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Sonoma County - get here, get your tomatoes now

Columba | Sep 28, 2011 10:02 AM

It's finally tomato season and they're falling off the vines - ripe, delicious and plentiful.

My current faves are $3 lb from Vineyards Inn in Kenwood. You'll also find squash, peppers, grapes, and other produce there. If you come at lunch time on a weekday, be sure to check out the blue plate special for $10. I've had two excellent meals there recently - they seem to use the special to move food while it's still fresh and tasty.

Oak Hill Farms tomatoes at $4 lb are also very good, but the melons, peppers and corn are even better. It's really worth a stop, if only to see the flowers blooming along the driveway.

And Imwalle's in Santa Rosa is busting out tomatoes at 99 cents a pound, $2 for heirlooms. Their figs are falling off the trees and they've got their own corn, romano beans, apples and squash too.

I'd bet that Tierra and the farmers markets are moving bumper crops too. I just haven't seen it or tasted it myself.

Oak Hill Farm
15101 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476

Imwalle Gardens
685 W 3rd St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Vineyards Inn
8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452

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