Part 4: Holidays On the Farm Trails (Dec. 11-17)

Hanukkah begins this week and Christmas is just two weeks away! Holiday shoppers can hit the Farm Trails for thoughtful and unique gifts for their loved ones. And exploring the trails is also a lovely way to spend time with family and friends. 

Find our recommendations below, featuring highlights for this week.  To receive the full list of destinations and details, guests must register for free here. Please note, NOT all Farm Trails members are participating in this event.

Shone Farm is hosting a holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec.16offering complimentary wine tasting of their newly released 2016 wines, plus olive oil tasting. Get into the holiday spirit while shopping for great gifts such as olive oil soap, lip balm, and hand salve.

You can still pick up a Christmas tree at Santa's Trees & Garlock Tree Farm, and lovely handmade wreaths at Tara Firma Farms & Oak Hill Farm.

On Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5:30pm, join Backyard for a special Hanukkah four-course meal including smoked halibut, latkkes, matzo ball soup and more.  Please call to make a reservation 707-820-8445.

On Saturdays, bring a nonperishable food donation for Redwood Empire Food Bank to Tilted Shed Ciderworks and receive complimentary cider tasting for two. Receive 10% off the purchase of any 6 bottles, which make fabulous hostess gifts!

On Dec. 16, join herbalists from Rainbow End's Farm for a hands-on class, ''How to blend herbs for good tasting tea'' ($20/person; RSVP Required).

Bring the kids with you to meet Santa and shop for fresh produce on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 11am-12pm,  at the Santa Rosa Community Farmers Market at the Veterans Building

At Freestone Artisan Cheese on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 12-4pm, delightful and passionate cheesemonger, Omar Mueller,  will be demoing and serving up Holiday Raclette for $5.00 a serving. If you love cheese, this is not to be missed! And farmer Veva from Piano Farm will be at the cheese shop selling great gift items, including herb salts and jams.

This weekend, meet the newest addition to Glenhill Farm & Gardens, Wilbur the pig! Shop the farm stand with freshly harvested produce, eggs and gifts from the farm.

Make your own holiday gift basket at Laguna Farm or Tierra Vegetables.