Wine Country takes food seriously as seriously as they take their wine, and it goes way beyond pairing the perfect cheese and salumi with the right local Zin. Are you looking to enjoy our local bounty and connect to purveyors who honor the slow food movement? Perhaps you’d just enjoy a chance to grab some fresh pastries while letting the littles dance along to funky music? If so, the local farmers markets are right up your alley!
How to Use this Guide:
Farmers markets are listed by day of the week and the alphabetically by location/market name. Please click on the pink bolded market name if you’d like to be directed to more information about that market!
Tuesday Farmers Markets
Tuesdays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. |(June 10th-October) Enjoy live music on Opening Day by the Charles Thomas Band, local farmers, delicious foods, local crafters, beer & wine! Shop, eat, drink, and visit with friends and family. West County Regional Trail (which runs between Forestville and Sebastopol) meanders through the Market offering beautiful oak trees and welcomed shade. This makes for an excellent destination and meeting place after a summer’s evening walk or bike ride. There are plenty of picnic tables and giant redwood benches throughout the park. 6990 Front St, Forestville, CA 95436
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
Tuesdays 4 p.m – 8 p.m. | (May to September) Enjoy an abundance of fresh produce from local farms, fresh prepared foods, locally produced cheese and honey, sweet kettle corn, and much more. If you stay for dinner, there’s something for everyone including Thai food, rotisserie chicken, Himalayan and Yucatan foods, BBQ, and more. Grant Avenue between 1st and 4th Streets, Novato, CA 94945
Tuesdays 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | 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. 320 N. McDowell Petaluma, CA 94954
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. Sonoma Plaza
Tuesdays 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. | (May 23 to Thanksgiving) Enjoy certified organic farm fresh & local seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, and artisan foods. Plus ready to eat hot street food and more. 203 Marin Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Wednesday Farmers Markets
Wednesdays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Enjoy certified organic farm fresh & local seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, and artisan foods. Plus ready to eat hot street food and more. 100 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Wednesdays 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. | (May 3 – September 27) A small town community gathering in the old redwood grove. Where everyone comes to eat, play, dance laugh and show their support for local farmers. 124 Bolinas Road Fairfax, CA 94930
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
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.
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.
Tuesdays 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! 320 N. McDowell Petaluma, CA 94954
Thursday Farmers Markets
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. La Plaza Park-Old Redwood Hwy & W Sierra Ave Cotati, California
Thursdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | This market is known as the local chef’s market, welcoming premier chefs from around the Bay Area seeking out the freshest ingredients of the season. This market is also one of the most anticipated lunch destinations of the week and features 100 local farmers, specialty food purveyors, and a handful of artisans. 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903
Thursdays 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | (April 6 – September 28) Every Thursday evening during market season, Downtown San Rafael becomes a market that is also a festival, bringing neighbors together to celebrate and enjoy fresh produce, delicious foods, tasty pastries, local artisans, talented musicians, and community. 1000 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94903
Thursdays 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | (May 4 – September 28) A seasonal Farmers’ Market in the beautiful setting of downtown Tiburon, featuring a variety of fresh vegetables, seafood, and ready-to-eat foods. Main Street at Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920
Friday Farmers Markets
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
Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Enjoy certified organic farm fresh & local seasonal fruits & vegetables, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, and artisan foods. Plus ready to eat hot street food and more. 759 E Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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. 500 City Center Dr Rohnert Park, California
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.”
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. Crane Park 360 Crane Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
Saturday Farmers Markets
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
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.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Purchase the best locally and organically grown farm fresh produce and artisan goods that our region has to offer. 2257 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
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
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)
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | (Summer only) The first organic farmers market in the greater Bay Area, featuring everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, honey, wool, food, music and more! World famous, award winning, visited by British royalty (seriously!), serving the local community of Point Reyes Station. 11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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.
St. Helena(Longmeadow Ranch)
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
Sunday Farmers Markets
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
Sundays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | (October 1 to April 29) A festive community gathering every week where much of the town comes together to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared food, and live music.2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930
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
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
Sundays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. | This market first opened in 1987, and has grown to become the third largest farmers market in California. Despite gaining recognition throughout the country, the market still maintains its community roots. The majority of patrons are local eaters who visit the market religiously each week to take home the freshest foods of the season. 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
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.
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!
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.
Wine Country has such incredible produce!
My son Marcos and I go to the Sonoma Farmers’ Market every Tuesday throughout the summer. It’s really exciting when the market begins, and we go especially early on the first day to take advantage of the fresh produce. Every week, we look forward to the ever-changing produce that each vendor brings to the farmers’ market. My husband and I love the Sonoma Farmers’ Market so much that we bought a wagon from Amazon specifically for our purchases. And maybe a little bit for our son, too.
Here in Wine Country, we’re fortunate to have a huge variety of produce grown right in our backyard. And the local farmers market is the place to try new and unusual vegetables or fruit. You can try before you buy and purchase just enough for a recipe. Farmers are also always happy to share ideas and tips for preparing their bounty. So, take the family to the farmers market and explore!
Some people look for the arrival of poppies, hummingbirds, or baseball to tell them spring is here. I look to the farmers markets. Each week, I excitedly await my market visit to see if my favorite seasonal produce has arrived. Local farmers markets may be at their peak in mid-summer, but spring is my favorite time at the market. Here’s what I filled my market basket with last week:
As any Wine Country dweller knows, October is a month of transitions. One day you’re wearing your suede booties, and the next you’re reaching for your flip flops again. October is the time to savor the last of summer’s eggplant, stone fruit, and tomatoes. At the same time, we welcome back heartier veggies like Brussels sprouts, winter squash, and assorted root vegetables. The warm days of our extended North Bay summer makes October a great month to check out the farmers market. Here’s some inspiration for celebrating the beautiful late summer and fall flavors that come from our region’s farmers.
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