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Paleteria problems in Sonoma Co.

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Neither of the local Mexican ice cream stores are currently producing paletas (popsicles). It seems that the state has cracked down on them, requires a separate manufacturing room for both types of treats. This is very sad news as it's finally hot here. The happy news is there's still good ice cream at these places as well as Screamin' Mimi's in Sebastopol & (probably still) Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg.

Michoacan Ice Cream in Sonoma
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/635117

Fru-ta in Santa Rosa
http://chowhound.chow.com

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Downtown Bakery & Creamery
308 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Screamin' Mimi's
6902 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Michoacana Ice Cream
18495 Hwy 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

Fru-ta
2770 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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  1. This is a terrible development. But I appreciate the head's up. Our paleta heaven snatched away from us.

    1. I was trying to figure out what happened to the popsicles at Michoacana.
      Very dissapointing to hear this. Maybe they should start a collection so they can put up walls in the space in the back.

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      1. re: rabaja

        Michoacana will reconstruct the production area this winter during slow season.

        Yay paletas!

        1. re: Columba

          Great news, thanks for the update.
          I drove by last night and wondered what they did during the winter, it was completely empty.
          I'll have to stop by and see if they do enticing cold weather items as well.

      2. Fru-ta is remodeling this week,
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7178...

        What's the word on Michoacana in Sonoma?

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        Fru-ta
        2770 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          Michoacana's remodel is complete.

          They expect to have paletas again in two weeks.

          1. re: Columba

            Just in time for The warm weather. Excellent, thank you for noting this.

        2. Michoacana Ice Cream has paletas again.

          Enjoy!

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          Michoacana Ice Cream
          18495 Hwy 12, Sonoma, CA 95476

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          1. re: Columba

            Super, gracias! And, I had a paleta at Fru-ta two weeks ago. The price for the agua ones has gone up to $2, an increase of 50ยข each, but so worth it. Here's the strawberry one, made with local fruit.
            http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniew...

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            Fru-ta
            2770 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95407