For decades, the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market has operated twice a week. The Saturday market is the big one, with several rows of vendors and crowds of shoppers. The Wednesday market has always been smaller but it is an excellent source for restocking midweek and a great option for anyone who likes to avoid crowds or can’t attend a weekend market. It takes place on the west side of LBC, immediately south of Sutter Hospital, and has plenty of parking adjacent to the market. It is open from 8:30 until 1 p.m.
Today, you’ll find The Patch, Min Hee Hill Gardens and Nursery, Ridgeview (which is already harvesting their wonderful melons), Beet Generation Farm, Bohemian Well Being Farm, Sebastopol Berry Farm, Tierra Vegetables, and Hector’s Honey. Franco’s One World Sausages is there every week and today’s line up includes Greca, Alsace, and a new sausage, Salamelle, with pork, pancetta, garlic, cloves, and cinnamon; it is traditionally used in sausage and onion risotto.
Full Circle Bakery, Berkmans Spices and The Hummus Guy also participate.
Prepared food vendors include Sinful Fusion (Turkish food), Physis (stocks and soups, made on site), and Mi Fiesta.