Oliver's Markets will present the Fourth Annual Taste of Sonoma on April 26, 2014

Oliver’s Markets will present the Fourth Annual Taste of Sonoma on April 26, 2014

Amy’s Kitchen, Bella Rosa Coffee Company, Caggiano Sausages, Clover Stornetta Farms, Costeaux French Bakery, Kozlowski Farms, Laura Chenel’s Chevre/Marin French Cheese, Petaluma Creamery, Petaluma Poultry, Sola Bee Farms and Sonoma Gourmet are among the 30+ Sonoma County growers and vendors participating in the Fourth Annual Taste of Sonoma hosted by Oliver’s Markets.

The event happens this year from noon to 4p.m. April 26, 2014, at the Cotati location (546 E Cotati Ave, Cotati).  Activities include food and wine tasting, live music and livestock viewing as well as face painting, hula-hoops, and arts and crafts for children.

BiteClub’s always been a huge fan of the locally-focused markets (my fave is the newest, at Stony Point/West Third in Santa Rosa) because of its dedication to featuring both established producers and start-ups from throughout the North Bay — more than 5,000 items, to be specific.

Beer and wine tastings from Clos du Bois, Folie a Deux Winery, Hook and Ladder Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Mill Creek Winery and Lagunitas Brewing Company are $5 for three tickets, held in an enclosed, 21+ area.

Artists from Oliver’s series of CD compilations, “Real Music: A Taste of Sonoma County Music,” will provide live entertainment, including Farallons, Doug Jayne & Clusterfolk, and Kevin Russell & Friends, Solid Air and Danny Sorentino. Oliver’s own Neal Barbosa (aka “Live Painter”) from the Montecito store will be exhibiting his thespian style of painting in conjunction with the bands.

Redwood Empire Food Bank will be collecting donations of non-perishable foods while Daily Acts and the Sonoma County GO LOCAL Co-op will provide information about their programs.