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Specialties Sonoma County

 

Whenever I head for West County—that swath of Sonoma County that stretches from Sebastopol, west of Highway 101, toward the Pacific—I prepare the trunk of my car for additions to my garden. Along with redwood forests, apple orchards and cow pastures, these hills are adrift with nurseries reflecting the area’s quirky, “Birkenstocky” spirit (an early clue is Sebastopol’s city-limit sign: “Nuclear Free Zone, Sister City of Yamaguch-Machi”) through individual horticultural passion...

“Floral Forays in Sonoma’s West County”
San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

 

It is all too easy to zip north on Highway 101, eyes and mind set on Sonoma County's vineyard-clad valleys ahead, without giving a though to stoppin in Petaluma. Your head may turn as you pass the town's spiffy marina on the town's southern end, but spend a long weekend in a place that earned its claim to fame as "The World's Egg Paskey'? ........

"Cracking Surface of Petaluma Egg-sterior." San Franciso Chronicle

 

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