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            f r e e to t h e p u b l i c   2010 – 2011 map & guide


• celebrating •
       the

      100th
    ANNIVERSARY
of the first Gravenstein Apple Fair




 Your connection to buYing direct from the farm
                                                                                                       HOW TO USE THE
                                                                                                MAP & GUIDE
                                                             Choose a specific region.                         Choose a specific product.                      upcoming Gravenstein Apple
                                                           Select one of our 8 maps                          Turn to our Product Index                         Fair celebrates 100 years),
                                                           identifying 8 regions within                      pages at the back of our                          historical pictures and articles,
                                                           Sonoma County.                                    guide. Products are listed                        a Calendar of Events (showing
                                                                                                             alphabetically, with farms that                   where we go to promote our
                                                              Choose a specific farm.                        offer that product. The color                     members), recipe pages that
                                                           Farm Trails Members are                           square before the farm name                       will curl your senses. Please
                                                           listed alphabetically at the                      identifies the region in which                    remember our advertisers when
                                                           beginning of our guide.                           the farm is located; the number                   you are purchasing, we greatly
                                                           The listing includes a page                       specifies the exact location of                   appreciate their support. We
                                                           number where you will find                        the farm on the map.                              thank our farmers and all of
                                                           contact information and a                                                                           our members that contributed
                                                           brief description of what the                     Throughout  our     Guide                         toward our new Map & Guide.
                                                           farm has to offer.                                there   are  informational                        Agriculture is “alive and well” in
                                                                                                             pages about events (the                           Sonoma County.




                                                                                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                                           How to Use the Map & Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                           Sonoma County Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                           Farm Trails Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                           Associate Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                           Farm Trails Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
                                                           Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
                                                           Recipes from the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15, 16, 17, 53
                                                           Sonoma to Kenwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
                                                           Sonoma Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 11, 19, 23, 26, 30, 31, 40, 43, 45, 49, 51
                                                           Petaluma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                           Santa Rosa to Cotati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                                                           Sebastopol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                                                           Gravenstein Apple Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                                                           Eating with the Four Seasons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                                                           Graton & Occidental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                                                           River Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                                                           Coast Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
                                                           Windsor to Cloverdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
                                                           Wine & Dine Along the Farm Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
                                                           Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                                                           Product Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58




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Gravenstein apple. Dry Creek Valley, outside of Healdsburg, is
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known for its peaches. And while Petaluma was once the center
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                                OUR MEMBERS                                                                                                                          ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
                                                 Sonoma County
                                                                                                                                                                     American Ag Credit                               NorthBay Tax and Financial Services
                                                                                                                                                                     200 Concourse Boulevard, Santa Rosa CA 95403     135 Keller Street #C, Petaluma CA 94952
                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 545-1200 www.agloan.com                    (707) 763-1553 www.nbaytax.com

                                                                                                                                                                     Antique Society                                  Occidental Bohemian Farmers
                                                                                                                                                                     2661 Gravenstein Hwy. So., Sebastopol CA 95472   Market Downtown
                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 829-1733 www.antiquesociety.com            Occidental CA 95465 (707) 793-2159
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.occidentalfarmersmarket.com
                                                                                                                                                                     Architectural Ceramic Design
                                                                                                                                                                     586 School Street, Cloverdale CA 95425           Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
                 a                                           f                                        m                                                              (707) 894-5714                                   209 Bohemian Highway, Freestone CA 95472
208 Adobe Pumpkin Farm             20    803 Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 47   201 711 MTR Barlew Boar Goats 20        310 Santa Rosa Community Market 25     www.architecturalceramicdesign.com               (707) 823-8231 www.osmosis.com
607 Adams & Friend Farm            42    421 First Light Farm                    29   601 Martinelli Winery,                  817 Sayre Farms                   48
831 Affinity Solar Energy, Inc. 46       805 Foggy River Farm                    47       Vineyards & Orchards      42        110 Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 19   Art Weyers Insurance                             Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce
212 Andersen’s Organic Vegetable         406 French Garden Restaurant                 305 Matanzas Creek Winery     25        510 Sebastopol Berry Farm         39   970-B Piner Road, Santa Rosa CA 95403            6 Petaluma Blvd, Ste A-2, Petaluma CA 94952
    Stand & Pumpkin Patch 20                  and Bistro                         29   219 McClellend’s Dairy        22        823 Simi Winery                   48   (707) 547-2490 www.artweyersinsurance.com        (707) 762-2785 www.petalumachamber.com
412 Andy’s Produce Market          28    419 Frosty Mountain Tree Farm 29             204 McEvoy Ranch-McEvoy                 703 Skyhorse Ranch, LLC           44   Best Western Dry Creek Inn                       Petaluma Farmers’ Market
200 Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 20    405 Full House Farm                     29       of Marin                  22        827 Soda Rock Farms               48   198 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448          2nd Street between B & D, Petaluma
515 Apple-A-Day                    38                                                 420 Mom’s Apple Pie           29        422 Solar Works                   30
606 Applewood Inn & Restaurant 42                           g                         403 Moon Dance Cellars        29        108 Sonoma Cheese Factory 19
                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 433-0300 www.drycreekinn.com               PO Box 2835 Petaluma CA 94953
                                         504 Gabriel Farm                      38                                                                                                                                     (707) 762-0344 www.petalumafarmersmarket.com
100 Arrowood Vineyards & Winery 18                                                    103 Moon Mountain                       222 Sonoma Compost                22   Best Western Garden Inn
                                         202 Garden Valley Ranch               21         Christmas Tree Farm       18        315 Sonoma County Vintners 26          1500 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa CA 95404         River Myst Haven
                 b                       407 Garlock Tree Farm                 29     410 Morita’s Backyard         29        424 Sonoma Garden Designs 30           (800) 975-2903 www.thegardeninn.com              10355 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448
217 Baker Creek Seed Bank          21    818 Garrett Ace Hardware              47     306 Muelrath Ranches          25        111 Sonoma Garden Park            22                                                    (707) 431-8146 www.rivermysthaven.com
207 Barlas Boer Goat Ranch         21    825 Gary Blasi Vineyards              47                                                                                    California Coops
                                                                                                                              109 Sonoma Lavender               19
400 Bassignani Nursery             28    821 Golden Nectar Farm                47                     n                       206 Split Rail Family Farms       22
                                                                                                                                                                     43 Sussex Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95403             San Francisco No./Petaluma KOA, Inc.
313 Bearfoot Honey Farm            24    806 Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch           47     517 Nana Mae’s Organics        39                                              (707) 481-1145 www.californiacoops.com           20 Rainsville Road, Petaluma CA 94952
                                                                                                                              215 Spring Hill Jersey Cheese                                                           (707) 763-1492 www.petalumakoa.com
705 Bellwether Farms               44    214 Green String Farm                 21     423 New Carpati Farm           29           & Peter’s Pumpkin Patch 22         Cloverdale Certified Farmers Market
402 Bloomfield Bees Honey          28                                                 706 North Coast Native Nursery 44
112 Brookfarm, Alpacas in the      18                       h                                                                 307 Summerfield Waldorf                Cloverdale Blvd. between 1st & 3rd
                                                                                                                                                                     Cloverdale CA 95425 (707) 894-9454
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Santa Rosa Downtown Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4th & Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404
    Valley of the Moon                   102 Hardin Gardens            18                             o                           School and Farm               26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (707) 524-2123 www.srdowntownmarket.com
216 Bud’s Custom Meats             21    505 Harmony Farm Supply                      105 Oak Hill Farm                                         t                    Cotati Chamber & Farmers Market
                                             & Nursery                 38                 of Sonoma, LLC            19        223 Tara Firma Farm              22    PO Box 592, Cotati, CA 94931                     Sebastopol Inn
                 c                       301 Hector’s Honey Farm       24             507 Occidental Arts                     308 Terra Bella Vista                  (707) 795-5508                                   6751 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol CA 95472
704 Canvas Ranch                 44      807 Hotel Healdsburg/The Spa/                    & Ecology Center          39            Olive Oil Co., Inc.          26                                                     (707) 829-2500 www.sebastopolinn.com
822 Castelli-Knight Ranch        46          H2Hotel/Charlie Palmer’s                 508 O’Connell Vineyards                                                        Fairfield Inn & Suites
                                                                                                                              107 The Patch                    19
318 Cindy Garza Photography 24               Dry Creek Kitchen         47                 & Vine Hill House         39                                               1101 Gravenstein Hwy So, Sebastopol, CA 95472    Selby Scrap Metal Design
                                                                                                                              518 The Rose Family Farm         39
                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 829.6677 www.winecountryfi.com             PO Box 1373, Windsor, CA 95492
101 Cline Cellars                18                                                   300 Old World Winery          25        801 Tierra Vegetables            48
221 Clover Stornetta             21                          i                        701 Olympia’s Orchard Organic 44        814 Truett Hurst Winery          48    Healdsburg Farmers’ Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (707) 4484-1598 www.shelbydesign.com
224 Cottage Gardens of Petaluma &        302 Imwalle Gardens                   25
                                                                                                                              500 Twig Art and Garden          40    PO Box 2198, Healdsburg CA 95448
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    Bennett Valley               21                          j                        411 Peters’ Chocolates             29                     v
                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 431-1956                                   304 Sutton Place, Santa Rosa CA 95407
317 Crane Melon Barn             24      415 Jacob’s Jamboree                  29                                                                                    www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org                  (707) 584-0384 www.grangecu.org
605 Creekside Inn & Resort       42                                                   602 Porter Creek Vineyards         42   104 Vella Cheese of California 19
                                         303 Japanese Maples by                       809 Preston of Dry Creek           48                                          Healdsburg Property Mgmt.                        Sonoma County Regional Parks
                                                                                                                              816 Verdure Farm               48
                 d                           Momiji Nursery                    25                                                                                    513 Center Street, Healdsburg CA 95448           2300 County Center Dr. #120-A, Santa Rosa CA 95403
604 DeLoach Vineyards              42    826 Jimtown Store                     47                      r                                       w                     (800) 454-6674                                   (707) 565-2041 www.sonoma-county.org/parks
829 Dragonfly Farm                 46    315 John Ash & Co./Vintners Inn       25     514 Rainbows End Farm              39   512 Walker Apples              40      www.sonomacountyvacations.com
                                                                                      509 Redwood Hill Farm                   311 Western Farm Center        26                                                       Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
802 Dry Creek Peach & Produce      46                       k                             & Creamery                     39   413 Willie Bird Turkey #1      30      Larsengines                                      420 Aviation Blvd. #106, Santa Rosa CA 95403
830 Dry Creek Vineyard             47    304 Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 25                                                                                         979 Transport Way, Petaluma CA 94954             (707) 522-5800 www.sonomacounty.com
501 Dutton Ranch Corp.             38                                                 824 Ridge Vineyards                48   417 Willowist Miniature Horses 30
                                         600 Korbel Champagne Cellars 42              828 Ridgeview Farms                48                                          (707) 762-8601 www.larsengines.com
                                                                                                                              808 Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch                                                            Sonoma Market
                 e                       506 Kozlowski Farms              39          811 Rodney Strong Vineyards        48       Pumpkin Patch              49      Linda Rosen & Associates                         500 W. Napa Street #550, Sonoma CA 95476
408 Elixir Café                     28                       l                        418 Rose and Thorn                 30   603 Wine Tasting                       Bookkeeping Services                             (707) 996-3411 www.sonoma-glenellenmkt.com
511 Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 38   203 Lavender Bee Farm                 21     316 Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar      25       of Sonoma County           43      Cotati CA 94931 (707) 584-8540
503 Empire 1 Nursery                38   209 Lovepatch Farms                   22     312 Russian River Brewing Co.      25                                                                                           Sonoma Teriyaki
404 Enchanting Sweet Peas           28   409 Luther Burbank’s Gold                    812 Russian River Valley Produce   48                     z                    Marin Farmers Markets                            2013 Masterson Court, Vacaville, CA 95687
401 Equistar Farm @ 6W Ranch 29                                                                                               309 Zazu Restaurant & Farm 26          76 San Pablo Ave. #200, San Rafael CA 94901      (707) 448-2551
                                             Ridge Farm                        29                      s                      820 Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar 49       (415) 472-6100
                                                                                      702 Salmon Creek Ranch             44                                          www.marinfarmersmarkets.org                                    continued on page 10



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Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
453 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476
                                                        FARM TRAIL PARTNERSHIPS
(707) 996-1090 www.sonomavalley.com

Sonoma West Publishers
                                                               & FRIENDS                                                                                                                                            Working Hard
9025 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor CA 95492
(707) 838-9211 www.sonomawest.com
                                               Bodega Bay Visitors Center
                                               (707) 875-3866 www.bodegabay.com
                                                                                             Shone Farms-SRJC Sustainable Agriculture
                                                                                             (707) 887-1187 www.santarosa.edu/ag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to Protect
www.sonomadiscoveries.com

the girl & the fig
                                               California Welcome Center
                                               Santa Rosa Visitors Center
                                                                                             Slow Food, Russian River
                                                                                             (707) 823-3523 www.slowfoodrr.org
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sonoma County’s
110 West Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 938-2170 www.thegirlandthefig.com
                                               (707) 577-8674 www.visitsantarosa.com

                                               CAFF – Community Alliance of Family Farms
                                                                                             Sonoma County Agricultural
                                                                                             Preservation & Open Space District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rural Legacy
Traditional Medicinals                         (707) 433-6802 www.caff.org                   (707) 565-7360 www.sonomaopenspace.org
4515 Ross Road, Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                                                                                                                                           Story	by	Marta	L.	Puente,	
(707) 823-8911 www.traditionalmedicinals.com   California FarmLink                           Sonoma County Culinary Guild                                                                                                     Land	Acquisition	Specialist	
                                               (707) 829-1691 www.californiafarmlink.org     (707) 239-0156 www.sonomacountyculinaryguild.org
Weeks Drilling and Pump Co.                                                                                                                                                                                                               &
6100 Highway 12, Sebastopol CA 95472           Cloverdale Chamber of                         Sonoma County Fair & Expo                                                                                                               Misti	Arlas,
(707) 823-3184 www.weeksdrilling.com           Commerce & Visitors Center                    (707) 545-4200 www.sonomacountyfair.com
                                               (707) 894-4470 www.cloverdale.com                                                                                                                                            Conservation	Program	Manager
Windsor Certified Farmers Market                                                             Sonoma County Farm Bureau
                                               Community Action Partnership of So. Co.



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Windsor Town Green                                                                           (707) 544-5575 www.sonomacountyfarmbureau.com
(707) 838-1320 www.windsorfarmersmarket.com    (707) 544-6911 www.capsonoma.org                                                                            onoma County Agricultural Preservation                  changing and one of the best ways to stay in
                                                                                             Sonoma County GoLocal Coop
Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County              Farm to Pantry                                                                                              & Open Space District—Keeping                           the business is to expand into niche markets
                                                                                             (707) 888-6105 www.sonomacounty.golocal.coop
498-B Moore Lane, Healdsburg CA 95448          www.farmtopantry.org                                                                                        land in the hands of agricultural                       like organic or locally-made products. The
(707) 433-4335 www.wineroad.com                                                              Sonoma County Harvest Fair                             producers: helping make farmland available                     Bianchi family has operated a successful
                                               Fork & Shovel
                                               www.forkandshovel.com                         (707) 545-4203 www.harvestfair.org                     for the experienced, the new and the next                      dairy business in Sonoma County for
Wyatt Irrigation Supply, Inc.
747 Yolanda Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95404                                                      Sonoma County Museum                                   generation. The District has protected more                    generations and continues to find ways to
                                               Greenbelt Alliance
(707) 578-3747 www.wyattsupply.com                                                           (707) 579-1500 www.sonomacountymuseum.org              than 10,000 acres, from west of Petaluma to                    be viable in an ever-changing industry.
                                               (707) 575-4218 www.greenbelt.org
                                                                                             Sonoma County Winegrape                                the Pacific Ocean, for dairies and livestock
                                               Hampton Inn & Suites-Windsor
                                                                                             Commission                                             ranches. In total, the District has protected                  Tierra  Vegetables: Wayne James, his
                                               (707) 837-9355 www.windsorcasuites.
                                               hamptoninn.com                                (707) 522-5860 www.sonomawinegrape.org                 approximately 33,000 acres for agricultural                    wife Evie, and his sister Lee, have grown
                                                                                             Sonoma Developmental                                   use through a ¼-cent sales tax approved                        vegetables in Sonoma County for years.
                                               Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce
                                               & Visitors Bureau                             Center–Eldridge Farm                                   by the voters in 1990 and reauthorized in                      Their farm, Tierra Vegetables, provided
                                               (707) 433-6935 www.healdsburg.com             (707) 938-6337                                         2006. For more information, please visit                       one of the first community-supported
                                                                                             Sonoma-Marin Fair                                      www.sonomaopenspace.org.                                       agricultural programs in the county.
                                               Healdsburg Food Pantry
                                               (707) 433-3663 www.healdsburgfoodpantry.org   (707) 283-3247 www.sonoma-marinfair.org                                                                               However, the demand for their produce and
                                                                                             University of California-Small                         Bianchi: The Bianchi family has been milking                   products meant that they needed additional
                                               iGrow Sonoma                                  Farm Center                                            cows for four generations. They have a large                   land to farm. The cost of land in Sonoma
                                               (707) 565-6681 www.igrowsonoma.org            (530) 752-7774 www.sfc.ucdavis.edu                     dairy west of Valley Ford in the rolling coastal               County doesn’t make it easy to expand
                                               Petaluma Visitors Program                                                                            grasslands of Sonoma County. The property                      your agricultural operation. They began to
                                                                                             UC Coop Ext-Ag & Natural Resources
                                               (707) 769-0429 www.visitpetaluma.com          (707) 565-2621 www.cesonoma.www.ucdavis.edu            has buildings that have been a part of the                     look for other options. In 2001, the District
                                                                                                                                                    dairy as long as the family has farmed the                     advertised the opportunity to lease District
                                               Redwood Empire Food Bank                      Windsor Chamber of Commerce &
                                               (707) 523-7900 www.refb.org                   Visitors Center                                        land. The Bianchi Dairy also boasts a brand                    owned lands for agricultural production and
                                                                                             (707) 838-7285 www.windsorchamber.com                  new cheese-making facility, the future of                      as a result Tierra Vegetables was selected to
                                               Relish Culinary Adventures                                                                           the family business. In 2002, the Bianchi                      make its new home on the District’s 18-acre
                                               (707) 431-9999 www.relishculinary.com         Windsor Unified School District
                                                                                             ROP Program – Culinary Arts                            family worked with the District to protect                     Haroutunian North Property. The District is
                                               Russian River Chamber of Commerce             (707) 837-7767 www.wusd.org                            their 631-acre farm with an agricultural                       leasing the land in hopes to one day resell it
                                               (707) 869-9000 www.russianriver.com                                                                  conservation easement. The conservation                        to an agricultural buyer with a conservation
                                               Russian River Valley Winegrowers              FRIENDS OF FARM TRAILS:                                easement assists in keeping the land in                        easement in place. The value of the
                                               (707) 521-2534 www.rrvw.org                   Michael & Karen Alves                                  agriculture by restricting non-compatible                      conservation easement will be subtracted
                                                                                             Diane Davis
                                               School Garden Network of Sonoma County        Gordon Emberley                                        uses such as residential development and                       from the purchase price making the land
                                               (707) 874-1557 www.schoolgardens.org          Jim Leonardis                                          subdivision. In addition, the family was able                  more affordable to the farmer.
                                                                                             Nicky Rutkowski                                        to use the proceeds of the conservation
                                               Sebastopol Area Chamber of                    Edwina Sauers                                          easement to help fund the construction of                      Crane Melon Farm: The Crane Melon was
                                               Commerce & Visitors Center                    Elaine Thompson
                                               (707) 823-3032 www.sebastopol.org                                                                    their cheesemaking facility, which produces                    born on the rich agricultural soils just east
                                                                                             Terry & Lorraine Vail
                                                                                                                                                    artisan cheeses. The Dairy industry is                                                continued on page 65


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        Sonoma County                                          OUR MISSION
                                                                                                                                                                           THE HISTORY OF FARM TRAILS
                                                Sonoma County Farm Trails supports                                                                             Putting Sonoma County on the Map Since 1973
                                                sustainable agricultural diversity in
                                                Sonoma County by creating public                                                                                             By	Bruce	Goetz,	Diane	H.	Davis	and	Tina	Castelli
                                                awareness to ensure the preservation of


                                                                                                                                                          I
          S IN C E 197 3                        Sonoma County’s rich agricultural heritage                                                                        t was close to 40 years ago when
                                                for generations to come.                                                                                          a feasibility study done by U.C.
      BOARD OF DIRECTORS
      (Pictured	from	left)                                                                                                                                        Extension proved to our local
                                                                                                                                                          supervisors that it was time to recognize
      Steve Castelli
      Grape Grower                                                                                                                                        the importance of legal provisions for
                                                                                                                                                          the growing and selling of agricultural
      Marie Ganister
                                                                                                                                                          products on and from the land. Eventually
      Vice President, Educator, Culinary
      Arts, WHS Vineyard Academy                                                                                                                          the government granted the right for local
                                                                                                                                                          farmers to have the choice of selling their
      TJ Nelson
      Farmer/Farm & Land Broker                                                                                                                           goods to large packing companies or to
                                                                                                                                                          sell it themselves. This inspired a group of
      Peggy Sayre
      Secretary/Treasurer, Sayre Farm                                                                                                                     Sonoma County farmers and county farm
                                                                                                                                                          advisors John Smith and Stanley Coates to
      Chris Messina
      President, Division Manager Santa                                                                                                                   meet and devise a plan to market directly
      Rosa Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                            from the farmer to the consumer. On
      Glenda Castelli                                                                                                                                     March 15, 1973 the group filed articles of
      Farmer/Manager, Windsor                                                                                                                             incorporation as a non-profit and Sonoma
                                                                                                                                                          County Farm Trails was born. Their plan          there was such a word. Now more than
      Farmers Market
                                                                                                                                                          was to promote Sonoma County agriculture         ever, the public values buying fresh, local
      Lynda Rosko
                                                                                                                                                          with a helpful map showing consumers             products. Farm Trails will always strive to be
      Certified Master Gardener
                                                                                                                                                          how to find the farmers. The concept was         that connection to buying direct from the farm
      (Not	pictured)	                                                                                                                                                                                      through our ever improving Map & Guide,

                                                                                                                          Photo: Courtesy Rick Tang
                                                                                                                                                          immediately supported by 95 family farms.
      Diane Davis                                                                                                                                         Special thanks to Sonoma County Farm             educational events and marketing promotions.
      Writer/Historian/Farmer,                                                                                                                            Bureau who provided legal council and            Small family ventures flourish because of the
      Artful Arrangements                                                                                                                                 County Supervisors who provided seed             foresight and wisdom from the past – and the
      John Franchetti                                                                                                                                     money through bed tax funds. Farm Trails         bounty is available to anyone who follows the
      Chef/Owner, Rosso’s Restaurant                                                                                                                      was able to become self sufficient thanks        Farm Trail. Meet the people who toil in the
                                                           Sonoma County Farm Trails
      Nicki Rutkowski                                                                                                                                     to apple farmer, Tom Symes who came              soil and graze and raise livestock – opening
                                                          Mail: P.O. Box 1894, Windsor, CA 95492
      Bakery Owner, Flour Creations                                                                                                                       up with the brilliant idea to resurrect the      their gates and lives to neighbors and visitors
                                                Visit: 930 Shiloh Rd., Bldg. 40, Suite 7, Windsor, CA 95492
                                                                                                                                                          Gravenstein Apple Fair which helps fund the      alike. Members offer classes, tours and picnic
                                                       Tele: (707) 837-8896 Toll Free: (800) 207-9464
      OFFICE STAFF                                                                                                                                        organization even today. This year the fair is   sites. Rent a sheep or a goat to mow your
                                                                     Fax: (707) 837-8610
      Marketing Director                         Email: farmtrails@farmtrails.org Web: www.farmtrails.org                                                 celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the first   weeds, hire a horse-drawn carriage for your
      Gravenstein Apple Fair Manager                                                                                                                                                                       event. Someone will come and remove that
                                                                                                                                                          Gravenstein Apple Show in Sebastopol. The
      Tina Castelli                                                                                                                                                                                        bee hive for you. And there are many places
                                                                                                                                                          real strength of the organization has been
      tina@farmtrails.org                               visit us @ www.farmtrails.org                                                                     its membership and its talented individuals      where you can “pick it yourself.” The products,
      apples@gravensteinapplefair.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                           services and hospitality are amazing. Fruit,
      Office Administrator                             become a fan on facebook                                                                           and volunteers. Over the years Farm Trails
                                                                                                                                                          has inspired several other organizations,        vegetables, berries, nuts, animals, bees,
      Marie Coakley                                    @Sonoma County Farm Trails                                                                                                                          flowers, pumpkins, Christmas trees, nurseries,
      farmtrails@farmtrails.org                                                                                                                           including the development of the Harvest
      Ambassador
                                                  follow us on twitter @socofarmtrails                                                                    Fair, Sonoma County Farmers Markets,             herbs, plants, trees, wine, ale, meats, olive
                                                                                                                                                          Select Sonoma and has been the model             oil and all related products and services are
      Edwina Sauers
                                                                                                                                                          for similar organizations across the country.    here in beautiful Sonoma County. Come visit,
      Graphic Design                       Cover Photo: Patty Davi Photography. Additional photographs generously
                                                                                                                                                          Farm Trails was into “agritourism” before        and enjoy the land we love by following the
      notion:creative                      supplied by: Gordon Emberley, Rick Tang, Lucy Shea, Rick Bolen and
      www.notioncreative.com                                                                                                                                                                               Sonoma County Farm Trail.
                                           photographers from visitors of Farm Trails events and local Visitor Bureaus.


