Sonoma County North Producers


An Italian Dish – Ellen Shick

Ellen is a travel and food writer, an Italian food enthusiast and a Slow Food supporter. Her website and blog include recipes and much more! You can subscribe to her newsletter/blog by going to her website.  An Italian Dish

“I live in California and travel to Italy to conduct my food research. By research I mean eating Italian food, drinking Italian wine, visiting farms and markets. Life is good.”



Bear Republic Brewing Company – Richard R Norgrove

Located in the heart of Wine Country, on the corner of Healdsburg’s historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing Company offers award-winning food and world class, handcrafted ales. Established in 1995 by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, the Norgrove family invites you to come and discover their diverse menu, family friendly atmosphere and more than 14 freshly brewed beers on tap.

345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448    707-433-2337

Bear Republic has recently opened another brewpub in Rohnert Park: Bear Republic Lakeside.

5000 Roberts Lake Road, Rohnert Park, CA 94928  707-585-2722 


Belden Barns – Nate Belden

Perched at 1,000 feet on the Northwest shoulder of Sonoma Mountain, Belden Barns is a true California gem, producing exceptional hand-crafted wines.  Farmstead goods are also a part of this family business that celebrates the totality of farmstead agriculture.  After all, wine is to be enjoyed with food, and it’s much more interesting to have a diversity of crops and animals to draw from when creating Belden Barns products and experiences.

5561 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa     Email:     415-577-8552


Bernier Farms – Yael, Paul & Zureal Bernier

Bernier Farms is a small certified organic farm nestled north of Healdsburg, California with several sites in the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys. The farm specializes in garlic varietals for seed and market, and produces fruits and vegetables for local farmers’ markets and restaurants throughout the year.  Their wine grapes sell to several local wineries. You can find them at the Santa Rosa Original Farmers Market at the Luther Burbank Center every Saturday throughout the year;  the Healdsburg Farmers Market on Saturdays and Wednesdays from May until the end of December;  and the Cloverdale market Tuesdays, from April through December.

Grower of Ark products.

Email:     707-849-7592


Dry Creek Peach – Gayle Okumura Sullivan

Dry Creek Peach is a small, family-run farm located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley of Healdsburg. They are one of the last remaining peach farms in the Northern California wine country area, and grow 30 varieties of peaches. All of their fruit is organically grown, tree-ripened, hand picked and hand packed, ensuring unequaled flavor, quality and nutritional value.  The season typically opens around Memorial Day. Come visit their farm and farm stand in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5pm during the months of July, August and the first half of September. Please call to confirm store status and hours.

2179 Yoakim Bridge, Healdsburg     707-433-8121   

Gradek Family Farm – Ken Gradek

The 10-acre orchard at the Gradek farm in the Dry Creek Valley contains over 600 trees producing multiple varieties of peaches, nectarines, figs, apples, European and Asian pears, persimmons, and citrus.  The Farm’s fruit appears on the menus of major restaurants in Sonoma County and is sold in grocery stores and farmers markets. They are especially known for the 12 types of Asian pears they grow.



Healdsburg SHED – Cindy Daniel

SHED is a market, café and community gathering space designed to bring us closer to the way we grow, prepare and share food. Our mission is to celebrate and nurture the connection between good farming, good cooking, and good eating. As a modern grange, we strive to reflect the best of local farming culture, delivering a seasonally curated selection of workshops, wares and freshly prepared foods.  8am–9pm

Grower and supplier of Ark products.

25 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448     707-431-7433


Jackson Family Gardens – Tucker Taylor

Located in Fulton, Jackson Family Gardens grows specialty produce for the culinary team at Jackson Family Wines as well as several other chefs in the San Francisco Bay Area. The four acre culinary garden is an educational space that speaks to the importance of fresh food in hopes of inspiring people to grow some of their own food and support local farmers. Being soil-farmers, the focus is primarily on building soil organic matter through composting, crop rotations and cover cropping which results in nutrient-dense produce. Through Farm to Pantry and the Redwood Empire Food Bank, some of this produce makes its way to those in need in our local community.
Open daily 10-5
5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton, CA 95439      Instagram: @farmert


Lantern Farm -Rebecca Bozelli

Lantern Farm is a small family farm in Cloverdale.  They grow clean, fair and healthy foods that they sell via the local farmers’ market and to surrounding businesses.  Lantern Farm believes in biodiversity and growing food without the use of chemicals.  Their goal is to create and organic small viable farm to satisfy the need for local and fresh food in Cloverdale.  You can find the Lantern Farm stand at teh Cloverdal Tuesday Farmers’ Market and also at pop-up events in Cloverdale.

Grower of Ark Products.

