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Your Guide to Local Farmers’ Markets

farmers' marketSummer is around the corner and the Farmer’s Markets are in full force! The North Bay takes food seriously, and it goes way beyond pairing the perfect cheese and salumi with the right local wine. Here’s a list of local Farmer’s Markets, most are open now, but the few that open in June state as much in their listing.

Tuesdays

Napa Market

Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | (May to October) The Napa Farmers’ Market is a California Certified Farmers’ Market committed to supporting local farmers and providing a place for the community to learn about and purchase farm-fresh, sustainably grown produce, specialty foods and artisan goods direct from the source. 195 Gasser Drive, Napa, CA 94559

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Petaluma Farmers Market

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Petaluma’s first year round farmers’ market. Featuring 40+ vendors including local agriculture, artisan foods, lunch fare, coffee and more. Live music every day. A wonderful place to shop.

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Forestville Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 7-7:30 p.m. |(June 7th-October) Opening Day, the market will feature Pony Rides along with a Petting Zoo for the kids, a Wine Garden for the adults, and Local Food Vendors, Drinks, Live Music and Frozen Art Ice Cream for all! As always, the market will feature fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers: Russian River Vineyards Farm, RLR Vineyards Farm, Creek Song Farm, and SunRise Ranch, all of Forestville, and Ortiz Bros. of Santa Rosa.

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Sonoma Farmers Market

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Photo of Uber Spuds spiral cut potato curls, available at the Tuesday night market in Sonoma.

Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. – dusk. | (May to October) Welcome to the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers’ Market – held Tuesday nights on the Plaza in Sonoma. The mission of the Valley of the Moon Certified Farmers Market is to provide a venue for certified and local farmers to market diverse, high quality agricultural products to the local community.

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Wednesday

Healdsburg Farmers Market

Wednesdays 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. | (June to October) Arrive early and join the chefs as they forage for the best vegetables in preparation for their wonderful meals. We are located on Foss Creek at the confluence of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley wine appellations, so some of the best wines of Sonoma County come from the land neighboring our diverse farms. Purity/Cerri Lot on North Street between Grove Street and Foss Street

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Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Established in 1967, we are open year-round two days each week (Saturdays and Wednesdays) rain or shine!  Come on down to the market and meet the farmers and ranchers who proudly grow and raise the food you eat.  If you want to know about the food you eat, ask the people who grow it.  The Santa Rosa Farmers Market was among the first in the state to become a certified market.  The market prides itself on showcasing the diversity of Sonoma County.

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 Wednesday Night Market in Courthouse Square

Wednesdays 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | (May to August) Santa Rosa’s Wednesday Night Market is Sonoma County’s premier Farmer’s Market and Street Fair. Since its inception 28 years ago, the Wednesday Night Market continues to be a wonderful atmosphere to celebrate the spirit of Sonoma County for local residents and visiting guests. With an average nightly attendance of over 6,000 people and an average seasonal attendance of over 120,000 people over a 3 month period, Wednesday Night Market is the perfect opportunity to experience Santa Rosa. Located in beautiful downtown Santa Rosa, Wednesday Night Market brings together a large array of Sonoma County’s finest food, produce, vendors, and entertainment, all in one location.

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Petaluma Farmers Market

Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Starting in June! Petaluma Wednesday Night – Theatre Square is a great place to bring the family or go on a date. Food, Farmers and more!

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Thursdays

Cotati Farmers Market

Thursdays 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at La Plaza Park – Music, Beer & Wine in a park setting. Great food and local farms too. Bring the family and have a great time.

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Fridays

St. Helena Farmers’ Market

Fridays, May to October 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | (Rain or Shine) Located in Crane Park, a beautiful spacious park on the southwest corner of town with shaded redwood grove picnic areas, large children’s play area, a skateboard park, bocce, tennis and sand volleyball courts, all surrounded by vineyards and nearby mountain range.

Sonoma Certified Farmers Market

Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | The Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers’ Market has been serving the Sonoma City public with certified produce and selected “guest’ vendor’s products since 1985, and under the same management since 1987. Because of its astute and consistent Market Management, it has been often cited as :”the best market in Sonoma County.”

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Rohnert Park Farmers Market

Fridays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Come for lunch shop for dinner. You can plan on seeing your some of your favorite vendors and some new vendors too! We will be adding more vendors over the next few weeks so come back often to see what’s new.

