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July/August Newsletter

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In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh fun for July and August! A highlight is our annual major fundraiser, the Gravenstein Apple Fair. Get your advance tickets now to save time and money! Some are only available online. Also featuring member events, two new member spotlights, and our Board’s statement on Sonoma County Measure J.

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peaches and jam

June 2024 Newsletter

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In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate Father’s Day plus summer farm offerings and great ag-centric events to kick off the season. Also a reminder about what’s in season, plus a quick view of our member spotlights!

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strawberries

May 2024 Newsletter

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Happy May! In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate Mother’s Day, ag-related summer youth programs, and farm events. We also profile what’s in season during this bridge between spring and summer. And announce the publication of our 2024 Map & Guide and kickoff to tickets sales for the Gravenstein Apple Fair.

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April 2024 Newsletter

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Happy April! In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate Earth Day (or Month!) and Passover, plus farm-related events, with an emphasis on Mother’s Day. We are just one month away from our annual Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour so sign up today and start planning your agrarian adventure! And on Saturday, April 27, Farm Trails will have a float at the Apple Blossom Parade in Sebastopol, where we will be distributing our brand-new beautiful 2024 Map & Guide. We hope to see you there!

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kid and flowers at redwood hill farm capracopia

March 2024 Newsletter

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In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate the Spring holidays, plus a diverse range of farm-related events to celebrate this magical time of year. Speaking of Spring, be sure to sign up for our annual Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour happening May 4 & 5.

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February 2024 Newsletter

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Happy February from Sonoma County Farm Trails! In this newsletter, we feature farm-fresh ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, CSAs and farm specials, and a diverse range of farm-related events to keep you going until the spring. Speaking of spring, be sure to sign up for our annual Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour happening May 4 & 5.

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Year in Review: 2023

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Much has changed over the past 50 years, but Sonoma County Farm Trails remains committed to promoting farmers and educating the public about the importance of supporting local agriculture. We are honored to be working with our 200-plus members to ensure the economic viability of the agricultural backbone of our social fabric. In this newsletter, we reflect on our collective accomplishments in 2023, and look forward to the next 50 years of cultivating community together.

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mulled cider from North Coast

December 7, 2023 Newsletter

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The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is on! In this issue of our Holidays Along the Farm Trails newsletter, we highlight great last-minute gift ideas plus farm-fresh food and drink for your holiday celebrations and the latest holiday events. Be sure to visit our Holidays Along the Farm Trails online guide for more ways to celebrate the bounty of Sonoma County this season.

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santas trees

November 21, 2023 Newsletter

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Happy Thanksgiving! We at Farm Trails give thanks to all of you for your continued support of local agriculture. In this issue of our newsletter, we’re featuring local ways to celebrate Hanukkah along the Farm Trails, top picks for Christmas trees, unique farm-fresh gift ideas, and festive events.

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turkey dinner

November 2023 Newsletter

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Enjoy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Sonoma County-style with our special Holidays Along the Farm Trails coverage. In this newsletter, we highlight some sources for your Thanksgiving feast plus upcoming member events. 

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oak farm pumpkins

October 2023 Newsletter

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Enjoy Fall along the Farm Trails! In the newsletter, we highlight our annual Weekend Along the Farm Trails fall tour, great local pumpkin patches, lots of harvest-related member events, and our Member Spotlights series.

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apples at Laura's Apples

September 2023 Newsletter

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As late summer morphs into fall, Sonoma County farms and fields are bursting with crops and beauty! In this month’s newsletter, we feature some of the highlights, including the Apple Trail and harvest events. If you want to experience autumn in full swing, join our Weekend Along the Farm Trails Fall Tour. 

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August 2023 Newsletter

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Gravenstein Apple Fair, August 12 & 13. Join us August 12 & 13 at Ragle Park in Sebastopol. Enjoy heirloom Gravenstein apples, farm-inspired cuisine, local cider, wine & beer, live music, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, games, farm fun, VIP area, contests, and more.

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Lavender at Monte Bellaria

July 2023 Newsletter

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Happy Summer! July is in full bloom along the Farm Trails, bursting with seasonal fruit, flowers, and more farm-fresh fun! Here are just some of the highlights you’ll find around the County. 

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June 2023 Newsletter

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Celebrate June along the Farm Trails with farm-fresh ideas for Father’s Day, plus the latest member events. Learn news skills at workshops, pick strawberries and flowers, check out the latest farmers’ markets, and go on a summer getaway.

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apple blossom and bee

May 2023 Newsletter

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It’s a glorious month along the Farm Trails! Go on our Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour. Celebrate Mothers’ Days with farm-fresh food, drink, flowers, gifts, and experiences. And find out about more spring events.

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sheep and lambs

April 2023 Newsletter

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Spring has sprung! Sign up for our Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies Spring Tour. Find farm-fresh ways to celebrate Earth Day. And go to an olive oil tasting, plant sales, farmers’ market, and lots more events and experiences to enjoy the season.

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March 2023 Newsletter

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After a long, rainy winter, Spring is on the way in Sonoma County (we promise!). It will be a beautiful time to get out and about and enjoy all that local agriculture has to offer! Sign up for our spring tour, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with local food and drink, register for summer farm camps, and more.

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February 2023 Newsletter

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February is a wonderful time to fall in love…with all the delicious and beautiful products from local farms and producers! In this month’s newsletter, we offer a curated list of farm-fresh ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and share the latest offerings and news from the Farm Trails!

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