February Along the Farm Trails

Valentine's Specials, CSAs & More

Happy February from Sonoma County Farm Trails! The grasses are green, the vineyards and orchards are aglow with mustard flowers, the waterways are full, and the rainbows are off the charts this beautiful, rainy time of year!

In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, CSAs and farm specials, and a diverse range of farm-related events to keep you going until the spring. Speaking of spring, be sure to sign up for our annual Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour happening May 4 & 5.

As always, visit FarmTrails.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for even more news, offerings, and events!

Farm-Fresh Food, Drink & Gifts for Your Valentine

The Redwood x Martha Stoumen Valentine's Dinner: On Friday, February 9, 7 pm, join The Redwood as they collaborate with local winemaker Martha Stoumen for a special Valentine's Dinner! Enjoy six courses prepared by Chef Geneva and The Redwood team, expertly paired with four exquisite wines from Martha. Get tickets online. 234 S. Main St., Sebastopol.

Plant-Based Valentine's Treats from Goatlandia Kitchen: At Goatlandia Kitchen, Chefs Deborah Blum and Jason Feehrer are making and baking delicious plant-based offerings filled with love. Menu items include breads, spreads and dips, cheese, cookies, and chocolates. View menu here. Preorder by Tuesday, February 13, at 12 pm. Email to place an order. Pickup days/times: February 13 & 14, 3–7 pm. 6811 Laguna Parkway (near The Barlow), Sebastopol.

Valentine's Pop-Up at Nightingale Breads: Nightingale Breads is doing a pop-up on Wednesday, February 14, 12–5 pm. No bread—just sweets for your sweetie! Choose from cookie boxes, special heart-shaped macaroons, cakes, and other goodies. Preorder online. Orders dues by 3 pm on February 11. 6665 Front St., Forestville.

Sweetheart Tasting at McEvoy Ranch: Bring a loved one to McEvoy Ranch for a delicious Sweetheart Tasting available February 9 to 19An assortment of cheese, chocolate, and olive oil will be paired with your choice of a glass of Sparkling Rosé or non-alcoholic Rosé Sparkler. Reserve online. Special olive oil, wine, and skincare gift collections also available. 5935 Red Hill Road, Petaluma.

Valentine's Cakes & More at Criminal Baking: Criminal Baking has an exciting special menu of sweets, including flourless chocolate cake with chocolate-dipped strawberries, vanilla raspberry cake, and lots more. Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available. Order online, or stop by the shop to see what is available. 808 Donahue St., Santa Rosa.

Valentine's Weekend Tasting at Larson Family Winery: Larson Family Winery will be offering a special Rosé and Reds Tasting to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The Rosé and Reds flight includes Larson Sparkling Rosé, Millerick Road Rosé, Larson Pinot Noir, Larson Meritage, and Three Lab Cabernet, paired with a sample of Three Lab Chocolate Sauce. This flight will be available February 10, 11, 15 to 18. RSVP online. 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma.

Valentine's Treats & High Tea at Patisserie Angelica: Patisserie Angelica is offering a special Valentine's menu, including truffles, Valentine macarons, cakes, and much more. And for all the loves in your life, savor a sweet romantic moment at tea! High Tea is served Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 am to 3 pm, throughout February; reservation is required. Call early to preorder sweets and reserve High Tea: (707) 827-7998. 6821 Laguna Pkwy, Sebastopol.

Bouquets & CSA Gift Subscription from Full Bloom Flower Farm: Both farm stands for Full Bloom Flower Farm will be stocked with local organic flowers for Valentine’s Day shopping. Preorder online for delivery or a vase arrangement. Their Spring CSA makes a perfect gift as well, with spring flowers from March through April for six weeks of nonstop spring beauty; sign up online. 9516 Graton Road, Sebastopol; 3855 Roblar Road, Petaluma.

Valentine's Lavender Love Gift Collection from Monte-Bellaria: Monte-Bellaria di California is offering a gift collection featuring ingredients from their Sebastopol farm. It includes estate Lavender Massage Oil, Perfume of Lavender and White Rose, Lavender Chocolate Sauce, Blueberry-Lavender Jam (collaborations with Lala's Jam Bar), and a Lavender Heart-Shaped Sachet. Order online. Free shipping in the US. For 40% off, use discount code at checkout: Valentine24.

a box of veggies

A Bounty of CSA Opportunities & Farm Specials!

Fledgling Farm CSA: Enjoy a colorful bounty of 4 to 5 (half share) or 7 to 9 (full share) freshly harvested vegetables, plus build-your-own box of produce, flowers, and herbs, at Fledgling Farm. Weekly pickups June through November. The CSA is an opportunity to support local food systems, eat seasonally, and know exactly how and where your food is grown. Sign up online. 13024E Green Valley Road, Sebastopol.