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                                      Sonoma County




                                  FARM TRAILS                                                                      2010 & 2011
                                                                                                  CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                               HERITAGE                                                            Look	for	us	at	the	following	events,	representing	our	members
 Thank you to these original 95 members who formed Farm Trails in 1973 for their foresight and
 vision. This simple act has helped to preserve Sonoma County Farms, our agricultural heritage
                                                                                                                         june 2010
                       and beautiful rural paradise for generations to come.                      03        Annual Gathering, 5-7 p.m., Shiloh Business
                                                                                                            Park, first Thursday in June each year
                                                                                                  23-27     Sonoma Marin Fair, Petaluma Fairgrounds
cotati                           Ghirardelli Ranch                Hilltop Orchards
The House of Yarrow              Cader Farms                      Nyberg’s Fruit Stand                                    july 2010
                                 D & N Firewood Co.               Urmann Ranches                  14-8|01 California State Fair, Sacramento
forestville                      Circle S Ranch                   Green Valley Blueberry Farm     27-8|09 Sonoma County Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Kozlowski Raspberry Farm         Palm’s Saddle Shop               Petersen Brothers
                                                                                                                       august 2010
Hillards                                                          Gobblers Roostaurant
                                                                                                  14-15     Gravenstein Apple Fair
                                 santa rosa                       Dick’s Country Smoked Meats
geyserville                      Martini & Prati Wines, Inc.      Lone Pine Christmas Tree Farm
Honey Dew Acres                  Sanchietti Ranch                 Buena Vista Orchards                    september 25–26 2010
River Rome Orchards              D. Grossi Egg Ranch              Snyder Ranch                         Fall Weekend Along the Farm-Trails
                                 Dutton Ranch                     Chaunticler Pottery
graton                           Heyer’s Christmas Trees &        Davis Christmas Tree Farm                           october 2010
Walker Apples                       Vegetable Garden              Twin Hill Ranch                 02-04     Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma
Hallberg Canning Corp.           Rich Ranch Eggs                  S & R Orchards                            County Fairgrounds
Pelletti Fruit Co., Inc.         Creekside Tree Farm & Nursery    Frank’s Fruit Stand                     november–december 2010
                                 T. Picinini                      Ezra Briggs                     Holidays Along the Farm Trails, www.farmtrails.org
guerneville                      William T. Casey                 The Barlow Company
Korbel Winery                                                     Furusho Bros. Packing Co.                           february 2011
                                 Nielsen Christmas Tree Farm
                                                                  Cherry Foods, Inc.              14-15     Cloverdale Citrus Fair
                                 Martin Lambert, Jr.
healdsburg
H. Hill, Jr.
                                 Urban Tree Farm                  Sebastopol Co-op Cannery                             march 2011
                                 Cornelssen Bros.                 Brulainescroft                  03        Annual Membership Meeting 3–5 p.m.,
Heron Lake Tree Farm                                              Hotle-Burdo Orchards                      Shiloh Business Center, first Thursday in March
                                 Road’s End Ranch
Timber Crest Farms                                                Springhill Geranium Nursery     23-24     Sonoma County Farm Bureau Ag Days,
                                 Alpine Christmas Trees
Simi Winery, Inc.                                                 The Christmas Tree                        9 a.m.–12 p.m., Sonoma County Fairgrounds
                                 Herbs and Things
Rancho Sotoyome, Inc.
                                 Crane Bros. Melons
                                                                  The Apple Tree                                         april 2011
                                                                  Uncle Floyd’s
olema                                                                                             10        Spring Weekend Along the Farm Trails
                                 sebastopol                       Windy Hill Farm
                                                                                                  16-17     Apple Blossom Fair, Sebastopol
Olema Preserve                                                    Hall’s Hen-ry
                                 The Wells Ranch                                                  TBA       Petaluma Butter & Egg Days
                                                                  Garden Lane Tree Farm
petaluma                         Cherry Hill Orchard
                                                                  Goods Holiday Tree Ranch                               may 2010
Erickson’s Christmas Tree        Silva Bros. Packing House
                                                                                                  07        Cloverdale Ag Day, Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Farmn’s Christmas Tree Farms     James Farm                       sonoma
Water Gardens                    Stewarts Sebastopol              Kettler Ranch
Green Acres Tree Farm            Redwood Orchards                 Wong’s Egg Ranch
Pearl Meadow’s Mushroom Farm     Ratzlaff Ranch                   Sebastiani Vineyards
The Eggery                       The Apple Farm                   Bihn Egg Farms
Krout’s Pheasant Farm            Oliveira Fern Gardens            Sonoma Cheese Factory
Merry Trees                      O’Connell’s Country Store
Schleth’s Tree Farm              Apple Blossom Ranch              windsor
Olufs Tree Farm                  Marcucci & Ramondo Farms         Wesley Cameron, Jr.


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       re c i p e s : from	the	farm                                                                                                                                                                                 recipes: from	the	farm


   Chickens in the Garden                                                                                                                                 ZAZU Restaurant
by nancy lyle, nursery manager,                                                                                                                                by duskie estes
     garrett ace hardware


A
         t Garrett Hardware you will find a flock of                                                                                            “Locals favorite… a gardener’s dream–25 for food
                                                                                                                                                23 for service” —ZAGAT
         exotic chickens playing in the gardens.
         Every day they patrol through the plants                                                                                               “RISING STAR CHEFS AWARD–sustainability”
eating every bug and snail they find. Because of                                                                                                —Star Chefs 2009




                                                                                                                                                Z
them our gardens are pest and pesticide free. We
                                                                                                                                                        AZU RESTAURANT + FARM is a




                                                                                                                Photo: Courtesy Tina Castelli
started 3 years ago with four Mille Fleur chickens.
Since then we have added Delaware, 10 lb.                                                                                                               roadhouse restaurant, inspired by a
Brahmans, Marin Cookoo, Golden Wyandot,                                                                                                                 true sense of place. Co-Chefs Duskie
Cochin Bantams and Silkies. Kids and grown-ups                                                                                                  Estes and John Stewart are committed to
                                                                                                                                                finding ingredients as close to the restaurant
love to bring vegetable scraps for the flock. Every
                                                                                                                                                as possible (out back), harvesting at peak
day is a chicken side show, the load announcement
                                                                                                                                                ripeness, and doing as little as possible to
when an egg is layed is one of my favorites. Many                            Chickens at Garrett Ace Hardware                                   alter their natural perfection.                                                             ZAZU Restaurant
customers come reporting one of our chickens is                                                                                                                                                          Fattoush is a Middle Eastern herb & bread salad.
sick, only to find out it’s only taking a sun bath, all                                                                                         Open for dinner Wednesday through Monday                 If the season is right you can also add picked
                                                          will need to make a fine home for your own flock.                                     from 5:30, and for brunch Saturdays + Sundays,
stretched out on her side with wings spread.                                                                                                                                                             pomegranate seeds. This salad is a great
                                                          Not to mention the wonderful fresh eggs you can                                       9 – 2:30. Join us for Pizza & Pinot, Wednesdays,         accompaniment to salmon, quail, or lamb! At ZAZU,
Chickens are fun and easy to raise in your own            gather every day. Drop by anytime and visit our                                       Thursdays & Sundays; or come on in for                   we are lucky enough to grow all these herbs
backyard, Garrett’s carries all the supplies you          flock, they love an audience.                                                         Monday night Farm Supper.                                and more in our backyard garden!

                  Spicy Sausage, Cheese & Egg Breakfast Casserole                                                                                                                 ZAZU’s Backyard Garden Fattoush
                               by Carole Mascherini                                                                                                                                        by Duskie Estes

INGREDIENTS                            DIRECTIONS                                                                                               INGREDIENTS                           DIRECTIONS
2 tubes Crescent rolls                 Brown sausage in a frying pan,      Garrett Ace Hardware, Healdsburg                                     2 pieces pita bread in 1-inch cubes   Preheat the oven to 350°F.          ZAZU Restaurant + Farm
1 pound sausage                        drain and set aside. Fry onion      1340 Healdsburg Avenue                                                                                     In a bowl, toss the pita with       3535 Guerneville Road
                                                                                                                                                2 tablespoons olive oil
                                                                           Healdsburg, CA 95448                                                                                                                           Santa Rosa, CA 95401
2 small cans diced green chilies       and garlic until softened, drain                                                                         2 lemon cucumbers, peeled & diced     the olive oil, sumac, salt and
                                                                           Tel: 707.433.5593                                                                                                                              Tel: 707.523.4814
1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese,          and add to sausage. In a bowl                                                                            1 red pepper, seeded & diced          pepper. Bake until golden and       www.zazurestaurant.com
                                                                           Fax: 707.433.1056
  grated                               mix sausage mixture, chilies,                                                                            1 bunch parsley, leaves picked        crisp, about 10–15 minutes.
                                                                           Garrett Ace Hardware, Windsor
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese,          ¾ of the grated cheeses and                                                                              1 bunch basil, leaves picked          Make the dressing by
                                                                           10540 Old Redwood Highway
  grated                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bovolo
                                       the egg mixture.                    Windsor, CA 95492                                                    1 bunch mint, leaves picked           combining the sherry vinegar,       106 Matheson Street
10 fresh eggs, whipped with                                                Tel: 707.433.6590                                                        optional: bulgarian feta
                                       Line a 9x13 casserole with one                                                                                                                 lemon juice, pomegranate            Healdsburg, CA 95448
½ cup cream until smooth & frothy                                          Fax: 707.433.1537                                                        kosher salt                       molasses, brown sugar, and          Tel: 707.431.2962
1 yellow onion                         package of the crescent rolls,      www.garretthardware.com
                                                                                                                                                    freshly ground black pepper       sumac in a bowl and whisking        www.bovolorestaurant.com
4 garlic cloves                        opened flat. Pour the sausage
                                                                           7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Saturday                                                                            in the olive oil. Season to
                                       and eggs mixture over the rolls     8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday                                                 FOR THE DRESSING
                                                                                                                                                                                      taste with salt and pepper. In
                                       and sprinkle the rest of the                                                                             2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
                                                                                                                                                                                      a bowl, toss the pita croutons
                                       cheese on top. Unroll the 2nd                                                                            2 tablespoons lemon juice
                                                                                                                                                                                      with cucumber, red pepper,
                                       package of crescent rolls and                                                                            1 tablespoon pomegranate
                                                                                                                                                                                      and herbs with vinaigrette.
                                                                                                                                                  molasses
                                       lay on top of the cheese. Cook                                                                                                                 Place a mound on each table.
                                                                                                                                                1 tablespoon brown sugar
                                       in a 350°F oven about 1 hour                                                                                                                   Sprinkle with Bulgarian feta if
                                                                                                                                                ¼ tablespoon sumac
                                       or until a knife inserted in the                                                                                                               desired.
                                                                                                                                                ½ cup olive oil
                                       middle comes out clean. Serve.
                                                                                                                                                    kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                    freshly ground black pepper


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       re c i p e s : from	the	farm                                                                                                                                                        recipes: from	the	farm


      Bear Foot Honey Farm                                                                                                Relish Culinary Adventures



A                                                                                                                         R
         s a third generation beekeeper from                                                                                     elish Culinary Adventures stands out as
         an early age I realized how blessed                                                                                     the only “roving” culinary program that
                                                                                                                                 brings together talented chefs and fabulous
         we are to live in Sonoma County. A
                                                                                                                          cuisine at a variety of captivating wine country
place I like to call “Our little patch of the                                                                             locations, including the beautiful Relish Culinary
Garden of Eden.” In my mind’s eye I of ten                                                                                Center in charming downtown Healdsburg, to
think of what it must be like for my “little                                                                              create one-of-a-kind hands-on and demonstration
girls,” the honeybees. They go through                                                                                    cooking experiences, culinary tours and other
their lives working their tail off to produce                                                                             special events. Relish offers culinary events on a
some of the finest honeys around. Today,                                                                                  wide range of topics from wine country cuisine to
                                                                                                                          ethnic specialties, farm-to-table cooking to home
the “girls” struggle with many ailments that
                                                                                                                          cheese making, food and wine pairing to children’s
make their already hard life, harder. We                                                                                  cooking workshops. In addition, Relish hosts
at Bear Foot Honey Farm take a realistic                                              Bear Foot Honey Farm Baklava                                                                         John Ash’s pavlova with peaches and blueberries
                                                                                                                          events that bring people together in the kitchen
approach to beekeeping utilizing the                                                                                      such as private cooking parties and corporate
                                                                                                                                                                                  the land. Every August Relish teams with chef
knowledge of current scientific research                                                                                  team-building events. All of Relish’s events feature
                                                                                                                                                                                  John Ash and Farm Trails members Gayle and
and 63 years as a beekeeping family. We                     As beekeepers we use honey in practically                     locally-grown and/or organic ingredients whenever
                                                                                                                                                                                  Brian Sullivan of Dry Creek Peach & Produce
love to talk about our “girls” and show the                 everything we consume, from lasagna to                        possible, illustrating the bounty of this wonderful
                                                                                                                                                                                  to produce an annual dinner On The Farm at the
                                                                                                                          region and leaving guests with a “sense of place”
public how wonder ful they are to us, and                   enchilada to my favorite cuisine of all, Greek                                                                        peak of peach season. This dessert recipe was the
                                                                                                                          that is all about Sonoma County.
the world around us. We offer bee tours,                    food! Most people have heard of Baklava, it                                                                           sweet culmination of one of these peach dinners
beekeeping classes, and honey tasting at                    is this sweet desert with a honey twist that                  A great example of Relish’s unique culinary events      savored among the heirloom orchard in beautiful
our shop in Santa Rosa. We welcome you to                   we invite you to experience.                                  is its On The Farm classes where guests tour            Dry Creek Valley. Please visit relishculinary.com for
                                                                                                                          a local family farm and enjoy a cooking demonstration   detailed information about cooking classes and
visit and experience life inside the hives.
                                                                                                                          and dinner that features ingredients fresh from         other events.

                                                                                                                                                        Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberries
                                           Chocolate Baklava                                                                                                 courtesy of Chef John Ash

INGREDIENTS                             a medium saucepan over low heat;         nut-chocolate spread over phyllo.        INGREDIENTS                          DIRECTIONS                           Meanwhile mix the peaches and
¾ cup honey                             stir until honey dissolves. Increase     Sprinkle evenly with one-third of        5 egg whites, room temperature       Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat the     blueberries together and stir in
½ cup water                             heat to medium; cook, without            nut mixture (about ½ cup). Repeat                                             egg whites until soft peaks form.
                                                                                                                          1 cup bakers or superfine sugar                                           remaining teaspoon of lemon.
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick               stirring, until a candy thermometer      procedure twice with phyllo, butter,                                          Still beating, slowly add the
1 cup hazelnut-chocolate                                                                                                  2 teaspoons cornstarch                                                    Whip the cream until thick.
                                        registers 230° (about 10 minutes).       hazelnut-chocolate spread, and nut                                            sugar until the mixture is thick
    spread (such as Nutella)            Remove from heat; keep warm.             mixture. Top last layer of nut mixture                                                                             Spread the cream in the cavity
                                                                                                                          2 teaspoons lemon juice, divided     and glossy. Quickly beat in the
½ cup toasted hazelnuts,                Discard cinnamon stick.                  with remaining 6 sheets phyllo, each                                                                               of the pavlova, top with the fruit
    coarsely chopped                                                             lightly brushed with butter. Press       1 teaspoon vanilla                   cornstarch, 1 teaspoon lemon
                                        2. Preheat oven to 350°.                                                                                                                                    and dust with the powdered
½ cup roasted pistachios,                                                        gently into pan.                                                              and vanilla.
                                                                                                                          2 cups peeled diced ripe                                                  sugar. Allow to sit for an hour at
    coarsely chopped                    3. Place hazelnut-chocolate                                                         peaches, cut in ½-inch dice
                                                                                 4. Make 3 lengthwise cuts and 5                                               Line a baking sheet with             least before cutting into wedges
¹/³ cup blanched toasted almonds,       spread in a microwave-safe bowl;
    coarsely chopped                                                             crosswise cuts to form 24 portions       1½ cups fresh blueberries            parchment and draw a circle          and serving. Overtime the
                                        microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds
¹/³ cup toasted walnuts,                                                         using a sharp knife. Bake at 350° for                                         approximately 8 inches in            meringue will soften and change
                                        or until melted. Combine hazelnuts                                                1 cup heavy cream
    coarsely chopped                                                             35 minutes or until phyllo is golden.                                         diameter. Pile the meringue into
                                        and next 5 ingredients (through salt).                                                                                                                      so you can decide which texture
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon                                                       Remove from oven. Drizzle honey              powdered sugar for dusting
                                        Lightly coat a 13 x 9-inch baking                                                                                      the circle and hollow out the        you like best.
¹/8 teaspoon salt                                                                mixture over baklava. Cool in pan
                                        dish with cooking spray. Working                                                                                       center about halfway down to
    Cooking spray                                                                on a wire rack. Cover; store at room
                                        with 1 phyllo sheet at a time (cover                                                                                   form a “nest.” Place in oven
24 14x0-inch sheets frozen                                                       temperature.                                                                                                       Relish Culinary Adventures
                                        remaining dough to prevent drying),
                                                                                                                                                               for 10 minutes then turn heat
    phyllo dough, thawed                place sheet lengthwise in bottom                                                                                                                            14 Matheson Street
½ cup butter, melted                                                                                                                                           down to 275° for 1½ hours. Turn
                                        of prepared pan, allowing ends to                                                                                                                           Healdsburg, CA 95448
                                                                                 Bear Foot Honey Farm                                                          off oven and leave pavlova in
                                        extend over edges of dish; lightly                                                                                                                          Tel: 707.431.9999
                                        brush with butter. Repeat procedure      4372 Sonoma Highway, Suite D                                                  with door closed until oven is
PREPARATION                                                                                                                                                                                         Toll Free: 877.759.1004
                                        with 5 phyllo sheets and butter.         Santa Rosa, CA 95409                                                          completely cool, at least 2 hours
1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in   Drizzle about ¹/³ cup melted hazel-      Tel: 707.570. BUZZ                                                            or overnight.                        www.relishculinary.com


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Sonoma	to	Kenwood                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sonoma		to	Kenwood

                                                                                  22 natural colors. Fiber, yarn, products &   105   Oak Hill Farm


             Sonoma to
                                                                                  CSA. Schacht Dealer: wheels, looms &               of Sonoma, LLC

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sonoma Valley
                                                                                  accessories. Maremma LGD pups avail-
                                                                                  able in the Fall for livestock protection.   15101 Sonoma Highway
                                                                                  Open: Year-round by appointment              Glen Ellen CA 95442
                                                                                                                               (707) 996-6643


              Kenwood
                                                                                  only. Please call ahead.
                                                                                                                               www.oakhillfarm.net                                                      Story	by	Belle	Creative	
                                                                                  Animals
                                                                                                                               Sustainably grown seasonal produce,                                for	Sonoma	Valley	Visitors	Bureau
                                                                                                                               fresh cut and dried flowers, herbs,
                                                                                  101   Cline Cellars                          handcrafted household and holiday
                                                                                                                               wreaths and décor for sale at The Red
                                                                                                                                                                                      “Combine	volcanic	soils,	postcard	spoils	and	a	kaleidoscopic	
                                                                                  24737 Arnold Drive/Highway 121
                                                                                                                               Barn Store.                                              abundance	of	crops	and	you’ve	got	Sonoma	Valley,	an	
                                                                                  Sonoma CA 95476
                                                                                                                               Open: April-Dec, Wed-Sun 11-6
                                                                                                                                                                                              agricultural	pearl	of	Sonoma	County.”
                                                                                  (707) 940-4014
                                                                                  www.clinecellars.com                         Vegetable Farm, Flowers, Gifts
                                                                                  Enjoy our Rhone & Zinfandel wines in         Event Facility, Farm Stand, Naturally Grown
                                                                                  our 1850s farmhouse. Complimentary
                                                                                  tastings daily from 10-6pm (a nominal        110   Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
                                                                                  fee for reserve tastings). Events: July      389 Fourth Street East
                                                                                  Jazz Festival, April in Carneros &




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo: Courtesy Rick Bolen
                                                                                                                               Sonoma CA 95476
                                                                                  November Holiday in Carneros-check
                                                                                                                               (707) 993-3230
                                                                                  website for details.
                                                                                  Open: Year-Round, Daily 10-6
                                                                                                                               www.sebastiani.com
                                                                                                                               Founded in 1904 and known for our
                                                                                  Animals, Education, Tours, Vine-
                                                                                                                               warm hospitality, historic legacy and
                                                                                  yards, Wedding Services
                                                                                                                               outstanding wines from the great
                                                                                  Bus access, Event Facility, Family
                                                                                                                               growing regions of Sonoma County.



                                                                                                                                                                                   I
                                                                                  Fun, Great for Kids, Historical Site,
                                                                                                                               Extensive carved barrel collection and                   ts legacy of farming stretches back centuries;
                                                                                  Naturally Grown, Picnic Area, School
                                                                                                                               complimentary historic winerry tours.
                                                                                  Groups, Tasting, Tours                                                                                even novelist Jack London was forever beguiled
                                                                                                                               Open: Year-Round, Daily 10-5,
                                                                                                                                                                                        by it’s charms—his “Beauty Ranch” in Glen Ellen
                                                                                                                               except major holiday
                                                                                  102   Hardin Gardens
                                                                                                                               Gifts/Baskets, Tours & Education,
                                                                                                                                                                                   transformed him from a nomadic adventurer to a
                                                                                                                                                                                   pioneering organic farmer. Hailed for its unique terroir,
                                                                                  22656 Broadway                               Vineyard, Winery                                    the gentle climate lends itself to a heady profusion of
                                                                                  Sonoma CA 95476                              Bus access, Event Facility, Food & Bev-             plant life. The ancient volcano of Sonoma Mountain
                                                                                  (707) 343-1087                               erage, Picnic Area, Retail, Tasting, Tours
                                                                                  www.hardingardens.net                                                                                                                         continued on page 66
                                                                                  Sustainable family farm with a wide          108 Sonoma Cheese Factory
                                                                                  variety of seasonal veggies, fruits and
                                                                                  herbs. Specializing in fantastic toma-
                                                                                                                               2 West Spain Street                           Market, Flowers/Nursery, Fruit/              107   The Patch
                                                                                                                               Sonoma CA 95476                               Berry Farm, Local Food/Fare,
                                                                                  toes & farm-fresh eggs. Vacation rental      (707) 996-1931                                                                             280 Second Street East
                                                                                                                                                                             Non-Profit Organization, Pumpkins/
                                                                                  also available.                              www.sonomacheesefactory.com                   Christmas Trees, Recreation/Events,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sonoma CA 95476
                                                                                  Open: July-September, Wed & Sun 12-5                                                       Tourism Services, Vegetable Farm             (707) 849-7384
                                                                                                                               “On the Plaza”, Sonoma Cheese
                                                                                  Accommodations, Fruit/Berry                  Factory cheeses, samples, full deli and       Bus Access, CSA Subscriptions,               Daily picked produce at family farm stand.
                                                                                  Farm, Vegetable Farm                         BBQ. Established 1931.                        Event Facility, Family Fun, Farm             Wonderful tomatoes, peppers, onions, figs
                                                                                  Farm Stand, Farm Stays, Naturally Grown                                                    Stand, Great for Kids, Naturally             and pumpkins. Visit us at these Farmers
                                                                                                                               Open: Year-round, Mon-Fri
                                                                                                                                                                             Grown, Picnic Area, School Groups,           Markets: Sonoma Downtown, Santa Rosa
                                                                                                                               8:30-5:30, Sat-Sun 8:30-6
                                                                                  103   Moon Mountain                          Cheese, Tourism Services
                                                                                                                                                                             Tourism Services, Wholesale                  Downtown, Napa, Santa Rosa Certified,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sebastopol & Petaluma.
                                                                                        Christmas Tree Farm
                                                                                                                                                                             109   Sonoma Lavender, Inc                   Open: Farmers Markets all season
                                                                                  1550 Moon Mountain Drive                     111   Sonoma Garden Park
                                                                                                                                                                             8537 Sonoma Highway                          Fruit & Vegetable Farm
                                                                                  Sonoma CA 95476                              19996 Seventh Street East
                                                                                  (707) 996-6454                               Sonoma CA 95476                               Kenwood CA 95452
                                                                                  www.moonmountainchristmastreefarm.com        (707) 996-0712                                (707) 523-4411                               104 Vella Cheese of California
                                                                                                                               www.sonomaecologycenter.org                   www.sonomalavender.com                       315 Second Street East
100 Arrowood Vineyards & Winery             Winery                                Christmas trees! We cut and carry
                                                                                  tree to vehicle. You tie tree to vehicle.                                                  Sonoma Lavender Festival in June,            Sonoma CA 95476
                                            Wine Tasting                                                                       Non-profit community garden, farm
14347 Sonoma Highway                                                              Complimentary refreshments. Restroom.                                                      closed rest of year. Fresh lavender, dried   (707) 938-3232
                                                                                                                               and park featuring sustainable grown
Glen Ellen CA 95442                                                               Open weekends in November for                produce and flowers, demonstration            lavender, lavender wreaths, soaps,           (800) 848-0505
                                            112 Brookfarm, Alpacas in the                                                                                                    candles, sachets, pillows, spa products.     www.vellacheese.com
(707) 935-2600                                  Valley of the Moon
                                                                                  reserving. No credit cards.                  gardens, workshops, farm stand, garden
www.arrowoodvineyards.com                                                         Open: Fri, Sat, Sun after Thanksgiving       plots, CSA & volunteer opportunities.         Seminars, demos, tours, lavender             US Champion Cheese Factory for aged
                                            8150 Sonoma Mountain Road             Day through Dec 21, 9-4:30                   Family friendly! See website for volunteer    cuisine. Events: Sonoma Lavender             dry Monterey Jack and many varieties.
Tasting daily. Certified organic from the                                                                                                                                    Festival June
                                            Glen Ellen CA 95442                   Christmas Trees                              days/hours and community events                                                            Open: All year Mon-Sat, 9:30-6
best hillside mountain and maritime in-                                                                                                                                      Open: June 12 & 13, 10-4
fluenced vineyards in Sonoma County.
                                            (707) 996-0350                        Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Garlands           Open: Year-Round, dawn to dusk                                                             Closed major holidays
Open: Daily 10-4:30 Tours buses and
                                            www.brookfarmalpaca.com                                                                                                          Lavender                                     Cheese
                                                                                                                               Bees/Honey, Education, Farmers
limos (6 or more) by appointment.           Family-owned Award Winning Alpacas:                                                                                              Classes, Tours                               Mail Order, Tasting

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Petaluma                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Petaluma



