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June Snail Trail: Estero Café, Laguna Farm, Black Pig Meat Co.

June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

We continue our Snail Trail to support our Snail of Approval restaurants, farms, and producers! We will feature one to three each month by letting you know how to visit, dine, order take-out, and purchase products from them. We encourage you to visit and promote these businesses that honor Good, Clean, and Fair food in Sonoma County. Post a pic, tag the business, tag us!


Estero CaféEstero Cafe

Estero Cafe
14450 Hwy 1, Valley Ford

The Estero Cafe is a family-friendly restaurant in a rural setting. It is owned and operated by husband/wife team Samantha and Ryan Ramey and serves classic American farm-fresh breakfast and lunch all day. Menu items are made with locally sourced organic ingredients including a commitment to pasture raised eggs, local grass fed beef, sustainable seafood, and local dairy, fruits, and vegetables. Their beverages feature products from local and regional producers.

Monday and Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm
Friday-Sunday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Dine in or on the patio, or take out. Telephone or go online to see the menu or order to go. No reservations.

Snail of Approval awardee since 2017.


Laguna FarmLaguna Farm

Laguna Farm
400 Sparkes Road, Sebastopol

Laguna Farm is owned by Ignacio “Nacho” Romero. The farm features local, sustainable, fresh and seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs proudly grown in Sebastopol. During COVID-19, the farm decided to close its CSA program and restructure the business as a farmer’s market and wholesale farm. Laguna Farm is at the Sebastopol Farmers Market on Sundays (located in the Plaza on Weeks Way in downtown Sebastopol).

Snail of Approval awardee since 2019.


Black Pig Meat Co.piglet 2

Black Pig Meat Co.

The Black Pig Meat Co. was founded and is owned by husband/wife team, Duskie Estes and John Stewart since 2005. Their pigs are sustainably raised on family farms that respect the land and the animals in their care. The pigs are heritage breed, raised without antibiotics and hormones, and are allowed to roam free.

The artisan craft process of making their bacon takes up to 21 days. It is dry cured with brown sugar for up to 21 days and then finished with applewood smoking for about 12 hours. “The result is a bacon that is perfectly balanced in salt, sweet, and smoke; complex from the brown sugar and real wood smoke; and one where you can taste the quality of the pork.”

Black Pig Meat has a snout-to-tail philosophy. In addition to bacon, they offer a wide variety of pork products, and other merchandise (for example, try the lard lather rose geranium bath and body soap; bacon toffee lollipops; or a Black Pig baseball cap). Order products or gift certificates online.

Black Pig bacon is sold at many Sonoma County groceries and wineries. Call to order wholesale.

Snail of Approval awardee since 2019.

The Black Pig Meat Co. has other awards:
Michelin, 2019
North Bay Makers, 2017
Good Food Awards, 2017 and 2019, for its coppa and prosciutto.


June 1, 2021
June 30, 2021
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Slow Food Sonoma County North
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