“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
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.
5000 Roberts Lake Road, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 707-585-2722
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: email@example.com 707-849-7592
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.
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. Grower of Ark Products.
Open daily 10-5 5007 Fulton Rd, Fulton, CA 95439 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 the Cloverdale Tuesday Farmers’ Market and also at pop-up events in Cloverdale. Grower of Ark Products.
Email: email@example.com Instagram: lanternfarm 707-404-8016
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 & other specialists as ”Bunny Gold.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-696-2636
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: email@example.com Studio: 707-829-0146
Single Thread Restaurant – Katina and Kyle Connaughton
In the heart of downtown Healdsburg, one of the country’s most accomplished chefs Kyle Connaughton, along with wife/farmer Katina Connaughton, bring you SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn. A distinctly Japanese ethos is the common thread that binds the entire enterprise: from the warm hospitality in anticipation of every diner’s needs, to the chef’s 11-course kaiseki-style menu designed to highlight Northern California’s seasonality. Their farm supplies vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil to the restaurant kitchen.
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.