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Agricultural Freshness at 3 Farmers Markets

Jun 01, 2023 / madmin

Dating back to the Gold Rush era, Petaluma has had a reputation as an area of agricultural abundance. Today, visitors can explore Petaluma’s three farmers markets and discover – and taste! – all the deliciousness picked fresh from the field that morning. MORE

Taste the Bounty of Petaluma Valley

May 08, 2023 / madmin

A lot has changed since Petaluma was chartered in 1858. Through it all, Petaluma has stayed true to its roots as an area known for agricultural diversity. Artisan cheeses, organically-grown heirloom vegetables, all-natural free range poultry, and fresh-off-the-farm eggs are just a few of the products that give Petaluma its well-earned reputation as an area of delicious abundance. MORE

Events at a Glance

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Petaluma’s population is on the small side (59,361) but its personality is big — on heritage, love of the arts, riverfront location and diverse culture. Share in our abundant community spirit at fairs, festivals and holiday celebrations. MORE

3 Authentic Ranch Experiences

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Petaluma is the best of both worlds: a little bit city and a little bit country. The city’s reputation as a foodie destination rivals that of San Francisco, our big city neighbor to the south. When it comes to the country-side of Petaluma, local ranches offer outdoor experiences that are unmatched in variety and interest. MORE

Support Local Businesses with the Shop Petaluma E-Gift Card

Aug 31, 2022 / madmin

When shopping for a gift, Petaluma has so many excellent restaurants, stylish boutiques, friendly health and wellness studios, and talented hair stylists that it can be difficult to decide what's the best choice. Would your significant other rather be treated to a wood-fired pizza and Sonoma County wine at Hank's, pampered at Moonlit Aesthetics, or pick out a great pair of Italian boots at Passeggiata Shoes? MORE

Travel SMART 7 Days a Week

Apr 12, 2022 / madmin

SMART is back on track with an expanded schedule that includes weekends and fare discounts of up to 50%. The trains serve a 43-mile corridor from northern Santa Rosa (near the Sonoma County Airport) to Larkspur, connecting to San Francisco via the Larkspur Ferry. MORE

Griffo Distillery: Betty Is Still Winning Awards

Dec 16, 2021 / madmin

Betty has her place of honor on the production floor, towering over everything. She is the heart and soul of Griffo Distillery. A bright copper still producing the award-winning spirits made here. Gin, whiskey, vodka, and even the hand sanitizer that Griffo Distillery made to battle through the pandemic hard times.Jennifer and Michael Griffo own and operate Griffo Distillery. MORE

Downtown Dessert Destination

Aug 10, 2021 / madmin

Just across from Petaluma’s Putnam Plaza Park on Petaluma Boulevard is the iconic Lala’s Creamery, a place to enjoy the very best ice cream treats. Surrounded by the Petaluma downtown area’s best restaurants, Lala’s Creamery is well-positioned to service your after-dinner sweet tooth. MORE