Marin Co Farmers Market & Petaluma, California

So you know if you haven’t figured it out yet. I love 1) FOOD, 2) FARMERS MARKETS WITH FOOD, 3) ANTIQUES, 4) FLOWERS. I had mapped out our way from Mill Valley to Sonoma County with stops at the Marin County Farmer’s Market and in Petaluma to visit the Petaluma Heirloom Seed Bank. We were joining our friends in Sonoma County for dinner and a barbecue so I needed to find some goodies to bring along.

Marin FM- kohl rabi

Marin FM-austrailian flowers 2

Marin FM-austrailian flowers

Marin FM-blueberries

Marin FM-broccoli

Marin FM-maitake mush Marin FM-morels

Marin FM-rasp:blackberries

Marin FM-red gerber daisies

Marin FM-wheat grass

We picked up some local cheeses and assorted veggies for the cookout and then headed on north. The Petaluma Seed Bank is located in a historic bank building on the main drag through town. I had ordered from them online and wanted to visit in person since it was along the way. Luckily seed packets are very light and travel well as I loaded up on about 50 different kinds. www.rareseeds.com/petalumaseedbank/

Heirloom Seed Bank, ext

Heirloom seed bank windows

Heirloom seed, hex bee

Heirloom Seed, seed shelves

I didn’t realize that Petaluma was such a neat little town filled with antique shops until we arrived! Much to Wally’s dismay… And they had REALLY COOL stores! I tried to hurry.. but look how AWESOME these stores and malls were!!!!

Peta, Bank St eagle sign, cmyk

Petaluma antique bldgs

Boulevard, deer head

Boulevard, flying geese quilt

Boulevard, french inspired

Boulevard, griststone

Boulevard, harvest table, wine

Boulevard, mustard sign

Boulevard, religious drape

Boulevard, stained glass, screen

Boulevard, stained glass

Boulevard, stained, iron table   Peta, vintage bank antiques ext

Wally patiently waiting outside as I drifted in and out of the stores.

  Petaluma, wally waiting

Pierre Clauzon, art

Pierre, mid cent table, buffet

Pierre, mid-cen sofa, coffee

sienna euro furn

Sienna ext

Sienna inter, euro ant

After Wally begged me away from the antique shops, we headed north again on the backroads, with our next stop in the tiny town of Sebastapol.

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