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Picnic supplies for Dry Creek Valley?

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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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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Malcolm Ruthven Sep 13, 2013 01:58 PM

    Where are you starting from?

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      Malcolm Ruthven RE: Robert Lauriston 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.

    2. Melanie Wong RE: Malcolm Ruthven 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 RE: Melanie Wong 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 RE: 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.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8992...

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        sundeck sue RE: Malcolm Ruthven 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.

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          DavidT RE: Malcolm Ruthven Sep 14, 2013 03:53 PM

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

          http://drycreekgeneralstore1881.com/

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            sundeck sue RE: DavidT Sep 14, 2013 04:17 PM

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

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              Malcolm Ruthven RE: sundeck sue Sep 14, 2013 09:06 PM

              I agree with sundeck sue.

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            dkenworthy RE: Malcolm Ruthven Sep 14, 2013 04:06 PM

            I like the sandwiches at the Downtown Bakery as well.

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