Day trip to Sebastopol

Shop the farmers' market and enjoy the local cuisine in Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol Farm Market

Sebastopol Farm Market

Jen Siska

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Why go in summer: Coast-cooled weather and a drive-worthy farmers' market at its peak.

Some locals call it: The Pool

Population: 7,484

Dress code: So casual, even tie-dye's on view.

Ground zero: The Town Plaza is where the action is ― especially on a summer Sunday. Watch as the entire community comes out of the woodwork to play catch up at the farmers' market.

Best brunch on wheels: Yes, Mateo Granados's "mobile kitchen" (7–2 Sun; Sebastopol Town Plaza, Petaluma Ave./State 116 at Weeks Way), at the farmers' market, is a taco truck. But he draws on skills picked up at San Francisco's Masa's and Rubicon to create eye-openers like tamales with suckling pig, and huevos rancheros with black-bean purée, Bodega Bay goat cheese, and homemade salsa.

Cool off: Float and splash your way through the redwoods on the Russian River, about 14 more miles up State 116.

Next: What to do and where to eat in Sebastopol


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