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June 26, 2022
Sam works the Middleton Farm produce booth at a recent Tuesday Farmers’ Market. He says Middleton Farm has attended the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market since 1989.

Healdsburg Farmers’ Market Gets It Right

Downtown Healdsburg is a hopping place to be on Saturday and Tuesday mornings, all the better for locals and out-of-towners who like farmers’ markets...

West Sonoma Coast Wines Get Own AVA

Just seven years after the West Sonoma County Vintners filed their petition, the West Sonoma Coast—where the cold marine air and heavy fog offer...
KC Mosso the elephant bar

Despite the Name, the Elephant Is a ‘People Pub’

There’s a widespread sentiment in the wine industry: “It takes a lot of good beer to make a good bottle of wine.” So when Paul...

Local duo works to share culture through food

Camila Salazar and Osmel Gonzalez were already a powerful duo before arriving in Healdsburg. But after two and a half years, they have not only found a community within their working family at Single Thread, but have created one of their own.

Farm to Pantry goes fashion forward with Gapelii partnership

Being able to collect nutritious food while wearing a t-shirt that is both comfortable and trendy is a win-win for Farm to Pantry. Gapelii Brand, a Sonoma County Black-owned luxury brand, was co-founded by Andrew Akufo in 2019 and features clothing and accessories. Through his work, he met Kelly Conrad, development director from Farm to Pantry. Conrad reached out to Akufo to collaborate and provide T-shirts for volunteers that could feature Gapelii Brand’s style and promote the organization.

Group of dedicated local knitters organizing co-op to maintain Purls of Joy store

The founder and owner of the popular knitting shop Purls of Joy is retiring at the end of this month and, in an effort to keep the shop going and the friendly store spirit alive, a group of about 50 local knitters are working to form a member-driver co-op to maintain the business.

Duct fire at SingleThread temporarily closes restaurant

A small duct fire that broke out on Friday night, Feb. 19, at SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn on North Street has forced the restaurant to close for the time being in order to recoup and clean up from the blaze.

Alma’s Oilcloth and Chucherias celebrates culture

For many Healdsburg residents, finding comfort food that reminds them of home is easy. But for those who seek art, knickknacks, decorative flowers and more emblematic items which celebrate Latinx culture, Alma’s Oilcloth and Chucherias, established 10 years ago and located on 437 Healdsburg Ave., is the place.

Downtown Bakery & Creamery reopens this week under new, local owners

The beloved Downtown Bakery & Creamery is reopening on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

‘I went against a dragon’: Salon moves to survive impacts of COVID

The owner and operator of Vanity the Salon, a Healdsburg beauty parlor, has moved to a new location, after nearly two years of struggling to keep her business — in an industry particularly hard hit by the pandemic — alive.