Sonoma County Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Farms

There was a time when Petaluma had as many as ten Christmas tree farms, with even more in Sebastopol and other parts of Sonoma County. Over the years their numbers have dwindled but many of the farms that still exist today have been passed down through families; bringing joy to many through their dedication and [...]

By | December 1st, 2011|Farms|200 Comments

Petaluma Pumpkin Patches & Events 2011

It is pumpkin season! This is my favorite time of year and there is no better place than Petaluma to enjoy the autumn bounty and the growing number of activities and attractions that go along with it. The pumpkin patches start to open this weekend and promise weeks of festivities and entertainment to keep you [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Dairies, Farms, Festivals & Events, Parks, Petaluma|2 Comments

Petaluma Pumpkin Patches

Petaluma embraces the spirit of Halloween like no other place I have ever lived and it all starts with a visit to the pumpkin patch. It may be unseasonably warm but that didn’t keep me from taking my son to the Adobe Pumpkin patch last Friday. He had been asking for the “pumpins” [...]

By | September 30th, 2010|Family, Farms, Festivals & Events, Parks, Petaluma|1 Comment

Making Apple Pies at Two Rock Ranch

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the smells, and flavors of the season. As the air starts to chill, the leaves begin to fall, and the autumn harvest yields ingredients for warm, tasty comfort food, I decided to inaugurate the season by honing my pie baking skills at Olympia Apple [...]

By | September 14th, 2010|Dairies, Farms, Festivals & Events, Food, Petaluma, West County|2 Comments

Lavender & Honey

Flowers and bees have a wonderfully symbiotic relationship.  Bees pollinate the flowers and the flowers nourish the bees; happy flowers mean more flowers and happy bees mean honey!  You can learn more about happy flowers and bees at the Lavender Bee Farm in Petaluma, a charming family owned farm known for their lavender and honey [...]

By | May 28th, 2010|Farms, Petaluma|1 Comment

Farm Hopping

We couldn’t have asked for better Farm Trails weather last Sunday.  It was a beautiful spring day and we encountered plenty of blossoms, bees, and babies along the way.  Out of the more than eighteen farms participating we managed to visit four, each one providing a unique experience in farm life and local [...]

By | April 20th, 2010|Family, Farms, Festivals & Events|1 Comment