Note: Much of Sonoma County typically is not a good place to grow stone fruits or melons – exception to this are the Crane Melons which need certain micro climates. Any fruit or vegetable that requires a lot of heat will typically not do well in most of Sonoma County – especially West county and near Santa Rosa/Petaluma. Leafy green things you can eat – grow best in the mild growing conditions of this country.
Some farms, ranches, and orchards are open to the public, although usually only part of the year. Many apple orchards are located west of Santa Rosa, out in the rural areas around Sebastopol, Forestville and Graton. Much of Sonoma county is good for growing apples, wine grapes, a variety of vegetables, herbs and garden flowers. It is always a good idea to ask vendors where their produce was grown.
For more information about Sonoma County Produce and ranches call Sonoma County Farm Trails at Phone Number (707) 824-2060 or visit: www.farmtrails.org
“If you want rote greetings that sound like they come from a can be sure to check out the Safeway on Mendocino Ave (as well as “how are you questions” from employees on nearly every aisle – take a break from your fake hospitality, please). If you want to have your id checked every time you checkout, be sure to visit Lola’s. If you enjoy waiting in long lines be sure to visit the Safeway in the old G&G Supermarket location.
If you enjoy spending $100 just by walking in the store, inappropriate and or stupid questions for a grocery shopping experience, (would you like me to sample your blueberries? would you like me to round up your bill to support bla bla? would you like these to all go in one or 2 bags – 4 small items? OMG), a security guard hovering near the entrance, or often fresh but very sour fruits, please visit Whole Food’s in Coddingtown”.