Bohemian Well Being Farm brings his array of foraged and locally cultivated mushrooms and a wealth of mushroom lore and uses.   Mr. Kim has wonderful fresh mushrooms but be sure and ask about the dried selection and some of medicinal suggestions.

Schletewitz Farms brings citrus and possibly the best sweet potato ever  The Diana,  Nuefeld also has fresh and dried fruit and usually cheese from Dacheva Son if they have the ricotta type cheese , try it out,it is wonderful.  Our third fabulous fruit vendor is DeSantis farm – certainly lives up to their name – Bella Fruita.

Our newest member of the Wednesday family is Redel’s Roasted Almonds…the perfect snack!

The Wedneday  – definitely worth breaking out the rain gear.

Santa Rosa’s Original Certified Farmers Market is a rain or shine market.

Wednesday morning  8:30 am to noon