                                   Petaluma
                                                                                                                                                                             www.cloverstornetta.com
                                                                                                                                Famous beef jerky, smoked sausages,          Dairy processing and distribution.       214   Green String Farm
                                                                                                                                bacons, poultry and salmon. California       Home of the famous Clo the Cow.
                                                                                                                                Grand Champion BBQ Spiced Tri-Tips           Check website for products and           3571 Old Adobe Road
                                                                                                                                and NY Steaks, condiments and                events. “Quite possibly the cleanest     Petaluma CA 94954
                                                                                                                                roasted pigs. BBQ catering available.        milk in the U.S.”                        (707) 328-8084
                                                                                                                                Open: All year Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-3                                                   www.greenstringfarm.com
                                                                                                                                Local Food/Fare, Meat/Poultry/Fish
                                                                                                                                                                             224   Cottage Gardens of Petaluma &      Green String is a sustainable farm in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Bennett Valley                     Petaluma, Ca. We focus on aiding,
                                                                                                                                Mail Order, Retail, Tasting, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                                                             3995 Emerald Drive                       rather than fighting, natural processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to grow healthy and happy fruits and
                                                                                                                                217   Baker Creek Seed Bank                  Petaluma CA 94952
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      vegetables.
                                                                                                                                                                             (707) 778-8025
                                                                                                                                199 Petaluma Blvd No.                                                                 Open: Year-Round, 7 days a week,
                                                                                                                                                                             www.cottagegardensofpet.com
                                                                                                                                Petaluma CA 94952                                                                     April-Oct 10-6, Nov-March 10-5
                                                                                                                                (707) 509-5171                               We are a speciatly nursery featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      County Store, Education, Farmers
                                                                                                                                www.rareseeds.com                            perennials, succulents, vegetables,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Market, Fruit/Berry Farm, Local
                                                                                                                                                                             clematis, roses and fruit trees-80%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Food/Fare, Meat/Poultry/Dairy,
                                                                                                                                California’s largest selection of Heirloom   of our plants are grown by us here in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Olive Oil, Tours, Vegetable Farm
                                                                                                                                Seeds, over 1200 varieties! Gifts, tools     Petaluma.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Animal Corral, Event Facility, Family
                                                                                                                                & local products. All nonGMO, Open-          Open: Year-Round, Daily 9-5              Fun, Farm Supplies, Farm Stays,
                                                                                                                                Pollinated & Natural.
                                                                                                                                                                             Flowers/Nursery                          Great for Kids, Naturally Grown, Pic-
                                                                                                                                Open: Mon-Fri, Summer 9:30-5:30,
                                                                                                                                                                             Delivery, Retail                         nic Area, Retail, Tours, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                Winter 8:30-5:30
                                                                                                                                Country Store
                                                                                                                                                                             202   Garden Valley Ranch                203   Lavender Bee Farm
                                                                                                                                Classes, Event Facility, Great for Kids,
                                                                                                                                Mail Order, Naturally Grown, Tasting,        498 Pepper Road                          JoAnn & Rick Wallenstein
                                                                                                                                Tours, Wholesale                             Petaluma CA 94952                        764 Chapman Lane
                                                                                                                                                                             (707) 795-0919                           Petaluma CA 94952
                                                                                                                                207   Barlas Boer Goats                      www.gardenvalley.com                     (707) 789-0554
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.lavenderbeefarm.com
                                                                                                                                555 Bailey Avenue                            Fine cut roses available wholesale or
                                                                                                                                                                             retail. Rose plants available bareroot   Award winning honeys; processed raw
                                                                                                                                Petaluma CA 94952
                                                                                                                                                                             (seasonal) and potted. Beautiful wed-    from our wild bees, no additives. Natu-
                                                                                                                                (707) 762-4476                                                                        rally grown Lavenders, fresh cut, dried
                                                                                                                                                                             ding/event site. Guided or self-guided
                                                                                                                                www.barlasboergoats.com                                                               & lavender products all available at our
                                                                                                                                                                             garden tours. Pruning classes, book
                                                                                                                                Goats for vegetation & pets. Wethers         signings.                                farm store by appointment, or ordered
                                                                                                                                available, call for goat meat information,   Open: Year-Round, Wed-Sun 10-5           on our website.
                                                                                                                                whole or half USDA. Butt-N-Head goat                                                  Open: By appointment only.
                                                                                                                                                                             Flowers/Nursery
                                                                                                                                summer & breakfast sausage available.        Bus Access, Classes, Event Facility,     Bees/Honey, Country Store
                                                                                                                                Educational hands-on learning.               Mail Order, Picnic Area, Retail,Tours,   Mail Order, Naturally Grown
                                                                                                                                Open: Year-round, call for appointment       Wholesale
                                                                                                                                Goat Ranch
                                                                                                                                Animal Corral, Classes, Great for Kids,
201   711 MTR BarLew Boer Goats           www.adobepumpkinfarm.com                fresh daily. U-pick pumpkins (including       Tours
                                          Farm animals, fresh-cut flowers.        Giant Pumpkins) hayrides, mini train ride,
711 Middle Two Rock Road                  Schools/Birthday Parties welcome.       corn maze, climbing hay pyramid, hay
Petaluma CA 94952                         Corn maze, gift shop/local vendors,     maze with tunnel, picnic area & family fun.   216   Bud’s Custom Meats
(707) 763-1722                            coffee barn and weekend hayrides        Open: July-October, Daily 12-6                7750 Petaluma Hill Road
(530) 304-7660 cell                       Weekend BBQ, kettle korn, taco stand.   2nd location:                                 Penngrove CA 94951
www.barlewboergoatranch.com               Open: Late Sept-Oct 31, 10-dusk                                                       (707) 795-8402
                                                                                  2485 Petaluma Blvd. N.
African Boer Meat Goats for sale:,        Pumpkins/Christmas Trees                Petaluma CA 94952                             www.budscustommeats.com
Raised Nature’s natural way, Butt-N-      Animal Corral, Bus Access, Carriage,    Pumpkin & Veggies Farm                        Marinated tri-tips, fresh & smoked
Head Goat Sausage. A healthy way to       Wagon & Hayrides, Great for Kids,       Bus Access, Carriage, Wagon &                 sausages, hams, bacon, beef jerky &
eat sausage. Also, a dozen vintage farm   Naturally Grown, Picnic Area, U-Pick    Hayrides, Organic, Event Facility, Farm       salmon. Exotic meats: buffalo, elk, wild
tractors.                                                                         Stand, Tours, Great for Kids, Picnic          boar, pheasants, quail & rabbits. Dry aged
Open: Year-Round, please call.                                                                                                  all natural beef raised on premises.
                                          212   Andersen’s Organic                Area, School Groups, Tasting
Goats for Sale                                  Vegetable Stand &                                                               Open: Mon-Sat, 8-5
                                                                                                                                Food Tastings, Great for Kids,
208   Adobe Pumpkin Farm
                                                Pumpkin Patch                     200   Angelo’s Meats                          Naturally Grown
                                          4588 Bodega Avenue                            & Italian Taste
Robert & Corinna Neve                     Petaluma CA 94952                       2700 Adobe Road
2478 East Washington St.                  (707) 529-1270 / (707) 364-3586         Petaluma CA 94954                             221   Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc
Petaluma CA 94954                         andersenorganics@comcast.net
(707) 766-7673                                                                    (707) 763-9586                                Petaluma CA 94975 [not on map]
                                          Organic vegetables & melons picked      www.angelossmokehouse.com                     (707) 778-8448


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Petaluma                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Petaluma

                                                                                          Open: Year-Round, by appointment only
209   Lovepatch Farms                       204   McEvoy Ranch                            Animals, Vegetable Farm
Lee Romero
292 Palm Avenue
                                                  McEvoy of Marin
                                            5935 Red Hill Road
                                                                                          CSA Subscriptions
                                                                                                                                                                           Petaluma
Penngrove CA 94951                          Petaluma CA 94952                             215 Spring Hill Jersey Cheese                                               A Unique Place to Discover
(707) 664-9163                              (707) 778-2307                                & Peter’s Pumpkin Patch
www.lovepatchfarms.com                      www.mcevoyranch.com                           4235 Spring Hill Road                                             Story	by	Marsha	Trent,	Petaluma	Visitors	Program
                                                                                          Petaluma CA 94952



                                                                                                                                           W
A working Miniature Horse Farm which
provides “hands-on” tours, educational      California certified organic extra virgin     (707) 762-3446                                              ith its convenient location,      galleries, fine restaurants and lively events
presentations and classes for all ages      olive oil, produced in the traditional Tus-   www.springhillcheese.com
                                            can style from six Italian olive varieties.                                                               less than 30 miles from any       like the Annual Butter and Egg Days in April
and abilities interested in learning more
about the Miniature Horse. Miniature        Other estate products also available.         Dairy farm, pick your pumpkin, dig                          area attraction including wine    make the historic downtown an attraction
stallions, mares and babies are avail-      Buy online at www.mcevoyranch.com.            for potatoes, milk a cow, homemade
                                                                                                                                         country, stunning coast line, or majestic      for people of all tastes. Docents from the
able for viewing.                           Open: Scheduled tours of orchard,             pumpkin ice cream! Petting zoo, hay-
                                                                                          ride! Groups by appointment.                   redwoods, Petaluma provides the perfect        Petaluma Museum, housed in the 100-year-
Open: Year-round, by appointment only.      gardens, milling and tasting by ap-
                                            pointment only - see website listing          Open: October, 10-dusk                         introduction to all the wonders of Sonoma      old Carnegie library, guide weekly tours (May
Animals, Arts/Crafts/Antiques, Edu-                                                       Groups by appointment
                                            Olive Oil, Bees/Honey                                                                        County.                                        through October) of the historic downtown
cation, Gifts/Baskets,Tours
Bus Access, Classes, Family Fun,            Bus Access, Certified Organic, Mail           Dairy Products, Pumpkins                                                                      districts. Museum exhibits tell the story of
                                                                                          Bus Access, Hayrides, U-Pick                   The Visitor Center in the restored 1914
Great for Kids, Picnic Area, School         Order, Tours, Wholesale                                                                                                                     Petaluma from its early days as the “egg
                                                                                                                                         Railroad Depot building is the gateway to
Groups, Tours                                                                                                                                                                           basket to the world,” to its place in the fast
                                                                                                                                         historic downtown and makes it easy for
                                            222   Sonoma Compost                          223   Tara Firma Farms                                                                        changing world of the 1960s and ‘70s.
219   McClelland’s Dairy                    550 Mecham Road                               3796 I Street Extension                        anyone to find out all about what Petaluma
6475 Bodega Avenue                          Petaluma CA 94952                             Petaluma CA 94952                                                                                           Historically, with its proximity
Petaluma CA 94952                           (707) 664-9113                                (707) 765-1201                                                                                               to a navigable river, Petaluma
(707) 664-0452                              www.sonomacompost.com                         www.tarafirmafarms.com                                                                                       evolved not only as a
www.mcclellandsdairy.com                    Since 1985, providing affordable                                                                                                                           producer of food, but as the
                                                                                          We are a family-owned farm offering
                                            organic composts and mulches for                                                                                                                           central commercial trade
A third generation family farm making                                                     healthy chemical-free, all-natural
                                            farmers, landscapers and backyard
European style organic butter.                                                            products and raising frass-fed, pasture-                                                                     center for Sonoma County
                                            gardeners.
Open: Year-round, by appointment only                                                     raised and humanely-treated pigs,                                                                            produce, wine and other
                                            Open: Year-round, Mon-Sat 7-3                 cows and chickens.
Events: “From She to Thee”– Be a            Professional Services                                                                                                                                      products that made their
                                                                                          Open: Jan-June, 7 days a week 9-6
Farmer for the Day? Springtime,                                                                                                                                                                        way to San Francisco and
                                                                                          Events: Complimentary Tours every
see website. Milk a cow by hand,
feed baby and mama cows.                    206   Split Rail Family Farm                  Sunday, hourly beginning at 10am                                                                             beyond. Now, Petaluma and
                                            110 Goodwin Lane                              Animals, Bees/Honey, Farmers                                                                                 the surrounding countryside
Animals, Meat/Poultry/Dairy
                                            Petaluma CA 94951                             Market, Meat/Poultry/Dairy, Pump-                                                                            - dotted with small farms and
Bus Access, Certified Organic, Family
                                            (415) 306-4701                                kins, Recreation/Events, Tourism
Fun, Great for Kids, Picnic Area,                                                                                                                                                                      pastures - has made a name
                                            www.splitrailfamilyfarms.com                  Services, Vegetable Farm
School Groups, Tours                                                                      Bus Access, CSA Subscriptions,                                                                              for itself as an epicenter of
                                            Small family-run farm featuring pasture-      Delivery, Event Facility, Family Fun,          and Sonoma County have to offer.               sustainable farming, slow food, and artisan
                                            raised laying hens and eggs for sale,         Farm Stand, Great for Kids, Historical
                                            meat rabbits, Nigerian Dwarf and                                                                                                            and handcrafted products that food, wine
                                                                                          Site, Naturally Grown, Retail, School          Widely known for its location on the banks
                                            Mini-Nubian Goats. Seasonal veggies,          Groups, Tours, Wholesale                                                                      and micro-brew lovers flock to the area to
                                                                                                                                         of the Petaluma River, its picturesque
                                            flowers, CSA subscriptions too.                                                                                                             experience. Special events like the annual
                                                                                                                                         downtown        filled    with   beautifully
                                                                                                                                                                                        Artisan Cheese Festival in late March, the
                                                                                                                                         preserved iron front buildings and its leafy
                                                                                                                                                                                        Art and Garden Festival in July and the
                                                                                                                                         neighborhoods lined with stately vintage
                                                                                                                                                                                        Taste of Petaluma in September draw
                                                                                                                                         homes, Petaluma provides a glimpse of the
                                                                                                                                                                                        crowds from near and far. Everyone loves
                                                                                                                                         1800s, while it thrives as a modern city.
                                                                                                                                                                                        the Petaluma Farmers’ Markets, open on
                                                                                                                                         The downtown, which is on the National         Saturday and Wednesday, May-October,
                                                                                                                                         Register of Historic Places, is the core       in historic downtown. The tours of Cowgirl
                                                                                                                                         of the community some call “America’s          Creamery’s state-of-the-art handcrafted
                                                                                                                                         Quintessential Hometown.” Classic films,       cheese making facility in Petaluma are
                                                                                                                                         including American Graffiti, were shot         another favorite. Food growers adore Baker
                                                                                                                                         on Petaluma’s downtown streets. The            Creek Seed Bank where they can peruse
                                                                                                                                         Petaluma Art Center, a regional exhibition     more than 1,200 heirloom seed varieties
                                                                                                                                         and learning space, marks Petaluma as a        from 70 countries and locally grown garlic,
                                                                                                                                         destination for art lovers. Art and antique    herbs, and spices as well as locally made
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Santa	Rosa	to	Cotati                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Santa	Rosa	to	Cotati



                                                                                                                                            Santa Rosa to Cotati
                                                                                                                                      Unprocessed Honey; blackberry, wildflower,     Open: Year-Round, dinner nightly at 5       Pumpkins
                                                                                                                                      star thistle, lavender, honeycomb, local bee   Accommodations, Restaurant                  Animal Corral, Bus Access, Carriage/
                                                                                                                                      pollen, beeswax, hand-dipped beeswax                                                       Wagon & Hayrides, Delivery, Family
                                                                                                                                      candles, propolis. Vegetables, fruits, fresh                                               Fun, Naturally Grown, Picnic Area,
                                                                                                                                      eggs. Bee removal and pollinations.            304   Kendall-Jackson                       Retail, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                      Open: Available all year at local                    Wine Center
                                                                                                                                      Farmers Markets. Our farm by                   5007 Fulton Road
                                                                                                                                      appointment only. Please call first.           Fulton CA 95439
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 300   Old World Winery
                                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 571-8100                              850 River Road
                                                                                                                                      Bees/Honey, Fruit/Berry Farm,                                                              Fulton CA 95439
                                                                                                                                      Vegetable Farm                                 www.kj.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (707) 578-3148
                                                                                                                                      Bus Access, Mail Order, Tours
                                                                                                                                                                                     Enjoy a seated wine & food pairing, visit   www.oldworldwinery.com
                                                                                                                                                                                     the tasting bar and tour the vineyards
                                                                                                                                      302   Imwalle Gardens                          and extensive flower, herb and vegeta-      Visit Sonoma County Heritage at our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 100-year-old site located close to 101
                                                                                                                                      685 West 3rd Street                            ble gardens that surround the château.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Also: On the Healdsburg Plaza, 337          in the Russian River Valley. We offer a
                                                                                                                                      Santa Rosa CA 95401                                                                        unique tasting experience by appointment.
                                                                                                                                      (707) 546-0279                                 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg CA
                                                                                                                                                                                     95448, (707) 433-7102.                      Open: Daily 10-5, by appointment
                                                                                                                                      Since 1886 (124 years), four gen-              Open: Year-round, daily 10-5 except         Winery
                                                                                                                                      erations of growing fresh vegetables,          major holidays                              Bus Access, Naturally Grown
                                                                                                                                      bedding plants, seed, tomatoes, corn,          Events: Annual Heirloom Tomato
                                                                                                                                      squash, persimmons, beans, cucum-              Festival, September 2010
                                                                                                                                      bers, figs, sweet-hot peppers. One mile                                                    316   Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar
                                                                                                                                                                                     Olive Oil, Vegetable Farm, Winery
                                                                                                                                      from downtown Santa Rosa.                                                                  53 Montgomery Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                     Bus Access, Picnic Area, Tasting,
                                                                                                                                      Open: Year-round, Mon-Fri 8:30-5:15,                                                       Santa Rosa CA 95404
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tours, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                      Sat 8:30-5                                                                                 (707) 544-3221
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.rossopizzeria.com
                                                                                                                                      Farmers Market, Flowers/Nursery,               305   Matanzas Creek Winery
                                                                                                                                      Fruit/Berry Farm, Vegetable Farm                                                           Passion about food, wine and soccer.
                                                                                                                                                                                     6097 Bennett Valley Road
                                                                                                                                      Farm Stand, Retail, Wholesale                                                              We support local produce. Come see
                                                                                                                                                                                     Santa Rosa CA 95404                         us at the Farmers’ Market with our
                                                                                                                                                                                     (800) 590-6464                              mobile oven.
                                                                                                                                      303  Japanese Maples by Momiji                 www.matanzascreek.com                       Open: Daily 11:30-10
                                                                                                                                            Nursery
                                                                                                                                                                                     Since 1977, Matanzas Creek Winery           Restaurant, Local Food/Fare
                                                                                                                                      Mike & Sachiko Umehara                         has been creating elegant wines that are
                                                                                                                                      2765 Stony Point Road                          regarded as Sonoma county classics. Visit
                                                                                                                                      Santa Rosa CA 95407                            us to enjoy our current vintage wines and   312   Russian River Brewing Co.
                                                                                                                                      (707) 528-2917                                 stroll through our celebrated gardens and   725 4th Street
                                                                                                                                      www.momijinursery.com                          lavender field-Bocce ball court.            Santa Rosa CA 95404
                                                                                                                                                                                     Open: Daily 10-4:30, closed major           (707) 545-2337
                                                                                                                                      Family owned since 1979, largest                                                           www.russianriverbrewing.com
                                                                                                                                                                                     holidays
313   Bear Foot Honey Farm                      318   Cindy Garza Photography                 Sixth generation in Sonoma County,      selection 1 gal-32 in box, over 250
                                                                                                                                                                                     Events: Days of Wine & Lavender,
Cheryl Loraditch                                1475 Riebli Road                              Jennifer’s great-great-grandfather      cultivators. Corner of Stony Point &                                                       Craft brewed, Belgian style, artisan &
                                                                                                                                                                                     4th Saturday in June
4372 Sonoma Hwy, Suite D                        Santa Rosa CA 95404                           invented the Crane Melon in 1900.       Yuba Drive, 1.5 miles south of Hwy 12,                                                     barrel-aged Ales & Lagers. Sold locally on
Santa Rosa CA 95409                             (707) 570-2960                                Original Crane Melons, Crane yellow-    1.5 miles north of Todd Road.                  Winery                                      tap and in bottles. Pub features brews,
                                                                                              meated watermelons, heirloom toma-                                                     Picnic Area, Tasting, Tours, Wholesale      pizza & local music!
(707) 570-2899                                  www.cindygarzaonlinephotography.com                                                   Open: Year-Round, Mon-Sat 9-4, Sun 9-2.
www.bearfoothoney.com                                                                         toes, and much more!                    See website for up-to-date hours                                                           Open: Sun-Thur, 11am-Midnight,
Come experience life inside the hives! During
                                                All sizes, some framed, some framed
                                                and matted. African Safari animals in
                                                                                              Open: Sept 1-Oct 31, daily 10-6
                                                                                                                                      Nursery                                        306   Muelrath Ranches                      Fri-Sat, 11am-1am
                                                habitat: Horses, landscape, flowers,          Fruit & Vegetable Stand                 Bus Access, Delivery, Mail Order,              Robert Muelrath                             Wholesale
the Spring & Summer months tours are of-
fered by appointment. Visit our honey tasting   sunsets. Single photographs or will           Bus Access, Family Fun, Farm Stand,     Naturally Grown, Retail, Tours                 3800 Walker Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                     Santa Rosa CA 95407
room and taste for yourself.                    dress it up to your liking.                   Historical Site, Tasting, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                                                                     (707) 585-2195                              310   Santa Rosa Community Market
Open: Year-round, Mon-Fri 10-5:30,
                                                Open: July-Sept, Sun, Tues, Thurs, Sat,10-5                                           315   John Ash & Co./Vintner’s Inn             www.muelrathspumpkins.com                   1899 Mendocino Avenue
Sat. 10-4
                                                Professional Services                         301   Hector’s Honey Farm               4330 Barnes Road                                                                           Santa Rosa CA 95401
Bees/Honey, Farm Supplies/Equipment,                                                          Hector Alvarez & Family                 Santa Rosa CA 95403                            21 varieties of pumpkins, many variet-      (707) 546-1806
Tours & Education                               317   Crane Melon Barn                        2794 Fulton Road                        (707) 527-7687                                 ies of winter squash, gourds, ornamen-      www.srcommunitymarket.com
Bus Access, Classes, Food & Beverage,                                                         Fulton CA 95439                         www.vintnersinn.com                            tal corn & sunflowers. All our products
                                                Richard, Cindy and Jennifer Crane                                                                                                                                                A local non-profit natural food grocery
Retail, School Groups, Tasting, Tours,                                                                                                                                               are sustainably grown.
                                                4935 Petaluma Hill Road                       (707) 579-9416                          John Ash & Co. Restaurant- Featur-                                                         supporting local farmers and vendors
Wholesale                                                                                                                                                                            Open: Sept 25-Oct 31, Fri 2-9,
                                                Santa Rosa CA 95404                           hectorshoneybees@sbcglobal.net          ing wine country cuisine. Adjacent to                                                      since 1975.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sat & Sun 10-6
                                                (707) 795-6987                                                                        Vintner’s Inn, a 44-room inn amidst a          Events: Campfire in the corral every        Open: Mon-Sat 8-9, Sun 10-8
                                                                                              Sonoma County’s 100% Pure Natural Raw
                                                www.cranemelon.com                                                                    90-acre vineyard.                              Friday night.

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Santa	Rosa	to	Cotati

Country Store                         are part of the curriculum and rhythm        (707) 545-0721
Bus Access, Certified Organic, Food   of life.                                     www.westernfarmcenter.com
& Beverage, Naturally Grown, Retail   Open: Jan-Dec Tours by appointment only.     Open: Daily 8-5, seven days a week
                                      Classes, Tours                               Animals, Bees/Honey, Farm Supplies/
315   Sonoma County Vintners                                                       Equipment, Feed Store, Gifts/Baskets
420 Aviation Blvd, Ste #106                                                        Family Fun, Great for Kids
Santa Rosa CA 95403
                                      308   Terra Bella Vista
                                            Olive Oil Co., Inc.
(707) 573-0974                                                                     309   Zazu Restaurant & Farm
www.sonomawine.com                    4949 Terra Bella Vista Way
                                      Santa Rosa CA 95404                          Duskie Estes
The SCV creates the awareness of      (707) 586-3777                               3535 Guerneville Road
Sonoma County as a premium wine       www.tbvevoliveoil.com                        Santa Rosa CA 95403
grape growing and wine producing                                                   (707) 523-4814
region.                               We produce an award-winning virgin           www.zazurestaurant.com
Professional Services                 olive oil from 500 Italian olive trees. We
                                      give one-hour free tours by appoint-         A restuarant dedicated to local farmers
                                      ment, including an olive oil tasting.        with it’s own farm out back, using their
307   Summerfield Waldorf School      Open: Year-round, by appointment             own chicken eggs for their pasta &
      and Farm                        Winery, Olive Oil, Tours & Education         making their own bacon and salami
Santa Rosa CA [not on map]            Bus Access, Tasting, Tours                   from heritage pigs. Take home a pack!
(707) 575-7194                                                                     Open: Wed-Sun, opens at 5:30
www.summerfieldwaldorf.org                                                         Event Facility, Mail Order, U-Pick,
                                      311   Western Farm Center                    Naturally Grown
Preschool-12th grade. Located on      21 West 7th Street,
38-acres with a working biodynamic    in Railroad Square
farm where farming and gardening      Santa Rosa CA 95401




                                Santa Rosa Valley
              Story	&	photo	courtesy	of	the	Santa	Rosa	Convention	&	Visitors	Bureau




      A
                pproximately 50 miles north of              just out of the City limits of both Cotati
                San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant        and Rohnert Park to the east. Just a little
                region overflowing with all you love        further north is the suburban community
      about California.                                                              of Rohnert Park
      Welcome to the                                                                 first    established
      action of Sonoma                                                               by Waldo Emerson
      County,       where                                                            Rohnert, founder
      everything comes                                                               of the seed giant,
      together.      Wine                                                            CC Morse Seed
      country and farm                                                               Company.            It
      country, redwood                                                               wasn’t until the
      forests and big                                                                1960s that the
      business,        the                                                           seed factory was
      serenity of rivers                                                             closed down and
      and lakes and                                                                  Rohnert Park was
      the excitement of                                                              born as the first
      tourism and nightlife.                                                         “Neighborhood
                                                                                     Unit” community
      There are 3 cities in
                                                            where no child would have to walk more than
      what is called the Santa Rosa Valley. Starting
                                                            one-third of a mile to school. At the north of
      in the south is the small charming village
                                                            the region you will find the bustling city of
      of Cotati, a main street town with small
                                                            Santa Rosa, with a Victorian historic homes
      local restaurants and boutiques. Cotati is
                                                            neighborhood and a thriving downtown,
      also home to the famous annual Accordion
                                                            lined with intriguing shops and restaurants
      Festival. Sonoma State University sits
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Sebastopol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sebastopol

