Where’s Paul’s Produce?
Paul’s Produce here in Sonoma is not opening its Arnold Drive stand on Saturdays this year, due to late planting, restaurant demand, and labor shortages. So catch them at either the Tuesday Farmers Market in Sonoma Plaza or at the Friday morning farmers market at the Arnold Field parking lot, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Altimira’s School Garden students will be back in August at the Friday morning farmers market selling vegetables, and maybe eggs, that they have raised, thanks to the leadership of Garden Coordinator Kimberly Weber.
Sonoma Farm at Sweetwater Spectrum’s farm stand is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 730 W. Spain St. Right now they have summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, eggplant, broccoli and cabbage. They are also at the Friday farmers market with microgreens.
Fifth Street Farm’s Tyge and Kate sell farm and backyard produce Thursdays 3 to 5 p.m. on Fifth Street below Napa Road. Watch for yellow umbrella.
Flatbed Farm offers whatever is ripe, from eggs to pastries, to kale Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., other days as happens. 13450 Highway 12, Glen Ellen.
Green String Farm and other farm stands
Nancy and Fred Cline’s Green String Farm has reopened after a delay due to the heavy rains last winter, which left many small farms in swampy conditions. Open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the corner of Old Adobe and Frates Roads in Petaluma. Best entrance is off Old Adobe Road.
Buena Vista’s Living History Faire
Jean-Charles Boisset’s Buena Vista Winery will hold its annual Living History Faire Saturday, July 15.
The Faire depicts major events in Buena Vista’s history with an emphasis on Paris.
France native Boisset wants to honor the 150th Anniversary of the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition and “Buena Vista Winery will be transported to Paris,” according to the press release.
Boisset himself will perform as the Sun King, Napoleon the Third of France. He will be joined by actor Jeffrey Weissman portraying Mark Twain, and others as Queen Victoria, Captain Nemo, Princess Auoda, Mary Grant, Professor Phinias Flockmocker III, Jaques D’Oge, Edouard Manet, and more characters.
Wine industry guests will see a performance of the “Story of Buena Vista” in the winery’s wine museum from 6 to 7 p.m.
Enjoy Buena Vista wines, music and entertainment by Bruno Band and Can Can Bijou, and food available for purchase. $40 general or $25 wine club members up to 3 people. 2 to 6 p.m. 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma. For more info and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Figgy piggy happenings
Suite D will host a Sonoma Fest & Pig Roast on Sunday, July 16 with live music by the Butterdishes featuring poke salad, a whole roasted Kalua pig, Spam fried rice, sweet potato fries and an ice cream sundae bar. $50 or $42 for Social Club members. Reserve at figsuited.com.
SVVGA Barbeque at St. Francis Winery honors Chris Silva
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance holds its annual Member Barbeque at St. Francis Winery on Wednesday, July 19 with live music by Sonoma Valley’s Creatures of Habit band and barbecue stations by Olive & Vine/Cuvee Catering. No matter what it’s called, you know that if the food comes from Catherine Venturini it will be good. Bring a bottle of wine to share. $40 adults, $12 children. Reception 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6:30. 100 North Pythian Way, Santa Rosa. For more info contact Abigail@sonomavalleywine.com.