Tasty Tidbits

Nick's Cove, Farm Markets and more

cookiebite.jpgTee shirt bags at the market: The Santa Rosa Farmers Market is collecting tee shirts to sew into shopping bags –the work will be done by the Forestville 4H Club. Bring the tee shirts to the market this Wednesday or Saturday.  April 18th is the Market’s Earth Day celebration and the bags will be available. For more details check out the SR market website. http://santarosafarmersmarket.blogspot.com/

Locavore on IPhone

Deciding whether to shell out the extra cash every month for an IPhone was a hard decision. It seemed so, well, silly. Plus, I swore I’d never use the apps. I’m now eating those words, literally. The coolest new app that I’ve become addicted to (besides Tweetie, Bubble Wrap, WhiteNoise and Mint.com) is Locavore, a nifty little tool that pulls together data on what produce is currently in season in your area, where to find local farmer’s markets (extra cool if you’re traveling) and even links to recipes for produce you’ll find at the markets on Epicurious. Brilliant.


Hot Coffee: This one came in from a reader. I can’t seem to get the link to coffeereview.com (where he spotted this) to work today, but we all know how yumster our local coffees are…

“Thought you should know about this one.  I’ve often thought that people in this county were unaware of how spoiled they are when it comes to coffee.

Flying Goat Coffee and Ecco Coffee tied for top score in a recent competition on Coffee Review (the most respected buyers guide for coffee fanatics, which I will admit to being).

From what I understand, there were over 50 coffees analyzed from Bay Area coffee roasters.  To have Sonoma County take (tie) for the top scores is (I think) something worth mentioning. I bought the two coffees from Flying Goat that scored (the Guatemala San Jose and the Don Pepe from Panama) and they are outstanding.”

Nick’s Cove & Cottages is pleased to announce Farm to Table, a five-course community dinner on April 16.  The meal, created by Nick’s Cove Executive Chef Adam Mali, features produce from Nick’s on-site organic garden, County Line Harvest, Drake’s Bay oysters and Drake’s Bay Family Farms.  Nick’s Cove actively supports sustainable, local agriculture & aquaculture. Proceeds from the meal will go to support Marin Organic, an association of organic producers committed to promoting and supporting a sustainable, organic county.

Special rates will be offered at Nick’s Cove & Cottages for Farm to Table attendees: $100 off the best available rate for luxury waterfront cottages and $50 off for the best available luxury water view cottages.

For more details go to nickscove.com