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Sonoma County voters will decide the fate of large farms this November. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, it’s good to know the issues facing us in the upcoming voting season, especially ones that effect so many local businesses.

Measure J, proposed by the Coalition To End Factory Farming aims to shut down at least 24 poultry and dairy farms in Sonoma County. More than 37,000 signatures were gathered to place the measure on the ballot this November. Proponents of the bill say large farms are bad for animals, the environment, local farmers, and public health. They claim large Sonoma County farms “harm animals, pollute our air and water, and spread disease.”

The Sonoma County Farm Bureau strongly opposes this measure, viewing it as a significant threat to the livelihoods of local farmers. In addition, they argue that if this measure passes it will drive up local food prices, create scarcity of local dairy and poultry products, increase emissions, and leave many without work. They argue that California’s Proposition 12, arguably the nation’s strongest animal welfare law, already provides protections against the continued confinement of animals.

We are linking to an article below for more information, but both sides have their own websites as well.

Matsuri! Japanese Arts Festival 
May 19, 11 AM – 5 PM
Japanese arts and culture celebration at Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa! Demonstrations of taiko drumming, folk dance and music, martial arts, Kyogen theater performance, and mochi pounding (what’s that?!). The festival will also feature Japanese art and cultural exhibits, clothing, food, children’s activity table, Japanese language booth, origami, and more! Admission is free.

Country Summer
June 14-16, Santa Rosa
Our biggest country music festival returns for its 10th anniversary! Don’t miss the biggest party of the summer, featuring a star-studded line-up of country music stars performing over three days at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. 

Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience
May 16-19
Something for everybody with so much wine, food, and entertainment to choose from! The bounty of the county comes together for this multi-day celebration of food and wine.

Peacetown Concert Series
Wednesday Nights – Starting June 5
Peacetown countdown! Every Wednesday at The Barlow & Hopmonk.

Always a great evening!

It’s officially strawberry season!  Here are some local spots to pick up a basket or two.

Watmaugh Strawberries
1120 Watmaugh Rd, Sonoma

Stony Point Strawberry Farm
735 Stony Point Road, Petaluma

Farmer Lao’s Strawberry Stand
5556 Sebastopol Ave., Sebastopol

Strawberry-Ginger Limeade
The gentle heat of fresh ginger and bright tang of fresh lime juice highlight strawberries’ natural sweetness in this ultra-refreshing drink that can easily be scaled up for a crowd. Add a splash of vodka, tequila, or gin for a boozy version.

Heart Haven Farms at 5175 Hall Road, Santa Rosa
Under Contract
4 Beds | 2 Baths | 2178 SF | 13.67 acres |$1,995,000
Our newest listing! Heart Haven Farms in west Santa Rosa’s gorgeous open countryside is neighbor to world class vines, equestrian and country estates, it’s natural beauty distinguished by shaded oak woodlands, pastureland, full sun, and exceptional viewscapes!

2215 Bloomfield Road, Santa Rosa
Under Contract
3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1727 SF | 2.04 acres | $1,195,000
Large and usable 2 acre parcel that delivers(!) with a classic 1955 single level home, detached studio and huge, just huge barn/outbuilding. Newly refreshed and darling, the home fills with natural light in each and every room and the east/west orientation offers gorgeous sunset views over the neighboring orchards and dazzling countryside.

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Pocket Listing – Sebastopol
2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1398 SF | 2 acres | $1,249,000
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Nature’s wellspring of local flora & fauna invites an intimate exchange with this gorgeous 2 acre countryside home. Its expressive perimeter of privacy delights with seasonal surprises-Summer sweet blackberries, visiting cottontail bunnies, enchanting bird life, chattering squirrels-an ideal setting for this immaculate & modern home, recently and expertly revitalized with warmth, artful finishes & a soft welcoming palette. Included is a 2nd parcel improved with a fenced garden, the adjoining meadow a stunning contrast to the forest beyond that sparkles with filtered light. Big detached 2 car garage, has a large dedicated workshop space. And best yet, the restful year round creek meanders at the property’s long boundary line. Just 5 miles to downtown Sebastopol

Under Contract
96 Market St, Camp Meeker

🏡 1650 Cooper Road, Sebastopol
🔑 $1,330,100

🏡 7523 Camino Colegio, Rohnert Park
🔑 $295,000