Califonia Bountiful

At the SHED

A modern-day gathering place for those who love to cook, eat and grow food!

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What would a foodie's paradise in wine country look like? For many, it looks a whole lot like SHED, a market, café and community gathering space in Healdsburg designed to bring folks closer to the way food is grown, prepared and shared.

Winner of a 2014 James Beard Award for restaurant design, SHED was created by Doug Lipton and Cindy Daniel to celebrate Sonoma County's agricultural heritage. Sonoma is a place where all kinds of crops are grown and products made—not just the wine that puts it on the map—and the couple's modern Grange reflects the best of the local farming culture.

With agriculture at the core of what they do, SHED highlights gardening equipment, produce and prepared food. They sell heirloom seeds, mill their own flour, cure meats and curate local food, kitchen equipment, cookbooks and tableware.

Doug and Cindy provide some of the vegetables, flowers, fruit and eggs for the café from their own 16 acres in the Dry Creek Valley—which they've dubbed HomeFarm—where 11 acres are under mixed organic and biodynamic cultivation, and the other five as native riparian habitat. They've got a little bit of a lot: Rhone-varietal grapes for wine, French olive trees for oil, chickens, sheep, bees and heirloom-variety orchards, plus a market garden for vegetables and cut flowers.

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