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SFM Newsletter January 16th

Greetings to all participants of the Sebastopol Farmers Market Community!  Please join us at the market this Sunday for a special musical treat sure to shake off those winter time blues.  Bourbon Street Brass Band is back on stage playing soulful New Orleans style jazz.  You won’t want to miss a single minute!!

 

This year, make a promise to yourself to eat more locally grown, nutrient dense, fresh Fruits and Veggies.  Here’s something to consider.. what percentage of your food comes from the farmers market?  10-25%, 30-50%, 75% or more?  We encourage you to take the farmers market challenge .. everybody wins!!!

 

Edgeworks is back this Sunday for all of your kitchen and garden tool sharpening needs!!

 

Also look for Mi Fiesta will be joining the many amazing vendors at the market this Sunday!!

 

And for all of you wild mushroom lovers, Oyster Creek will be back with black trumpets and plenty of advice on how to use them!!

 

Greetings to all of our CalFresh Customers!  We continue to offer a match of up to $15 to spend on local fruits and vegetables!! $15 will get you $30. Yes!  Plus, if you haven’t received a special meat, egg and dairy voucher booklet yet, we will have those available at the info booth.  One per CalFresh customer please.   We really appreciate your dedication and support of local farmers!!

 

It’s never too late or too early to start a garden.  There are plenty of  veggie and herb starts and lots of advice available for your winter gardening.

 

Check out the amazing veggies from local sustainable farmers selling the best fresh harvested produce on the planet including .. lettuces, microgreens, spinach, tot soi, bok choy, mustard greens, kales, collards, swiss chard, napa and other cabbages, salad radishes, turnips, carrots, beets,  leeks, potatoes, mushrooms, broccolis, cauliflowers, red onions, garlic, winter squashes,  herbs and so much more…

 

We’re in the middle of a bountiful  Citrus Season with an amazing array of tangerines, mandarins, grapefruits, oro blanco, cara cara oranges, lemons , limes.  For all of you who might be wondering.. Twin Peaks will be at the market for citrus season now and peach season too!!

 

Look for farmer inspired products like organic nut butters, almonds and walnuts.  You will also find meats, cheeses, olive oil, wines, vinegar, dried fruits, olives, honey, herbal teas, jams, hot sauces and pesto, breads, pastries and other homemade treats are just some of what you will find at the market.  A New Crop of organic almonds and walnuts are here!!

 

We really appreciate your continued support as we continue to work hard to keep our market strong and our community programs going.  Please consider donating.  Special thanks for the donations that keep coming in through the market’s GoFundMe campaign.

https://gf.me/u/x3svaq

 

Please be sensitive to community members who are taking extra precautions.  If you’re not wearing a mask, please give them space.  We want everyone to feel safe and loved at our market.

 

A shout out to you, dedicated supporters of all that is sustainable and local!  Cheers to our amazing farmers and to ensuring that our local food system thrives!

Together we can build a healthier more resilient future.

 

Carla

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