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HARVEST

FRESH FROM
THE FARM

DELIGHT IN PETALUMA'S BOUNTY AT LOCAL FARMS AND RANCHES.
BY FRANCES RIVETTI

CLOCKWISE FROM OPPOSITE: COURTESY OF SONOMA COUNTY TOURISM; SHUTTERSTOCK.COM; COURTESY OF SONOMA COUNTY TOURISM; STEVE RUSTAD

Meet and greet lively
livestock with the tykes.

Roam among the area's
bucolic pastures.

Petaluma's harvest will
give you plenty of
reasons to smile.

P

etaluma's countryside is renowned for its unparalleled fresh fruits
and vegetables, meats, and cheeses. It's a reputation that stretches
back to the mid-1800s, when settlers planted verdant farmland to
supply Northern California during the Gold Rush.
Here you'll find rustic breads, raw local honey, farm-fresh produce, and
homemade ice cream, making Petaluma the "tastiest little place on Earth."
Best of all, many farmers, artisan producers, and cheesemakers are opening their (barn) doors to visitors hoping to sample the most authentic
tastes of the land.
HOME ON THE RANGE
Farm meets table at Petaluma's rustic farmsteads, where you can pet farm animals,
explore the land, and sample delicious food.
Just a five-minute drive from Petaluma,
Tara Firma Farms straddles the border
between Marin and Sonoma Counties, and
boasts more than 250 acres of fields open
for picnicking, hiking, and fishing. Visitors
can join free tours showing off the farm's
free-range cows, chickens, turkeys, and pigs.
East of Petaluma, Green String Farm's
quirky environs offer seasonal bounty in
the tin-roofed marketplace. Inside, you'll
find shelves stocked with nuts, honey, and
jams, as well as vintage fridges filled with
cheeses and pasture-raised meats.
Cute calves and Petaluma's rich dairy farm history come together at
McClelland's Dairy,
which provides a
range of hands-on
experiences. Reserve
a spot on the hour-

and-a-half tour, where you'll hear the story
of the dairy farm while petting cows.
Taste award-winning olive oil and
estate-grown Petaluma Gap AVA wines
at McEvoy Ranch. The farm was the
home of the late Nan McEvoy, who
transformed the former dairy ranch into
a Tuscan-style olive grove. Weekend
morning tours take visitors around the
grounds, and seated one-hour tastings
treat guests to wine, seasonal bites, and
olive oil paired with local cheeses.
From May through October, the fiveacre Garden Valley Ranch is a must-see.
The rose farm cultivates more than 6,000
varieties of antique, climber, hybrid, and
tea breeds. Admire the fairy-tale setting as
you wander under rose-covered pergolas
and arches. The nursery and garden are
open by appointment only, but roses
are available for purchase yearround.

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