Sonoma County Food Forum

Sometimes a hundred Post-Its speak louder than words. Tiling a 20 foot wall of the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Showcase Cafe oversized, hand-written notes passionately outlined what local farmers want to see change in Sonoma County over the next ten years. The answer: A lot. Bringing together more than 300 of Sonoma’s food producers, farmers, agricultural policy makers and local politicos, the inaugural Sonoma County Food Forum,...

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Farmer’s Markets now accept food stamps

Food stamps have arrived at the farmers market. Since May, the Healdsburg and Petaluma Farmers Markets have begun swiping EBT cards — electronic debit cards used in lieu of food stamps — in return for locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats. Santa Rosa and Sebastopol also plan to join. The first to accept the Electronic Benefits Transfer cards was the Healdsburg Farmers Market. Petaluma began accepting the cards in...

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Vote for America’s Favorite Farmer’s Markets

Celebrity chefs, out. Farmers, in. Suddenly its cool to be a hick again as …wide-eyed hipsters modishly swap their iPhones for dirty coveralls… …green-keen eco-warriors reclaim their own little piece of Mother Earth… …lady and gentleman farmers with a Green Acres complex get seedy… …Facebookers drive us all crazy with their Farmville obsessions… …and bemused octagenarian agrarians...

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Wine Country Farmers Markets Guide
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Wine Country Farmers Markets Guide

(Year-Round) Santa Rosa Farmers Market – Veteran’s Building:  One of the county’s biggest and best markets. Year round, Saturday mornings from 8am to noon. (Seasonal) Santa Rosa Wednesday Night Farmers Market, late May through September, Wednesday nights from 5 to 8:30pm. (Seasonal) Sebastopol Farmers Market: Town Square, April through November, Sunday from 10am to 1pm. (Seasonal) Healdsburg Certified Farmers Market: Vine &...

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Eating through Sonoma County’s Farm Markets

It’s a milestone, I suppose, when fresh zucchini and rainbow broccoli become the stuff you daydream about. When filling a market basket with heirloom tomatoes and local olive oil gives you a significantly bigger thrill than your birthday. As the bountiful season approaches, we (okay I) rush to the markets to see what the harvest gods have left this week. Call it a sort of Christmas morning for the foodie-set. So, okay, maybe...

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