Harvest Celebration this Sunday

Oct 25, 2013 in Updates

The West End Farmers Market focuses on local, high quality products.

Fresh, Fun Farming: Handlebar Farm is a great example of new, passionate farmers. Ian Healy and Emily Mendell established their farm in 2012 and they have a fresh, new perspective to farming. As they grow their business, they are always experimenting with the best way to do things. Their attention to detail can be seen in the quality of their products and their colorful and fun market booth. They are the first farmers (at least in this century) to sell their produce from a vegetable car in Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa.


Handlebar Farm and another West End Farmers Market vendor, DeWitt Barker (Kiss the Flower Honey Co.) are working together to advance both of their businesses. DeWitt brought his hives out to the farm. His bees get a nice place to live free of pesticides and herbicides. The farm gets increased production due to the increased amount of pollinators. Their customers get an amazing product. Win/Win. Come out and visit Ian and Emily at the West End Farmers Market.


Let’s Celebrate!: The WEFM will be celebrating the harvest season. Music by Doug Blumer and the Bohemian Highway & T Luke and the Tight Suits. There are special activities for dogs and dog lovers- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet Shirley Zindler author of “The Secret Life of Dog Catchers”. 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Harvest Dog Portrait booth ($10 proceeds benefit the “Love Me, Fix Me” program and each dog gets a special treat from Western Farm Center. Free drawing for a “Soap Tails” give basket (locally, handmade dog soap made by Soap Cauldron).

Shirley Zindler

Shirley Zindler

Sign up to win: It pays to subscribe to the WEFM website updates. Each week, you will have a chance to win a $5 WEFM gift certificate. Winners will be drawn from our subscribers list.

Stretch your EBT dollar:  We are happy to announce that Kaiser Permanente has made a donation of $500 to our EBT market goers. So for every $10.00 of EBT that you purchase you receive $5.00 of extra EBT to use at the market. One match per market limit of $20.00. So if you purchase $40.00 in EBT you get $60.00 worth of tokens.


See you this Sunday at the West End Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located on Donahue Street between Boyce and Decker Streets.