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Sep 13, 2013 01:56 PM

Picnic supplies for Dry Creek Valley?

Is there a better place than Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg? Not that I don't like it, just seeing if there are great places I don't know about.

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      >Where are you starting from?<

      Mill Valley. But would prefer to stop "up there" some place for food supplies.

    2. The Shed
      Shelton's market
      Big John's supermarket

      You'll find my past reports on Shed and Big John's. The range of ready to-go food at the Shed continues to grow as it finds its niche. I think it is a direct competitor to Oakville but going one better with better sourcing and more sophisticated preps.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Aha, the Shed s the one I was trying to think of but hadn't put in my Healdsburg list. That looks like the place.

        1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

          We went to the Shed and ate there instead of getting picnic supplies. All three of agreed it was a middle-of-the-road experience.

      2. I never got there for this, but I believe that Dry Creek Peach and Produce in Healdsburg was selling sandwiches et. al. @ their farm stand earlier this summer--I think they are open this weekend, but no idea if it's just peaches/produce, or if there would be other picnic fare as well.

        You might give them a call to confirm.

        Or just stop by for peaches (which would have pride of place in any picnic); and if no other treats, continue on for the rest.

        1. Why not just stop at the Dry Creek General Store on Dry Creek Road?

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          1. re: DavidT

            Of all the options, that would be my least favorite.

          2. I like the sandwiches at the Downtown Bakery as well.