Tour the Market and Buy the Tshirt

Aug 7, 2014 in Updates

It’ll be another great Sunday at WEFM- in addition to our wonderful farmers, food producers and artisans, there’s a tour of the market presented by the Foodies Project, a special Vintage Kitchen Accessory Shop by Whistlestop Antiques and take a moment to take your picture at our new West End Farmers Market photo cutout (Don’t forget to post it on facebook or instagram!).  

West End Farmers Market Tour at 11 a.m.:  This week, join the Foodies Project on an informative tour to help your market dollar stretch at the Santa Rosa West End Farmers’ Market. Children and other family members are welcome and encouraged to attend! Each family that attends will receive a special gift from the market! The tour is designed to help you get to know your farmer. The farmers and some other vendors will talk about how and why they farm, how to afford-ably shop with them, and share with you their best tips and trick when it comes to preparing their offerings, you are also welcome to ask them any questions you have during the tour. All tours meet and start at market Info Booth and lasts about 45 minutes. See you at the market!


Tour starts at 11 a.m.

Handlebar Farm was featured in this week’s “Fresh From Our Farmers” article written by Michele Anna Jordan. Stop by Handlebar Farm this weekend to check out their edamame, pole beans (some are purple!), very sweet ever-bearing strawberries and more. Press Democrat, Fresh From Our Farmers by Michele Anna Jordan on 8/6/14

Handlebar Farm has fresh soy beans (edamame)

Handlebar Farm has fresh soy beans (edamame)

Vintage Kitchen Accessories Shop– Whistlestop Antiques in Historic Railroad Square will bring a very special Vintage Kitchen Accessories Shop to WEFM this weekend.    They will be selling vintage kitchen gadgets and all items related to food: from cookbooks to linens, mixing bowls to whatever it took to make cooking easier and more efficient for housewives of the day! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to WEFM’s EBT program.

Whistlestop Antiques will have a "Vintage Kitchen Accessory Shop" at WEFM

Whistlestop Antiques will have a “Vintage Kitchen Accessory Shop” at WEFM

Meet our MEAT vendors:

Welcome Sonoma County Meat Co.! Come get your grass fed ground beef, steaks, pork and house made bacon here! Rian Rinn and Jenine Alexander recently opened their retro modern Sonoma County Meat Co. in a former tire shop at 35 Sebastopol Ave., just west of Highway 101. So. Co. Meat Co., an artisan butcher (and So. Co’s only USDA and State inspected Cut & Wrap facility) offers a wide array of beef, pork, lamb and more. The butcher shop is closed on Sunday so WEFM is the only place to buy their excellent products on Sunday!

Sonoma County Meat Co. at WEFM

Sonoma County Meat Co. at WEFM

Gypsy Girl Sausage Company– Is an artisan sausage company based in Santa Rosa founded and created by Tara Ross. Gypsy Girl Sausage recipes are thoughtfully designed to offer a variety of intriguing flavors -ranging from traditional to unique. You can choose from many styles including the Gypsy Brat, Harissa Hottie & Lamb Merguez. HINT! Gypsy Girl Sausage aficionado, Michele Anna Jordan loves the Lamb Merguez. Also check out their selections of specialty salts and spices such as their Fennel Salt, a fabulous finishing salt can be sprinkled on meat or fish after it is cooked.

Michele Anna Jordan and Tara Ross, founder of Gypsy Girl Sausage Co.

Michele Anna Jordan and Tara Ross, founder of Gypsy Girl Sausage Co.

You’re so RAD(ish)! The West End Farmers Market T-shirts ($25) have arrived! Be the first to wear our exclusive design. You can also get a special edition of the West End Farmers Market Poster ( 13″X19″ heavyweight paper $5) signed by artist, Brian Howlett.

WEFM Tshirts are now available

WEFM Tshirts are now available

Picture yourself at WEFM!  Our new photo cut-out was designed by local artist Cleo Carrino and it’s pretty hard to resist taking a picture. (So don’t!)

Picture yourself at WEFM

Picture yourself at WEFM


Our North Bay Hootenanny Stage sponsored by Exchange Bank & City of SR features the best in local music, all music booked by the multi-talented and dashing Josh Windmiller. This week’s artist:  Ron’s One Man Band- Ron Dubin

WEFM EBT matching program. We will match your EBT $ one for one up to $20! That means you can buy twice as much fresh, wholesome food for your family.  Thanks to Exchange Bank, Kaiser Permanente and the Kelly Norman Team at Keller Williams Realty for their generous grants.



WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program– The West End Farmers Market is now a WIC authorized Certified Farmers Market. You may use your WIC and Senior FMNP checks at the following Farmer’s stalls: Leisen’s Bridgeway Farms, Ortiz Brothers & Foggy River Farm.

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Ride your Bike to WEFM! We are located downtown, just north of Historic Railroad Square, close to the SR Creek & Joe Rodota Bike trails and we have lots of bike parking available.

Thank you to Whistlestop Antiques,  our WEFM sponsor

Thank you to Whistlestop Antiques, our WEFM sponsor

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