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Exploring the Rich Agricultural Bounty: A Guide to 10 Must-Visit Farmers' Markets in Sonoma County

Updated: Sep 17

Sonoma County noted for its plentiful agriculture, is a mecca for farmers' markets that showcase the region's abundance. Exploring these markets not only allows you to engage with local farmers, craftsmen, and community people, but it also provides a varied range of experiences that extend beyond simply purchasing fresh produce.

Sonoma County's farmers' markets offer opportunities to indulge in delectable delights, explore unique crafts, listen to live music, and relish gourmet meals from food trucks from spring to fall, and even year-round. In this post, we'll look at ten must-see farmers' markets in Sonoma County, each with its own unique charm and appeal.

Santa Rosa's Original Certified Farmers Market: The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa is home to Sonoma County's oldest and largest farmers' market. Every item accessible with the "certified" label is cultivated or manufactured by the person selling it. Talk to friendly farmers, fishmongers, bakers, chocolatiers, and artisans as you fill your shopping bags with their great offerings.

This year-round market is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Mercadito Market at Roseland Village:

Mercadito Market at Roseland Village

Mercadito Market, located in Santa Rosa's colorful Roseland area, highlights the city's Latinx community. This market offers a colorful assortment of farm-grown vegetables on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The market is conveniently located near Mitote Food Park, where you can sample a variety of Mexican street food from the food trucks that surround it.

Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market:

Petaluma East Side Farmers' Market

Petaluma, formerly known as the "World's Egg Basket," celebrates its rich agricultural legacy at the East Side Farmers' Market.

This market, which is open year-round on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lucchesi Park, sells farm-fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and, of course, eggs. Relax at one of the café tables while enjoying pastries, breakfast, and a cup of coffee.

Sebastopol Farmers' Market:

Sebastopol Farmers' Market

The unique Sebastopol Farmers' Market is located in downtown Sebastopol and offers a wide variety of local goods. This market offers herbal treatments, skincare goods, artisan-made apparel, handcrafted jewelry, baskets, and intriguing New Age curios in addition to vital fruits and vegetables. There are food vendors selling global cuisine to please your taste buds.

The market is held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sebastopol Plaza on Weeks Way all year.

Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market:

 Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market

Located near the historic Sonoma Plaza, the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers Market is an ideal place to stock up on food for a delicious Wine Country picnic.

Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., you can peruse a vivid array of colorful vegetables, fresh-baked foods, aromatic flowers, and locally manufactured condiments such as honey, hummus, and olive oil. The market is held at the Arnold Field parking lot, which is located at 241 First Street West in Sonoma.

Sonoma's Tuesday Night Market:

Sonoma's Tuesday Night Market

The Tuesday Night Market takes over Sonoma Plaza in the spring and summer. Local farmers and gourmet food makers present their homegrown wares from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., accompanied by live music.

This market is an excellent opportunity to visit the stores, tasting rooms, and restaurants that flank the plaza, providing a busy and energetic ambiance.

Healdsburg Certified Farmers Market:

Healdsburg Certified Farmers Market

Since 1978, the Healdsburg market has been a neighborhood favorite as one of California's original 22 Certified Farmers' Markets.

This market, which is open Tuesdays from mid-May to late September (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and Saturdays from mid-April to late December (8:30 a.m. to noon), offers a rotating assortment of vegetables, wild seafood, tasty prepared dishes, and a variety of family-friendly events, such as zucchini races.

Cloverdale Tuesday Farmers' Market:

Cloverdale Tuesday Farmers' Market

Located in Cloverdale, Sonoma County's northernmost hamlet, this Tuesday Farmers' Market promotes the region's agricultural abundance.

You can meet farmers, food purveyors, craftspeople, and local residents from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (April to November). The market is held on the Downtown Plaza, allowing you to immerse yourself in the heart of the city.

Forestville Certified Growers Market:

Forestville Certified Growers Market

The Forestville Certified Farmers Market not only sells fresh produce but also supports the Farm to Pantry program, in which growers contribute products to local food banks.

This market, located at 6990 Front Street in Forestville's Downtown Oaks Park, is open on Tuesdays from June to late September, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market is located on the West County Regional Trail, which connects Forestville to Graton and Sebastopol.

The Windsor Certified Farmers Market is a family-friendly market that offers a variety of activities for children under the age of 12 through their "Kidz Dig It" group. The market's activities calendar is jam-packed with events like the Zucchini Festival, Tomato & Art Fest, and Pumpkin Jamboree.

Explore this colorful market on the Windsor Town Green in Old Downtown Windsor on Sundays (April to December) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays (June to September) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Farmers' markets in Sonoma County are more than simply locations to buy fresh produce; they are vibrant and engaging community hubs that provide a great experience for both locals and visitors.

From the oldest and largest Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market to the family-friendly Windsor Certified Farmers Market, each market has its own distinct charm and offerings.

Sonoma County's farmers' markets have something for everyone, whether you're seeking farm-fresh fruit, delectable treats, artisan crafts, or live entertainment. So, schedule a trip to these ten must-see markets and immerse yourself in Sonoma County's rich agricultural tradition and community spirit.

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