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Use our guide to find where your favorite cheese comes from and explore cheeses you’ve never tasted before. Numbers on the guide tell you where to find the farms.

Eat Dessert FIRST! Here's you LOCAL GUIDE to shops that make their own ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets, slushes, popsicles, and frozen fruit desserts. Many are incredibly imaginative, creating flavors you will never find in a grocery store! 

Small Shops of Sonoma County encourages Gazette readers to shop at locally-owned stores, purchase locally-made products, and find gifts that enhance the lives of people and our local economy. Please see our 2017 edition online to inspire your holiday shopping. Each year we publish new ways to support our local economy during holiday shopping season.

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This guide to Sonoma County art galleries includes co-op galleries run by a group of artists and craftsman, independently-owned galleries that feature work chosen by the owner, art centers that show work of members, guests and juried shows, working studios that include a gallery for the public, and street sculptures that would never fit into a gallery. We divided the guide into towns assuming that readers would be on the road to explore galleries in a particular location, and therefore, have the chance to discover new ones while they are in town.

We've done all the work for you - just look at this list to find LOCALLY-OWNED Bicycle Shop for NEW, Used and Rental Bicycles as well as REPAIR. Look on the list for * for shops that do repairs!

Summer inspires Water Play in our swimming pools, rivers, and lakes. Whether you get in or on the water, here's a guide to playing in Sonoma County all summer long.

Here's a guide to locally-made gifts that never fail in their traditional role of expressing our love and appreciation. Locally-grown flowers bring seasonal pleasure to indoor environments all year long.

Front porch of Antiquarian and Florabunda in Duncans Mills, CA

Fine jewelry requires a level of craftsmanship that takes years to acquire. Working with precious gems and metals to create unique works of art defines a jeweler's talents and skills. The list below includes fine jewelers in Sonoma County where an on-site bench jeweler can create custom designs for you, perform repairs, and re-purpose old jewelry.

Pendant created by Mark Shimizu Designs in Windsor, CA

This is our 15th Annual Guide to Gardening in Sonoma County… which includes gardening resources located from Sonoma to the Coast and from Cloverdale to Petaluma. Articles are written by landscaping professionals to educate you on gardening techniques, encouraging a healthy insect population, tree care and more.

Here is a link to our print edition of the Gardener's Resource Guide: http://online.flipbuilder.com/opcf/nxkz/mobile/index.html

And a link to the Guide online where you can search for locally-owned businesses by category: http://sonomacountynurseries.com/

Landscaping Supplies & More: Hardscaping is the foundation of a beautiful landscape. Lumber, rocks, pavers, sand, mulch -- you'll find everything you'll need to create a beautiful garden for hours of outdoor enjoyment.

Nurseries and Plant Propagators of Sonoma County: Locally-grown plants are already adapted to our seasons, they thrive in our climate zone, and they do not import insects and diseases from outside our area. Laa the nurseries and plant propagor=tors on this list are Sonoma County owned and pride themselves on locally-grown plants

Outdoor Power Equipment for GardenersMachines make large projects easier to accomplish. If you need to purchase or maintain outdoor power equipment, here are your Sonoma County resources.

Tree Services and Arborists of Sonoma County: Maintaining trees for health and beauty frequently requires professionals with skills and equipment beyond the scope of homeowners and landscape companies. This work can be dangerous. Knowledge of tree structure, disease, and parasites, how weather and seasons impact growth are all important for healthy trees.

Sonoma County Garden Clubs & Organizations: Sonoma County has so many organizations covering a huge variety of garden interests. From fuchsias to farming, you can find your gardening community here!
 
Garden Furniture & Decor: Gardens aren't merely for plants and soil. Don't forget about furniture, statues, sculptures, whimsical metal animals, old toys and rusty farm equipment to decorate your garden.
 
Garden Centers of Sonoma County: One stop shopping for all your gardening needs! Visit one of the many garden centers in Sonoma County for plants, soil amendments, pottery, and gardening tools and equipment.
 
Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Fish & Seeds: Cultivate a habitat that is bird, fish and butterfly friendly by gardening with plants they need to survive. Here are resources for fish, frogs, honey bees and beekeeping supplies, seeds of all kinds, butterfly-attracting plants and more.
 

Our Local Shopping Guides are designed to encourage readers to shop at locally-owned businesses that support our local economy.

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Articles on locally-owned businesses for gifts, MAP and Advertisers index

The Gazette's 15th Annual Guide to encourage readers to support Locally-Owned Businesses

Locally-Owned Jewelry Businesses in Sonoma County

Find Goldsmiths and Jewelers who create custom designs, offer jewelry repair, estate appraisals, and gems.

Flower Shops and Florists of Sonoma County

Please support locally-owned businesses and tell them the Gazette sent you - THANK YOU!

Sonoma County Bicycle Shops and Groups

Sonoma County Bike Shops and Groups. Find LOCALLY-OWNED Bicycle Shops for NEW, Used and Rental Bicycles as well as REPAIR. Look for a bike-riding group that suits your needs and style.


Please use the Gazette's Guide to find LOCALLY-OWNED Garden Businesses to support Sonoma County's environmental and economic health and vitality.

Sonoma County Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Shops LOCAL Guide 2018

Sonoma County Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert LOCAL Shops Guide 2018