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2020-03-26Mar 26, 2020

Protocols outlined by the Community Market applies to all Food markets. The number one priority is to keep customers, the community and workers safe.  Hourly changes  are being closely monitored in the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols through the CDC and the County Health Departments. The goal is to continue to provide groceries, nutritional supplements and natural remedies to customers in the midst of the current challenges to our health and well-being. 

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

The festival of Chanukah teaches us about the power of light over darkness and right over might. An Evening with Holocaust Survivor  Leon Malmed, Chanukah Shoppe, Chanukah at the River, Hands On Chanukah Family Celebration and Latke Masterchef & Social are some of the celebrations around the county.

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

Make the holiday season even more delicious by trying all kinds of festive foods made right here in Sonoma County.

2019-11-08Nov 8, 2019

With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to figure out what you’ll be gifting your family and friends. For those of you who’d like to try a little something different this year, Elizabeth has rounded uparts and crafts classes in Sonoma County, from jam Making, Thanksgiving Centerpiece Floral Design, Holiday Wreath Design to Porcelain Ornaments and more!, where you create personalized gifts for your loved ones.

2019-10-30Oct 30, 2019

The word pesto comes from the Genoese verb pestâ (Italian pestare), which means to crush or to pound. Going as far back as the Roman age, they used to eat a paste called moretum. This past was made by crushing garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil and vinegar together. In my research it dawned on me that I always thought pesto had to be made with basil which at this time of year is no longer available at the farmers' markets. A great substitution is spinach. 

2020-03-26Mar 26, 2020

By working together the farmers markets across the state were able to get the seal of approval to continue serving our communities by California Health Department and California Department of Food and Agriculture. On our part eating healthy fresh fruits and vegetables is essential to all of our vitality especially those individuals that are high risk. I encourage all of you to find your way to your local farmers' market to gather immunity boosting foods. If you know someone who is at risk or elderly please consider shopping for them. At the same time you will be giving much needed support to our local farmers.

2020-03-20Mar 20, 2020
2020-03-20Mar 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak spreading and shelter-in-place orders coming down across the state, we at CAFF are working hard to keep our local food system running strong, our family farmers in business and our communities safe and healthy. While confusion abounds during this ever-developing COVID-19 crisis, one thing is clear: a strong, healthy, local food system is absolutely essential during times like these. So what can consumers do right now to help assure that our family farms stay in business and the many people who comprise of our shared food system can weather this storm? From  joining a CSA  to ordering direct from farms online to making sure our most vulnerable have food CAFF has compiled a few tips.

2020-02-19Feb 19, 2020

Seems Spring is coming early this year. February was filled with bright sunny days bringing us luscious green pastures and patches of what most people think are weeds but I find them nutritious ingredients to add to our dinners or salads. 


2020-01-29Jan 29, 2020

With the month of February comes Valentine's Day. This months recipe: Grilled Shrimp with Pomegranate Salsa. Pomegranate - Also known as the "apple of love", the ruby colored fruit was once the basis for an aphrodisiac wine made by the ancient Greeks. The name aphrodisiac was given to those foods that were thought to enhance sexual attraction or potency after the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. 

2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019

Check out Sonoma County Crab Feeds in January through early March. The Dungeness crab is by far the most popular crab served at events, as it is caught off  our own Pacific shores.

2019-12-28Dec 28, 2019

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin and Saurkraut. Pork is considered lucky in some countries including Cuba, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Austria because in most of those countries the pig symbolizes progress. It is believed that the animal never moves backward as it pushes forward snout to the ground foraging for food. So, rejoice in having bacon or pork chops or Pork loin.


2019-11-27Nov 27, 2019

Not everyone has the time, know how or passion to create a basket with such detail but since the greek mythological times a horned shape basket called a Cornucopia filled with fruits and vegetables has been a symbol of abundance. This is my inspiration for my choice of gift for family and friends.  

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