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Kozlowski Farms in Forestville

Melanie Wong Jul 17, 2006 03:26 AM

After stopping at Andy's to pick up the Locomotion BBQ, I continued up the Gravenstein Highway (116) to Forestville to see what's up at Kozlowski Farms. No fresh berries, and I checked the freezer case for fresh-frozen black raspberries but no luck. Lots of Marionberries, Boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries though.

I bought a half-gallow of apple and raspberry cider and a snickerdoodle. The snickerdoodle was just starting to hit the chewy stage. After a couple bites, I wrapped it up again and will try to save it for another day to see if it gets chewier.

Kozlowski Farms [Sonoma County]
5566 Hwy 116
Forestville 95436

Old post on Kozlowski Farms -

ISO black raspberries -

Next Stop, Sebastopol Berry Farm -

  1. Melanie Wong Nov 17, 2013 07:21 PM

    Stopped by Kozlowski's new retail store (and production facility) this afternoon when I was in the neighborhood. It opened in June and is on the same driveway as the earlier shop, no change of address.

    Signs were up to order holiday pies. Most are $13.95 and pecan pie is $16.95. I got an apple hand pie, $3.50, made with organic Gravenstein apples. Stiffer crust than I remember (maybe not fresh?), and more cinnamon in the corn starch glue holding the apple chunks together. But the flavor of the Gravenstein apples made this worthwhile.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      tom246 Nov 17, 2013 08:11 PM

      We may have been there the same time today. We picked up some wine at the Scherrer Open House (they were also serving some very nice appetizers).

      Could not pass up a stop at Kozlowski's which is practically walking distance from Scherrer. All the pies looked good, may pick up one closer to the Holidays.
      Did pick up a jar of fig and muscat wine preserves for serving with some cheese and a bottle of plum and roasted chipotle grilling sauce for pork tenderloins.

      It was nice that you could sample just about anything they were selling.

      1. re: tom246
        Melanie Wong Nov 18, 2013 08:15 PM

        We very may well have been at Kozlowski at the same time or earlier at Scherrer! The caterer for the open house was Chef Mark Malicki, currently cooking at the Casino Bar & Grill in Bodega, but not for that much longer.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          tom246 Nov 18, 2013 09:52 PM

          After sampling what Chef Malicki prepared for the Scherrer open house, we are believers!.

          We plan on getting over to the Casino soon (with a stop at Wild Flour of course :)

          1. re: tom246
            Melanie Wong Nov 20, 2013 11:55 PM

            Bear in mind that Malicki isn't there every day. Also, there are other cooks who work at the Casino. His schedule seems to be Thursday-Sunday, dinner. The Casino posts a menu on FB every day. But to be sure that it is Malicki's menu and not a different cook's shift, rely on his own FB page, https://www.facebook.com/mark.malicki...

      2. re: Melanie Wong
        baron45 Nov 17, 2013 10:13 PM

        I've previously purchased fruit pies at Mom's down the road.


        Any comparison in quality btwn Mom's and Kozlowski?

        1. re: baron45
          Melanie Wong Nov 18, 2013 08:18 PM

          I'd say that this small pie tart was not a fair comparison. Mostly I've had berry pies from Kozlowski, though I couldn't say that I've tried a piece since the changes in shortening to eliminate transfats. Generally I'd say that the fillings are better at Kozlowski and the crust a bit better at Mom's. Here's my post on the pecan pie at Mom's.

          That said, the best pie I've tried recently is from Petaluma Pie in P-town.

          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Malcolm Ruthven Nov 21, 2013 02:41 PM

            Petaluma Pie is so good that it's become an addictive must-go-there place for me whenever I'm in Petaluma.

      3. m
        Mick Ruthven Jul 17, 2006 06:04 AM

        Please elaborate on Andy's Locomotion BBQ!

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        1. re: Mick Ruthven
          Melanie Wong Jul 20, 2006 08:10 AM

          Here's my post on Locomotion and Bill's in Sebastopol.


          And since you like barbecue so much, have you noticed the posters around town publicizing the Russian River Beer Revival and BBQ Cook-off on Aug. 19? Here's the link -


          1. re: Melanie Wong
            Mick Ruthven Jul 20, 2006 04:13 PM

            Thanks, Melanie! I look forward getting to Andy's sometime this weekend.

            I've never developed much of a taste for beer (a distinct disadvantage back in college) but will save that info about the Guerneville event. Now if it were only a wine and bbq event...

            1. re: Mick Ruthven
              baron45 Mar 4, 2009 04:33 PM

              I've been to Kozlowski Farms and like all their jams and spreads. Anyone know if there are similar places further north, e.g. Geyserville/Healsdsburg area?


              PS: It's Barrel Tasting Weekend twice this month:


              1. re: baron45
                Melanie Wong Mar 4, 2009 07:13 PM

                Jams and jelly-wise, I can't think of any northward. But if it's the baked goods and the snack side you're looking for, absolutely.

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