Healdsburg SHED Now Offering Sonoma’s Best Farmers Market Experience
In Sonoma—land of marathon wine tastings and chardonnay-fueled dinners—Healdsburg now offers a refreshing chance for your liver to recover without compromising the fun. Pioneering it all is SHED, a grange hall, fermentation bar, and marketplace housed in an airy, two-story steel and glass flex space that won a James Beard Award in 2014 for its architecture.
Next month, as a tribute to the region’s bounty of organic and heirloom produce, SHED will launch a monthly farmers market tour, coupled with lunch in their garden. The morning begins with a cleansing fresh-pressed juice tasting on-site, followed by a crash course in grains with the resident miller, who will demonstrate how they use their Austrian grain mill. Across the street at Healdsburg’s Saturday farmers market, shoppers can catch a peak where many of the area’s local chefs source their ingredients.
Then they’ll return to SHED and sit down for a lunch prepared with seasonal produce from the market, set in the garden. Family-style dishes will be passed around the communal table and paired with homemade shrub drinks (a vinegar-based natural soda flavored with seasonal fruit) and kombucha on tap from the fermentation bar. Trust us, your liver (and palate) will thank you. Tours take place on the first Saturday of every month, beginning July 4, and are $85 a person.
Jenna Scatena is Travel + Leisure’s San Francisco correspondent.