Every time I drive up to Sonoma, I always stop in Healdsburg to visit SHED. Their mission: “to celebrate and nurture the connection between good farming, good cooking and good eating. We are a food community that brings people together and provides the tools to learn about growing, preparing and sharing delicious food.” has become a local favorite amongst the culinary curious and the weekend tourist visiting wine country, since their opening in April of this year.

 Designed by Jensen Architects; the 10,000-square foot, two-story retail space offers a tightly curated selection of sustainably sourced goods for the kitchen and garden. You can shop for fresh produce, artisanal dry goods, well-crafted cookware, and heritage-brand garden tools. You can also have a meal prepared with many of the same utensils and ingredients, or drink a beer or a kombucha at the “fermentation bar.” The upstairs space hosts monthly workshops on everything from flower making and beer brewing to monthly dinners.

I’m looking forward to taking a class here real soon. Their food is amazing and I’m always leaving with something, last time I bought a new tea pot and a couple books on agriculture; greenhorns shares 50 stories about the next generation of farmers, it chronicles the ups and downs of this often overlooked and under appreciated profession. The book is raw, witty and inspiring.

Make sure to check out SHED if you find yourself driving through Sonoma- definitely will not disappoint.



posted September 21, 2013

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