Guerneville Farmers Market

Guerneville Farmers Market opens this week.

Guerneville’s summer farmers market opens this Thursday afternoon, June 6, starting at 3 p.m. in the field behind the firehouse at the corner of Fourth Street and Armstrong Woods.

A variety of new vendors are showing interest in joining the Russian River summer market that’s open every Thursday in Guerneville from 3 to 7 p.m., said market manager Pegi Ball.

“We’re not 100% sure on everybody yet,” she said, but she thinks most if not of all of the vendors from last year’s market will be back.

Lined up for this week are Guerneville grower Lee Higbee of Farm Sinclair (greens and eggs), Ponce Farm (fresh fruit including peaches and apricots), Cazadero’s Raymond’s Bakery (breads, cookies and brownies) and Franco Dunn’s One World Sausage from Healdsburg.

The lineup also includes the Tuck Box Indian cuisine truck, organic raw almonds and walnuts and roasted almond butter from Heron Almonds and grass-fed beef, lamb and duck eggs from Salmon Creek Ranch, said Ball, who also manages Santa Rosa’s Original Farmers Market, which is now sponsoring the weekly Guerneville market. More vendors may be in the mix when the market opens Thursday, said Ball.

Next Thursday, June 13, Guerneville’s free summer concert program starts in the town plaza with Poor Man’s Whiskey playing their fusion of bluegrass, country and southern rock. Free concerts take place in the plaza every other week through Sept. 12. (See article below)

On Tuesday, June 18, there’s a fundraiser at Guerneville’s  Rainbow Cattle Company bar that will benefit the nonprofit farmers market

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