For many families, it’s a Halloween tradition to carve Jack o’ lanterns to display outside the home. Whether spooky or silly, the glowing faces carved into pumpkins are a regular sight this time of year. But how did the tradition get started? Did you know the original Jack o’ lanterns weren’t even pumpkins?
Sonoma Valley and the surrounding areas are home to a host of artisan delicacies, including some of the very finest wines and cheeses. To celebrate these local gems, our talented wine stewards and cheese specialists put together these perfect pairings, each one a match made in wine country!
Family-owned Ettore’s European Bakery has been crafting decadent desserts from scratch since 1985. Their enchanting cakes and other sweet treats have long been community favorites in the Sacramento Valley, and we’re excited to share these delightful desserts with you!
Celebrate Sonoma Valley’s beautiful bounty, local community and one-of-a-kind culture at the 119th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival! From Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, you can enjoy California’s oldest festival, which benefits a variety of local Sonoma Valley causes.
It’s officially apple season and we have harvests aplenty, ripe for the picking! With all the different apples available, do you know which ones are right for you? Whether it’s the best choice for baking, freezing or eating out of hand, don’t worry—there’s an apple for that. Get to the core of the matter with our handy fall apple guide!
We are so excited to announce that once again, Sonoma Market has been voted Best Place To Buy Flowers in the Sonoma Index Tribune’s People’s Choice Awards! Thank you so much to all our wonderful guests who voted for us, and huge thanks to our floral manager, Lynn Lipka, for making it all possible!
Looking for a rewarding, fun and delicious new career? You’re in luck! Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market are seeking positive, service-minded candidates to join our team as kitchen, bakery, seafood, checker and pricing associates.
Love supporting your community? We certainly do! We are excited to continue our partnership with you in supporting local nonprofits and educational organizations through our eScrip Community Card program.
As summertime bliss winds down, families are getting back into their fall routines with school, homework, after-school activities and even eating. As you bring structure back into your lives, don’t forget that fueling your children with the right foods is crucial not only for their growth, brainpower and physical activities, but also for setting the stage for good health later in life.
Join Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market in supporting the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation at their largest fundraiser event of the year! Gather family and friends, grab a picnic from Sonoma Market and dance the night away to the tunes of Wonder Bread 5 at the 6th Annual Red & White Ball. This fantastic event will take place Saturday, August, 27 from 5-10 p.m. at the Sonoma Plaza. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sonoma Valley schools.
Make the most of your summer nights with dinner and a show! Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market are proud to partner with Transcendence Theatre Co. as they perform their latest series of spectacular summer shows.
We’ve always known Sonoma County wines are some of the best, but now thanks to the California State Fair, we have proof. Any bonded California winery can enter the competition, and many of our local favorites came out on top. Want to know how these wines became winners? Here’s what goes into the judging process!
Looking for organic produce, meat or packaged foods rather than conventional options? Both the planet and your body will thank you for it if you do! Check out the meaning and benefits of going organic with these expert insights by Dr. Liz!
Are you ready to play ball? Our very own Sonoma Stompers are up for an exciting new season, including two new female players, Stacy Piagno and Kelsie Whitmore! These ladies are the first women to join the team and an inspiration to many young athletes, like local little leaguer Lola Martin—the only girl to try out and play for the Astros. Stacy and Kelsie played their first Stompers game July 1, and the season runs through August 28. Stay tuned for a special announcement from the Stompers on July 22!
Whether you’re gluten free, vegetarian, kosher or all of the above, grocery shopping should be simple. At Sonoma and Glen Ellen Village Markets, we carry a wide variety of products suitable for every guest’s dietary guidelines. What’s more, our handy Lifestyle Icons label each one clearly, so finding your preferred foods is both easy and enjoyable.
Celebrate Independence Day with a bang! We are proud to partner with Jack London Park, our local Sonoma Valley High School Dance Team and the Community Center to present the 4th of July Jack London Picnic Party and Parade!
Summer is in the air, and that means it's barbecue time! At your next backyard shindig, sweeten the deal by grilling up dessert! A welcome change from cakes, cookies and pie is fresh grilled fruit. By taking advantage of summer’s sweet bounty of fruit, you not only add health-boosting nutrients to your meal but also save on time and money.
Are you ready to get your grill on? You will be soon with these great grilling tips! Just in time for summer, our chefs and meat pros shared their best tips and tricks for making the most of your next barbecue. Let’s get grillin’!
In our opinion, any day over 80°F is a good day for iced tea. Whether you like to brew your own or enjoy a sip straight from the bottle, cool down today and any day with all sorts of refreshing iced tea options!
Like most of the chefs and restaurant owners who shop our Markets, Rob Della Santina shops the perimeter of the store first, makes a beeline for produce and lingers in the seafood and meat departments, considering his options when it comes to feeding his family of five. Rob and his father, Dan Della Santina, are co-proprietors of Della Santina’s Trattoria on the Plaza, home of “Tuscan Soul Food,” while Rob and his wife, Nicole, run the adjacent wine bar, Enoteca Della Santina.