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By Kathleen Thompson Hill / Photography By Stacy Ventura | November 22, 2015
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A basket of small, local egg producers worth seeking out in our area.

CANVAS RANCH

Deborah Walton and Tim Schaible have a flock of around 100 Ameraucana hens at their Canvas Ranch. They named their ranch “canvas” when they bought it because they saw the once run-down property as an artistic canvas, on which they have now created a self-sufficient organic farm near Two Rock. Catch their eggs at the Santa Rosa Wells Fargo Center Farmers’ Market and at the Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Market on Sundays, or by joining their CSA. 755 Tomales Rd., Petaluma. 707.766.7171 or info@canvasranch.com.

FARMER JOHN

Karen and John McCall raise chickens in Valley Ford and sell at Marinwood Community Farmers’ Market and Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market at the Veterans Building. 707.878.2357

FIFTH STREET FARM

Sarah Anderson offers eggs seasonally at Sonoma’s Friday Farmers’ Market, and on special occasions at Ramekins Culinary School.

HARDIN FARM

Maria and Dennis Hardin closed their lovely vegetable and fruit stand in Sonoma, but still deliver eggs on Fridays to their CSA customers. moodeeds@hotmail.com

LEISEN BRIDGEWAY FARMS

Janet Leisen raises chickens on Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa, and is planting an orchard of apple, fig and olive trees to benefit her hens, among others, on the basis that “chickens are jungle fowl” and like trees. She sells at the Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market at the Veterans Building and the Petaluma East-Side Farmers’ Market. 707.217.9156; and LeisensBridgewayFarms.com

LUDWIG FARM

“Stokes” has raised chickens and ducks in Santa Rosa for nearly 40 years. Find his duck and chicken eggs at the Petaluma East-Side Farmers’ Market and the Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market at the Veterans Building. 707.575.9881

Local egg-laying hen
Farm fresh local eggs in hands

MARIN SUN FARMS

David Evans raises pastured cattle, chickens and ducks on Point Reyes National Seashore land just north of Inverness in Marin County. He sells chicken and duck eggs, the latter richer in omega-3 fatty acids than chicken eggs, at San Rafael’s Marin Civic Center Farmers’ Market on Sundays, at the Marin Sun Farms butcher shop and restaurant on Highway 1 in Point Reyes Station, as well as in Oakland’s Rockridge Market Hall, and through their CSA. 415.663.8997; MarinSunFarms.com

SONOMA GARDEN PARK

Part of the Sonoma Ecology Center, a community garden on land donated as a park to the City of Sonoma by the late Pauline Bond, the chickens here live partly in a converted outbuilding with recycled apple drying racks for walls and old wooden ladders for perches. Lots of veggies and eggs available on weekends. 19996 Seventh St. East, Sonoma; jessica@sonomaecologycenter.org

STEMPLE VIEW FARM

This farm in Tomales combines the efforts of Monique Moretti, the daughter of cheesemaker and dairyman Don DeBernardi and goat farmer Bonnie DeBernardi, and her son, Danny Moretti. Monique says her time with her 1,000 laying hens is her “Zen experience” and she finds it calming and soothing. Their eggs are 100% organic. Bonnie and Danny sell eggs through Marin Sun Farms, as well under their own label at the Valley Ford Store and Petaluma East-Side Farmers’ Market. 707.878.2010 or 707.799.3416

TRIPLE T RANCH AND FARM

Larry Tristano and his family grow and sell all sorts of vegetables, vegetable starts and duck and chicken eggs off Melita Road in Santa Rosa. They sell at the farmers’ markets at San Rafael’s Marin Civic Center, Santa Rosa’s Veterans Building, Sebastopol and Sonoma’s summer market on Tuesday nights in front of Sonoma City Hall.

VICTORIAN FARMSTEAD

Adam Parks is a third-generation farmer on this property, where he and wife, Laura, raise pastured meat, eggs and poultry available at their Chop Shop (1220 Gravenstein Hwy. North, Sebastopol) and at the Sonoma and Santa Rosa Veterans Building farmers’ markets. Farm’s motto: “Life’s too short to eat crappy meat.”

WISE ACRE FARM

Free-range hens play in the dust in Windsor and make delicious eggs. Sold at the Windsor Farmers’ Market and, occasionally, at Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market. Also served at Kenwood Inn & Spa. 707.837.5658

WYLAND ORCHARDS

Jason Gooch and family raise pastured beef, lamb and chickens in Petaluma and sell their eggs at the Petaluma East-Side Farmers’ Market and Oliver’s Markets, and to many restaurants. 707.849.1976

YENNI RANCH

Linda and Scott Yenni raise chickens for eggs, grass-fed beef and lamb, lavender and honey, alongside their son and other young farmers who farm as Sonoma Heritage Farms on the Yenni land. Eggs and the other bounty are sold on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am–5pm, at their farmstand at 24835 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, and through their CSA. 707.996.9463. linda.yenni@winerealty.com.

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