Truth be told it’s always time for a Sonoma Valley farmers market, fresh local food is just how we roll. Even though the Sonoma Valley Market is open year round, the signs of spring and warmer weather start to get the juices flowing for a need to visit a local parking lot that has been transformed into a mini food festival.
Today is the day, what day…Earth Day Sonoma Valley! Ok, it’s not just Earth Day in the Sonoma Valley, the term “Earth” pretty much spills the beans that this day is much bigger than just the Sonoma Valley. Earth Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but don’t worry. If you’re working or have school today and you’re still hoping for a fun way to celebrate Earth Day this year I have just the thing you are looking for…on Saturday the 26th!
So I’m an early person, no question about it. If you’re an early person also then I have a great way to spend a morning. Hiking in the Sonoma Valley. Not just hiking mind you, hiking with a purpose! And what would that purpose be? Mimosa purpose! That’s right, every good hike needs a reward right!? Otherwise you’re just kind of walking in the dirt on the side of a hill.
Diamond A is a rural Sonoma Valley neighborhood located just 3 miles west of downtown Sonoma on the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain. Homesites have a rural feel and larger parcels of land, many properties have great valley views. At the higher elevations many of the properties in Diamond A sit above the fog line, which is an incredible sight on days when the valley is shrouded in fog.
Guess where one of the most well developed miniature railroads in the world is located, wait for it..wait for it.. Sonoma Train Town! This place has been like the local disneyland since it first opened in 1968 by Stanley Frank and is still run by his relatives today. It has been called “an endearing and surprising modern tribute to trains” and yes, everyone agrees!