Find A Shoppers’ Paradise At The Barlow In Sonoma County

Built on land that once held a thriving applesauce cannery, The Barlow is an open-air market designed as a place where creators and buyers could come together.

It’s is a pedestrian-friendly space that encourages wandering at a leisurely pace. Planters filled with herbs and vegetables line the walks; there’s a bocce court, an outdoor fire pit, and lush lawns for lounging. But the real reason to visit is the shops, which include a mix of artisans, artists, chefs, and others. There are wineries, breweries, and a distillery too. This is definitely a place to hang out for a day!

Photo: Rodion Kutsaev/UnSplash

Photo: Rodion Kutsaev/UnSplash

Here is a sampling of what you’ll find at The Barlow.

From classic sculpture to edgy contemporary works, Bronze Plus Art Foundry does amazing things with bronze casting. Over at Pigment & Paste, artist Jenny Lynn Hall draws from ancient architecture to create original modern-day pieces.

Looking for home décor? Head to the Passdoor for uber-stylish designs. Sebastopol Kitchen & Table is a great resource for everything from furniture to kitchen utensils.

Kids take center stage at Circle of Hands with books, toys, and special workshops. If you’re looking to dress them, Littlefour has cute kids’ clothes, plus some for grown-ups. There’s also an eclectic selection of gifts, paper goods and unexpected delights.

Hungry? You’re going to love the options at The Barlow. Pizza, crepes, baked goods, cheese, and the ever-popular Zazu Kitchen + Farm. The yummy menu here features the owners’ farm-grown produce and meats from their Black Pig Meat Co.

Head to the MacPhail Tasting Lounge or one of four other wineries for wine tasting. Prefer beer? Crooked Goat Brewing and Woodfour Brewing will keep you happy. There’s a juicer and coffeehouse, too.

And there are way too many more wonderful places to include here! So, plan a stay at one of our Wine Country Inns, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore The Barlow and all the other very cool places in the area.

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