Shed in the works

New cafe, multi-use space about to break ground in Healdsburg

Cyrus is about to get a new neighbor.

The owners of Home Farm in Dry Creek Valley are about to break ground on SHED, a 9,700 square-foot multi-use market, cafe and event center in downtown Healdsburg. Replacing the former appliance store along Foss Creek, owners Cindy Daniel and Doug Lipton hope to curate a space for local produce, kitchen and garden tools and sustainable living.

“We’ll encourage our community of neighbors to enjoy what our regional farms offer, and we’ll explore local food crafts and revive forgotten tools and skills,” says Cindy.  “SHED will reflect and respect the day-to-day, seasonal blending of agriculture, food and wine in our community.”

SHED will include indoor and outdoor features:  observation deck over Foss Creek, al fresco and indoor dining, wood-fired oven, communal tables, quiet corners and a room for private events and public meetings. Finished with recycled steel siding, the design is inspired by historic market halls.  SHED will include green features:  natural cooling, photovoltaic cells, natural lighting, rain catchment system, recycling and composting.  The second floor will feature an event space available for workshops, meetings, performances and private parties.  The metal building currently on site (a former appliance store) will be removed and recycled, mid June 2011.
Owners hope to have the site completed by October 2012.