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Picnic supplies for Dry Creek Valley?

Malcolm Ruthven Sep 13, 2013 01:56 PM

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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    dkenworthy Sep 14, 2013 04:06 PM

    I like the sandwiches at the Downtown Bakery as well.

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      DavidT Sep 14, 2013 03:53 PM

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


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        sundeck sue Sep 14, 2013 04:17 PM

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

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          Malcolm Ruthven Sep 14, 2013 09:06 PM

          I agree with sundeck sue.

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        sundeck sue Sep 13, 2013 05:48 PM

        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. www.drycreekpeach.com.

        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. Melanie Wong Sep 13, 2013 03:32 PM

          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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            Malcolm Ruthven Sep 13, 2013 06:33 PM

            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.

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              Malcolm Ruthven Sep 14, 2013 09:23 PM

              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. Robert Lauriston Sep 13, 2013 01:58 PM

            Where are you starting from?

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              Malcolm Ruthven Sep 13, 2013 06:26 PM

              >Where are you starting from?<

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

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