Saturday market has new vendors
THE SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER'S Saturday market has started for the season and includes several new vendors
The Sonoma Saturday market, hosted by the Sonoma Community Center, boasts several fresh vendors this year, such as sculptor Zaza Fetterly and artisan bread baker Mike "The Bejkr" Zakowski, along with several returning merchants from past years, including Victorian Farmstead meats, the Epicurean Connection, the Hummus Guy and Flowers to You.
This year's market will include a full array of food vendors with fresh produce, seasonal fruit, local cheeses, fresh flowers and sustainably farmed meat. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 24. Throughout the season, local artists and produce vendors will vary each week.
Affordable organic breakfasts will once again be sold in the Rotary Community Kitchen. Maya Restaurant will return and rotate breakfast service with several new restaurants participating this year.
The community center will also sell coffee to complement breakfast fare, so guests have the opportunity to enjoy coffee in the garden before shopping at the market.
This year, the center is expanding its focus on sustainability through education and on-site demonstrations with participating vendors, such as Ditte Jensen, whose upcoming workshop "Watercolor: Left Brain, Right Brain," is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, at the community center.
This season's vendors include, among others, Jensen, a watercolor artist; book artist Emily Marks; fine art photographer Gene Dougherty; ceramic artists Beverly Prevost and Kate de Renouard; multi-media artist Susan Heeringa-Pieper; jewelers Christine Gonzalves, Pegge Bastress and Laurie Cole. Linens designer Sue Flanigan will return, as will Vicki Arns of Alpaca Shire.
The growing list of food vendors also includes the Patch, Paul's Produce, Sonoma's own Lovin' Oven and Zakowski, who will offer his specialty breakfast dish, the nid d'amour.
The Sonoma Community Center is located at 276 E. Napa St.