Sonoma County Farmers Market

Farmers markets offer a sense of community, a taste of culture and a true collection of the very best Sonoma has to offer. Farmers markets around Sonoma County provide a venue for local farmers to market fresh, organic, high quality agricultural products to Sonoma’s citizens and visitors to the area. Held at each town’s plaza, the Farmers Market showcases Sonoma’s rich history, supports the local economy, features a variety of small businesses and promotes “green living” all while cutting out the middle man and expenses. 

Wondering what you might find or experience at a Sonoma farmers market? Only serving the areas freshest produce, bring your family to sample delicious vine-ripened strawberries, grapes and wine, cider made from fresh apples, the finest cheeses, honey, olives and olive oil and fragrant lavender.

Farmers markets, at least the mid-week ones, are known as the “insider’s party” where the community comes together. If you want to feel like a local, check out a farmers market and observe. Locals arrive on foot or bike and before they even attempt to pick up this weeks produce, they’ll run into a dozen or so people they know and catch up on things. If you attend the farmers market in downtown Sonoma, you’ll find people carrying wine glasses in one hand and bottles in the other, sharing the largest crop in the county with their friends. It is legal to have open bottles of wine on the plaza. People bring picnic items, blankets, lawn chairs and more and enjoy the company and music provided by local musicians. The mid-week markets are known as the insiders party because most of the tourists come for weekends, and either haven’t arrived for their extended weekend until a Thursday afternoon, or leave by Monday night to head back to their destination.

Sit back and relax picnic style, while listening to the calming sounds of local musicians. Feast on indulgences such as sushi and lamb and watch your children dance across the lawn until the sun goes down. Meet and greet local business, farm and vineyard owners while sampling wine from top wineries in the area. Window shop at some of Sonoma County’s finest boutiques and mingle among the crowd, meeting the local community as you connect about Sonoma’s unique character and cultural richness.

Tuesday

Healdsburg (Starting June 7)
-       4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
-       North and Vine Streets, Healdsburg CA

Valley of the Moon (Starting May 2)
-       5:30 p.m.
-       Behind City Hall, 2 East Napa Street, Sonoma CA

Wednesday

Santa Rosa (Starting May 11)
-       5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
-       Downtown Santa Rosa CA

Thursday

Cotati (Starting end of May)
-       4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
-       La Plaza Park, Downtown Cotati CA

Windsor (Starting June)
-       5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
-       Town Green in Old Downtown, Windsor CA

Friday

Occidental (Starting June)
-       4 p.m.
-       Downtown, Howard’s Café Occidental CA

Rohnert Park (Starting June 3)
-       5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
-       Library Parking Lot and City Center Plaza, Rohnert Park CA

Sonoma (Year round)
-       9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
-       241 West First Street, Sonoma CA

Saturday

Healdsburg (Starting May 7)
-       9 a.m. – noon
-       North and Vine Streets, Healdsburg CA

Gualala (Starting May 21)
-       9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
-       47950 Center Street, Gualala CA

Petaluma (Starting May 21)
-       2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
-       Walnut Park, corner of Petaluma Blvd and D Street, Petaluma CA

Santa Rosa
-       8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
-       Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa CA

Sunday

Sebastopol (Starting April)
-       10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
-       Sebastopol Plaza on Weeks Way, Sebastopol CA

Windsor (Starting May)
-       10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
-       Town Green in Old Downtown, Windsor CA

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