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HEAD TO YOUR LOCAL FARMERS MARKET FOR THE BEST OF THE SEASON'S BOUNTY OF PRODUCE, VEGETABLES, BREADS AND FLOWERS.

By visiting your local farmer’s markets early in the morning, you will likely see local chef’s scurrying to each booth looking for the most fresh and unique produce in town. There’s a reason why you see top chef’s frequent these quaint markets. The produce is like no other, fresh, hardy and coming directly from the farmer who has spent the day hand-picking their fruits of labor. You’ll also find farmers who experiment with new crops and varietals that lend to a creative cuisine. Experimenting with unique produce and flavors can add zest to your plate. So, head to your locals farmers market and get the best in what fresh produce has to offer.


SONOMA COUNTY

COTATI
Thursdays
La Plaza Park
4-7 p.m.
June 30-Aug. 28

DUNCANS MILLS
Saturdays
Behind Blue Heron Inn
25300 Steelhead Blvd.
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.;

GUERNEVILLE
Wednesdays
Town Square and the Footbridge 4-7 p.m.; Opens May 5

HEALDSBURG
Saturdays
Vine & North; , 9 a.m.-noon

Tuesdays
Healdsburg Plaza; , 4-6:30 p.m.; June 1-Oct. 26

PETALUMA
Saturdays
Walnut Park, 4th & D
2-5 p.m.; May 22-Oct. 30

SANTA ROSA
Saturdays
Oakmont: Wells Fargo parking lot, White Oak & Oakmont
9 a.m.-noon; all year

Santa Rosa Original
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Veterans Building parking lot, 1351 Maple St.
8:30- noon; all year

Santa Rosa Downtown
Wednesdays
4th and B streets
5-8 p.m.; May 19-Aug. 25

SEBASTOPOL
Sundays
New Town Plaza
10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Through November

SONOMA
Tuesdays
Sonoma Plaza, by City Hall
5:30 p.m.-dusk; through Oct. 26.

Fridays
Depot Park on First Street West; 9-noon; all year

WINDSOR
Sundays
Windsor Town Green;
10-1 p.m.; May 9-Nov.21

Thursdays
5-8 p.m.; June 10-Aug. 26

NAPA VALLEY

CALISTOGA
Saturdays
1546 Lincoln Ave.
8:30-12:30 p.m.; June 5-Sept. 25

NAPA
Napa Chef's
Fridays
First and Main streets
4-8 p.m.; May 28-Sept. 23

Tuesdays
Napa Downtown
Copia, south parking lot; and Saturdays
7:30-noon

ST. HELENA
Fridays
Crane Park; 7:30-11:30 a.m.

YOUNTVILLE
Wednesdays
Wed. 4p.m.-8p.m., Jun-Oct

 

SUMMER COCKTAIL RECIPE

THE
MARKET
COOLER

2 oz. Charbay Key Lime Vodka
2 sprigs of mint
1 oz. fresh lemon†juice
1 cube of†sugar
Ginger Beer

>>Muddle the mint, lemon juice and sugar in the bottom of a Collins glass

>>Fill the glass with ice and add the vodka; fill to the top with ginger beer (Market uses Cock N Bull)

Market Restaurant | St. Helena
1347 Main Street
707.963.3799

Charbay Winery & Distillery |
St. Helena, CA
800.634.7845


FORTHESHELLOFIT!
OYSTER FARMS ON THE SONOMA COAST

For a unique and tasteful wine country picnic experience, take a road trip on scenic Coast Highway One to the tiny town of Marshall, California. There you will find, Hog Island Oyster Company that grows and sells over 3 million oysters a year. Since 1982, the Hog Island Oyster Company has been farming West Coast oysters of the highest quality. Today, several varieties of oysters and clams are raised and farmed in the traditional French rack and bag method. Awarded for their world-class oysters, Hog Island Oyster Company is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 to 5, all year long. Live, farm-raised oysters and clams may be purchased to take home or to eat on site.

Bring a picnic, a bottle of wine (Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect match) and enjoy oysters plucked fresh from their nearby beds! Shucking knives, waterfront picnic tables & BBQ kettles are provided for a small fee.

Hog Island Oyster Company | Marshall
415.663.9218


Each issue we will spotlight three of our favorite Wine Country restaurants here.


Located inside the Vineyard Creek hotel, Seafood Brasserie and its Executive Chef Liz Ozanich, have introduced cuisine that is inspired by classic country French influences that incorporate only the freshest and finest Sonoma regional products and the best of Northern California seafood. An atmosphere of enjoyment and simplicity that celebrates the wine country dining experience.

SEAFOOD BRASSERIE | Santa Rosa
170 Railroad Street
707.636.7100


Worked up an apetite by walking and shopping in the Sonoma Square? CUCINA VIANSA offers tasty sandwiches along with specialty foods items. This Italian-style kitchen offers a great selection of fresh local products, salads and meats. From the wonderful aromas of their wood-burning grill, to the freshly made risotto and fresh pasta dishes. After your meal, enjoy a nice espresso to go along with your homemade sorbet or gelato.

CUCINA VIANSA | SONOMA
400 First Street East
707.935.5656


You'll find listings of all your favorite restaurants and nightspots, and a few you haven't tried yet, in our DINING section.


JULY/AUGUST 2004
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURE ARTICLE
ON THE RADAR
SOCIAL TOAST
BITS & BITES
- Farmers Markets
- Cocktails
- Hog Island
- Syrah
FOOD & WINE


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