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Honoring the Whole Animal

October 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Honoring the Whole Animal,

There is NO ENTRY FEE.  Often special events have entry fees and parking fees.  We don’t.  The 4-H animals are free to enjoy.  All the vendors will be selling their stuff.   It would be a perfect place to purchase Christmas gifts – handmade by local artists.

Kids of all ages.  “Whenever I had animals at the farmers market kids of all ages loved it” says Paula Downing, organizer of the event and former manager of the Sebastopol Farmers’ Market.  “So few kids have any relationship with farm animals.   My strongest memory is of a teenage girl petting an Angora bunny and being astounded that her sweater was made from bunny hair.”

Honoring the Whole Animal

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market
1351 Maple Avenue
1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

9 am – 1 pm Admission is FREE

At our upcoming event “Honoring the Whole Animal” meet and fall in love with

Sonoma County small and dedicated meat producers (pork, chicken, duck, beef, lamb). Inform yourself what eating clean, responsibly raised local meat and dairy means for your health and well being. Learn of the connection between grass-fed-and-finished as opposed to feedlot-fed animals, soil health, and climate change

Local talented wool and fiber artists. Learn all about the local Fibershed Movement

Our cheese, ice cream, and yogurt makers.  Get the opportunity to taste dairy produced right here in Sonoma County.

Talk to 4-H kids who will show their bunnies, turkeys, sheep, and pet them, (the animals, not the kids 🙂 )

Education – learn to make sausage, spin, knit, weave

Tasting – meatballs, artisan cheeses, ice cream

Riding and petting – ponies, sheep, cows


Brought to you by Slow Food Russian River with support by the Agricultural Community Events Farmers Market, Farm Trails, and Sonoma County 4-H.

Participating producers include Bodega Pastures, Olivet RanchHeartfelt Farm, Wild Oat Hollow, Heather’s Custom Meats, Green Start FarmThe Bone Broth CompanyStrauss Creamery, Wyammy RanchWats Treen (Woodware for Spinners, Reenactors & Householders, Tom Spittler), and more TBA

Honoring the Whole Animal, Saturday, October 13th, 2018, 9 am – 1 pm


October 13, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Slow Food Russian River
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Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States