                                                                                                                                        Flowers/Nursery                                Sebastopol CA 95472                          Sebastopol CA 95472
                                                                                                                                        Bus Access, Mail Order                         (707) 829-1561                               (707) 823-0880
                                                                                                                                                                                       www.fullhousefarm.com                        www.moondancecellars.com
                                                                                                                                        401   Equistar Farm @6W Ranch
                                                                                                                                        2920 Thorn Road                                Farm life tours, vacation rental, nature     Small production medaled wines
                                                                                                                                                                                       trails, picnic areas, farm animals and       poured by the winemakers in a tiny
                                                                                                                                        Sebastopol, CA 95472                           equipment, life coaching programs with       gem of a winery. Pet the miniature
                                                                                                                                        (707) 827-3909                                 horses. Harmony with Horses work-            horse, Mini Mo, while tasting signature
                                                                                                                                        www.flagfoundation.org                         shops 1st Saturday of each month,            mustart and grapeseed oil. Dog friendly.
                                                                                                                                                                                       April to Oct. (reservations required).       Horse manure for the compost!
                                                                                                                                        Pristine setting in English Valley on          Open: All visits require reservations        Open: Year-round, by appointment only
                                                                                                                                        multi-generational former working dairy
                                                                                                                                        farm. Equine-guided human develop-             Horses, Accommodations & Event Services      Winery
                                                                                                                                        ment programs. Holistic horse care, art,       Animal Corral, Classes, Farm Stays,          Tasting
                                                                                                                                        gifts, pick berries, manure to go!             Horseback Riding, Picnic Area, Tours
                                                                                                                                        Open: April-Nov for participation in                                                        420   Mom’s Apple Pie
                                                                                                                                        workshops & by appointment                     407   Garlock Tree Farm                      Betty Carr
                                                                                                                                                                                       Becky & Keith Garlock                        4524 Gravenstein Hwy No
                                                                                                                                        Arts, Crafts & Antiques, Education,            2275 Bloomfield Road
                                                                                                                                        Fruit & Berry Farm, Gifts/Baskets,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sebastopol CA 95472
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sebastopol CA 95472                          (707) 823-8330
                                                                                                                                        Non-Profit Organization                        (707) 823-4307
                                                                                                                                        Event Facility                                                                              In the beginning, Mom (Betty Carr)
                                                                                                                                                                                       www.garlocktreefarm.com                      would bake and sell one pie per day.
                                                                                                                                        421   First Light Farm CSA                     Choose and cut Douglas Fir, White Fir,       Now she offers a wide variety of fruit and
                                                                                                                                        Sebastopol CA 95472                            Monterey Pine, Scotch Pine and Sequoia.      cream pies and sells many more a day.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fresh pre-cut Noble Fir. Horse drawn         One thing hasn’t changed, homemade
                                                                                                                                        [not on map]
                                                                                                                                                                                       carriage rides, jump tent, picnic area,      quality. Mom only uses natural ingredi-
                                                                                                                                        (707) 480-5346                                                                              ents and prepares each pie by hand.
                                                                                                                                        www.firstlightfood.com                         farm animals and gift shop.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Open: Nov 27-Dec 21, 12-5                    Open: Year-round, Daily 10-6
                                                                                                                                        CSA offers weekly deliveries of ultra-         Pumpkins & Christmas Trees                   Restaurant
                                                                                                                                        fresh vegetables and fruit to locations in                                                  Food & Beverage, Local Food/Fare
                                                                                                                                                                                       Animal Corral, Carriage, Wagon & Hay-
                                                                                                                                        Sebastopol, Santa Rosa and Sonoma.
                                                                                                                                                                                       rides, Great for Kids, Picnic Area, U-Pick
                                                                                                                                        All natural, pure and clean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    410   Morita’s Backyard
                                                                                                                                        Country Store                                  415   Jacobs Jamboree                        Ben Morita
                                                                                                                                        CSA Subscriptions, Delivery, Naturally Grown   Sebastopol CA 95472                          2369 Sanders Road
                                                                                                                                                                                       [not on map]                                 Sebastopol CA 95472
                                                                                                                                        406   French Garden                            (707) 824-5611                               (707) 823-4839


       Sebastopol
                                                                                                                                              Restaurant and Bistro                    www.jacobsjamboree.com                       Family tradition meets organic future at
                                                                                                                                        Dan Smith                                                                                   the family-run and operated fruit and
                                                                                                                                                                                       One and one-half acre mini farm in
                                                                                                                                        8050 Bodega Avenue                                                                          vegetable farm. Morita’s Backyard has
                                                                                                                                                                                       peaceful country environment with al-
                                                                                                                                        Sebastopol CA 95472                            pacas, llamas, rabbits, cats and dogs.       been in Sebastopol for generations.
                                                                                                                                        (707) 824-2030                                 Suggested minimum donation.                  Open: Year-round, by appointment only
                                                                                                                                        www.frenchgardenrestaurant.com                                                              Certified Organic, Farm Stand,
412   Andy’s Produce Market                   Farm & Garden Supplies, Flowers/            from organic whole plant extracts, herbal                                                    Open: Year-round by appointment only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Naturally Grown
1685 Gravenstein Hwy No (Hwy                  Nursery, Pumpkins & Christmas Trees         infusions, homeopathy, flower and gem         Farm produces a broad array of heir-           Animals, Education, Tours & Education
                                              Classes, Retail                             essences. Botanical cordials and jams, oral   loom fruits, vegetables, herbs & honey         Animal Corral, Bus Access, Picnic
116) Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                                                                served in our Restaurant. Our seasonal                                                      423   New Carpati Farm
                                                                                          sublinguals, mists, lotions and lavenders.                                                   Area, School Groups, Tours, U-Pick
(707) 824-5440
www.andysproduce.com                          402   Bloomfield Bees & Honey               Drinks daily. Private tasting available.      produce is grown bio-intensively with
                                                                                                                                        no chemicals or pesticides. Specialize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4241 Bartleson Road
                                                                                          Open: Year-round, Tues-Fri, 10-4,                                                                                                         Sebastopol CA 95472
Family-owned and proud to offer fresh
                                              1295 Bloomfield Road (Farm Stand)
                                                                                          Holidays: Nov & Dec weekends                  in full-service weddings.                      409   Luther Burbank’s Gold                  (707) 829-2978
                                              Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                       Open: Year-round;                                    Ridge Farm
produce and natural foods for over 45         (707) 836-7278                              Flowers/Nursery                                                                                                                           Shitake and oyster mushrooms grown
years. Incredible selection of fresh fruits                                                                                             Wed-Mon 5-10; Brunch Sun 10-2.                 7781 Bodega Avenue
                                              www.bloomfieldbeeshoney.com                 Classes, Mail Order, Naturally Grown,                                                                                                     organically. Limited medicinal herbs and
and vegetables, organic produce, gour-                                                    Tasting, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                        Farm visits by appointment.                    Sebastopol CA 95472                          raspberries. Please call before stopping by,
met cheese, fine wine and more.               We offer Certified local honeys, varietal                                                 419   Frosty Mountain Tree Farm                (707) 829-6711                               tours available with notice. U-Pick available.
Open: Year-round, 8-8                         honey, creams and lotions, candles,         404   Enchanting Sweet Peas                   3600 Mariola Road                              www.wschsgrf.org                             Open: April-Nov, by appointment only
Country Store, Local Food/Fare                tincture, propolis and balms. Our farm      Glenys Johnson                                Sebastopol CA 95472
                                              stand is open year-round 10:30-5pm.                                                                                                      Burbank’s original farm preserved by the     Berries, Mushrooms
                                                                                          900 Gravenstein Hwy No (Hwy 116)              (707) 829-2351                                 Western Sonoma County Historical
                                              Please visit us!                                                                                                                                                                      Family Fun, Great for Kids, U-Pick
400   Bassignani Nursery
                                              Open: Daylight hours 7 days a week
                                                                                          Sebastopol CA 95472                           www.frostymountaintreefarm.com                 Society. Burbank plant sales Wednesday
1841 Gravenstein Highway South
                                              Bees/Honey
                                                                                          (800) 371-0233, (707) 829-5284                Great family fun! Choose and cut               mornings. Docent tours by appointment.       411   Peters’ Chocolates
Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                       www.enchantingsweetpeas.com                   Douglas Fris, Scotch Pine, Sequoia and         Open: Year-round for self-guided             Pat & Doug Peters
(707) 823-3984                                                                                                                          Monterey Pine. Beautiful, fresh, pre-cut       tours, Cottage open Wed 9-12
                                              408   Elixir Café                           Sweet pea seeds and planting supplies.
                                                                                          Specializing in English Spencer Sweet         Noble Fir, Santa’s Gift Shop, hayrides,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    740 North Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                                       Flowers/Nursery, Tours & Education           Sebastopol CA 95472
Nursery, organic vegetables, fertilizer,      Inside Twin Hill Ranch [not on map]         Peas, many colors, gorgeous fragrant          animals, Hardcore coffee.                      Bus Access, Classes, Historical Site,        (707) 829-1572
statuary, seeds, gifts and living             Sebastopol CA 95472                         flowers. Online or mail order. See and                                                       Picnic Area, Tours, U-Pick
Christmas trees. Monthly in-store             (707) 824-4441                              smell thousands of sweet pea blossoms.        405  Full House Farm                                                                        www.peterschocolates.com
gardening demos.                              www.theinnershaman.com                                                                    Christine Cole
Open: Year-round, Daily 9-5
                                                                                          Open: One day only – June 6, 2010,
                                                                                          10:30-4                                       1000 Sexton Road
                                                                                                                                                                                       403  Moondance Cellars                       Fine bittersweet 72% Belgian Choco-
                                              Made from energetic & healing elixirs                                                                                                    4901 Blank Road                              late, Clover Dairy’s organic cream,


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Sebastopol

Pernigotti cocoa pwder and pure vanilla           422   Solar Works                          www.williebird.com                                              ALONG THE SONOMA COUNTY
make Doug’s Truffles one of a kind.               400-C Morris Street                        Free range organic turkeys, smoked
Turtles combine the same chocolate

                                                                                                                                                                     CHEESE TRAIL
                                                  Sebastopol CA 95472                        & parts, smoked chickens, breasts &
with creamy caramel and premium                                                              ducks. Fresh ground turkey, sausage,
mixed nuts. Mail order via website.
                                                  (707) 829-8282
                                                  www.solarworksca.com                       steaks. Deli & Sandwiches. Toll Free:
Open: Visit us at Healdsburg Farmers                                                         (877) 494-5592 Wholesale: (707) 996-6981.
Market, Sat 9-noon or at Windsor                  Local, full-service, licensed solar                                                                                                   By	Clark	Wolf
                                                  contractor, providing high quality solar   Open: Year-round, Mon-Fri 9-5,



                                                                                                                                           O
Farmers Market, Sun 10-1, May-Nov
                                                  systems for home, business and com-        Sat 9-4
Farmers Market, Local Food/Fare                                                                                                                     ne of the many delicious secrets of          Carmody, named for the road below the farm,
                                                  munity since 1986.                         Visit our Restaurant: Willie Bird’s Restau-
Food & Beverage, Mail Order, Retail, Wholesale                                                                                                      Sonoma County Farm Trails is just            their collection has range and subtlety, with
                                                  Open: Year-round 9-5                       rant, 1150 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa
                                                                                             Rosa, (707) 542-0861                                   how many world class cheesemakers            back-stories and smiles at every bite.
418   Rose and Thorn
                                                  424   Sonoma Garden Designs                Open: Daily 7-9, Sun 7-8
Carole Coler-Dark                                                                                                                          we have right here along our farmland coast.             Bellwether Farms
                                                  5631 Ver-Ni Road                           Poultry, Restaurant                           In fact, this is where American cheesemaking             (707) 763-0993
10050 Bodega Highway
                                                  Sebastopol CA 95472                        Certified Organic, Mail Order, Wholesale                                                               www.bellwetherfarms.com
Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                                                                        got its rebirth in the late 1970s when a talented
                                                  (707) 696-6379
(707) 823-9467
                                                  www.sonomagardendesigns.com                417   Willowist Miniature Horses              woman in Santa Rosa—named Laura Chenel—
www.roseandthornca.com                                                                                                                                                                           Then wind your way up to the Gravenstein
                                                  Recycled redwood garden potting            2501 Blucher Valley Raod                      started making world class goat cheeses that
Delightful and whimsical garden and                                                          Sebastopol CA 95472                                                                                 Highway—named for the fragrant apples that
                                                  tables and accessories, original con-                                                    changed the way America eats.
shopping experience for everyone!                 crete garden sculptures.                   (707) 829-1763                                                                                      still dot the lower hills and flatlands—and slip
Chickens and goats, eggs for sale.                                                           www.willowistminiaturehorses.com
Over 90 local artists represented. Picnic
                                                  Open: Year-round, by appointment only                                                    These days we can dig in and savor the wares          over to Redwood Hill Creamery. The original
                                                  Events: Sebastopol Apple Fair, WAFT,                                                                                                           dairy, now the family home, is perched on a
and wedding spots. Events year-round.                                                        Miniature horse farm with many friendly       of some classic, long-term talents and visit the
Always call ahead.                                Petaluma Garden & Art Show
                                                                                             little horses to pet and feed treats.         more recently acclaimed artisans that have            lovely hill up Green Valley Road, overlooking
Open: Thurs-Mon 11-5:30. Call for holiday         Arts & Crafts, Garden Accessories          Tours for groups, please call ahead.
                                                                                                                                           created what the late Johnny Apple wrote about        Iron Horse Vineyard. But these days a former
hours. Closed mid-Jan to mid-Feb                                                             $10 per person. Horses for sale also.
Animals, Flowers/Nursery
                                                  413   Willie Bird Turkey #1                Open: April-Oct, Mon-Sat 12-4:30              in the New York Times—as a “New Normandy              apple processing plant is now where lovely
                                                  5350 Highway 12                                                                          North of the Golden Gate.” Truly, these
Animal Corral, Bus Access, Delivery,                                                         Animals
Event Facility, Family Fun, Mail Order,
                                                  Santa Rosa CA 95407                        Animal Corral, Bus Access, Family Fun,        are treasures of the table.
Picnic Area, Retail, School Groups                (707) 545-2832                             Great For Kids, School Groups, Tours
                                                                                                                                           Start in what I like to call Sonoma—
                                                                                                                                           the—town, a few blocks off the classic
                                                   Sebastopol                                                                              main square and visit the home of one
                                                                                                                                           of this county’s and this country’s true
                                                 Local Flavor. Global Vision.                                                              masters. Ig Vella—at Vella Cheese—is
                                                                                                                                           no less than a national treasure, who,
                       Story	by	Pam	Williams	&	Sebastopol	Area	Chamber	of	Commerce                                                         as his father Tom, before him, has given




       L
                                                                                                                                           us many greats. His Dry Jack, rubbed                                                Photo: Courtesy Redwood Hill Farm
               ong before it had an official name,                     simply a recording error, but for some
                                                                                                                                           with cocoa, black pepper and veggie oil is            cheeses—softies like Camellia and the new
               Sebastopol was home to Native                           reason it was never corrected.
                                                                                                                                           world famous and award-winning but every              Cameo, firm and goaty—er Bouchinette—light
               American Pomo and Miwok
                                                                       The California Gold Rush brought more                               cheese he makes—Mezzo Secco, Oro Secco,               and sometimes herbed little tubs of fresh chevre
       tribes. Then came the Spanish explorers
                                                                       settlers to the area. In 1855, Joseph H.P.                          Raw Milk Cheddar, Toma, Asiago, Italian style         ready for market along with their lovely Kefir and
       who later settled on
                                                                                              Morris filed a claim                         Table Cheese, Romanello Dulce—has depth and           savory yogurts.
       land     grants,  two
                                                                                              for 120 acres of the                         body and benchmark quality that transcends the           Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
       boundaries of which
                                                                                              Llano de Santa Rosa                          humble nature of this ancient food.                      2064 Highway 116 North Building 1, Suite 130
       met near present-day
                                                                                              land and moved his                               Vella Cheese                                         Sebastopol, CA 95472
       Main Street.     They                                                                                                                                                                        (707) 823-8250
                                                                                              trading post to what                             315 2nd Street East
       were named Rancho                                                                                                                       Sonoma, CA 95476-5710                                www.redwoodhill.com
                                                                                              would become a
       Canada de Jonive                                                                                                                        (707) 938-3232
                                                                                              center of commerce.
       and Rancho Llano de                                                                                                                     www.vellacheese.com                               From our goats, sheep and cows—with the
                                                                                              Morris called the
       Santa Rosa.                                                                                                                                                                               help of some very talented cheesemakers—to
                                                                                              fledgling town Pine                          Then swing over and up to the pastoral heart          your picnic table or family feast – these are truly
       Irish      immigrant                                                                   Grove, but since                             of grasslands just outside of Petaluma where          artisan foods worth searching for and sharing.
       and San Francisco                                                                     another Pine Grove in                         Cindy and Liam Callahan, mother and son,
       surveyor Jasper O’Farrell liked the area                        California was already incorporated a new                           make sheep and Jersey cows milk cheeses in            Clark	 Wolf	 is	 a	 periodic	 Sonoma	 County	 local,	
       and traded some Marin County land                               name was required. Why “Sebastopol?”                                                                                      author	 of	 American Cheeses, The Best Regional,
                                                                                                                                           the style of Italy but in the spirit of their patch
       for the Jonive Rancho. He named it                              The name was chosen when a feud                                                                                           Artisan and Farmhouse Cheeses, Who Makes Them
                                                                                                                                           of green. From snowy fresh Fromage Blanc
       Analy Township after his County Annaly                          between two Pine Grove citizens mirrored                                                                                  and Where to Find Them	 (Simon	 &	 Schuster,	
                                                                                                                                           and creamy Crescenza to sharp and peppery             2008)	 and	 food	 and	 restaurant	 consultant.	     	
       homeland. The missing ‘n’ in Analy was                          a story making worldwide headlines at the                           Pepato and San Andreas, along with buttery            www.clarkwolfcompany.com
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                                                                                                                                                                    Gravenstein	Apple	Fair


                                                                                            THE GRAVENSTEIN APPLE FAIR
                                                                                                               The Sweetest Little Fair in Sonoma County
                                                                                                                   Story	by	Tina	Castelli,	Apple	Fair	Manager



                                                                                              T
                                                                                                     his year in 2010, the
                                                                                                     Gravenstein Apple Fair
                                                                                                     will be celebrating the
                                                                                            100th anniversary of the first
                                                                                            Sebastopol Apple Fair held back
                                                                                            in 1910. The fair presenters,
                                                                                            Sonoma County Farm Trails
                                                                                            and the Apple Core Committee
                                                                                            made up of Farm Trails members
                                                                                            and local volunteers have
                                                                                            an especially sweet little fair
                                                                                            planned for this year.

                                                                                            The event will include historical
                                                                                            displays and artifacts from the
                                                                                            Sebastopol Historical Society
                                                                                            Museum like photos, event
                                                                                            programs and trophies from
                                                                                            some of those early years.
                                                                                            There will be a re-creation of
                                                                                            the original front entrance of
                                                                                            the 1910 fair, which was then
                                                                                            called the Gravenstein Apple
                                                                                            Show. Luther Burbank’s 1916
                                                                                            Willys-Knight will be on display,
                                                                                            currently owned by Guy Smith.
                                                                                            The story is told that the famed
                                                                                            horticulturist drove the car back
                                                                                            and forth from his home in
                                                                                                                                            Gravenstein spread and by the turn of the
                                                                                            Santa Rosa to his experimental farm in
                                                                                                                                            century apple orchards were all across the
                                                                                            Sebastopol with the top down, his white
                                                                                                                                            West County. Family names like Barlow,
                                                                                            hair flowing behind him.
                                                                                                                                            Oehlmann, Roberts, Hallberg, Walker,
                                                                                            The fair is named after that tart but           Hurst, Martinelli, Kozlowski and Dutton
                                                                                            sweet little apple called the Gravenstein.      over the years helped create the major
                                                                                            The Gravenstein apple was first brought         West County Apple industry which at its
                                                                                            to Sebastopol along with the Layton             height in 1945 totaled over 14,000 acres of
                                                                           Design by
                                                                          Dennis Bolt       berry back in 1869 when William J. Hunt         apples, according to the Sonoma County
                                                                   www.dennisbolt.com
      Presented by                                                                          crossed the plains to a better life out west.   Agricultural Commissioner’s office.
                                                                                            Luther Burbank is said to have assisted
                     125 Artisans • Local Food • Wine and Brews                                                                             Sebastopol staged its first Apple Show in
                                                                                            with propagation of the Gravenstein
                                                                                                                                            1910. The event was held on Main Street
                     2 stages of Live Music • Kids Activities • Apple Contests              starting in 1885 when he planted 18
                                                                                                                                            in a tent across from the Petaluma and
                                                                                            acres in his Sebastopol experimental
                     Chef Demos • Historical & Farm Life displays                                                                           Santa Rosa Railway Depot. This annual
                                                                                            orchard and farm. The success of the
                     Get tickets online at farmtrails.org or call 1-888-255-1223


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Gravenstein	Apple	Fair                                                                                                                                                                                               Gravenstein	Apple	Fair


      bash was an August exhibition showcasing     platform and as it spun the ladies skirts would                                       Apple Show was lost. It wasn’t until 1973        for the kids and a fine selection of local wine
      apples and apple products during the peak    fly up exposing their bloomers and petticoats.                                        when a group of local farmers formed the         and brews for the adults. Entertainment is
      of their season. The fair annually sported   The event was a huge success and for many                                             organization, Sonoma County Farm Trails.         abounding with two stages of live music
      huge        custom                                                                                                                                                                                    from      popular      bands
      structures     for                                                                                                                                                                                     playing bluegrass, country,
      front entrance                                                                                                                                                                                         rockabilly, Cajun and more.
      gates        and                                                                                                                                                                                       What kind of a fair would it
      elaborate apple                                                                                                                                                                                        be without contests - local
      displays by local                                                                                                                                                                                      home cooks can enter a
      packing plants,                                                                                                                                                                                        pie in the Apple Pie Baking
      canneries and                                                                                                                                                                                          contest sponsored by
      apple      drying                                                                                                                                                                                      the Sebastopol Chamber
      companies.                                                                                                                                                                                             of Commerce or adults
      Processing                                                                                                                                                                                             and children can enter
      and marketing                                                                                                                                                                                          the Pie Eating Contest,
      apples       had                                                                                                                                                                                       the no-hands Caramel
      become        big                                                                                                                                                                                      Apple Eating Contest,
      business.                                                                                                                                                                                              Applesauce          Drinking
      Sculptors were                                                                                                                                                                                         Contest and the Apple
      hired to build                                                                                                                                                                                         Juggling Contest.
      one-quarter
      scale buildings                                                                                                                                                                                        It may have been 100
      and     even     a                                                                                                                                                                                     years since the first
      locomotive out                                                                                                                                                                                         Sebastopol Apple Fair
      of whole fresh                                                                                                                                                                                         but the traditions are still
      and dried sliced apples. Those early fairs   years was looked forward to and attended by                                           The Gravenstein Apple Fair was revived not                      alive. Don’t miss this special
      had a carnival like atmosphere with one of   people from all parts of the United States.                                           only as a means to promote the Sebastopol        centennial event, August 14 and 15 at Ragle
      the crowd favorites being “The Joy Wheel,”                                                                                         apple industry but to earn income which          Ranch Park, 10-6 on Saturday and 10-5 on
      where men would sit in the middle and        In the late twenties with the death of Luther                                         could help support the Farm Trails Map &         Sunday. This year tickets are available
      ladies around the outside of a spinning      Burbank and the looming depression the                                                Guide and other public agricultural education.   online at gravensteinapplefair.com or by
                                                                                                                                                                                          calling (888) 255-1223. There is a special
                                                                                                                                         Today, the Gravenstein Apple Fair is
                                                                                                                                         brimming with tradition. This country
                                                                                                                                         fair still showcases the Gravenstein
                                                                                                                                         featuring      fresh     Gravenstein
                                                                                                                                         apples, Gravenstein applesauce,
                                                                                                                                         apple juice, apple pie, apple
                                                                                                                                         fritters, candied apples and Chef
                                                                                                                                         demonstrations with recipes you
                                                                                                                                         can make at home using the famed




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo: Courtesy Dan Gilbert
                                                                                                                                         apple. Visitors experience the feeling
                                                                                                                                         of an old time country get-together,
                                                                                                                                         you can throw darts at apples, ride
                                                                                                                                         in a wagon pulled by plow horses or
                                                                                                     Photo: Courtesy Lynda Hopkins




                                                                                                                                         watch farm life demonstrations like
                                                                                                                                         milking a goat or shearing a sheep.
                                                                                                                                         Local farmers, artists and community groups      Family Pack discount available only online at
                                                                                                                                         sell everything from apples and garden art to    $30 for 2 adults and up to 3 children under
                                                                                                                                         hand thrown pottery and gourmet goodies.         12. See you at the fair!
                                                                                                                                         There are fun activities, like the Hay Maze



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                                    EATING WITH THE                                                                As it still does some 90 years later, spring burst         almost every color of the spectrum…Small but
                                                                                                                   out as if in a dance: Thousands of                                           sweet table grapes jostled

                           FOUR SEASONS                                                                            prune trees with pale blossoms
                                                                                                                   looked like so many ballerinas
                                                                                                                   twirling in frothy tulle. Golden
                                                                                                                                                                                                for the sun alongside purple
                                                                                                                                                                                                morning glories and climbing
                                                                                                                                                                                                roses in white and red. Tiny,
      Sonoma	County	is	graced	with	a	year-around	growing	season.	Build	your	daily	menu	with	
                                                                                                                   mustard flowers glowed among                                                 potent jasmine blossoms
                      local	produce	when	it’s	fresh	off	the	vine,	tree	or	bush.
                                                                                                                   chocolate brown vines still to leaf.                                         scented the air.
                                                                                                                   All summer, the hot afternoon air
spring                                                      fall                                                   helped the green grapes swell to                                                By fall deep red peppers,
· Arugula             · Swiss Chard                                                                                juicier sweetness each day: even                                                gleaming purple eggplants
                                                            · Table grapes      · Watermelons
· Kale                · Lettuces                                                                                   the red wine grapes start green                                                 and huge rippled pumpkins
                                                            · Pomegranates      · Persimmons
· Broccoli            · Cauliflower                                                                                only turning to red as they ripen…                                              glowed in every garden.
                                                            · Pears             · All Varieties of Apples
· Carrots             · Radishes                                                                                   Summer gardens were picked                                                      Baskets of walnuts were
                                                            · Figs              · Heirloom Tomatoes
· Beets               · Green garlic                                                                               early before the day’s heat set in:                                             collected and the last dark
                                                            · Eggplant          · Zucchini
· Green onions        · Asparagus                                                                                  Kitchen tables overflowed before                                             ripe figs of the year laid gently
                                                            · Summer squash     · Winter Squash
· Artichokes          · Snap peas                                                                                  breakfast with sweet, fat tomatoes and even                into kitchen towels. It was hard to keep count
                                                            · Carrots           · Decorative Gourds
· Fennel                                                                                                           sweeter corn, and salad makings of lettuce                 of the many varieties of apples that had been
                                                            · Corn              · Herbs
                                                            · Potatoes          · Onions                           and beets and cucumbers. Juicy stone fruits—               picked and stored away in barns and attics. And
summer                                                      · Garlic            · Pumpkins                         peaches, nectarines, apricots and cherries—                as the mild warm winter began, the last of the
· Stone fruits: apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums                                                            were set on platters next to strawberries,                 vegetables would be dug up and the final bales
· Apples: Gravensteins and other heirloom early varieties
                                                            winter
                                                                                                                   raspberries, blueberries, watermelons and                  of oats, alfalfa, and wild hay stood alongside
· Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries,          · Cabbage           · Swiss Chard                      a rainbow of plums in shades of yellow and                 boxes of horse corn and sacks of walnuts.
  and varieties of blackberries                             · Kale              · Lettuces                         green and red and purple. Before long, canning
· Melons: honeydew, cantaloupe and crane                    · Broccoli          · Cauliflower                      cupboards were full of berry jams and sweet                And now it was time to rest...
· Herbs                · Heirloom tomatoes                  · Carrots           · Brussels Sprouts                 pickles and row after row of vegetables in jars in
· Pears                · Zucchini                           · Beets             · Onions
· Summer squash · Peppers                                   · Hardy Squash      · Late Harvest Apples
                                                            · Sorrel            · Spinach
                                                            · Herbs




