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 madelocalmagazine.com
Made Local Magazine

Visit madelocalmagazine.com 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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GO LOCAL Works with Marin County Ag Group
GROWN LOCAL Marin County is a collaborative effort of agricultural organizations and producers in Marin County.
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.
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.
North Bay Food Initiative Building Steam
The North Coast Regional Food System Network (NCRFSN) met last Friday, February 10th at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate to discuss taking the next steps in coordinating regional food system efforts.
Sonoma County Food Forum
The Sonoma County Food Forum was held last Thursday, February 24th, at the Showcase Cafe in the Sonoma County Fairgrounds facility.  The event was co-hosted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the Sonoma County Food System Alliance, a working group of organizations and individuals concerned about good food and healthy farms.
You Are What You Eat
As I was coming home along Hwy 101 from an extended trip and crossing into Sonoma County I was struck, as always, by what a beautiful place this is.