Let's Go Farm CSA: Let's Go Farm, a small certified organic farm in northern Santa Rosa, will opening up registration in late March for their CSA. They grow many types of fruits and vegetables, including strawberries, flowers, melons, head lettuce, eggplants, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, winter squash, okra, and garlic. The season will run 20 weeks: June 14 to October 25. If interested, email Farmer Joey Smith, who will send you info and pickup location.

Poppies & Petals Farm Veggie & Flower CSA: Poppies & Petals Farm is expanding to vegetable crops and offering several levels of a CSA: weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly pickup, for veggies or flowers, or both. Pick the option that works best for you: "Free-Choice" vegetables, U-Pick berries, grapes, beans, cherry tomatoes, herbs, and a U-Cut specialty cut flower bouquets! May to November. Sign up online. 500 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa.

SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek CSA: For a total of 40 weeks, between the Spring Equinox until the Winter Solstice, SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek will be offering weekly or bi-weekly farm boxes of seasonal produce for pickup at the farm store in Dry Creek Valley. Each box consists of 6–10 items, a mix of herbs, greens, and vegetables chosen each week by their farmers and representing the best of what their fields have to offer. Sign up online. 2836 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg.

Starcross Family Confraternity Farm Olive Oil Specials: Starcross Farm is offering a special on their 2022 EVOO and Italian Seasoning bundle. Save $10! Ordinarily $48, but for a limited time only $38, including shipping! It includes Sister Julie's Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2022 Harvest Field Blend, organic Starcross Italian Seasoning blend, plus a delicious Olive Oil Pizza Dough recipe. Sister Julie's 2023 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Olio Nuovo has also been released. This oil is prized by chefs for its unique, robust and peppery flavor, and only available directly after harvest. Shop online or visit the farm stand, 34500 Annapolis Road, Annapolis.

Upcoming Farm Trails Member Events

Dinners for Four at Penngrove Market

Fridays, February 9, 16, 23

Penngrove Market not only has an amazing selection of local produce and products, they also have a cafe and a rotating menu of Friday Dinners for Four each month! The menu for February includes meatloaf, stuffed pasta shells, and mojo chicken. Order by calling (707) 753-4974 or sign up at the store. They do sell out, so reserve asap! 10070 Main Street, Penngrove.

Muelrath Ranch at Artisan Market Pop-Up

Saturday, February 10, 10 am–3 pm

Muelrath Ranch will be participating in the Barn 5400 pop-up, with a special 10% discount on any order that is picked up at the market! To qualify, order items by the end of the day, Thursday, February 8. Use code Barn5400 at checkout. Great way to stock up on steaks and other local grass-fed beef for Valentine's Day or the Super Bowl! Order online. Pick up at Barn 5400, 5400 Old Redwood Hwy, Petaluma.

Sonoma Lovers Celebration at Gold Ridge Organic Farms

Saturday, February 17

Celebrate the month of love at Gold Ridge Organic Farms and give your heart health a boost with fresh local 2023 harvest Olio Nuovo. Make your belly happy with our new light and delicious barrel-aged apple cider vinegars and citrus shrubs. Discover new pairings with our citrus oils. Locally and house-made artisan treats. Pizza pop-up with Chef Bruce Hill. 3887 Canfield Rd., Sebastopol.

Julia's Winter Soup Sunday Supper at Tierra Vegetables Farm

Sunday, February 18, 3–6pm

If you're a fan of flavorful food, this evening at Tierra Vegetables Farm is tailor-made for you! BYOB (that's bring-your-own bowl, and wine!) and join us for a Winter Soup Sunday Supper at the farm, where we'll be serving up a family-style feast inspired by Tuscany. Savor our Beans, Greens, and Roasted Vegetable Soup, accompanied by freshly baked cornbread muffins and a generous top of zesty Chile de Aceite. Tickets online. 651 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa. 

Intro to Herbalism Workshop at Wind & Rye

Friday, March 1, 5–9pm

In this workshop at Wind & Rye, we'll explore the rejuvenating power of springtime herbs. Learn about detoxification and how to embrace the season's edible greens to infuse your body with light and vitality. We'll also delve into herbal remedies for those pesky allergies that tend to pop up. Register online. 4615 Acacia Way, Penngrove.

March Madness Wine Wonderland at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Saturday, March 23, 7–10pm

Test your senses with blind tastings, impress your palate with eccentric wine and food pairings, take a chance with fun carnival-style games, and capture memories in our photo booth at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. Be sure to dress in your whimsical Wonderland couture for a chance to win the Wonderland Couture Costume Contest! RSVP online.100 Pythian Rd. Santa Rosa.

Register for Our Annual Spring Tour, May 4 & 5!

Blossoms, bees, and barnyard babies: There’s nothing more delightful than springtime along the Sonoma County Farm Trails! Choose your own agrarian adventure from dozens of farms and producers to discover where your food, fiber, and flowers come from. Registration is free but required!


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