Sep 20, 2019
by Thomas Martin
The Spring’s Community Farmers Market serves the community in numerous ways. The Market is a community asset just off Highway 12 in the Plaza behind the Post Office, Sundays, 10-2 p.m. There’s easy parking, walking, and a plethora of foods and vegetables for sale. It’s a wondrous organized group of vendors who often travel from miles away to offer delectable fresh foods to the good people of the Springs.
First District Supervisor Susan Gorin’s comment on the Springs Market.
“The Springs community is fortunate to have Kelly’s farmer’s
market at the Community Hub of The Springs. It is a community
gathering place - people saying hello and comparing notes about
new businesses opening along the corridor or special events
happening. Come and be a part of The Springs community, as well
as picking up your produce and goods to support our farmers.”
Sean Russell of Freshway Fish travels from Roseville, 85 miles away. Russell offers smoked or fresh salmon, fresh trout and halibut. Connected with Freshway is a booth offering “Taco Wagon Salsa” from the Crazy Gringo.
According to Market Manager Karen Marks, three people organize and operate ten markets in the Sonoma-Marin region. She says a benefit of buying at the Springs Market is the Market Match Program where food stamp users receive double their value with each purchase. Marks and partners manage markets in the Springs, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Fairfax, Novato, Santa Rosa, and three in Petaluma.
Dobo’s Deli brings a touch of Asian delectables. Manager Pia Mangahas sells in places as diverse as Stockton, Mill Valley and the Springs. Check out the wide selection available from Dobo’s Deli’s fare by going on line at Dobo’s Deli, Fox News.
“Only in Sonoma,” that’s the motto of Shannon and Steven Lee at the
Two Moon Family Farm in Glen Ellen where produce is grown for sale at the Springs Market as well as local chefs. They also sell goats at the farm!
Entertainment? There’s a familiar face providing sounds of summer on his guitar for passers-by. Stewart Degner is the artiste who also entertains at the market and in the patio at the Reel and Brand. Degner asks if you need a guitarist this winter, please give him a call. (707-938-0961).
Kenwood’s Adobe Canyon Road houses Eddie Wolmarans Eddie’s Farms. Eddie sells “basics” for your dining room table. The eggplant and other vegetables are delicious.
In addition to foodstuffs, Lillia Miramonte offers a relaxing massage to take away the shopping tensions built up viewing so many grand products.
The beautiful rolling hills of Petaluma provide shoppers with a choice of vegetables and meats from Beffa Springs Ranch. According to salesperson Stephanie Prandelius, Beffa sells delicious produce in five local markets, the Springs, Novato, Fairfax, and two other Sonoma County markets.
Need some gorgeous red bell peppers, marvelous golden carrots and other vegetables? Then visit the Ortiz Brothers booth managed by Mario and Carina Ortiz. The Ortiz Brothers are familiar with Sonoma Valley since their produce is grown nearby in Santa Rosa.
Near-by, just off Second Street East and the bike path, you will find The Patch. It’s only a short jaunt from there to bring cases of produce for sale to their Springs neighbors. Vicente Calderon assures his customers from Napa to Calistoga and the Springs that vegetables from The Patch are the tops, large, tasty, and beautiful.
Want a Tenancingo rebozo for your loved one? Metal sculpted pieces for the wall? Be certain to visit the Springs Sunday Market and see the collection and creations of Jesus Bravo at Manos Mexicas! Jesus travels to Mexico for some of his wares, but the metal work is created here at home in Sonoma. Jesus lived in Mexico at a young age then came to Sonoma. He went to Sonoma schools, graduated from SVHS, and is a talented metal sculptor. Jesus Bravo has a variety of toys, art work, and clothing for sale. Bravo also sells at parks and markets in Novato, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
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