          Early Seasonal Life on Local Farms & Vineyards
                           excerpts from when the rivers ran red
                                  by vivienne sosnowski
                                                                                                                             Restaurants want consistency
…By Thanksgiving of that year, most of the                  The year in Wine Country had begun, as ever,                       and that’s what I deliver.
vintage from that bumper crop was already                   with early spring rains that fell in soft, windblown                — Dan “the tomato man” Magnuson

tucked into wineries, starting on its tranquil              curtains across the sparkling…rivers…and
journey and growing richer and more complex                 creeks. Reaching the sea full to their banks, the
each day. Local churches celebrated the annual              flow of the largest rivers was the first sign that
harvest with song and prayer and displays of                the summer’s irrigation, so necessary to sustain
the bounty of the land: spaces around fonts                 millions of grapevines, would run reliably. The
and lecterns were stacked with sheaves of                   rivers gurgled through lush grasslands then
bronze wheat, bundles of golden sunflowers,                 rolled under woodlands of oak and pine and
                                                                                                                           Sonoma County’s finest tomatoes,
piles of pumpkins and squash, baskets of                    forests of firs and redwoods. Steelhead and
                                                                                                                         seasonal veggies and plant seedlings.
apples and tomatoes and peppers. During every               Chinook salmon fought the currents to find                  Look for us at the Healdsburg, Windsor
mass, golden marigolds and the last of the pale             warm shallows to lay their eggs….And above                 and Petaluma Farmers’ Markets, and now
summer roses sat in big jugs on altars and were             all that were the sounds of ducks, great blue                at OUR NEW FARM STAND located at
tied with big bows of ribbons around pulpits.               herons, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, and              21699 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville.
                                                            white egrets heading to their nesting grounds.                          707.322.3442



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Graton	&	Occidental                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graton	&	Occidental

                                                                                                                                                                        100 small Sonoma County parcels.         509   Redwood Hill Farm
                                                                                                                                                                        Providing fresh and processed plums,           & Creamery
                                                                                                                                                                        berries, apples and pears.               509 Thomas Road
                                                                                                                                                                        Open: July-Dec, by appointment only      Sebastopol CA 95472
                                                                                                                                                                        Fruit Farm, Flowers/Herbs, Nurseries     (707) 823-8250
                                                                                                                                                                        & Honey                                  www.redwoodhill.com
                                                                                                                                                                        Certified Organic, Historical Site,
                                                                                                                                                                        Naturally Grown, Wholesale               Working goat dairy farm produc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing award-winning artisan goat milk,
                                                                                                                                                                        507   Occidental Arts and                cheese, kefir and yogurt. At our annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Farm Tours taste our delicious natural
                                                                                                                                                                              Ecology Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 goat milk products, tour the farm, learn
                                                                                                                                                                        15290 Coleman Valley Road                to milk a goat and play with the baby kids!
                                                                                                                                                                        Occidental CA 95465                      Open: Only on our Annual Farm
                                                                                                                                                                        (707) 874-1557                           Tour dates; please phone or visit our
                                                                                                                                                                        www.oaec.org                             website for details and dates
                                                                                                                                                                        An environmental center with four        Animal Corral, Family Fun, Great for
                                                                                                                                                                        acres of organic gardens. We have        Kids, Mail Order, Naturally Grown,
                                                                                                                                                                        tours, plant sales, events and           Tasting, Tours, Wholesale
                                                                                                                                                                        classes. Tour schedule posted
                                                                                                                                                                        online. Volunteer day every Wed          510   Sebastopol Berry Farm
                                                                                                                                                                        (except at Thanksgiving and              9201 Ross Station Road
                                                                                                                                                                        Christmas). Plant sales: May 1-2,        Sebastopol CA 95472
                                                                                                                                                                        April 10-11, August 21-22, 2010          (707) 694-2301
                                                                                                                                                                        Open: March-Nov                          berryfarm@mac.com
                                                                                                                                                                        Flowers/Herbs, Nurseries & Honey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fresh blueberries, raspberries, black-


 Graton & Occidental
                                                                                                                                                                        Bus Access, Certified Organic,
                                                                                                                                                                        Classes, Event Facility, Tours           berries, boysenberries and strawberries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Organically certified and conventionally
                                                                                                                                                                        508   O’Connell Vineyards                grown berries available. Berries sold at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 local Farmers Markets. No U-Pick.
                                                                                                                                                                              & Vine Hill House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Open: Jun-July, Mon-Fri 11-4, Sat &
                                                                                                                                                                        Dan & Jan O’Connell
515   Apple-A-Day                          Growers of unusual and drought            asian pears, apples, persimmons             Certified Organic, Mail Order
                                                                                                                                                                        3601 Vine Hill Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sun 12-4; Aug-Sept call ahead for
      Ratzlaff Ranch                       tolerant plants. Offering a vast          and blackberries. Farm products                                                                                             hours of operation
                                                                                                                                                                        Sebastopol CA 95472
Ken Ratzlaff                               selection of perennials, herbs,
                                           grasses, shrubs, roses, phoriums
                                                                                     include juice, two types fo jam and
                                                                                     dried lavender. Featuring U-Pick
                                                                                                                                 506   Kozlowski Farms                  (707) 823-8140                           Farmers Market, Fruit/Berry Farm
13128 Occidental Road                                                                                                            5566 Gravenstein Hwy. 116              Vine Hill House – (888) 889-0929
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Certified Organic, Naturally Grown
Sebastopol CA 95472                        and succulents. Pottery, gloves,          apples from August thru October.
                                                                                                                                 Forestville CA 95436
                                           soils and fertilizers.                    Open: By appointment
(707) 823-0538
                                           Open: March-Oct, Tues-Sat 9-5,
                                                                                                                                 (707) 887-1587                         Estate grown Pinot Noir. Vineyards       518   The Rose Family Farm
ratzlaffranch@hotmail.com                                                            Bees/Honey, Country Store, Educa-           www.kozlowskifarms.com                 and apple orchard. Event facility and    9825 Graton Road
                                           Sun 10-4, Closed Monday
                                                                                     tion, Farmers Market, Fruit/Berry                                                  guesthouse for O’Connell Vineyards.      Sebastopol CA 95472
Apples: Gravenstein, Golden Delicious,     Flowers/Nursery, Tours & Education        Farm, Local Food/Fare, Pumpkins &           Specialty gourmet and organic          Open: By appointment only
Rome (Aug-Feb). Bartlett pears: (Aug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (707) 823-5008
                                           Bus Access, Classes, Naturally            Christmas Trees, Tours & Education          foods, including: Jams, mustards,      Bus Access
15-Nov 30). Fresh frozen apple juice all                                                                                                                                                                         duneflowr@aol.com
                                           Grown, Retail, Tours, Wholesale           Bus Access, Certified Organic, CSA          berry vinegars, salad dressings,
year. “U-Pick”                                                                                                                                                                                                   therosefamilyfarm@gmail.com
                                                                                     Subscriptions, Delivery, Family Fun,        Chipotle grilling sauces barbecue      514   Rainbows End Farm
Open: Year-round, Daily 8-5,               503   Empire 1 Nursery                    Farm Stand, Food Tastings, Great            sauce, fruits and spreads. Rus-
                                                                                                                                                                        Nan Koehler                              A year of farming in Southern France
closed Sat                                 3747 Guerneville Road                     for Kids, Picnic Area, Retail, School       sian River Valley Pinot Noir Wine.                                              has inspired my garden of seasonal
Mail Order for apple juice only, U-Pick                                                                                          Organic apples, homemade pies,
                                                                                                                                                                        13140 Frati Lane
                                           Santa Rosa CA 95401                       Groups, Tasting, Tours, U-Pick,                                                                                             fruits, vegetables, fine herbs and edible
                                                                                                                                 tarts & cookies. Perfect gifts for     Sebastopol CA 95472
                                           (707) 546-1114                            Wholesale                                                                                                                   flowers. Veggies grown from organic
501   Dutton Ranch Corporation                                                                                                   everyone.                              (707) 874-2315
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 seeds brought back from France. Tra-
10717 Graton Road                          Bedding plants, bamboo, fuchsias, fruit   505   Harmony Farm Supply                   Open: Year-round, Daily 9-5            Certified organic 20-acre complex (all   ditional French farming and home fruit
Sebastopol CA 95472                        trees, nursery stock, water plants.             & Nursery                             Events: Grape to Glass, Gravenstein    hand-done) permiculture garden.          preserving.
(707) 823-0448                             Open: Year-round, Daily, Summer           Rick Williams                               Apple Fair                             Plants and animals coexist. Fo-          Open: May-Oct, by appointment only
www.duttonranch.com                        9-5:30, Winter 9-5                        3244 Highway 116 North                      Certified Organic, Farm Stand, Food    cused on producing for the Farmers       Events: Private or group garden
                                           Flowers/Nursery                           Sebastopol CA 95472                         & Beverage, Mail Order, Picnic Area,   Market.                                  coaching, honey tasting, family apple
Apples available during harvest.           Bus Access                                (707) 823-9125                              Retail, Tasting, Wholesale             Open: May-Nov by appointment             picking and dehydrating of apples and
Open: Mon-Fri, 8-5 during harvest                                                    www.harmonyfarm.com                                                                only. Tours led by intern. Payment       pears (Sept & Oct) How to make chutneys
season                                     504   Gabriel Farm
                                                                                     Irrigation and solar design and supplies;
                                                                                                                                 517   Nana Mae’s Organics              requested.                               and preserves, herbal wreaths and natu-
Apple Ranch                                Lucy & Torrey Olson                                                                   Sebastopol CA 95472                                                             ral grown products (Summer & Fall).
                                                                                     extensive nursery including organic                                                Farm Supplies/Equipment, Farmers
                                           3175 Sullivan Road                                                                    [not on map]                           Market, Tours & Education                Flowers/Nursery, Tours & Education
                                                                                     veggie starts and seeds. Soil enrichment
511   Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at      Sebastopol CA 95472                       products, earth friendly pest control.      (707) 829-7359                         Bus Access, Certified Organic, Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bus Access, Classes, Historical Site,
555 Irwin Lane                             (707) 829-0617                                                                        www.nanamae.com                                                                 Picnic Area, Tours, U-Pick
                                                                                     Open: Winter hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5;                                                Fun, Great for Kids, Historical Site,
Santa Rosa CA 95401                        www.gabrielfarm.com                       Sat 8-5; Sun 9-5. Summer hours:                                                    School Groups, Tours, U-Pick
(707) 525-9644                                                                                                                   Local, Slow Food, certified organic
                                           Certified organic family farm growing     Mon-Fri 7:30-6; Sat 8-5; Sun 8:30-5         family farm, sharecropping on over
www.emerisa.com


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Graton	&	Occidental


500   Twig Art and Garden                 Open: Year-round, by appointment         512   Walker Apples
2502 Joy Road                             Events: Art @ The Source Open
                                          Studios, June 5 & 6, June 12 & 13.       10955 Upp Road
Occidental CA 95465                                                                Sebastopol CA 95472
(707) 874-3870                            Holiday Art Walk, Nov 20 & 21, 11-5.
                                                                                   (707) 823-4310
www.twigartandgarden.com                  Animals, Gifts, Flowers/Nursery
                                          Animal Corral                            27 varieties of apples – “Try before
Art and garden in magical barn setting.                                            you buy!” No U-Pick. End of half-mile
Container gardens in vintage planters,                                             scenic country dirt road.
goats, chickens, fresh eggs in Spring                                              Open: Aug 1-Nov 15 Daily 9-5
and Summer.




                           Graton & Occidental
                         Small towns but mighty in character and cuisine
                        Story	excerpts	from	the	Occidental	Chamber	of	Commerce



      S
               ettlers came to this region in search of      the town of Occidental. This ten-mile highway
               their fortune in the Gold Rush and found      winds through lush, towering redwoods, past
               it instead in the fertile Green Valley of     rocky ravines and peaceful farmlands. The
      Sonoma County, where Graton is located. With           Bohemian Highway is one of the first areas to be
      lush little valleys and redwood studed hillsides       settled in the region and has a climate perfect
      Graton is home to several multi-generational           for exploration, buffered from the ocean fog and
      apple farmers, offering over 25 varieties of
      apples during the summer months including
      the prized Gravenstein. Take some time and
      sit a spell with these folks who are full of local
      history and willing to share their stories of the
      local apple industry. Graton is also part of a
      premiere wine growing region and has two
      Zagat rated restaurants located along its two
      block stretch of downtown. Oak Grove School
      in Graton was founded in 1854, making it one
      of the oldest school districts in California.
                                                                                                                                            Alexander’s Crown Vineyard, Healdsburg, California
      Don’t be startled if you are there at noon when
      the town siren still marks the hour from the
      Fire Department.
                                                                                                                                     The Taste of Sonoma County
                                                                                                                                             Starts Here.
      Travel a little further west and you will find
      Occidental, a small town nestled in the redwoods                                                                                     Come taste Rodney Strong’s Estate,
                                                             extreme heat found further inland. Occidental is                              Reserve and Single Vineyard Wines
      of Sonoma County between Freestone and
                                                             also home to a local Bohemian Farmers’ Market                                 to discover our region’s acclaimed
      Monte Rio. The town of Occidental is made up of
                                                             every Friday and is near several award-winning                                  appellations: Alexander Valley,
      both old-timers and new residents. Aside from                                                                                        Chalk Hill & Russian River Valley.
                                                             wineries that are open to the public. Other
      its excellent restaurants for a town of its size,
                                                             nearby attractions to delight the senses include                                Tasting Room and Gift Center
      Occidental is home to unique gift shops that sell
                                                             a Japanese inspired spa and a rare plant                                       Open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
      everything from crystals, herbs and handmade
                                                             nursery that offers some of the most rare and                           11455 Old Redwood Highway | Healdsburg, CA
      soaps to toys and garden statues.Tennis courts
                                                             exotic flora in the United States. Recreational                            800.678.4763 | www.rodneystrong.com
      are located in downtown Occidental and the
                                                             activities in the area include horseback riding,
      area is very popular with cyclists and car clubs
                                                             hiking and biking and white water rafting on
      for its beautiful, challenging routes between the
                                                             the Russian River. Remember – Occidental is
      coast and redwoods. The Bohemian Highway,
                                                             small, but is quite the gem if you’re looking for a
      arguably one of the most scenic drives in the
                                                             relatively undiscovered, quiet getaway.
      whole state of California, runs right through


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  603   Wine Tasting of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sonoma County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  25179 Highway 116
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Duncans Mills CA 95430
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (707) 865-0565
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  www.winetastingsonoma.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Specializing in local Sonoma wines,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cheeses and specialty foods. Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and cheese can be enjoyed on our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sunny deck or by the fire. Gifts and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  shipping available. We are dog friendly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Open: Year-round, 12-6 (closed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuesdays). Call for Winter hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Events: Winemaker Dinners, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for details.


                                                                River Route                                                                                                                                       Mail Order, Picnic Area, Tasting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wine Club




606   Applewood Inn Restaurant                places, pool and hot tub. Eco-friendly       Recreation/Events, Restaurant,
Carlos Pippa
13555 Highway 116
Guerneville CA 95446
                                              with edible landscape, near farms,
                                              perfect for slow food safari.
                                              Open: Year-round
                                                                                           Tourism Services, Tours & Education
                                                                                           Bus Access, Food & Beverage, His-
                                                                                           torical Site, Mail Order, Picnic Area,
                                                                                                                                                       The Russian River Valley
                                                                                           Retail, Tasting, Tours
(707) 869-9093                                Accommodations                                                                                                               Story	by	Valerie	Munthe	
www.applewoodinn.com                          Event Facility, Family Fun

Awarded 27 points by Zagat 2010,                                                           601   Martinelli Winery,                                        Russian	River	Chamber	of	Commerce	&	Visitor	Center
making it the second finest dining ex-        604   DeLoach Vineyards                            Vineyards & Orchards
perience in Sonoma County. For Wine           1791 Olivet Road                             3360 River Road
Country fine dining at its’ best visit this
                                              Santa Rosa CA 95401                          Windsor CA 95492
delightfully upscale restaurant.                                                           (707) 525-0570, (800) 346-1627                   The winding Russian River, known to the      bananas). The main sources of water are
                                              (415) 289-4517
Open: Year-round, Mon-Sat
                                              www.deloachvineyards.com                     www.martinelliwinery.com                         natives as “Shabaikai”                                                         Sweetwater Springs
Restaurant                                                                                 Winery and tasting. Wines and gift packs,        (sha-be-ke;         “the                                                        (located     northeast
                                              Producing wine in the Russian River
                                                                                           apples, pumpkins, honey, mustards,               snake”), twists and                                                             of          downtown
                                              Valley since 1975 and known for exem-
607   Adams & Friend Farm                     plary, terroir-driven Pinot Noir, Chardon-   vinegars and gourmet items. Gift shop.           turns its 100-mile                                                              Guerneville), Austin
                                                                                           Wheelchair access.
3022 Trenton Road                             nay & Zinfandel. Tours by appointment,                                                        length into the mighty                                                          Creek, Fife Creek
Santa Rosa CA 95401                           10 or more require reservation. Mini-        Open: Year-round, daily 10-5
                                                                                                                                            Pacific Ocean. Along                                                            and the Russian
(707) 546-9598                                farmers market in Summer.                    Winery, Fruit & Veggies
                                                                                                                                            the way are the small                                                           River.        Although
www.pillowbar.us.com                          Open: Daily, 10am                            Mail Order, Tasting
                                                                                                                                            towns that make-up                                                              there are not many
Feather and down bed pillows                  Vineyard
                                              Animal Corral, Naturally Grown, Picnic                                                        one of California’s                                                             farms        remaining
cleaned by machine. Down comfort-
                                              Area, Tours, Wine Tasting
                                                                                           602   Porter Creek Vineyards                     favorite        vacation                                                        in this area today,
ers renovated. Spinning wool, looms
                                                                                           8735 Westside Road
& weavings. Animal hides, figs & fruit                                                                                                      communities;         the                                                        there still remains a
                                                                                           Healdsburg CA 95448
in season. Chicken eggs available
daily. State licensed. Shipping available.
                                              600   Korbel Champagne Cellars               (707) 433-6321                                   Russian River Resort                                                            draw of visitors who
                                              13250 River Road                             www.portercreekvineyards.com                     Area. The rich soils                                                            explore the Russian
Open: By appointment, call ahead
                                              Guerneville CA 95446                                                                          are     comprised     of                       Photo: Courtesy Valerie Munthe   River Valley for its
                                              (707) 824-7216                               Certified Organic and Biodynamic
                                                                                           estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay           ancient forest mulch                                                          River-time fun, ancient
605   Creekside Inn & Resort                  www.korbel.com
                                                                                           wines, plus small lots of other varietals.       and flood silt deposits and when paired      redwoods at Armstrong Woods and
16180 Neely Road                              Wine, champagne and brandy. Tours:           Open: Daily, 10:30-4:30                          with mild weather is a perfect opportunity   world-renowned wines and champagnes.
Guerneville CA 95446                          cellars daily, garden tours in Summer.       Winery                                           for growing any type of vegetable and
(707) 869-3623                                Gourmet Deli.                                                                                                                              Established by European travelers in
                                                                                           Wine Tasting                                     fruit (with the exception of pineapple and
www.creeksideinn.com                          Open: Year-round, daily 10-4:30                                                                                                            the mid 1800s, the Russian River Area
Family-owned and operated resort,             Events: Check our website for
cottages with equipped kitchens, fire-        Annual Food & Wine Events                                                                                                                                              continued on page 65



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Coast	Route                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coast	Route



                                                                                                                                                                       The Sonoma Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                      Story	by	Tina	Castelli




                                                                                                                                                 T
                                                                                                                                                          he Sonoma Coastal Route extends          hotel, a bed & breakfast inn and a few
                                                                                                                                                          from Tomales in the south up to          eclectic shops, cafes and wineries. The farm
                                                                                                                                                          Bodega Bay in the north. All along       land around Valley Ford is vast, with cattle
                                                                                                                                                 this winding stretch of Highway 1 is some         and lamb farmers that are still operating in
                                                                                                                                                 of the most beautiful coastal scenery you         their fourth and fifth generation. Valley Ford
                                                                                                                                                 will find. While the north coast weather can      is also famous for Christo’s Fence which
                                                                                                                                                 be foggy in the summer, it usually burns          passed through the town and the private
                                                                                                                                                 off by midday and the cool ocean breezes          ranches of 59 families along 24.5 miles. It
                                                                                                                                                 make the Sonoma Coast a haven for                 is considered the largest art project in Bay
                                                                                                                                                 visitors seeking to escape the inland heat.       Area history although it was only up for two
                                                                                                                                                 At ocean’s edge you will find long sandy          weeks back in 1976. All the materials were
                                                                                                                                                 beaches below rocky bluffs filled with            turned over to the farmers and some still



         Coast Route
                                                                                                                                                 natural arches and secluded coves.                offer viewings during special events.

                                                                                                                                                 The fishing villages that sit along the           Farther north is the fishing harbor of
                                                                                                                                                 shoreline are currently home to commercial        Bodega Bay, home to a contemporary
                                                                                                                                                 fisherman, but were once bustling ports           commercial fishing trade that harvests
                                                                                                                                                 exporting farm produce such as potatoes           albacore, Chinook salmon, halibut,
705   Bellwether Farms                         706   North Coast Native Nursery                   702   Salmon Creek Ranch
(707) 763-0993 [not on map]                    2700 Chileno Valley Road                           John & Lesley Brabyn                           during the mid-1800s. You may see one or          rockfish, Dungeness crab, sole, and
www.bellwetherfarms.com                        Petaluma CA 94952                                  1400 Bay Hill Road                             two of the majestic vintage potato barns          more recently sea urchin. Bodega Bay
We are a family-owned farm and creamery
                                               (707) 769-1213                                     Bodega CA 94922                                still standing as you drive through the           was made famous in 1961 when Alfred
located in western Sonoma county producing     www.northcoastnativenursery.com                    (707) 876-1808                                 countryside.                                                           Hitchcock chose
award-winning sheep and cows milk              Beautifully grown California native spe-           www.salmoncreekranch.com                                                                                              the quiet little town
cheeses and yogurt since 1990.                 cies including groundcovers, flowering             Muscovy ducks raised on certified or-          Tomales        is   a                                                  for the filming of his
Open: See website                              perennials, shrubs and trees for elegant           ganic pasture; organic duck eggs; New          beautiful little town                                                  movie, “The Birds.”
                                               gardens, natural landscapes, hedge-                Zealand Kiko goats; goat meat & honey.
Mail Order, Wholesale                                                                                                                            that sits along the
                                               rows, wildlife habitat, living roofs and                                                                                                                                 Now Bodega Bay
                                                                                                  Open: Year-round, by appointment
                                               rain gardens.                                                                                     shoreline of Hwy                                                       is a great place
704   Canvas Ranch                             Open: Year-round, Mon-Sat,                         Certified Organic, Mail Order,
                                                                                                                                                 1 and overlooks
Deborah Walton                                                                                    Naturally Grown                                                                                                       to visit for whale
                                               seasonal hours posted on website
                                                                                                                                                 the Point Reyes                                                        watching, hiking,
755 Tomales Road
Petaluma CA 94952
                                               Flowers/Nursery
                                               Retail, Wholesale
                                                                                                  703   Skyhorse Ranch, LLC                      National Seashore.                                                     fishing,      surfing,
(707) 766-7171                                                                                    13950 Highway 1                                For nature lovers,                                                     bicycling         and
www.canvasranch.com                                                                               Valley Ford CA 94972                           there are hikes,
                                               701   Olympia’s Orchard Organic                    (707) 876-1908
                                                                                                                                                 kayaking in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        overnight camping
Sustainable family farm & CSA special-         1051 Walker Road                                   www.skyhorseranch.com                                                                                                 is still available on
izing in culinary & medicinal herbs,           Petaluma CA 94952                                                                                 bay and Dillon                                                         a few beaches.
vegetables, Asian pears, lavender,                                                                Vacation rental (sleeps 6), gardens,           Beach         nearby.
                                               (707) 762-1710
Araucana chicken eggs, Olde English                                                               sheep, horses and goats. Educational                                                                    Photo: Courtesy Lucy Shea
                                               www.tworockranch.com                               programs on animals, land and nature.          Stop and sit a spell                                                      The Sonoma Coast
Babydoll sheep & cashmere goats.
Tours, classes, special events. Artists        Featuring Albert Etter varieties, Pink Pearl,      Guided tours. Seasonal produce, fruit,         near Hog Island and Nick’s Cove and view          Route is the perfect place for day tripping if
welcome.                                       Wickson, Waltana, Etter’s Gold, Ginger             organic lamb & wool bedding products–          the seals and roosting brown pelicans.            you live anywhere in Northern California.
Open: Year-round, by appointment only          Gold, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Jonathan,               pillows, comforters, mattress pads, etc.
                                                                                                                                                 Visitors can dine in wonderful restaurants and
                                               Goldrush, Cameo, Rome Beauty, Swiss                Open: By appointment only                                                                        Be sure to dress in layers because it does get
Animals, Education, Gifts/Baskets,                                                                                                               cafes, tour the community with its Victorian
                                               Gourmet, Cinnamon Spice, Suncrisp, Gala,           Accommodations, Animals, Arts/
Local Food/Fare, Vegetable Farm                                                                                                                                                                    cold, jump in the car and drive, stop along the
                                               and more. Picnic area and a cute calf from         Crafts & Antiques, Country Store,              architecture and Queen Anne cottages.
Animal Corral, Bus Access, Carriage/                                                                                                                                                               way for a half dozen oysters on the half shell
                                               our organic dairy to pet.                          Education, Meat/Poultry, Dairy,
Wagon/Hayrides, Classes, CSA Sub-
scriptions, Delivery, Event Facility, Family   Open: Aug-Oct, 10-6, Sun 11-4                      Recreation/Events,Tourism Services,            Secluded just 6 miles inland from the coast       or a shrimp cocktail and don’t forget to grab
Fun, Farm Stand, Great for Kids, Mail          Events: Email us to be included for other events   Tours & Education, Wedding Services            across rolling hills you will find the charming   a bag of salt water taffy for dessert.
Order, Naturally Grown, Picnic Area,           Fruit & Vegetable Farm                             Animal Corral, Classes, Event Facility,        little town of Valley Ford, home to a quaint
School Groups, Tours, Wholesale                Animal Corral, Bus Access, Certified               Farm Stays, Naturally Grown
                                               Organic, Farm Stand, Great for Kids


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Windsor	to	Cloverdale                                                                                                                                                                                                          Windsor	to	Cloverdale

