Local places to get your fruits, veggies
The Red Barn Store officially opened for the season on Saturday, April 29. This is a great place to visit on weekends (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) to restock on fresh produce, seasonal flowers (both bunches and bouquets), wreaths, and local products from partners such as Tea and Trumpets and Sonoma Springs Jam. Bring the kids, bring the dog. Oakhill Farm is located at 15101 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen. More info at oakhillfarm.net.
Flat Bed Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The farm sells seasonal produce and flowers grown onsite. It also has a gift shop. Located at 13450 Sonoma Hwy. in Glen Ellen, across from the Bouverie Preserve. Follow “Flatbed Farm” on Facebook.
Kenwood Strawberry Patch offers fresh strawberries, grown on site, homemade jam and an array of produce like cherries and onions, plus fresh flowers. Open daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Located at 9250 Sonoma Hwy. Follow the “Kenwood Strawberry Patch” on facebook.
The Kenwood Farmers Market opens for the season on June 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Pick up fresh fruits and veggies, fish, honey and more. It will pop up every Sunday in the St. Patrick's Episcopal Church parking lot, 9000 Sonoma Hwy., through Sept. 24. Follow the farmers market on Facebook.
The Oakmont Farmers Market, which runs year-round, can be found Saturdays in the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, 6585 Oakmont Dr. in Oakmont. In addition to produce, you can also find prepared foods and gifts.
The Sierra Garden off of Pythian Road is now open for the season on Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m. For sale are veggie starts, jams, tangelo marmalade, apple butter, hot pepper jelly, green tomato relish, breads (zucchini, lemon, and persimmon), cut flowers, succulents, and fresh produce as the season progresses.
The Garden provides educational and mentoring activities for at-risk youth in Sonoma County. Funds raised provide scholarships for Sonoma County youth. The Garden is located on Eliza Way - follow the signs. Visit their website at www.sierragarden.org for more information or to inquire about volunteering.