Summer is an exciting time in Healdsburg and northern Sonoma County. Grapes are growing in the vineyards, gardens are cranking out fresh produce, and everybody is congregating outside. It seems there are four or five different diversions every single day at this time of year. Here, in no particular order, are four that have our attention this month.
Flowers are everywhere in Healdsburg in summer, and our friends at SingleThread Farms are celebrating this splendor with twice-monthly classes on bouquet-building. During these classes, SingleThread floral designers welcome guests into their Dry Creek Road studio to discuss fundamentals of bouquet design. Designers will then share flowers grown right there on the farm and empower guests to apply the lessons in real-time. Every guest will leave with a bouquet. The next class is July 15 and space is limited; reservations are a good idea.
SIP Healdsburg, an ultra-exclusive long weekend of intimate singer/songwriter concerts at wineries around town, is back this year from July 19-22. The second-annual event features musicians including Lauren Jenkins, David Ryan Harris, Eric Paslay, Dave Kennedy, Chris Gelbuda, and organizer Patrick Davis (to name a few). Concerts unfold “Bluebird Café-style,” with musicians performing songs in the round. Wine and heavy appetizers are served at each of the sunset events. Mill District is proud to be a sponsor of this epic show.
Bagel-lovers are anticipating the July opening of a permanent home for the Healdsburg Bagel Co., which has risen to stardom over the last few years at farmers’ markets around the county. Owner Drew Ross is expected to open a brick-and-mortar location in the old Wildflowers Saloon space off Healdsburg Avenue at some point before July 31. Ross has described the deli as “Drewish,” a play off his name and a nod to Jewish delis everywhere. Rumor has it the menu will spotlight bagel sandwiches, lox, matzoh ball soup, babkas, and black-and-white cookies.