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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Farm Shorts: Canvas Ranch
Canvas Ranch is a small family farm in the idyllic Two Rock Valley north of San Francisco, something like you might find in the countryside of France or Italy.
Farm Shorts: Tara Firma Farms
Tara Firma Farms is a sustainable, beyond-organic farm producing food that connects the community to each other.
Farm Shorts: Wild Boar Farms
After spending the last 10 years in Suisun Valley, Wild Boar Farms Tomatoes is relocating its production of nursery plants, tomatoes, seed production and Garden Events to the beautiful Napa Valley.
Farm Shorts: Full House Farm
Christine Cole beautifully sums up the quest for deeper connection we all seek when visiting farms and connecting with animals, especially horses.
Farm Shorts: Victorian Farmstead
Victorian Farmstead is a third generation family farm that has expanded beyond Christmas trees to become a mecca of local sustainably raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken.
Farm Shorts: Singing Frogs Farm
At Singing Frogs Farm we are expanding our riparian corridors.  In addition to increasing the quality and area of habitat around our seasonal and permanent ponds, we are introducing native habitat hedgerows around the borders of and within our fields.
Farm Shorts: Green String Farm
Green String farming defies categorization.  Because it always refers back to the land for guidance, it is necessarily a local endeavor and one which will be different depending on the farm and the farmer.
Oliver's Market Makes Made Local Magic
Thousands of local jobs are represented by the local producers and growers that Oliver's chooses as suppliers.  Most people say they would buy from local providers if they just knew which ones are local.  Oliver's is locally owned and they have made it easy for us to find the local grocery suppliers with their Made Local campaign highly visible throughout their stores
GO LOCAL Members Share Each Others' Stories
GO LOCAL member Community Market takes the time in their August newsletter to interview fellow GO LOCAL member and producer Stem Kent of Alive and Healing Tempeh.
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.
Yerba Mate - Come to Life with Guayaki
GO LOCAL member and Sebastopol's own Guayaki has just launched a new two-minute video which illustrates their brand story, the feeling of drinking yerba mate, and their progressive, restorative business model.  
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.