Farm Fresh Food at Dolcini Farm Stand
August 19, 2012Posted by pamela |
If you've driven the stretch of Point Reyes–Petaluma Road between Novato and Petaluma lately, you've probably seen the signs for the farm stand in the barn near the entrance to Red Hill Ranch, just north of Novato Boulevard. We decided to check it out the other day and are glad we did!
Pull into the driveway and follow the signs directing you to the farm stand. Owner Kitty Dolcini offers a wide selection of fresh seasonal produce, free-range farm eggs, and grass fed beef at her small stand in on of the ranch's old barns. Much of her produce is grown on the ranch, which leases some of its land to County Line Harvest, a leading local organic producer. Other produce—like summer fruit—comes from quality growers elsewhere in Northern California.
On our last visit, offerings included summer stone fruit, romano beans, lettuce, carrots, kale and other leafy greens, as well as Brickmaiden breads and crackers, cold drinks, and much more. Prices are really reasonable, too, so we're happy that the farm stand it pretty close to our house. It's kind of like being able to go to the farmers market whenever you want! It's a great place to stop and pick up some picnic items on your next West Marin outing, too.
If You Go
The Dolcini Farm Stand is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. If Kitty isn't there, then the stand works on the honor system—just weigh things on the electronic scale, write down what you're buying, tally up the price, and leave your payment.
The ranch's address is 6970 Red Hill Road (also known as Point Reyes–Petaluma Road), Petaluma, 94952. It's located about a half mile past the intersection with Novato Boulevard; look for the Victorian farmhouse on the hill and the signs for the farm stand and Dolcini Nursery.
Learn more about the Dolcini Farm Stand on their Facebook page.