Email:     Instagram: lanternfarm    707-404-8016 


Lets Go Farm – Joey Smith

Joey Smith grew up in Rincon Valley, to the north of Santa Rosa.  Now he is growing organic vegetables and fruits there! He says “We are committed to growing fresh food for our community, friends and family while improving the land through diversity, resource-conscious growing practices and bringing people into closer relationship with their food. We love what we do and hope you love it too! We are CCOF certified and love to talk about different ways to eat and cook vegetables.”

Grower of Ark Products.

4375 Wallace Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404     Email:     707-543-6577


31134_436225155147_2917099_nMontemaggiore – Lise & Vince Ciolino

Montemaggiore is a small family business specializing in hand-crafted, Syrah wines and Italian-style olive oils. We celebrate food, family & friends while living in harmony with the land.     707-433-9499


Oz Family Farm – Kelley Osman

OZ Family Farm is nestled amid the rolling hills outside the small community of Valley Ford, California, a few miles inland from the Sonoma coastline. The heritage breeds of turkeys the Osmans raise–Midget Whites, Narragansetts, Blacks, Bourbon Reds, Royal Palms and Slates–and the critically endangered American Buff and larger Embden geese are a good fit for the cool coastal climate. The farm also raises ducks and rabbits.  OZ Family Farm rabbits are the staple of the farm, with a mix of endangered heritage breeds such as the Blue and White Americans and the American Chinchilla rabbits, along with commercial breeds such as New Zealands and Californians.  They round off their offerings with some of the best fertilizer available: vermicompost from their rabbits, described time and again by Master Gardeners and other specialists as ”Bunny Gold.”

Email:     707-696-2636


Peay Vineyards – Vanessa Wong

Husband and wife, Nick Peay & Vanessa Wong, grow and make the wine and brother Andy Peay sells the wine and runs the business. With minor exceptions, all wines are made from organically grown grapes from our 51-acre hilltop vineyard located above a river in the far northwestern corner of the West Sonoma Coast, 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Sea Ranch.

We farm organically and maintain our certifications for fish-friendly farming and integrated pest management. The health of our vineyard dictates these approaches to farming and making wine. We also run on bio-diesel at the vineyard and solar power at both the vineyard and winery. 

Visit our website to order wine, sign up for the mailing list or join the wine club.


Preston Farm & Winery – Lou & Susan Preston

Preston Farm and Winery is a family-operated, organic and biodynamic property in Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Valley.  Our 125 acres are nestled between a meandering salmon-spawning stream and a sleepy stretch of former wagon trail leading to town.  Under 45 years of stewardship by our family, the land has evolved from an emphasis on wine alone to diversified crops including vineyards, vegetables, fruit and olive trees, grain, and pastured livestock.  Our estate winery features a tasting room, farm store, and bakery with a wood-fired oven.  Estate-pressed olive oil and cured olives, sourdough loaves, pickles, and produce from the farm are available for purchase along with the wines.  Visitors are encouraged to picnic in the gardens and to enjoy the farm property.

Preston participates in the Cloverdale, Healdsburg and Santa Rosa farmers markets.  Grower of Ark products.  

9282 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg     Email:     707-433-3372


Russian River Organics – David Pew

Russian River Organics produces ultra-high-quality local Sonoma County vegetables, grown and brought to you with love and meticulous attention to detail.

(707) 800-2143



Soulé Studio – Aletha Soulé

Soulé Studio makes handcrafted ceramic tableware, pitchers, vases and serving pieces–objects that are beautiful, simple, and can be used every day.

Email:     Studio: 707-829-0146


 Strong Arm Farm – Heidi Herrmann

Strong Arm Farm wild harvests Sonoma Coast Seaweed, leads seaweed forage experiences as well as grows CCOF certified Organic Tuberose Lilies.  Heidi Herrmann began Strong Arm Farm in 2009.  Originally with a focus on vegetables, the farm now offers an ever-expanding selection of specialty crops.  Heidi is also a Sustainable Agriculture Instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, at their renowned Shone Farm facility.  She has an Ornamental Horticulture degree from Cal Poly University, with emphasis in pest management and nursery production, and a Master’s from Sonoma State University, thesis: Experiential Agriculture Education.  She teaches ‘Native Plants in Restoration’ focusing on restoration of Copeland Creek which runs through Sonoma State University.  Running Strong Arm Farm is truly a ‘practice what you preach’ example.  Heidi is a strong-armed woman producing an array of fragrant cut flowers and nutrient-dense delectable’s.




Tallgrass Ranch Olive Oil – Nancy Lilly

Tallgrass Ranch Olive Oil is a small producer of Extra Virgin olive oil in Sonoma.  Locally my oil can be purchased at Sonoma Market and SHED in Healdsburg.  Our newest oil (2015) has been certified by the COOC and we are recipients of the Good Food Award for our oil for 2014.  I am a Sonoma native, lifelong farmer (grapes in addition to the olives) and a founding member of the Panel of Tasters for the California Olive Oil Council as well as Paul Vossen’s UC Extension Research panel.