Jess Brown

To learn more about this Sonoma County maker, and see her magically crafted rag doll collection, visit her site.

Photo: Paige Green

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The Rays Deli Reuben

Penngrove’s Full Circle Bakery is passionate about providing Sonoma County (and beyond) their daily bread. With recipes for milling flour and baking bread that have been passed down for three generations, Full Circle’s pride in every loaf is evident in every bite.

Bud’s Custom Meats is a family-owned retail butcher shop in Petaluma that has been in business since 1975. The art of butchering in the Gamba family has been passed down through four generations and there is no place better for sustainably-raised, local, high-quality meats.  And no better way to prepare it then slowly cooking for 12 hours, all in house by Eli himself.

Tasting is believing with Sonoma Brinery’s crispy, crunchy gourmet pickles and sauerkraut. Located in Healdsburg, this family run business is a labor of love dedicated to the great taste and health benefits of fermented products.

Despite the history of Russian settlers in Sonoma County, Ray’s Russian Dressing is not made by any of them, and is made in house by Eli (not Russian), with what appears to be the usual, although best-quality, ingredients. (Mayo, relish, etc.) Eli is not telling, because it is that good.

The Oyster Girls

Photography by Debbie Wilson Video by Michael Woolsey

Sisters Jasmine and Aluxa are a dynamic bivalve duo, and have been shucking oysters together since 2007. They divide and conquer between their two businesses: the Traveling Oyster Bar and The Shuckery restaurant in West Petaluma. They work directly with local and some not so local oyster farmers to always offer the highest quality and freshest seafood to their oyster-loving patrons.