Sebastopol Farmers Markets and Farms
Visitors to Sebastopol have numerous ways to pick up fresh-off-the-farm produce and products.
The Sebastopol Farmers Market runs year round, creating a popular Sunday downtown destination for locals and visitors alike. Vendors offer up a wide range of goods, from seasonal produce and fruit to fish, baked goods, spices, cheeses, honey, eggs, jams & preserves, and prepared foods. Non-foods include skincare, nursery plants, textiles and artisan products such as candles, jewelry, and more.
Held on shady Sebastopol Plaza, this thriving market is always a fun experience. If you're there at lunchtime, pick up a duck taco or a slice, and enjoy it while sitting beside the fountain and listening to live music.
Sebastopol Farmers Market, open Sundays year-round, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sebastopol Plaza, Weeks Way at Highway 116, Sebastopol.
Visit a Farm
In good spring weather, Sebastopol's Redwood Hill Farm - Capracopia — a goat dairy — offers full farm tours guided by one of its family members, "kid cuddle days" that focus on the adorable baby goats, and personalized private tours arranged to work with your schedule. Meet the goats, cuddle baby goats, learn how to milk a goat, and experience sustainable farming first-hand, from the tracking solar array and rainwater catchment tanks to the pioneering use of tagasaste, an innovative goat fodder crop. This Certified Humane farm also includes chickens, beehives, olive and fruit orchards, and more.
Both the full farm tours and kid cuddle days start at 11 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the orchard. The farm market stand offers award-winning Redwood Hill Farm goat cheese, seasonal fruit, and fresh flowers, as well as skin-nourishing goat milk soap made with fresh goat milk and Capracopia Olive Oil produced on the farm. It's a good idea to bring a cooler and ice if you want to buy cheese and produce. (Note: No pets are allowed on the farm.) Reservations required.
Redwood Hill Farm – Capracopia, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, 707-827-3366
Produce and Artisanal Product Stands
Andy's Produce Market: The largest open-air fresh farm produce market in Northern California, Andy's is able to obtain many items from local farmers who only produce small amounts. During the summer, fruits like berries and apples come right from farms near the market. This old-fashioned fruit stand also offers a complete selection of organic and gourmet foods.
Andy's Produce Market, 1691 Gravenstein Highway N., Sebastopol, 707-823-8661.
Beekind: At Beekind, honey is local, natural, raw, and unique. Beautiful and consumable goods line the shelves, there's a tasting bar, and you can observe beehives in the garden. On sale are premium honeys, beeswax candles, and bees/beekeeping supplies.
Beekind, 921 Gravenstein Highway S., Sebastopol, 707-824-2905.
Written by Sonoma Insider Suzie Rodgriguez.