Experience the real local food scene in Sonoma: On-farm stands, Markets & U-picks
This is one of the best times of year to soak up everything that’s wonderful about living in Sonoma County. Of course, there’s a fantastic array of Farmers’ Markets in every town and enclave you might visit, but there’s something to be said for breaking up the weekly grind, cruising a country road, and tasting an heirloom tomato in the very spot it was grown. The friendly faces of your local farmers are always an added bonus.
Now is the time! Harvest season is upon us and the weather is fine. Here’s a listing of local on-farm stands and markets around the county:
- Saturday Harvest Market at Sonoma Garden Park Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 19996 7th St E, Sonoma
- Green String Farm Summer Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily 3571 Old Adobe Road, Petaluma *Also offering free farm tours, every Saturday at noon!
- Tierra Vegetables Farm Stand Thursday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 Airport Blvd & Highway 101, Santa Rosa
- “The Red Barn” at Oak Hill Farm Saturdays, May – December, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 15101 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen (Just north of Madrone Rd, eastern side of Hwy.12, turn in at the giant tree root)
- First Light Farm Stand Wed-Sun 11-5 4588 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma Featuring organic veggies, u-pick flowers, local meat & eggs
- Dry Creek Peach & Produce Fri, Sat, & Sun, 12 – 5 in July, August, and the first half of September (Please call 707-433-8121 to confirm store status and hours) 2179 Yoakim Bridge, Healdsburg
- What’s Up Farm Sunday, Monday & Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 385 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa
- Crane Melon Barn Open September 1 – October 31, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m 4935 Petaluma Hill Road, Santa Rosa (Please call 707-795-6987 to confirm store status and hours)
- Laguna Farm Open to the Public Fridays 10-3 1764 Cooper Road, Sebastopol
- Preston of Dry Creek Daily 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 9282 W. Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg (farm store is adjacent to tasting room)
Now go hug a farmer!
(Anyone we missed on this list? Leave a comment below!)
IMAGE CREDIT (TOP): First Light Farm Blog