Sonoma Garden Park is kicking off its seasonal Harvest Market this Saturday, May 20 – and aside from the usual variety of fresh locally grown produce in a rustic and beautiful setting, the market will also feature members of UC Master Gardeners of Sonoma County, who will be on hand to answer any and all of your gardening questions.
The Harvest Market, which runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. through October, is known locally for its fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and eggs, all harvested at Sonoma’s six-acre demonstration farm. Spero olive oil, produced by a local Sonoma family, also is available at $20 per bottle.
But besides the fresh produce, there’s another great reason for locals to visit Sonoma Garden Park on Saturday mornings, and that’s free advice from the Master Gardeners. Come ask them how to control aphids, grow the best tomatoes, harvest celery or any other questions. Whatever it is, our Master Gardeners will know the answer.
After taking advantage of this free resource, buy some fresh groceries or enjoy a stroll through Sonoma Garden Park’s beautiful grounds with its walking paths, bee garden, fig grove, chicken coop, native plant nursery, community garden plots, low-impact design features and much more.
Sonoma Garden Park is located less than a mile from Sonoma Plaza at 19996 7th St. East. The park, which is owned by the City of Sonoma and operated by Sonoma Ecology Center, also hosts movie nights, educational summer camps and other community events, and is available for rent as an event space. For more information visit www.sonomagardenpark.org or see our event listing.