Tasty gifts in Sonoma or Mendocino counties?
We're taking a trip this week up to Fort Bragg. We also owe thank-you gifts to a few people, and I don't really know their tastes. If I were buying in-town here, I'd go to the local old-world bakery and get a dozen cookies for each of them, but a) I won't have time and b) maybe there's something more interesting in Mendocino/Ft. Bragg/along the way. (We can go across either through Willits or Boonville.) Any suggestions? I know about the jam place in Ft. Bragg, but it might be hard to choose something the recipients would like...
We can buy on Sunday (if places are open) and give the gifts on Monday, if it's something more perishable.
Sonoma County is discussed on the SF Board, post your request there for more information if interested in that area.
If they're beer people, a stop at the North Coast Brewing Co. is in order. A few weekends ago they still had 2012 Old Stock Ale as well as this year's. At the Anderson Valley Brewing taproom I picked up a bobblehead of their mascot "Beer."
Roundman's Smokehouse in Ft. Bragg is a must. My last haul included brats and their house "German brand" sausage, turducken sausage, a beautiful piece of local albacore, Cotswold and pepper jack cheeses (all smoked at Roundman's) and beef jerky. The vacuum packs keep for upward of a month.
Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino has a panforte, an italian sort of fruit cake like that is wonderful.