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SFM Newsletter March 15th

Dearest Sebastopol Farmers’ Market Community.  First the good news..Yes!! There will be a farmers’ market this Sunday.  We welcome everyone to join us.  Explore ways to boost your immune system with fresh picked fruits, vegetables and herbs from local sustainable farmers.

It doesn’t get much better than this.

Wednesday evening was the herb talk in Graton sponsored by the Sonoma County Herb Association.  It was so empowering, that I asked local herbalists there to come share information at the market this Sunday.  I think there are a lot of questions, misinformation and uncertainties.  The best thing we can do is to support each other, stay positive, laugh, play, sing, move but, also be prepared.  Please follow the necessary precautions.  Wash your hands often, use hand sanitizers (there are non-toxic herbal hand sanitizers that are incredibly effective)  No hugs or handshakes.  It is recommended to have a distance of at least 3 feet between you and others.  Stay hydrated and nourished and if you are feeling rundown or sick.. please stay home and maybe have a friend shop for you.  I know this is a lot.

There will be disposable gloves for handling produce.  Please use them or at the very least use hand sanitizer before handling produce to keep everyone as safe as possible.

 

On stage this Sunday, to help you shake the quarantine blues, Cumbia Viva salsa band will get your feet moving and your hips swinging, fingers snapping.. guaranteed to put that smile back on your face!! 🙂

 

In the spotlight this week you will find microgreens, lettuces, arugula, spinach, kales, savoy, nappa, red and green cabbages, chard, collards, mustard greens, French and globe radishes, beets, carrots, potatoes, rutabagas, onions, shallots, broccolis, cauliflowers, burdock root, winter squashes, ASPARAGUS! Mushrooms, herbs and so much more!!

Did you know that thyme and rosemary are antiviral?  Try them in your soups or vegetable dishes and in tea!  YUM!

 

There are a few more weeks of citrus so, be sure to stock up.  Did you know that lemons are anti-viral?  So squeeze a little juice on your salads, sautéed vegetables and in your tea or other beverages!!  Make sure you try the unique orange varietals, tangerines and grapefruits!!

 

Look for veggie and herb starts for your Spring garden.  Nothing like edible flowers and herbs to make you smile.  Start your edible garden today.

 

Make sure to look for farmer inspired products including nuts and nut butters, meats, cheeses, olive oil, herbal teas, hot sauces, breads, pastries and pastas, olives, preserves and other homemade treats.

 

Mark your calendars..

 

March 29th – Black Sheep

April Earth Month Celebration

May 31st – Health and Wellness Fair

June 7th –  All Things Herbal

 

Thank you for shopping the Sebastopol Farmers’ Market and participating in community.  We are so lucky to have such a dedicated and caring community.  Together we can get through this and become a more resilient community.

 

Carla

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