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It’s all happening in Sonoma these days and two of the biggest new additions to the scene are SHED in Healdsburg, and The Barlow in Sebastopol.
SHED is a new multi-purpose market pavilion in the heart of Healdsburg. Billed as a “Modern Grange” SHED aims to showcase the best regional farm products with the goal to inspire, educate, engage and delight visitors and locals about the fundamentals of agriculture, food and wine, and the community’s agrarian roots.
Two of the most innovative elements of SHED are The Mill and The Fermentation Bar. The onsite mill is used to grind local grains for the daily baked SHED bread and other house-made pastries and baked goods. The Fermentation Bar offers a daily selection of kambucha, beer, wine, cider, and Shrubs—a must try vinegar based fruit drink originally from the Caribbean.
The Barlow --The butcher, the baker, the candle stick maker: The Barlow, set on the site of a former apple processing factory is a community space and year round market, with shops, restaurants and local producers dedicated to made-on-premises crafts, food, beer and wine. Full grand opening is scheduled for late Summer but several merchants are open now including wine tasting rooms for La Follette and Wind Gap.