                                                                                                                               2179 Yoakim Bridge Road                      Supplies/Equipment, Farmers Market,        (707) 431-8058
                                                                                                                               Healdsburg CA 95448                          Meat/Poultry/Dairy, Pumpkins &             www.grandmas-pumpkin-patch.com
                                                                                                                               (707) 433-8121                               Christmas Trees, Tourism Services,
                                                                                                                               www.drycreekpeach.com                        Vegetable Farm, Vineyard                   U-choose pumpkins, hay fort, gourds,
                                                                                                                                                                            Animal Corral, CSA Subscriptions,          corn and cornstalks, heirloom and mini
                                                                                                                               Certified organic peach farm. White and      Family Fun, Naturally Grown, U-Pick        pumpkins, farm animals, whimsical
                                                                                                                               yellow peaches, nectarines, plums, peach                                                crafts, amazing corn patch! Eggs,
                                                                                                                               jam, frozen peach bellini mix. Walla Walla                                              apples, pomegranates, apple and
                                                                                                                               onions and seasonal produce. Come visit      818   Garrett Ace Hardware                 pumpkin butter. Food, fun and decorat-
                                                                                                                               our store. Buses welcome.                    1340 Healdsburg Avenue                     ing! Room for childrens birthday or
                                                                                                                               Open: July-Labor Day, Sat & Sun 12-5         Healdsburg CA 95448                        Halloween parties.
                                                                                                                                                                            (707) 433-5593                             Open: Sept 26-Oct 31, daily 9-dusk
                                                                                                                               Country Store, Fruit/Berry Farm,
                                                                                                                               Vegetable Farm                               Additional Location:                       Pumpkins
                                                                                                                               Bus Access, Certified Organic, Farm          10540 Old Redwood Hwy                      Animal Corral, Bus Access, Picnic
                                                                                                                               Stand, Mail Order                            Windsor CA 95492                           Area, School Groups, U-Pick
                                                                                                                                                                            (707) 433-6590
                                                                                                                               830   Dry Creek Vineyard                     Specializing in organic heirloom veg-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       807   Hotel Healdsburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       25 Matheson Street
                                                                                                                               3770 Lambert Bridge Road                     gies, flowering trees, shrubs and bed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Healdsburg CA 95448
                                                                                                                               Healdsburg CA 95448                          ding plants. Supplies for animals. Visit
                                                                                                                                                                            our aviaries with exotic chickens and      (707) 431-2800
                                                                                                                               (707) 433-1000
                                                                                                                                                                            birds in Healdsbsurg.                      www.hotelhealdsburg.com
                                                                                                                               www.drycreekvineyard.com
                                                                                                                                                                            Open: Year-round, Daily 7-7                Grand garden hotel on Healdsburg’s
                                                                                                                               Dry Creek Vineyard produces world
                                                                                                                                                                            Flowers/Nursery                            historic Plaza. Spa, fireplace lounge
                                                                                                                               class wines from selected Sonoma
                                                                                                                                                                            Great for Kids                             and fine dining at Chef Charlie Palmer’s
                                                                                                                               County Vineyards. The wines are clas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Dry Creek Kitchen.
                                                                                                                               sically styled and carefully crafted for
                                                                                                                               quality and character.                       825   Gary Blasi Vineyard                  807A Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek
                                                                                                                               Open: Year-round, 10:30-4:30                 Windsor CA 95492 [not on map]              Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                            (707) 696-1571                             317 Healdsburg Avenue
                                                                                                                               Country Store, Vineyard, Winery


   Windsor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (707) 431-0330
                                                                                                                                                                            Fruits and vegetables, Gravenstein         www.charliepalmer.com
                                                                                                                               803   Ferrari-Carano Vineyards               apples, Asian and Bartlett pears, figs,    Daily changing menu of Sonoma


      to
                                                                                                                                     and Winery                             persimmons, prunes, table grapes,          County seasonal ingredients and wine
                                                                                                                               8761 Dry Creek Road                          fresh produce picked from local farm.      on Healdsburg’s Historic Plaza.
                                                                                                                               Healdsburg CA 95448                          Vendor at Healdsburg, Windsor and
                                                                                                                                                                            Occidental Farmers Markets.                807B The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg


  Cloverdale
                                                                                                                               (707) 433-6700
                                                                                                                                                                            Open: May-Nov, by appointment only         327 Healdsburg Avenue
                                                                                                                               www.ferrari-carano.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (707) 433-4747
                                                                                                                                                                            Farmers Market, Local Food/Fare            www.hotelhealdsburg.com
                                                                                                                               In Dry Creek Valley, taste world class
                                                                                                                               wines, stroll exquisite gardens and en-
                                                                                                                               joy breathtaking vineyard views. Private
                                                                                                                                                                            821   Golden Nectar Farm                   Beautiful garden spa located off Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                            Ana and John Stayton                       Healdsburg’s interior courtyard features
                                                                                                                               tasting available. Check website for                                                    locally inspired treatments with Biody-
                                                                                                                               events and wine club information.            6364 Starr Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       namic ingredients, Jacuzzi and pool.
                                                                                                                               Open: Daily 10-5, tours by appointment       Windsor CA 95492
                                                                                                                                                                            (707) 838-8189                             807C H2hotel
                                                                                                                               Olive Oil, Vineyard, Winery
                                                                                                                                                                            staytuned@goldennectar.com                 219 Healdsburg Avenue
                                                                                                                               Classes, Tastings, Mail Order, Retail,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (707) 431-2202
                                                                                                                               Tours                                        165 varieties of organically grown fruit   www.h2hotel.com
                                                                                                                                                                            and 18 varieties of table grapes. Straw
831 Affinity Solar Energy, Inc.             Small family-run ranch where Grandpa     Dragonfly organically grows cut flowers
                                                                                                                               805   Foggy River Farm                       bale and cob natural buildings, solar      36 eco-chic rooms, bamboo floors,
399 Business Park Court #150                and the grandkids grow premium Pinot     and offers complete floral services.                                                   system, veggie oil vehicle. Vegetable,     organic sheets and linens, bicycles to
                                            Noir and Syrah wine grapes. Old build-   We have a seasonal farm stand and         Emmett & Lynda Hopkins                                                                  borrow; environmental art, creekside
Windsor CA 95492                                                                                                                                                            flower and herb gardens, chickens,
                                            ings and old farm equipment highlight    encourage people to come enjoy the        8194 Eastside Road                                                                      pool; fireplace lounge, cocktails and
(707) 836-9195                                                                                                                                                              eggs, farm products, fresh produce.
                                            The Family Park.                         garden.                                   Healdsburg CA 95448                                                                     dining at the Mediterranean spoonbar.
www.affinityenergy.com                                                                                                                                                      Open: Year-round, by appointment
                                            Open: Jan-Dec, by appointment only       Open: May-Dec, Wed-Sat 10-5               (707) 483-1894
Full service solar contractor. We do                                                                                           www.foggyriverfarm.org                       Fruit/Berry Farm, Flowers/Nursery,
everything from hot water to electricity,
                                            Vineyard                                 Animals, Arts, Crafts & Antiques,
                                                                                                                                                                            Vegetable Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       826   Jimtown Store
                                            Picnic Area, Tours                       Flowers/Nursery, Fruit/Berry Farm,        We grow delicious, sustainable                                                          6706 Highway 128
as well as wind and off-grid.                                                                                                                                               Classes, Event Facility, Food Tastings,
                                                                                     Wedding Services                          produce and pasture-raised eggs for                                                     Healdsburg CA 95448
Open: Year-round, 9-5                                                                                                                                                       Great for Kids, Mail Order, Picnic
                                                                                     Classes, Delivery, Family Fun, Farm
Professional Services                       829   Dragonfly Farm                     Stand, Great For Kids, Mail Order,
                                                                                                                               CSA veggie boxes and the Healds-             Area, Tours                                (707) 433-1212
                                            425 Westside Road                                                                  burg Farmers Market. We breed and                                                       www.jimtownstore.com
                                                                                     Naturally Grown, Picnic Area, Retail,     sell friendly Nigerian Dwarf Goats and
822   Castelli-Knight Ranch
                                            Healdsburg CA 95448                      School Groups                             Babydoll Southdown Sheep for back-           806  Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch               Jimtown Store is the ultimate Alexander
                                            (707) 433-3739                                                                     yard farmers.                                Ray & Jennifer Crawford                    Valley lunch stop. Serving great
420 Grapevine Lane                          www.dragonflyhealdsburg.com                                                                                                                                                sandwiches, entrees, baked goods and
Healdsburg CA 95448                                                                  802   Dry Creek                           Open: May-Nov, by appointment only           17740 Healdsburg Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       other homemade food.
(707) 433-8366                                                                             Peach & Produce                     Animals, Education, Farm                     Healdsburg CA 95448


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Windsor	to	Cloverdale                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Windsor	to	Cloverdale

Open: Jan-Dec Mon-Fri 7-7, Sat & Sun        Wine Tasting.                              See me at the Windsor, Healdsburg &        808   Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch                Animal Corral, Bus Access, Carriage/                 Using produce from our own Eastside
7:30-5                                      Open: Year-round, 10-5                     Petaluma Farmers’ Markets – & at my              Pumpkin Patch                           Wagon & Hayrides, Family Fun, Farm                   Farms since 2002 and our own eggs
Arts, Crafts & Antiques, Country Store,     Vineyard, Winery                           new Farm Stand in Geyserville. Toma-       Rick Olufs                                    Stand, Food & Beverage, Great for                    since 2005. Breads, Bacon, Hams,
Gifts/Baskets, Local Food/Fare, Meat/       Wine Tasting                               toes, lemon cucumbers, hot peppers,        899 Shiloh Road                               Kids, Naturally Grown, Picnic Area,                  Sausages, Pickles, Vinegar, Catsup,
Poultry/Dairy, Wedding Services                                                        veggies, veggie starts in April.           Windsor CA 95492                              School Groups                                        Fresh Cheeses, Jams and Jellies are
                                                                                       Open: Farm Stand open during Summer                                                                                                           all made in-house. Local Chicken and
Delivery, Food & Beverage, Historical       812   Russian River Valley                                                            (707) 484-8494
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Duck, Heritage Pork, Certified Angus
Site, Mail Order, Picnic Area, Retail,            Produce                              Vegetable Farm
                                                                                                                                  Summer Strawberries, Fall Gourd &
                                                                                                                                                                                820   Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar                      Beef and local seafood.
Wholesale                                                                              Farm Stand, Retail, Wholesale                                                            Jeff & Susan Mall
                                            Sheri Knight                                                                          Pumpkin Patch with hayrides, maze &                                                                Open: Lunch Mon thru Fri,
                                            400 Grapevine Lane                                                                    pyramid. Kids will love our petting zoo.      344 Center Street                                    Dinner 7 days a week
809   Preston of Dry Creek                  Healdsburg CA 95448                        801   Tierra Vegetables                    Pick out your Heritage Turkey for the Holi-   Healdsburg CA 95448
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Local Food/Fare, Restaurant
9282 West Dry Creek Road                    (707) 433-7933                             Wayne/Lee James                            days. Naturally grown, custom-fed beef.       (707) 473-0946
Healdsburg CA 95448                                                                    651 Airport Blvd @ Hwy 101                 Open: May-Dec, call for hours.                www.zinrestaurant.com
                                            Farmily-run farm, kid friendly, goats
(707) 433-3372                                                                         Windsor CA 95492
                                            & chickens to pet (domestic animals,
www.prestonvineyards.com                                                               (707) 837-8366
Mediterranean-style wines. Seasonal
                                            too!), U-pick blackberries & pumpkin
                                            patch. Apples, pears, concord grapes,      www.tierravegetables.com                                                         Windsor & Healdsburg
vegetables and fruit, some U-Pick,          fresh eggs, pomegranates, lemons.          Since 1980 and now farming Open
pickles, walnuts, olives and oil. Pasture   For sale: baby chicks or pullets, some     Space District land. Diversified, family                            Story	by	Gary	Quackenbush,	Windsor	Chamber	of	Commerce
raised spring lamb, kid, pigs, chickens,    roosters—please call for availability.     farm. Culinary gifts; chili jams and
eggs. Picnic tables and friendly cats.      Open: May-Nov, call for appointment




                                                                                                                                         T
                                                                                       Heirloom Beans. Check website for
No groups over 8.                           Animals, Fruit/Berry Farm                  event dates.                                              he greater Windsor and Healdsburg area               is a fun dining and shopping destination made
Open: Daily 11-4:30                         Animal Corral, Carriage/Wagon &            Open: Year-round, Jan-June, Fri & Sat                     shares many similar attributes and some              up of townhouses and storefronts, all nostalgic
Diversified Farm, Farmers’ Market           Hayrides, Delivery, Family Fun, Great      11-5:30; June-Dec, Sat 11-6
                                            for Kids, Naturally Grown, Picnic          Events: Bean Contest in October,                          striking differences. Both communities               re-creations of classic 19th century architecture.
Certified Organic
                                            Area, U-Pick                               Blazing Pumpkins, October 31st                    are nestled along the Russian River, a waterway              The Town Green is also the setting for year round
                                                                                                                                         that overflows its boundaries in the winter and              activities, such as a Tomato Festival, Summer
824   Ridge Vineyards                                                                  Fruit/Berry Farm, Vegetable Farm
650 Lytton Springs Road                     817   Sayre Farms                          Bus Access, CSA Subscriptions,                    produces an abundance of fertile, loamy soil                 Concert Series, Kids Movie Series, art shows and
                                                                                       Farm Stand, Mail Order, Naturally
Healdsburg CA 95448                         295 Pleasant Avenue                                                                          making this area ideally suited for farming and              Shakespeare on the Green. Sports enthusiasts
                                                                                       Grown, Picnic Area, Tasting, Tours,
(707) 433-7721                              Windsor CA 95492                                                                             growing wine grapes. Appellations include the                gather in Windsor for the Vineman/Ironman
                                                                                       Wholesale
www.ridgewine.com                           (707) 838-6465                                                                               Russian River Valley in the South, Alexander                 Triathlon, Wings Over Wine Country Air Show and
                                            pegsayre@sbcglobal.net
Since 1960, specializing in vineyard                                                   814   Truett Hurst Winery                         and Dry Creek Valley areas to the north, and the             the annual Hot Air Balloon Classic or go hiking in
specific Zinfandel’s & associated           Sustainably farmed, we grow a wide                                                           Chalk Hill appellation in the rocky foothills to the         the local regional parks.
                                                                                       5610 Dry Creek Road
varieties; Carignane, Petit Sirah and       variety of seasonal produce; corn,
                                                                                       Healdsburg CA 95448                               southeast, each with its distinctive terroir, world-
Grenache. Producers of the renowned         Heirloom Tomatoes, peppers, melons,                                                                                                                       Healdsburg, only five miles north of Windsor at
                                            pumpkins, fruit, berries & more. Farm      (707) 433-9545                                    class wines and fine varietals.
Montebello Cabernet and Chardonnay.                                                                                                                                                                   the intersection of three gorgeous valleys, is at
                                            pickup & delivery available.               www.truetthurst.com
Open: Year-round, daily 11-4:30                                                                                                          Average temperatures throughout this scenic                  the hub of a region known for Mediterranean-style
                                            Open: May-Nov, by appointment only         Enjoy our award-winning wines,
Winery                                                                                                                                   region range from 40°F to 85°F. Summers are                  wines. It is the definition of a small Americana
Naturally Grown, Picnic Area, Retail,       Farmers Market, Fruit/Berry Farm,          watch the salmon run from our picnic
                                                                                       grounds on Dry Creek, and learn about             warm and dry while winters are cool and accented             village with its bustling central downtown plaza,
Tasting                                     Pumpkins, Vegetable Farm
                                            Bus Access, Delivery, Farm Stand,          biodynamic farming of our vineyards               with a dash of fog in the morning and occasional             an active historical Museum and the finest Wine
                                                                                       and our 5-acre vegetable garden.
828   Ridgeview Farm                        Naturally Grown, Retail, Tasting, U-
                                            Pick, Wholesale                            Open: Year-round, daily 11-5
                                                                                                                                         showers anytime from November through April.                 Library in the country. The historic town plaza
4015 Alexander Valley Lane                                                                                                                                                                            is home to fantastic shopping and fine wine
                                                                                                                                         Once a premier prune and hops growing region,
Healdsburg CA 95448                                                                    Vegetable Farm, Winery                                                                                         tasting experiences as well as local art galleries,
(707) 433-9508                              823   Simi Winery                                                                            today family farms are known for table grapes;
                                                                                                                                                                                                      world class lodging and 4-star restaurants. Local
                                            16725 Healdsburg Avenue                                                                      flower and herb gardens; organically grown fruit,
Specialty melons (Ambrosia, Sugarnut,       Healdsburg CA 95448
                                                                                       816   Verdure Farm                                                                                             activities include a Tuesday Concert Series,
                                                                                                                                         heritage chickens and eggs, along with seasonal
Charantais, Sugar Baby), peaches, nec-      (707) 473-3232                             2476 Westside Road                                                                                             a popular Jazz Festival, Halloween and St.
                                                                                       Healdsburg CA 95448                               fresh vegetables and pumpkins. In the outlying
tarines, apples, figs, tomatoes, lettuce,   www.simiwinery.com                                                                                                                                        Patrick’s Day parades and Annual Antique shows.
arugula, radishes, chard, Asian pears.                                                 (707) 433-1403                                    valleys you will find White and yellow peaches,
                                            Producing wine in Healdsburg since                                                                                                                                            Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy
Visit us at these Farmers Markets:                                                                                                       plums and meyer lemons.
                                            1876, come enjoy our wines and beauti-     “Tomato Heaven” farmstand special-                                                                                                  swimming, fishing and canoe
Healdsburg on Tues & Sat, Windsor                                                      izes in over 200 varieties of heirloom            Several farms raise spring lamb
                                            ful stone cellar winery. Daily tours and
on Sun, Santa Rosa Original on Wed                                                     tomatoes, “Profumo di Genova” basil,                                                                                                trips along the Russian River as
                                            tastings available.                                                                          and goats for meats and fine
Fruit/Berry Farm, Vegetable Farm            Open: Year-round 10-5                      Italian varieties of eggplant, squash                                                                                               it winds around the town.
                                                                                                                                         French goat cheeses that make
                                                                                       and onions, American and European
                                            Tours & Education, Vineyard, Wedding       Heirloom Melons. Unusual specialty                their way to local fine restaurants.                                                     Both Windsor and Healdsburg are
811   Rodney Strong Vineyards               Services, Winery                           pumpkins. Sustainably farmed.                                                                                                              excellent visitor destinations and
11455 Old Redwood Highway                   Tasting, Tours                                                                               Windsor heralds itself as a family
                                                                                       Open: Late July-Nov, daily 11-6                                                                                                            two areas not to be missed when
Healdsburg CA 95448                                                                                                                      friendly town with widespread
                                                                                       Vegetable Farm                                                                                                                             travelling to Sonoma County. Learn
(707) 433-6521                              827   Soda Rock Farms                      Bus Access, Farm Stand, Mail Order,
                                                                                                                                         suburban      and       industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  more at www.townofwindsor.com
www.rodneystrong.com                        Farm Stand: 21699 Geyserville Ave                                                            areas. The Old Downtown
                                                                                       Naturally Grown, Wholesale
                                            Geyserville CA 95441                                                                                                                                                                  and www.healdsburg.com.
Gifts, Gift Packs, Olive Oil, Wine and                                                                                                   Windsor and Town Green district                        Photo: Courtesy Gordon Emberley

                                            (707) 322-3442

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         WINE & DINE ALONG THE FARM TRAILS
                                                                                                                                                     Wine Growing & Winemaking
Andy’s Produce Market                                                                 Ridge Vineyards                                                     in Sonoma County
1685 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol                                                   650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg
(707) 824-5440                                                                        (707) 433-7721                                       A Whimsical Point of View on Growing & Making Wine Here
www.andysproduce.com                                                                  www.ridgewine.com
Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste                                                        Rodney Strong Wine Estates                                                  Story	by	Rodney	Strong	Vineyards
2700 Adobe Road, Petaluma                                                             11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg
(707) 763-9586                                                                        (707) 433-6521
www.angelossmokehouse.com                                                             www.rodneystrong.com
Applewood Inn & Restaurant                                                                Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar
13555 Highway 116, Guerneville                                                            53 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa
(707) 869-9093                                                                            (707) 544-3221
www.applewoodinn.com                                                                      www.rossopizzeria.com
Arrowood Vineyards & Winery                                                               Russian River Brewing Co.
14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen                                                          725 4th Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 935-2600                                                                            (707) 545-2337
www.arrowoodvineyards.com                                                                 www.russianriverbrewing.com
Bud’s Custom Meats                                                                        Santa Rosa Community Market
7750 Petaluma Hill Road, Penngrove
(707) 795-8402
                                       “ Sonoma County has a rich agricultural past 1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
                                        and present. One of the easiest ways to both (707) 546-1806
www.budscustommeats.com                visit it and taste it is to get a copy of the Farm www.srcommunitymarket.com
Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen     Trails Map & Guide. I can’t think of a better Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg
(707) 431-0330
                                           way to get to know Sonoma County . ”           389 Fourth Street East, Sonoma
                                                                                          (707) 933-3230
www.charliepalmer.com                                  – Chef John Ash                    www.sebastiani.com
Cline Cellars                                                                             Simi Winery
24737 Arnold Drive, Hwy. 121, Sonoma               www.chefjohnash.com                    16725 Healdsburg Avenue, Sebastopol
(707) 940-4014                                  for recipes, food and wine tips           (707) 473-3232
www.clinecellars.com                                  and event schedule.                 www.simiwinery.com
DeLoach Vineyards                                                                         Sonoma Cheese Factory
1791 Olivet Road, Santa Rosa               Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchard         2 West Spain Street, Sonoma
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Photo: Courtesy Rodney Strong Vineyards

                                           3360 River Road, Windsor



                                                                                                                                S
(415) 289-4517                                                                            (707) 996-1931
www.deloachvineyards.com                   (707) 525-0570                                 www.sonomacheesefactory.com                  onoma County soils are kind of rocky,         excellent sleeping weather for vines as well as
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery        www.martinelliwinery.com                       Sonoma Market, Inc.                          and full of reminders of our crazy            humans. The vines respond with bold juicy fruit
8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg            Matanzas Creek Winery                          500 West Napa St., Ste. 550, Sonoma
(707) 433-6700                             6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa           (707) 996-3411                               geological past. Can you imagine              character while retaining excellent color and a
www.ferrari-carano.com                     (800) 590-6464                                 www.sonoma-glenellenmkt.com           Sonoma used to be under the Pacific? And             delicate acid balance. Humans just smile.
Dry Creek Vineyard                         www.matanzascreek.com                          the girl & the fig                    that volcanoes once buried everything here
3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg       Mom’s Apple Pie                                110 West Spain Street, Sonoma         in ash? A walk through the vineyards might           Making wine from such a delightful place as
(707) 433-1000                             4524 Gravenstein Hwy. N, Sebastopol            (707) 938-2170
                                                                                                                                reveal sea-shell fossils or chunks of volcanic       Sonoma County requires technical skill and
www.drycreekvineyard.com                   (707) 823-8330                                 www.thegirlandthefig.com
                                           www.momsapplepieusa.com                                                              glass. But best of all, vines love to put roots      sound judgment. The skill is in when to pick the
French Garden Restaurant & Bistro                                                         Truett Hurst Winery
8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol             Moondance Cellars                              5610 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg       down in this ancient soil, along with fruit trees,   fruit, how to ferment it, how long to age it, and
(707) 824-2030                             4901 Blank Road, Sebastopol                    (707) 433-9545                        lettuce, blackberries, corn, walnuts, tomatoes,      when to bottle it. The sound judgment is about
www.frenchgardenrestaurant.com             (707) 823-0880 – by appointment                www.truetthurst.com
                                                                                                                                and a few lucky people too. Hey, you are what        when to step out of the way, and let nature do
Jimtown Store                              www.moondancecellars.com                       Vella Cheese of California
                                                                                                                                you eat.                                             its thing. That’s natural winemaking, and that’s
6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg               Old World Winery                               315 Second Street East, Sonoma
(707) 433-1212                                                                            (707) 938-3232                                                                             at the heart of every bottle of Sonoma County
                                           850 River Road, Fulton
www.jimtown.com                            (707) 578-3140 – by appointment                www.vellacheese.com                   A New Englander would probably be bored with         wine. After all, everything is already in place,
John Ash & Co./Vintner’s Inn               www.oldworldwinery.com                         Willie Bird’s Restaurant              the summers in Sonoma; another beautiful day,        from ideal soils and weather to the intrinsic
4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa               Porter Creek Vineyards                         1150 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa    everyday. Vines wake up with the sun, or at          charm that pervades just about everything here,
(707) 575-7687                             8735 Westside Road, Healdsburg                 (707) 542-0861
www.vintnersinn.com                                                                       www.williebirdsrestaurant.com         least the sunlight filtered through cool fog the     especially grape vines. The result is a down-
                                           (707) 433-6321
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates                                                              Zazu Restaurant                       Pacific Ocean sees fit to blanket us with each       to-earth, fruit-forward, smooth, rich and juicy
                                           www.portercreekvineyards.com
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton                                                                  3535 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa     night. It’s just a matter of time before the fog     wine, bursting with pure deliciousness. Makes
                                           Preston of Dry Creek
(707) 571-7500                                                                            (707) 523-4814                        retreats to the breakers, and cloud free skies       you kind of thirsty, doesn’t it?
                                           9282 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
www.kj.com                                                                                www.zazurestaurant.com
                                           (707) 433-3372                                                                       prevail under a warm sun. We dress in layers
Korbel Champagne Cellars                   www.prestonvineyards.com                       Zin Restaurant
13250 River Road, Guerneville                                                             344 Center Street, Healdsburg         around here, and by the time the sun sets            Enjoy Sonoma County. Enjoy the wine.
(707) 824-7216                                                                            (707) 473-0946                        into the Pacific, that cool foggy air begins to
www.korbel.com                                                                            www.zinrestaurant.com                 drift back in, obscuring the stars and ensuring

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                                                                                              recipes: from	the	farm

                                                                                       Windsor Farmers Market
            Eat Local Food
                                                                                   G
                                                                                          ive a Kid a Dollar at the Windsor Farmers
                                                                                          Market—then watch them head to the
                                                                                          closest farmer to buy something that may
                                                                                   surprise you. Since the market was formed in
                                                                                   2001, youngsters have learned how to talk to a
                                                                                   farmer, how to buy produce, how to cook what
                                                                                   they purchased, and how important community
                                                                                   is to their town. In 2007 the market formed “The
                                                                                   Kids Dig It Club,” where a permanent Charles
                                                                                   Schulz “Joe Cool” Snoopy statue stands at the
                                                                                   entrance to the market. Rainjoe, with his colorful
                                                                                   apron full of veggies, reminds kids to shop
                                                                                                                                                                 Painting: Courtesy Carolyn Morris
                                                                                   farmers markets and fill your plates with the
                                                                                   colors of the Rainbow. A dollar or maybe two
               Explore the 3rd largest farmers market in California
            this Sunday at the Marin Civic Center. Meet the farmers                will do just fine. —Glenda Castelli
              who grow your food and taste what food aspires to be.
                                                                                   Summer and Fall Harvest brings a bounty of
                              marin civic center (sun & thurs, 8-1, aLL Year)
                                       marin city (sat, 9-1, coming may 2010)      local apples, cucumbers and tomatoes of many
                                          novato (tues, 4-8, may-september)        varieties at the Farmers Market. Kids love to shop
                                          Fairfax (Wed, 4-8, may-september)
                                                 newark (sun, 9-1, aLL Year)       the market with their market bucks for different
                                                Hayward (sat, 9-1, all Year)       varieties of apples, cucumbers and tomatoes to
                                 grand Lake — oaKLanD (sat, 9-2, aLL Year)
                            stonestown — san Francisco (sun, 9-1, aLL Year)        give the salad distinctive flavors, aroma, taste and
                                                                                   beauty. Kids love making and eating this healthy
                m a ri n a g ri c u Lt u r a L i n st it ut e . o rg
                                                                                   Rainbow Salad. It can be tucked into the lunch box
                                                                                   for a mid-day treat. —Mei Ibach
Sonoma County Farm Trails_MAI_1.1 1                         1/29/2010 3:51:09 PM

                                                                                                   Farmers Market Rainbow Salad With Honey Citrus Dressing
                                                                                                                    courtesy of Mei Ibach
                                                                                                      Farmers Market Chef & SRJC Culinary Arts Instructor

                                                                                       FOR THE SALAD                         FOR THE HONEY CITRUS DRESSING       Windsor Certified Farmers Market
                                                                                       5 assorted apples (granny             1 teaspoon minced garlic            Old Downtown Windor
                                                                                         smith, red delicious, fuji, gala,   1 teaspoon fresh chilies            Town Green
                                                                                         braeburn, golden delicious)         1 tablespoon flora honey            PO Box 1877
                                                                                         cut into a fine julienne            3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
                                                                                       2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved                                            Windsor, CA 95492
                                                                                                                             3 tablespoons fish or soy sauce
                                                                                       2 lemon cucumbers, thinly             1 teaspoon rice vinegar             Tel: 707.838.1320
                                                                                         sliced or julienne                    Freshly ground pepper             Fax: 707.433.4595
                                                                                       1 English or Romania cucumber,          Pinch of salt to taste            www.windsorfarmersmarket.com
                                                                                         thinly sliced or julienne
                                                                                       ½ cup sweet onions and mint           DIRECTIONS                          Sundays May- Nov 10am-1pm
                                                                                         leaves coarsely chopped             Combine all ingredients for         Thursdays June -Aug 5pm-8pm
                                                                                       ¼ cup cilantro leaves, coarsely       the dressing in a bowl—mix
                                                                                          chopped
                                                                                                                             well—set aside. In a salad bowl,
                                                                                       ½ cup chopped toasted peanut
                                                                                         or almond nuts                      combine apples, tomatoes, and
                                                                                                                             cucumbers. Add Honey Citrus
                                                                                                                             Dressing and toss. Add onions,
                                                                                                                             mint, cilantro, and nuts and toss
                                                                                                                             again. Grilled beef, seafood,
        branding | print design | web design | packaging | marketing                                                         or chicken can be added and
                    2010 Farm Trails Map & Guide design team                                                                 served as a wholesome meal.