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Cloverdale Farmers Market

Fridays 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | (June 3rd through September 2nd) The Cloverdale Certified Farmer’s Market offers excitement for the whole family every Friday night all summer long. There are fun activities, such as shopping, food tasting, face painting, socializing, demonstrations, for all that visit the CCFM. Concurrent with the Market is the Friday Night Live concert series hosted by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. These two events offer something for all your senses to enjoy, where neighbors and friends meet for the combined experience and where newcomers and visitors discover the wonderful community spirit of Cloverdale. N. Cloverdale Blvd, between 1st Street and E. 2nd Street

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Occidental Farmers Market

Fridays 4 p.m. – dusk | The Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market (OBFM) is a non-profit organization, operating as a certified farmers market since 2002. Our primary mission is to preserve the vital agricultural tradition of our community and connect our community members to the food they consume; three-quarters of our market is reserved for farmers and food providers. We are also pleased to offer a variety of services and locally-made artisan goods to our shoppers each week, as well as live music and educational tables. 3611 Bohemian Hwy Occidental, CA 95465

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Saturdays

Napa Market

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | (May to October) The Napa Farmers’ Market is a California Certified Farmers’ Market committed to supporting local farmers and providing a place for the community to learn about and purchase farm-fresh, sustainably grown produce, specialty foods and artisan goods direct from the source. 195 Gasser Drive, Napa, CA 94559

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Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Established in 1967, we are open year-round two days each week (Saturdays and Wednesdays) rain or shine!  Come on down to the market and meet the farmers and ranchers who proudly grow and raise the food you eat.  If you want to know about the food you eat, ask the people who grow it.  The Santa Rosa Farmers Market was among the first in the state to become a certified market.  The market prides itself on showcasing the diversity of Sonoma County.

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 Calistoga Farmers Market

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | All produce comes from the California farms and ranches. The Market offers vegetables and fruits, free-range eggs, honey, dried fruit and nuts, herbs, olive oil, and cut-flowers. A selection of prepared foods is available such as hummus, baked goods, jams and jellies, balsamic vinegars, infused olive-oils, cookies, granola, tea, artisan cheese, specialty salts, and fruit shakes. The freshest seafood can be found at the market as well as mouth-watering smoked salmon. Sharpsteen Museum Plaza Washington Street, Calistoga

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Healdsburg

Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | (May through October) Arrive early and join the chefs as they forage for the best vegetables in preparation for their wonderful meals. We are located on Foss Creek at the confluence of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley wine appellations, so some of the best wines of Sonoma County come from the land neighboring our diverse farms. North and Vine Streets, one block west of the Plaza.

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Longmeadow in St. Helena

Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Take home the best of the season from our Farmer’s Market. In addition to fruits and vegetables from our organic farm, we also offer fresh eggs, grass-fed beef and lamb, estate-grown wine, olive oils, vinegar, and honey. 738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA  94574

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Saturdays 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. |May – November Petaluma Farmers Markets are both filled with fresh produce, flowers, artisans cheeses & breads, canned items, fresh meat & fish as well as local crafts. Walnut Park (on the Corner of Petaluma Blvd. S. & D Street) 

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Sunday

Bodega Bay Farmers Market

Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | (Memorial Day to End of October) Behind the Community Center. Formed to provide residents of Bodega Bay and surrounding communities with fresh, locally grown products and to provide farmers with a venue to sell their farm fresh products directly to the consumers.  2255 Highway 1 · P.O. Box 338 · Bodega Bay, CA 94923

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Kenwood Community Farmers Market

Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | June through September Kenwood Community Farmers’ Market – Sweet little market filled with local flavor, the Kenwood market is located at 9000 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, California 95452

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Longmeadow in St. Helena

Sunday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Take home the best of the season from our Farmer’s Market. In addition to fruits and vegetables from our organic farm, we also offer fresh eggs, grass-fed beef and lamb, estate-grown wine, olive oils, vinegar, and honey. 738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA  94574

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West End Farmer’s Market

Sundays 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | The WEFM is located in Historic Railroad Square. The Market was created by an eclectic group of visionaries who wanted to create a unique farmers market that would support local agriculture and the economic vitality of local farms and small businesses while furthering the economic development of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County.

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Windsor Certified Farmer’s Market

Sundays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | “Sonoma Counties most creative and energetic market” with spectacular special events each month, Chef Demonstrations the 2nd Sunday of each month and Kidz Dig It Club, Chef Demonstrations for Kids on the 4th Sunday of each month. Windsor Market offers the best in local produce, preserved foods, meats, fish, cheeses and baked goods. Windsor Farmers Market is also a great place to eat local, stop in for a cinnamon roll or breakfast burrito from Flour Creations and eat on the Green at our “Sit a Spell Cafe”. Grab some fish or duck tacos for lunch and peruse the local artist and crafters booths or listen to some music from local acoustic musicians. The Windsor Farmers Market is a FREE Event with lot’s of FUN to be had for the whole family!

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Sebastapol Farmer’s Market

Sundays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Each town’s farmers’ market has its own personality. There is the upscale and neat, the large one-size fits all, and everything in between, and then there is the Zen market in Sebastopol. Things just seem to fall together perfectly for a kaleidoscopic variety of produce, products, philosophy and people.

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