To anyone who thinks Sonoma is snooty wine country, I say an emphatic “NO”. We are Small Town America where the predominant industry happens to be wine and small farms, especially farms raising organic, sustainable and heirloom products. If you ever doubt that, you should check out some of the local City festivals. These aren’t staged events for the tourists. Like today’s Community Ox Roast, these events tend to be put on, attended and for the benefit of the locals.
Need more proof? Here is the photographic evidence:
All proceeds benefit The Sonoma Community Center, so don’t miss this event next year if you are in the vicinity (always the first Sunday in June.)
Meanwhile back at the Ranch, a continuation of yesterday’s Farm Report:
My task for the next few weeks is to get a name and branding for our lavender (which will be made into lavender water and essential oil). Then see about getting a stall in the Sonoma Farmer’s Market. Soon you may see me hawking lavender every Tuesday night in summer and fall. My new career path: grassroots retail.