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Farmers’	Markets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Farmers’	Markets

                      FARMERS’ MARKETS                                                                                                                              Sonoma County Farmers Markets
                                             Shop local – Eat Local                                                                                                               They’re More Than Meets the Eye
                                                                                                                                                                                            Story	by	Glenda	Castelli
CLOVERDALE Farmers Market
                                                                                                                                                                 “What	a	joy	life	is	when	you	have	made	a	close	working	partnership	with	Nature,	helping		
Fridays
June-September, 6:30 p.m.–dusk                                                                                                                                         her	to	produce	for	the	benefit	of	mankind	new	forms,	colors	and	perfumes	in		
Cloverdale Blvd. between 1st & 3rd Streets                                                                                                                 flowers	which	were	never	known	before,	fruits	in	form	size,	and	flavor	never	before	seen	on	the	globe.”
info@vintagetowers.com                                                                                                                                                                            —luther burbank



                                                                                                                                                W
COTATI Farmers Market                                                                                                                                       hy has it become increasingly important             Some markets allow only Sonoma County produce,
Thursdays                                                                                                                                                   to know where our food is coming from               while others allow produce within the 150 mile
June-mid-September, 4:30–7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                          and how it has been produced? It is you,            radius. Farmers Markets give you a reason to get
La Plaza Park
(707) 795-5508
                                                                                                                                                the consumers, who wish to seek safe, wholesome                 out of bed and find that special seasonal surprise
www.cotati.org                                                                                                                                  and nutritious foods, and you                                                                            that    was       not
                                                                                                                                                who place a strong value on our                                                                           there the week
HEALDSBURG Farmers’ Market
Saturdays
                                                                                                                                                local supply. The consumers                                                                               before. A Farmers
May-November, 9 a.m.–noon                                                                                       Photo: Courtesy Rick Tang
                                                                                                                                                are concerned both about                                                                                  Market       fosters
North & Vine Streets                                                                                                                            the impact their food choices                                                                             a strong sense
Tuesdays (new location)                        Oakland, Grand Lake Splash Pad Park       SANTA ROSA DOWNTOWN Market                             have on our environment and                                                                               of     community,
June-October, 4 p.m.–6:30 p.m.                 Year-round, Saturdays                     Wednesdays
North & Vine Streets
                                                                                                                                                the topic of sustainability. You                                                                          and       provides
                                               9 a.m.–2 p.m.                             May 26–September 1, 5–8:30 p.m.
Purity/Cerri Lot, one block west of Plaza                                                Certified Farmers Market and Street                    may think back to “The Good                                                                               a safe and fun
                                               San Francisco, Stonestown Galleria
www.healdsburgfarmersmarket.org                Year-round, Sundays                       Faire located in Downtown Santa Rosa                   Old Days” when you reminisce                                                                              gathering place
                                               9 a.m.–1 p.m.                             (707) 524-2123
MARIN Farmers’ Markets
                                                                                                                                                about Grandpa’s Farm, where                                                                               for     producers,
                                               www.marinfarmersmarket.org                www.srdowntownmarket.com
San Rafael, Marin Civic Center                                                                                                                  you drank the milk from your                                                                              neighbors, friends
Year-round, Thursdays & Sundays                OCCIDENTAL Bohemian                       WINDSOR CERTIFIED                                      own cow, made your own                                                                                    and        families.
8 a.m.–1 p.m.                                  Farmers Market                            Farmers Market
                                                                                                                                                bread from your own wheat,                                                                                Aside from the
Fairfax, Bolinas Park                          Fridays                                   Sundays
May–September, Wednesdays                                                                May 9–November 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.                      and grew enough vegetables                                                                                bountiful produce,
                                               June–October, 4 p.m.–dusk
4–8 p.m.                                       Downtown Occidental                       Thursdays                                              and fruits to fill the cellar to the                                                                      customers enjoy
Hayward, Main & B Street                       (707) 793-2159                            June 17–August 26, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.                       brim. Well worry no more, your                                                                            a plethora of
Year-round, Saturdays                          www.occidentalfarmersmarket.com           Market Street, Old Downtown Windsor                                                                                                   Photo: Courtesy Rick Tang
                                                                                                                                                local Farmers Market lets all                                                                             other        savory
9 a.m.–1 p.m.                                                                            Town Green
                                               PETALUMA Farmers Market                                                                          your concerns come full circle.                                 delectables, such as baked goods, pastries, meats,
Novato, Grant Avenue                                                                     (707) 838-1320
                                               Saturdays                                 www.windsorfarmersmarket.com                                                                                           and cheeses. It’s also a great venue for local
May–September, Wednesdays                      May 22–October 30, 2–5 p.m.                                                                      Sonoma County, with a population of over 450,000
4-8 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                        artisans to display and sell their handmade crafts.
                                               Walnut Park, D St. & Petaluma Blvd. So.                                                          residents, has over 13 market locations which have
Newark, Newpark Mall                                                                                                                                                                                            Most markets have chef demonstrations, music,
                                               Wednesdays                                                                                       been certified by the Sonoma County Agricultural
Year-round, Sundays                            June 2–September 1, 4:30–8 p.m.                                                                                                                                  and special speakers. Elaborate Festivals, held by
9 a.m.–1 p.m.                                                                                                                                   Commissioner’s Office. The majority of markets are
                                               2nd Street between B & D Streets                                                                                                                                 some markets, celebrate the Zucchini, the Tomato
                                               (707) 762-0344                                                                                   open from May to November, with three markets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and the Pumpkin. All markets are proudly “kid
                                               www.petalumafarmersmarket.com                                                                    open year round. Each market is orchestered by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                friendly” where the young and old are encouraged
                                                                                                                                                what the community and market manager senses.




Market Calendar                                wednesday                                 thursday                                           friday                                       saturday                                     sunday
                                               SANTA ROSA DOWNTOWN                       COTATI                                             OCCIDENTAL BOHEMIAN                          HEALDSBURG CERTIFIED                         SEBASTOPOL
                                               5–8:30pm                                  4:30–7:30 p.m.                                     4 p.m.–Dusk · June–October                   9 a.m.– noon · May–November                  10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. · April-November
                                               May 13–August 12                          June 4-October 1
tuesday                                                                                                                                     CLOVERDALE CERTIFIED                         PETALUMA                                     WINDSOR CERTIFIED
                                               SANTA ROSA ORIGINAL                       GEYSERVILLE (third Thursday)                       6:30 p.m.–Dusk · June-September              2–5 p.m. · May 23–October 31                 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ·
HEALDSBURG CERTIFIED                           8:30-Noon · Year-round                    5:30 p.m.–dusk · June–October                                                                                                                May 11–November 22
4–6:30 p.m. · May–October                                                                                                                   ROHNERT PARK                                 SANTA ROSA ORIGINAL
                                               PETALUMA                                  WINDSOR CERTIFIED                                  5–8 p.m. · June 4–September 24               8:30 a.m.–noon · Year-round
SONOMA VALLEY                                  4:30–8 p.m.                               5–8 p.m. · June 11–August 27
5:30 p.m.–dusk · April–October                 June 10–August 26                                                                            SONOMA VALLEY                                OAKMONT
                                                                                                                                            9 a.m.–noon · Year-round                     9 a.m.–noon · Year-round




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  to participate in the shopping and learning of where    from standards for packing and containers, which
  their food comes from.                                  is a big plus to farmers. By allowing farmers to
                                                          market their agricultural commodities direct to the
  Who makes all this hard work run so smoothly?
                                                          consumer instead of packing houses, they could
  Fact: Local markets operate under the supervision
                                                          make more than pennies on the dollar. The project
  of a Board of Directors, and are run by a Farm
                                                          was a big hit! Farmers could now afford to buy a
  Market Manager. Members of the various market
                                                          better tractor, buy a new pair of overalls, and pay
  boards are Certified Producers themselves. This
                                                          their gas and electric bill on time. With a more
  may sound easy to you, but it’s truly amazing how
                                                          diverse group of growers in the market, consumers
  one empty city street or parking lot can transform
                                                          now benefit by the increased access to fresh, local,
  into a sea of colorful beauty in less than two hours.
                                                          affordable, and healthy sources of produce.
  It takes an army of dedicated farmers who have
  been up since dawn picking and cleaning their           The benefits of Certified Farmers’ are far-reaching.
  produce for the market.                                 There is a direct connection between the agrarian
                                                          and urban communities, strengthening each and
  Now that you know a little more about the Sonoma
                                                          uniting them both. Farmers’ Markets give the
  County Farmers Markets you probably think how
                                                          consumer and farmer the opportunity to meet
  did Farmers Markets come to exist and who started
                                                          face-to-face, creating conversations about how
  this phenomenon? It happened in 1977, and by the
                                                          their food is produced, as well as the opportunity
  California Department of Food and Agriculture. They
                                                          to learn about agricultural issues, farming practices,
  established regulations that allowed the operation
                                                          and challenges that affect our local farmers.
  of Certified Farmers’ Markets in California. This may
  sound easy to you, but farms must abide by these        In the late 1880s, Luther Burbank’s quote hit the
  regulations—regulations that say the grower must        nail right on the head. “What a joy life is when you                                               If you're a farmer, or if you just want to support local
  grow the product himself and be open to inspection      have a close working partnership with Nature.”                                                     agriculture, Sonoma County Farm Trails welcomes you.
  at any time. In addition to farm inspections, all       Mr. Burbank knew that Sonoma County was the
  Farmers Markets are equally inspected. The              perfect place to make this happen—and it has,
  regulations allow Certified Producers to be exempt      regulations and all.
                                                                                                                                                             (707) 837-8896               farmtrails@farmtrails.org
                                                                                                                                                                                               www.farmtrails.org



                                                                                                                        FARM TRAILS WANTS YOU!
                                                                                                                                        Here’s How to Become a Member
                                                                                                                       Please make a copy of this page, complete the information and mail/fax/email to the
                                                                                                                       address below. An application and information will be forwarded.
                                                                                                                               Sonoma County Farm Trails
                                                                                                                               P.O. Box 1894, Windsor, CA 95492
                                                                                                                               farmtrails@farmtrails.org
                                                                                                                               (707) 837-8896 t (707) 837-8610 f

                                                                                                                       Company Name________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                       Contact Person ________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                       Phone ________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                       Email ________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                       Are You A Farmer, Or Agriculture Related? _________________________________________

                                                                                                                       What Does Your Business Provide? _______________________________________________



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Product	Index                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Product	Index


                           PRODUCT INDEX                                                                                               Bassignani Nursery
                                                                                                                                       French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
                                                                                                                                       Morita’s Backyard                      410
                                                                                                                                                                                 400      camels
                                                                                                                                                                                          Lavender Bee Farm                         203
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             compost, fertilizer, manure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sonoma Garden Park                           111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224
                                                                                                                                       New Carpati Farm                       423         candles                                            Garden Valley Ranch                          202
Please use our colorful index to locate farms                    products according to region. The color box to                        Gabriel Farm                           504         Sonoma Lavender, Inc.                     109      Lovepatch Farms                              209
                                                                                                                                       Nana Mae’s Organics                    517         Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Sonoma Compost                               222
that carry a specific product you’re looking for.                the left of the farm name corresponds to the
                                                                                                                                       Rainbows End Farm                      514         Lavender Bee Farm           203                    Imwalle Gardens                              302
Products are listed in alphabetical order, from                  color scheme of one of our regional maps. (See                                                                           Hector’s Honey Farm         301                    Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                                                                                                                       Sebastopol Berry Farm                  510
alpacas to worms. Farms are listed beneath the                   color key below.) Happy hunting!                                      Canvas Ranch                           704         Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Bassignani Nursery                           400
                                                                                                                                       Skyhorse Ranch                         703         Bloomfield Bees Honey       402                    Enchanting Sweet Peas 404
                                                                                                                                       Dragonfly Farm                         829         Jimtown Store               826                    Jacob’s Jamboree                             415
  Sonoma to Kenwood page 18                     Sebastopol page 28                             River Route page 42                     Foggy River Farm                       805                                                            Rose and Thorn                               418
                                                                                                                                       Golden Nectar Farm                     821         canned goods                                       Willowist Miniature Horses 417
           Petaluma page 20                Graton & Occidental page 38                        Coast Route page 44                      Russian River Valley Produce           812         Green String Farm                         214      Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511
                                                                                                                                       Sayre Farms                            817         Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Empire 1 Nursery                             503
  Santa Rosa to Cotati page 24                                                           Windsor to Cloverdale page 46
                                                                                                                                       Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808         Rainbows End Farm                         514      Moondance Cellars                            502
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rainbows End Farm                            514
                                                                                                                                       birds, exotic                                      champagne                                          Salmon Creek Ranch                           702
                                                                                                                                       Cline Cellars                             101      Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                       Garret Ace Hardware                          818
      alpacas                              Sonoma Garden Park                      111   beans, dried
                                                                                                                                       Full House Farm                           405      Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601        Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 801
      Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110    Green String Farm                       214   Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                                                                                                                       Willowist Miniature Horses                417      Jimtown Store                           826
      Jacob’s Jamboree              415    Hector’s Honey Farm                     301   Canvas Ranch                         704
      Foggy River Farm              805                                                  Foggy River Farm                     805      Garret Ace Hardware                       818                                                         condiments & sauces
                                           Imwalle Gardens                         302                                                                                                    chickens
                                                                                         Jimtown Store                        826                                                                                                            Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105
                                           Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                                                                Sonoma Garden Park                        111
      animal feed                                                                                                                      birds, fowl                                                                                           Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110
                                           French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406         Sayre Farms                          817                                                         Bud’s Custom Meats                        216
      Western Farm Center            311                                                                                               Cline Cellars                             101                                                         Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 200
                                           Full House Farm                         405                                                                                                    Green String Farm                         214
                                                                                         beers, ales, brandy                           Western Farm Center                       311                                                         Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
      animal hides                         Garlock Tree Farm                       407                                                                                                    Split Rail Family Farm                    206
                                                                                         Russian River Brewing Co. 312                 Rainbows End Farm                         514                                                         Green String Farm                       214
      Rainbows End Farm              514   Morita’s Backyard                       410                                                                                                    Tara Firma Farms                          223
                                                                                         Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                  Dragonfly Farm                            829                                                         Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                           Dutton Ranch Corporation 501                                                                                                                   Hector’s Honey Farm                       301
      animals, domestic                                                                  Jimtown Store             826                 Foggy River Farm                          805                                                         Kozlowski Farms                         506
                                           Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                                                                                                            Western Farm Center                       311
      Jacob’s Jamboree               415                                                                                               Russian River Valley Produce              812                                                         Moondance Cellars                       502
                                           Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                                                                                                              Full House Farm                           405
      Willowist Miniature Horses     417                                                 bees, hives/products/removal                                                                                                                        Nana Mae’s Organics                     517
                                           Moondance Cellars                       502                                                                                                    Rose and Thorn                            418
      Rainbows End Farm              514                                                 Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105              bonsai                                                                                                Korbel Champagne Cellars 600
                                           Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507                                                                                                           Willie Bird Turkey #1                     413
      Canvas Ranch                   704                                                 Sonoma Garden Park                      111   Empire 1 Nursery                          503                                                         Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601
                                           Rainbows End Farm                       514                                                                                                    Rainbows End Farm                         514
      Salmon Creek Ranch             702                                                 Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 200                                                                                                                  Canvas Ranch                            704
                                           Walker Apples                           512                                                 books & stationery                                 Twig Art and Garden                       500
      Skyhorse Ranch                 703                                                 Lavender Bee Farm                       203                                                                                                         Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803
                                           Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601                                                 Green String Farm                         214      Canvas Ranch                              704
      Foggy River Farm               805                                                 Tara Firma Farms                        223                                                                                                         Golden Nectar Farm                      821
                                           Canvas Ranch                            704                                                 Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Dragonfly Farm                            829
      Russian River Valley Produce   812                                                 Bear Foot Honey Farm                    313                                                                                                         Jimtown Store                           826
                                           Olympia’s Orchard Organic 701                                                               Bassignani Nursery                        400      Foggy River Farm                          805
                                                                                         Hector’s Honey Farm                     301                                                                                                         Tierra Vegetables                       801
                                           Salmon Creek Ranch                      702                                                 Enchanting Sweet Peas                     404      Garret Ace Hardware                       818
      animals, exotic                                                                    Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                                                                     Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar 820
                                           Dragonfly Farm                          829                                                 Gabriel Farm                              504      Preston of Dry Creek                      809
      Cline Cellars              101                                                     Bloomfield Bees Honey                   402
                                           Foggy River Farm                        805                                                 Skyhorse Ranch                            703      Russian River Valley Produce              812
      Jacob’s Jamboree           415                                                     French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406                                                                                                               confections
                                           Gary Blasi Vineyards                    825                                                 Jimtown Store                             826      Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar                 820
      Willowist Miniature Horses 417                                                     Nana Mae’s Organics                     517                                                                                                         Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                           Golden Nectar Farm                      821
                                                                                         Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601                                                                                                         Peters’ Chocolates                             411
                                           Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch 806                                                                 butterflies & plants                               christmas trees, wreaths,
       animals to pet                                                                    Salmon Creek Ranch                      702                                                                                                         Jimtown Store                                  826
                                           Ridgeview Farm                          828                                                 Cline Cellars                   101                garlands
      Cline Cellars                101                                                   Tierra Vegetables                       801
                                           Russian River Valley Produce 812                                                            Sonoma Garden Park              111                Moon Mountain Christmas Tree Farm 103              cordials, elixirs, tinctures
      Lovepatch Farms              209
                                           Sayre Farms                             817                                                 Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                Adobe Pumpkin Farm                           208   Bear Foot Honey Farm        313
      McClelland’s Dairy           219                                                   beef, cattle, calves
      Split Rail Family Farm       206                                                                                                 Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                  Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                           baked goods                                   Bud’s Custom Meats                     216
      Muelrath Ranches             306                                                                                                 Dragonfly Farm                  829                Garden Valley Ranch                          202   Bloomfield Bees Honey       402
                                           Santa Rosa Community Market 310               Green String Farm                      214
      Frosty Mountain Tree Farm    419                                                                                                                                                    Bassignani Nursery                           400   Elixir Café                 408
                                           Garlock Tree Farm                    407      Tara Firma Farms                       223    cactus & succulents
      Rose and Thorn               418                                                                                                                                                    Frosty Mountain Tree Farm 419
                                           Mom’s Apple Pie                      420      Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808    Cline Cellars                                101
      Willowist Miniature Horses   417                                                                                                                                                    Garlock Tree Farm                            407   corn
                                           Kozlowski Farms                      506                                                    Baker Creek Seed Bank                        217   Empire 1 Nursery                             503
      Moondance Cellars            502                                                   berries                                                                                                                                             Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105
                                           Rainbows End Farm                    514                                                    Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Nana Mae’s Organics                          517
      Rainbows End Farm            514                                                   Hardin Gardens                      102                                                                                                             Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch 212
                                           Korbel Champagne Cellars             600                                                    Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409               Dragonfly Farm                               829
      Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery 509                                                   Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC        105                                                                                                             Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
                                           Jimtown Store                        826                                                    Morita’s Backyard                            410
      Canvas Ranch                 704                                                   Sonoma Garden Park                  111                                                                                                             Split Rail Family Farm                             206
                                                                                                                                       Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                coffee & tea
      Foggy River Farm             805                                                   Green String Farm                   214                                                                                                             Tara Firma Farms                                   223
                                           bamboo                                                                                      Empire 1 Nursery                             503   Green String Farm                         214
      Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch 806                                                        Tara Firma Farms                    223                                                                                                             Imwalle Gardens                                    302
                                           Morita’s Backyard             410                                                           Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                  Elixir Café                               408
      Russian River Valley Produce 812                                                   Imwalle Gardens                     302                                                                                                             Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                           Empire 1 Nursery              503                                                           Nana Mae’s Organics                          517   Korbel Champagne Cellars                  600
                                                                                         Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                                                                     First Light Farm CSA                               421
                                           Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                                                           Dragonfly Farm                               829   Jimtown Store                             826
      apples                                                                             Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 307                                                                                                             French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
                                           Dragonfly Farm                829                                                           Garret Ace Hardware                          818
      Hardin Gardens               102                                                   Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                                                                                                                          Morita’s Backyard                                  410
      Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                   Andy’s Produce Market               412                                                                                                             Foggy River Farm                                   805


