Monday, May 11, 2009

Windsor Farmer's Market

Windsor is a town 5 miles or so South of Healdsburg. Windsor is bigger than Healdsburg, with a lot of recent construction. Windsor is known among other things for it's Old Downtown which is really not so old. The location is the same, but there is a lof of new construction, done to have the look and feel of "old" downtowns, with mixed retail/residential around a town green. It definitely looks a bit manufactured, but it's functional and has made downtown a center. If the SMART rail comes to fruition this is also where the Windsor train depot is.

On Sunday's, Windsor has a farmer's market on the town green. We wandered by on Sunday to see what was up. Windsor's market is slightly bigger than Healdsburg, and contains many of the same vendors. It was sunny this weekend so I got some photos.

There are more food options, including Charlie's BBQ which has some great pulled pork sandwiches.



Sonoma County Honey was there. Is there a season for Honey?



Dan the Tomato Man from Soda Rock Farms holding court! Sadly I had bought plants from the Healdsburg Nursery yesterday when we missed Healdsburg's market, not knowing Dan came to Windsor as well. His plants look great and he has a lot of knowledge. I asked him about my basil plants, which keep getting eaten. He says the don't do anything about pests on the basil as they plant 15,000 basil plants a year so a little loss doesn't bother him.



There is a string band playing acoustic music, largely folk. I missed the action photo as they were done for the day.



There are picnic tables on the expansive town green where you can sit down and sample the goodies and eat lunch. Tent not included!



If you are lucky enough to wander through on Thursday nights, there is another farmer's market on Thursday which includes a movie night! Windsor puts up a big screen in the middle of the green and shows films. There are also bands on occasion. Tuesday's are kids movies on the green. Windsor made a committment to having a real downtown instead of just the big boxes on Shiloh Road, so far, so good!

More information on the Windsor Farmer's Market Here

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Good to see this Windsor Farmer's Market..we can buy what ever we want in this market..keep going.
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