Made Local

Made Local

Sonoma County is blessed with some of the best local markets, restaurants, and food and beverage companies in the world. We also support an amazing selection of local farms and ranches. When it's time to eat, shop at your local grocers and restaurants, look for the Made Local label, and support your local producers with your purchases. Local food and beverages made in Sonoma is our specialty. Made Local Magazine brings stories that reflect our rich bounty of agriculture and food and beverage production. Find all stories online at

Made Local Magazine

Visit to read Made Local Magazine stories from current and past issues.

And see a list of Sonoma County locations distributing this free publication.

Sonoma County Food System Alliance Next Steps

For the past two years I've served as GO LOCAL's representative on the Sonoma County Food System Alliance.  Our next step is getting the Food Action Plan implemented.

Oliver's Market Local Economic Multiplier Analysis

According to a 2011 analysis conducted by Sonoma State University, buying Sonoma County products from Oliver's Market benefits the Sonoma County economy TWICE as much as buying national brands from chain stores.

Why Support Made Local?

When you're Made Local, you are a healthy part of a vibrant community and clean environment. Better food. Better for the economy. Better for you.

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Starks Restaurants Get Double-Feature in SF Chronicle
GO LOCAL Members Mark and Terry Stark of Stark Reality Restaurants get double press in Saturday's SF Chronicle online. Their restaurants include Stark's Steakhouse & Seafood, Monti's Rotisserie & Bar, Willi's Wine Bar, Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar, and the newest Bravas Bar de Tapas.
Grown Local Marin County Expands
This article appears in the Marin Independent Journal and is written by Megan Hansen.  It describes the Grown Local program in Marin County as expanded from Sonoma County.
Green Valley Organics Among 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods
Prevention Magazine awards GO LOCAL member Redwood Hill Farm prestigious recognition
Mark and Terry Stark Semi-Finalists for Prestigious Award
2013 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Unveiled
GO LOCAL Works with Marin County Ag Group
GROWN LOCAL Marin County is a collaborative effort of agricultural organizations and producers in Marin County.
Shelton's Market Featured in Industry Magazine
The issue, highlighting "Local Love," takes an in-depth look at the family-owned store's innovative farm-to-store program and its strong focus on supporting local producers throughout all store departments.
Family’s Micro-Farm Showcased
Ernie Shelton and Susan Bryer have grown their little Sebastopol organic farm into a major suipplier for GoLocal Member Shelton's Market in Healdsburg.
INFOGRAPHIC: Walmart Devours Food Market Share
Walmart is on track to claim one-third of food sales within five years. Here’s a look at how Walmart has dramatically altered the food system — triggering massive consolidation, driving down prices to farmers, and leaving more families struggling to afford healthy food.
I Say Tomayto, You Say Tomahto
On August 30, Safeway received a letter from a Santa Rosa lawyer questioning their practice of labeling "local" food.
The Olive Press
Bill Dunphy and George Mangan let local olive growers explain how and why they make olive oil.
Gravenstein Apple Gets the Slow Food Bump
Small Farmers Creating a New Business Model as Agriculture Goes Local
“The future is local,” said Narendra Varma, 43, a former manager at Microsoft who invested $2 million of his own money last year in a 58-acre project of small plots and new-farmer training near Portland, Ore.