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Product	Index                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Product	Index
Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch 806                             Foggy River Farm                805     Tierra Vegetables                         801      Rainbows End Farm                      514               Canvas Ranch                           704         Dragonfly Farm                                 829
Sayre Farms             817                             Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch         806                                                        Canvas Ranch                           704               Foggy River Farm                       805         Garret Ace Hardware                            818
                                                        Jimtown Store                   826     fruit                                              Foggy River Farm                       805               Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch                808         Golden Nectar Farm                             821
cornmeal, polenta                                       Preston of Dry Creek            809     Hardin Gardens                      102            Sayre Farms                            817               Sayre Farms                            817         Sayre Farms                                    817
Santa Rosa Community Market 310                         Russian River Valley Produce    812     Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC        105            Tierra Vegetables                      801               Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808         Tierra Vegetables                              801
                                                        Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar       820     Sonoma Garden Park                  111            Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808
cows, milk                                                                                      The Patch                           107                                                                     grapes, table/wine/vines                           herbs
Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc. 221                        feathers, pillows                       Green String Farm                   214            gifts                                                    Arrowood Vineyards & Winery 100                    Hardin Gardens                                     102
McClelland’s Dairy           219                        Canvas Ranch                    704     Tara Firma Farms                    223            Cline Cellars                           101              Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                   Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105
Tara Firma Farms             223                                                                Hector’s Honey Farm                 301            Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110                        Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110                  Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch 212
Santa Rosa Community Market 310                         ferns                                   Imwalle Gardens                     302            Sonoma Cheese Factory 108                                Sonoma Garden Park                           111   Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
Olympia’s Orchard Organic 701                           Bassignani Nursery              400     Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates        304            Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                                Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                          Green String Farm                                  214
                                                        Morita’s Backyard               410     Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Green String Farm                       214              Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Split Rail Family Farm                             206
crafts, handmade                                        Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511     Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 307            Lavender Bee Farm                       203              Green String Farm                            214   Imwalle Gardens                                    302
Hardin Gardens                                102       Empire 1 Nursery                503     Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Lovepatch Farms                         209              Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 304                   Elixir Café                                        408
Lovepatch Farms                               209       Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505       Andy’s Produce Market               412            McEvoy Ranch-McEvoy of Marin 204                         Matanzas Creek Winery 305                          First Light Farm CSA                               421
Bloomfield Bees Honey                         402                                               Full House Farm                     405            Santa Rosa Community Market 310                          Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm                     419       fibers & products                       Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409               Bassignani Nursery                      400              Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Full House Farm                                    405
Korbel Champagne Cellars                      600       Baker Creek Seed Bank           217     Morita’s Backyard                   410            Elixir Café                             408              Kozlowski Farms - 506                        506   Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409
Canvas Ranch                                  704       Canvas Ranch                    704     The Rose Family Farm                518            Frosty Mountain Tree Farm 419                            Moondance Cellars - 502 502                        Morita’s Backyard                                  410
Dragonfly Farm                                829       Skyhorse Ranch                  703     Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch 515                     Garlock Tree Farm                       407              O’Connell Vineyards - Vine Hill House 508          The Rose Family Farm                               518
Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch                       806                                               Gabriel Farm                        504            Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                      Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                       Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511
                                                        firewood                                Nana Mae’s Organics                 517            Gabriel Farm                            504              Castelli-Knight Ranch                        822   Empire 1 Nursery                                   503
dairy products                                          Nana Mae’s Organics             517     Rainbows End Farm                   514            Kozlowski Farms                         506              Dry Creek Vineyard                           830   Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505
Sonoma Cheese Factory                             108   Rainbows End Farm               514     Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                       Moondance Cellars                       502              Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803            Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507
Vella Cheese of California                        104                                           Canvas Ranch                        704            Nana Mae’s Organics                     517              Garret Ace Hardware                          818   Rainbows End Farm                                  514
Barlas Boer Goats                                 207   fish & koi                              Dragonfly Farm - 829                829            Twig Art and Garden                     500              Gary Blasi Vineyards                         825   Canvas Ranch                                       704
Green String Farm                                 214   Cline Cellars                   101     Dry Creek Peach & Produce 802                      Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                             Jimtown Store                                826   Dragonfly Farm                                     829
McClelland’s Dairy                                219                                           Foggy River Farm                    805            Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601              Rodney Strong Vineyards 811                        Foggy River Farm                                   805
Spring Hill Jersey Cheese & Peter’s Pumpkin Patch 215   flowers, dried
                                                                                                Golden Nectar Farm                  821            Wine Tasting of Sonoma County 603                        Russian River Valley Produce 812                   Garret Ace Hardware                                818
Santa Rosa Community Market 310                         Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC    105
                                                                                                Jimtown Store                       826            Canvas Ranch                            704              Sayre Farms                                  817   Russian River Valley Produce 812
Andy’s Produce Market                             412   Sonoma Garden Park              111
                                                                                                Preston of Dry Creek                809            Dragonfly Farm                          829
Bellwether Farms                                  705   Adobe Pumpkin Farm              208
                                                                                                Ridgeview Farm                      828            Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803                  greens                                             horses
Foggy River Farm                                  805   Lavender Bee Farm               203
                                                                                                Russian River Valley Produce 812                   Garret Ace Hardware                     818              Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC      105              Lovepatch Farms                                209
Jimtown Store                                     826   Split Rail Family Farm          206
                                                                                                Sayre Farms                         817            Golden Nectar Farm                      821              Sonoma Garden Park                111              Willowist Miniature Horses                     417
                                                        Elixir Café                     408
                                                                                                Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar 820                      Jimtown Store                           826              Green String Farm                 214              Moondance Cellars                              502
ducks, geese                                            Morita’s Backyard               410
                                                                                                                                                   Rodney Strong Vineyards 811                              Split Rail Family Farm            206              Skyhorse Ranch                                 703
Rainbows End Farm                             514       Gabriel Farm                    504     garden supplies/accessories                                                                                 Tara Firma Farms                  223
Canvas Ranch                                  704       Dragonfly Farm                  829     Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   goats                                                    Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    jams, jellies, preserves
Salmon Creek Ranch                            702
                                                                                                Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    711 MTR Barlew Boar Goats    201                         Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110
Dragonfly Farm                                829       flowers, fresh
                                                                                                Western Farm Center                          311   Barlas Boer Goats            207                         French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
                                                        Hardin Gardens                    102
                                                                                                Bassignani Nursery                           400   Green String Farm            214                         Morita’s Backyard                 410              Green String Farm                   214
dye plants                                              Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC      105
                                                                                                Enchanting Sweet Peas 404                          Split Rail Family Farm       206                         Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507               Santa Rosa Community Market 310
Canvas Ranch                                  704       Sonoma Garden Park                111
                                                                                                Rose and Thorn                               418   Full House Farm              405                         Canvas Ranch                      704              Rose and Thorn                      418
                                                        Adobe Pumpkin Farm                208
eggs                                                                                            Sonoma Garden Designs 424                          Rose and Thorn               418                         Dragonfly Farm                    829              Gabriel Farm                        504
                                                        Garden Valley Ranch               202
Hardin Gardens              102                                                                 Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                Rainbows End Farm            514                         Foggy River Farm                  805              Kozlowski Farms                     506
                                                        Split Rail Family Farm            206
Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC105                                                                 Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                  Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery 509                         Ridgeview Farm                    828              Nana Mae’s Organics                 517
                                                        Matanzas Creek Winery             305
Sonoma Garden Park          111                                                                 Garret Ace Hardware                          818   Twig Art and Garden          500                         Sayre Farms                       817              Rainbows End Farm                   514
                                                        Elixir Café                       408
Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste
                            200                                                                                                                    Canvas Ranch                 704                                                                            Korbel Champagne Cellars 600
                                                        Enchanting Sweet Peas             404
Green String Farm           214                                                                 garlic                                             Salmon Creek Ranch           702                         hay/straw                                          Canvas Ranch                        704
                                                        First Light Farm CSA              421
Split Rail Family Farm      206                                                                 Hardin Gardens                               102   Russian River Valley Produce 812                         Western Farm Center                    311         Skyhorse Ranch                      703
                                                        French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
Tara Firma Farms            223                                                                 Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                                            Golden Nectar Farm                     821         Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803
                                                        Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409
Hector’s Honey Farm         301                                                                 Sonoma Garden Park                           111   gourds                                                   Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808         Golden Nectar Farm                  821
                                                        Morita’s Backyard                 410
Imwalle Gardens             302                                                                 Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 200                 Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                                            Jimtown Store                       826
                                                        The Rose Family Farm              409                                                                                                               herbal products
Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                 Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                          Sonoma Garden Park                                 111                                                      Tierra Vegetables                   801
                                                        Empire 1 Nursery                  503                                                                                                               Sonoma Garden Park                        111
Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                                                                      Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch 212                                                      Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar 820
                                                        Gabriel Farm                      504                                                                                                               Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224
Full House Farm             405                                                                 Split Rail Family Farm                       206   Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
                                                        Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                                                                                                                   Tara Firma Farms                          223      juice & cider
Rose and Thorn              418                                                                 Tara Firma Farms                             223   Green String Farm                                  214
                                                        Sebastopol Berry Farm             510                                                                                                               Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Bud’s Custom Meats                             216
Rainbows End Farm           514                                                                 Hector’s Honey Farm                          301   Lavender Bee Farm                                  203
                                                        Dragonfly Farm                    829                                                                                                               Zazu Restaurant & Farm                    309      Green String Farm                              214
Twig Art and Garden         500                                                                 Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Tara Firma Farms                                   223
                                                        Golden Nectar Farm                821                                                                                                               Morita’s Backyard                         410      Full House Farm                                405
Canvas Ranch                704                                                                 First Light Farm CSA                         421   Muelrath Ranches                                   306
                                                        Russian River Valley Produce 812                                                                                                                    Canvas Ranch                              704      Bellwether Farms                               705
Salmon Creek Ranch          702                                                                 French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Morita’s Backyard                                  410
                                                        Sayre Farms                       817                                                                                                               North Coast Native Nursery                706      Canvas Ranch                                   704
Dragonfly Farm              829                                                                 Morita’s Backyard                            410   Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507


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Product	Index                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Product	Index
Skyhorse Ranch                    703     melons                                                   North Coast Native Nursery 706                     North Coast Native Nursery                706      Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                       Canvas Ranch                                   704
Foggy River Farm                  805     Hardin Gardens                                     102   Dragonfly Farm             829                     Dragonfly Farm                            829      Rainbows End Farm                             514       Garret Ace Hardware                            818
Preston of Dry Creek              809     Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                                            Foggy River Farm                          805      Canvas Ranch                                  704       Sayre Farms                                    817
                                          Sonoma Garden Park                                 111   peaches                                            Russian River Valley Produce              812      Dragonfly Farm                                829
llamas                                    Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch 212   Hardin Gardens                    102              Sayre Farms                               817      Foggy River Farm                              805       spices
Jacob’s Jamboree                  415     Green String Farm                                  214   Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC      105                                                                 Garret Ace Hardware                           818       Green String Farm                              214
Foggy River Farm                  805     Split Rail Family Farm                             206   Sonoma Garden Park                111              plants, flowers                                    Golden Nectar Farm                            821       Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                          Tara Firma Farms                                   223   Green String Farm                 214              Sonoma Garden Park                        111      Russian River Valley Produce                  812       Canvas Ranch                                   704
landscape, plants/trees/shrubs            Crane Melon Barn                                   317   Hector’s Honey Farm               301              Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Sayre Farms                                   817       Jimtown Store                                  826
Sonoma Garden Park               111      Hector’s Honey Farm                                301   Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Imwalle Gardens                           302      Soda Rock Farms                               827
Bassignani Nursery               400      Santa Rosa Community Market 310                          Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                            stone fruit
Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409      French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406                    French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Bassignani Nursery                        400      potpourri                                               Hardin Gardens                                 102
Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511       Canvas Ranch                                       704   Nana Mae’s Organics               517              Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC        105                 Santa Rosa Community Market 310
Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505         Foggy River Farm                                   805   Rainbows End Farm                 514              Rainbows End Farm                         514      Sonoma Garden Park                  111                 Canvas Ranch                                   704
North Coast Native Nursery 706            Garret Ace Hardware                                818   Canvas Ranch                      704              Canvas Ranch                              704      Matanzas Creek Winery               305                 Dragonfly Farm                                 829
Garret Ace Hardware              818      Russian River Valley Produce 812                         Dragonfly Farm                    829              Dragonfly Farm                            829      Canvas Ranch                        704                 Sayre Farms                                    817
                                          Sayre Farms                                        817   Dry Creek Peach & Produce 802                      Garret Ace Hardware                       818      Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803
lavender & specialties                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tomatoes
                                          Tierra Vegetables                                  801   Ridgeview Farm                    828
Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC      105                                                                                                                                                                    pumpkins                                                Hardin Gardens                                     102
                                          Verdure Farm                                       816   Sayre Farms                       817              plants, herbal/medicinal
Sonoma Lavender, Inc.             109                                                                                                                                                                    Hardin Gardens                                    102   Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC                       105
                                          Ridgeview Farm                                     828                                                      Sonoma Garden Park                111
Lavender Bee Farm                 203                                                                                                                                                                    Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC                      105   Sonoma Garden Park                                 111
                                                                                                   pears                                              Baker Creek Seed Bank 217
Matanzas Creek Winery             305                                                                                                                                                                    Sonoma Garden Park                                111   The Patch                                          107
                                          mushrooms                                                Hardin Gardens                    102              Santa Rosa Community Market 310
Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                                                                                                                          The Patch                                         107   Adobe Pumpkin Farm                                 208
                                          Green String Farm           214                          Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC      105              Bassignani Nursery                400
Elixir Café                       408                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Patch 212
                                          Imwalle Gardens             302                          Sonoma Garden Park                111              Elixir Café                       408              Adobe Pumpkin Farm                                208
French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406                                                                                                                                                                    Andersen’s Pumpkin Patch 212
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Green String Farm                                  214
                                          Santa Rosa Community Market 310                          Green String Farm                 214              French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
Morita’s Backyard                 410                                                                                                                                                                    Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                               Split Rail Family Farm                             206
                                          New Carpati Farm            423                          Hector’s Honey Farm               301              New Carpati Farm                  423
Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                                                                                                                                                                      Green String Farm                                 214   Crane Melon Barn                                   317
                                                                                                   Imwalle Gardens                   302              Peters’ Chocolates                411
Gabriel Farm                      504     nuts                                                                                                                                                           Split Rail Family Farm                            206   Hector’s Honey Farm                                301
                                                                                                   Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Rose and Thorn                    418
Rainbows End Farm                 514     Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                                                                                               Spring Hill Jersey Cheese & Peter’s Pumpkin Patch 215
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Imwalle Gardens                                    302
                                                                                                   Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                         Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511
Canvas Ranch                      704     Sonoma Garden Park           111                                                                                                                               Tara Firma Farms                                  223   Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 304
                                                                                                   French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Empire 1 Nursery                  503
Dragonfly Farm                    829     Green String Farm            214                                                                                                                               Imwalle Gardens                                   302   Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                                                                                   Full House Farm                   405              Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507
Sayre Farms                       817     Santa Rosa Community Market 310                                                                                                                                Muelrath Ranches                                  306   Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309
                                                                                                   Jacob’s Jamboree                  415              Rainbows End Farm                 514
                                          Dragonfly Farm               829                                                                                                                               Santa Rosa Community Market 310                         First Light Farm CSA                               421
                                                                                                   Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch 515                     Canvas Ranch                      704
lotions, salves, soaps                    Jimtown Store                826                                                                                                                               Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                              French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
                                                                                                   Gabriel Farm                      504              North Coast Native Nursery 706
Hardin Gardens                      102   Preston of Dry Creek         809                                                                                                                               French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406                   Morita’s Backyard                                  410
                                                                                                   Rainbows End Farm                 514              Dragonfly Farm                    829
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110                                                                                                                                                                        Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601             Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 507
                                                                                                   Canvas Ranch                      704              Foggy River Farm                  805
Sonoma Lavender, Inc.               109   olives & oils                                                                                                                                                  Canvas Ranch                                      704   Canvas Ranch                                       704
                                                                                                   Dragonfly Farm                    829              Golden Nectar Farm                821
Barlas Boer Goats                   207   Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                                                                                               Foggy River Farm                                  805   Dragonfly Farm                                     829
                                                                                                   Gary Blasi Vineyards              825
Green String Farm                   214   Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110                                                                           plants, native                                     Grandma’s Pumpkin Patch 806                             Dry Creek Peach & Produce 802
                                                                                                   Ridgeview Farm                    828
Lavender Bee Farm                   203   Sonoma Garden Park                   111                                                                    Sonoma Garden Park                           111   Jimtown Store                                     826   Foggy River Farm                                   805
                                                                                                   Russian River Valley Produce 812
Bear Foot Honey Farm                313   Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 200                                                                          Baker Creek Seed Bank                        217   Russian River Valley Produce 812                        Garret Ace Hardware                                818
                                                                                                   Sayre Farms                       817
Santa Rosa Community Market 310           Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                                                                                   Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Sayre Farms                                       817   Golden Nectar Farm                                 821
Bloomfield Bees Honey               402   Green String Farm                    214                 pet supplies                                       Bassignani Nursery                           400   Tierra Vegetables                                 801   Jimtown Store                                      826
Elixir Café                         408   McEvoy Ranch-McEvoy of Marin 204                         Garret Ace Hardware                       818      French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Verdure Farm                                      816   Ridgeview Farm                                     828
Frosty Mountain Tree Farm 419             Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 304                                                                            Rose and Thorn                               418   Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808              Russian River Valley Produce 812
Rose and Thorn                      418   Matanzas Creek Winery 305                                pigs, pork                                         Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                                                                        Sayre Farms                                        817
Rainbows End Farm                   514   Santa Rosa Community Market 310                          Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste            200      Empire 1 Nursery                             503   rabbits                                                 Soda Rock Farms                                    827
Canvas Ranch                        704   Terra Bella Vista Olive Oil Co, Inc. 308                 Bud’s Custom Meats                        216      Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                  Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste                200       Tierra Vegetables                                  801
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803   Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                               Green String Farm                         214      Rainbows End Farm                            514   Bud’s Custom Meats                            216       Verdure Farm                                       816
Jimtown Store                       826   Moondance Cellars                    502                 Tara Firma Farms                          223      Canvas Ranch                                 704   Green String Farm                             214       trees, fruit
                                          Rainbows End Farm                    514                 Zazu Restaurant & Farm                    309      North Coast Native Nursery 706                     Split Rail Family Farm                        206       Sonoma Garden Park                             111
meats, jerky, sausage                     Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                             Preston of Dry Creek                      809      Dragonfly Farm                               829   Western Farm Center                           311       Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224
711 MTR Barlew Boar Goats         201     Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803                  Garret Ace Hardware                       818                                                         Jacob’s Jamboree                              415       Bassignani Nursery            400
Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste    200     Jimtown Store                        826                                                                    plants, vegetable                                  Rainbows End Farm                             514       Empire 1 Nursery              503
Barlas Boer Goats                 207     Preston of Dry Creek                 809                 plant sales                                        Sonoma Garden Park                        111                                                              Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505
Bud’s Custom Meats                216                                                              Sonoma Garden Park                           111   Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kozlowski Farms               506
Green String Farm                 214     ornamental grasses                                       Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Green String Farm                 214              Sonoma Garden Park                           111
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rainbows End Farm             514
Tara Firma Farms                  223     Sonoma Garden Park                           111         Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Imwalle Gardens                   302              Baker Creek Seed Bank                        217
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dragonfly Farm                829
Zazu Restaurant & Farm            309     Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224         Bassignani Nursery                           400   Santa Rosa Community Market 310                    Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dry Creek Peach & Produce 802
Willie Bird Turkey #1             413     Bassignani Nursery                           400         Rose and Thorn                               418   Bassignani Nursery                400              Imwalle Gardens                              302
Jimtown Store                     826     Rose and Thorn                               418         Twig Art & Garden               500                French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406              Santa Rosa Community Market 310                         trees, japanese maple
Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar         820     Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                      Emerisa Gardens, The Nursery at 511                Morita’s Backyard                 410              Bassignani Nursery                           400        Garden Valley Ranch               202
                                          Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                        Canvas Ranch                              704      Rose and Thorn                    418              Rose and Thorn                               418        Japanese Maples by Momiji Nursery 303


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Product	Index
Morita’s Backyard                         410      Soda Rock Farms                      827      SEBASTOPOL continued from page 30   SONOMA COUNTY’S RURAL LEGACY continued from page 11
Empire 1 Nursery                          503      Tierra Vegetables                    801      time—the siege of the port of
Garret Ace Hardware                       818      Truett Hurst Winery                  814                                          of Rohnert Park in the early 1900s. Richard             dry farm this distinctive melon only grown in this
                                                                                                 Sebastopol on the Black Sea
Sayre Farms                               817      Verdure Farm                         816                                          Hope Crane arrived in California from Missouri          unique soil. In 2006, the Crane family worked
                                                   Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar            820      during the Crimean War. The
trees, landscape                                                                                                                     for the Gold Rush in 1849. He had been a                with the District to ensure that 80 acres of their
                                                                                                 name stuck and the City was
Sonoma Garden Park                        111      vinegar                                                                           farmer his whole life, like all of his forefathers.     land would be preserved forever. Working with
                                                                                                 incorporated in 1902.
Bassignani Nursery                        400      Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105                                                  He mined gold for several years before arriving         the District to protect their land can give the
                                                   Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery 110             Orchards and vines flourish         in Sonoma County in 1852. Oliver Crane, the             family peace of mind that it won’t be subdivided
trees, nut                                         Green String Farm                       214
Sonoma Garden Park                        111                                                    in Sebastopol’s rich soil. By       son of Richard H. Crane, developed the Crane            in the future but also makes it more affordable
                                                   Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                                   Kozlowski Farms                         506   1910 Sebastopol became              Melon by crossing several varieties of melons,          for the next generation of the Crane family to
trees, olive
Sonoma Garden Park                        111      Nana Mae’s Organics                     517   world famous for its years          including a Japanese melon, a white melon, a            inherit the land even in with Sonoma County’s
Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224   Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601   of record apple production.         Persian melon and an ambrosia melon among               high land values. Although the Crane Melon has
Terra Bella Vista Olive Oil Co, Inc. 308           Canvas Ranch                            704   Between 1885 and 1926,              others. The Crane melon averages 4-7 pounds,            been a constant, the Crane family continues
                                                   Jimtown Store                           826
trees, redwood                                                                                   hybridization pioneer Luther        is round like a soccer ball, and has a light orange     to change with the times. Today, their farms
Bassignani Nursery            400                  water plants, pond supplies                   Burbank made his own mark           flesh that is highly aromatic. Since then five          also grow yellow-meat watermelons, heirloom
Empire 1 Nursery              503                  Empire 1 Nursery              503             in the world of horticulture,       more generations of Cranes have continued to            tomatoes, honey, walnuts and wine grapes.
Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505                  Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery 505
                                                                                                 developing hundreds of new
Rainbows End Farm             514                  Garret Ace Hardware           818
                                                                                                 plant strains and varieties on      RIVER STORY continued from page 43
turkeys                                            wild game                                     his 10–acre experiment farm.
Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste         200         Angelo’s Meats & Italian Taste 200                                                started as a logging community. Over time,              fields, award winning tobacco fields, present-
Bud’s Custom Meats                     216         Bud’s Custom Meats             216            Today you can still visit Luther    logging reserves dwindled, causing the loggers          day champagne vineyards, and also catered
Tara Firma Farms                       223         wine                                          Burbank’s farm along with           and their families to determine other means for         to tourists and vacationers. As the old logging
Willie Bird Turkey #1                  413                                                       other agricultural attractions.     income. During the late 1800s through the turn          railroad gauge was upgraded to a passenger
                                                   Arrowood Vineyards & Winery 100
Rainbows End Farm                      514                                                                                           of the century, established families used the rich      rail, visitors from the San Francisco area flocked
                                                   Cline Cellars                           101   Wineries, butterfly gardens,
Windsor Oaks/Olufs Ranch Pumpkin Patch 808
                                                   Sonoma Cheese Factory 108                     a carnivore plant nursery,          soils of the land for private vegetable gardens         the small River Communities. Many came for
vegetables                                         Green String Farm                       214                                       and animal husbandry. These private farms               the activities on the River (canoeing, swimming,
                                                                                                 pumpkin patches and yes,
Hardin Gardens                               102   Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 304
                                                   Matanzas Creek Winery 305                     apple farms are just minutes        eventually turned into apple orchards, hop              etc.), hunting and fishing and the live music
Oak Hill Farm of Sonoma, LLC 105
Sonoma Garden Park                           111   Old World Winery                        300   away from downtown. A                                                                                                  continued on page 66
The Patch                                    107   Andy’s Produce Market                   412   variety of this amazing West
Adobe Pumpkin Farm                           208   Kozlowski Farms                         506   County bounty comes to
Andersen’s Organic Vegetable Stand 212             O’Connell Vineyards - Vine Hill House 508
                                                                                                 Sebastopol’s Town Plaza farm
Baker Creek Seed Bank 217                          DeLoach Vineyards                       604
                                                   Korbel Champagne Cellars 600                  market each Sunday between
Cottage Gardens of Petaluma & Bennett Valley 224
Green String Farm                            214   Martinelli Winery, Vineyards & Orchards 601   April and November. In year’s
Split Rail Family Farm                       206   Porter Creek Vineyards                  602   past the area has been rich in
Hector’s Honey Farm                          301   Wine Tasting of Sonoma County 603             hops, cherries, prunes, apples
Imwalle Gardens                              302   Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery 803
                                                                                                 and vineyards. Sebastopol
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates 304                   Jimtown Store                           826
                                                   Preston of Dry Creek                    809   is still known today for its
Santa Rosa Community Market 310
                                                   Ridge Vineyards                         824   varieties of apples, especially
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm 307
                                                   Rodney Strong Vineyards 811
                                                                                                                                         Call your local solar experts
Zazu Restaurant & Farm 309                                                                       the Gravenstein, its vineyards,
Andy’s Produce Market                        412   Simi Winery                             823   producing some of the best
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First Light Farm CSA                         421   Truett Hurst Winery                     814
                                                                                                 wines in the region and for
French Garden Restaurant & Bistro 406
                                                   wool & yarn                                   its organic crops that provide
Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Farm 409
                                                   Jacob’s Jamboree                     415      many acres of sustainable                        www.solarworksca.com
Morita’s Backyard                            410   Canvas Ranch                         704
The Rose Family Farm                         518                                                 products. Visit Sebastopol,                              License #878231
                                                   Skyhorse Ranch                       703
DeLoach Vineyards                            604                                                 the city in Sonoma County
                                                   Foggy River Farm                     805
Canvas Ranch                                 704                                                 known for Local Flavor. Global
Dragonfly Farm                               829   worms
                                                                                                 Vision.
Dry Creek Peach & Produce 802                      Rainbows End Farm                    514
Foggy River Farm                             805   Foggy River Farm                     805
Gary Blasi Vineyards                         825
Jimtown Store                                826
Preston of Dry Creek                         809
Ridgeview Farm                               828
Russian River Valley Produce 812
Sayre Farms                                  817


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SONOMA TO KENWOOD STORY continued from page 19

buffers the area from the chilling influence of           here. Ancient olive orchards, heirloom tomatoes,
the Pacific. Marine layers and cooling wind               strawberries, citrus trees, a myriad of salad
from both the Los Carneros region in the south            greens, squash of all shape and size, stone fruits,
and from the Santa Rosa plain in the north                nuts, lavender and other herbs, just to name
help to balance the Valley’s tendency toward              a few, can all be found in the area of Sonoma
Mediterranean dryness.                                    and Glen Ellen. Livestock is also plentiful, from
                                                          neighborhood chickens to goats, sheep, cattle
From Glen Ellen to Sonoma, soils are nourishing
                                                          and alpacas. The delicious chevre, farm-fresh
as they are varied. The Valley floor harbors
                                                          eggs or woolen goods you find at local markets
loamy clay and nutrient-rich mineral deposits,
                                                          and grocers can often be traced to vendors less
while higher elevation slopes are rocky and
                                                          than a few miles away.
well-drained. Few agricultural areas boast such
diversity. As testament, almost every kind of             Sonoma’s pastoral vistas and navigability make
grape varietal has been grown in the region, but          it a perfect area for exploring local farms, so
vineyards are just the beginning of what thrives          come explore this cozy cornucopia.”

PETALUMA STORY continued from page 23

jams, jellies and honeys. Wines from the region           all the ingredients of a veritable natural theme park
known as the Petaluma Gap are available for               with attractions that include hiking, cycling, running,
tasting at some of Petaluma’s wine producers              boating, kayaking, bird watching, and more.
Petaluma farms provide the ideal starting places
                                                          Find out more about all that Petaluma offers by
for those traveling the Sonoma County Farm Trails.
                                                          simply calling the Petaluma Visitor Center at
Plenty of fresh air and sunshine, the historic Petaluma   (707) 769-0429 or by visiting the official website
River, scenic trails and parks provide Petaluma with      at www.visitpetaluma.com.


SANTA ROSA VALLEY STORY continued from page 26

that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.          the Rose Parade celebrating its 116th year and
Famous chefs flock to the area—not only for               a Downtown Farmers Market Celebration every
the vineyards, but for all the abundant local             Wednesday night during the summer with local
produce, dairy, meat, and seafood. Nowhere                food and entertainment. Whether you’re into
else in Sonoma County will you find year-round            safaris or spas, golf or gardens, Snoopy or
farmers markets twice a week. The restaurant              Syrah– or all of the above – you can have it all
business is booming, along with agriculture, high-        in the Santa Rosa Valley. Let the experienced
tech, bio-medical, education, environmental,              staff of the California Welcome Center help you
and, of course, tourism. Santa Rosa is home to            with lodging, spa, wineries and tour information.
historic Luther Burbank’s Home and Gardens and            (800) 404-7673 or www.visitsantarosa.com.
popular events like the Amgen Tour of California,


RIVER STORY continued from page 65

and dances. The area experienced its peak of              River Resort Area rather than endure the 2-hour
activity during the 1920s, 1930s and after World          train ride, thus closing the chapter on railway
War II with an influx of big band music, nightly          transportation. Since then, the area continues to
dances, the annual “Pageant of Fire Mountain”             sustain as a resort region with many old resorts
performances, Stumptown Daze Parade, Monte                still in operation, as well as fine dining and
Rio Water Carnival, and bowling tournaments,              local entertainment. An easy weekend vacation
to name a few. During the Great Depression,               from the San Francisco Bay Area with beautiful
the railroad company pulled-out the Guerneville           natural surroundings and world-renowned
gauge in 1935. With the completion of the                 Sonoma Cuisine, the Russian River Resort Area
Golden Gate Bridge in 1936, vacationers were              welcomes you and your family.
more likely to drive themselves to the Russian



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