Finding Fair Trade: North Bay

A region with it's own robust argiculture and food culture, the North Bay Area, and in particular Marin, has quite a few sources for fair trade food. Napa has the lowest population and fewer fair trade sources. Solano county is a rapidly growing county and the availability of fair trade items will increase as the county grows. The North Bay has two fair trade towns, Santa Rosa and Healdsburg both of which are in Sonoma county. Marin county's highest concentration of fair trade food providers is in the southern portions closest to San Francisco. Fair trade coffee is always easy to find and some restaurants and caterers offer fair trade coffee and desserts.

Product Review

Coast Roast Coffee, Organic Peruvian.

Purchased at Petaluma Market in Petaluma.

Coast Roast Coffee

Nutty, a little flat for my taste but I like dark roasts. Part of the problem could have been that it was already ground and who knows how long it had been sitting on the shelf. The packaging is airtight though which is good. This is a direct fair trade product, though the taste was milder than I usually like in a coffee the effect was stronger. I looked into this and contrary to popular belief, the darker the roast the less caffeine in the bean.

Fair Trade North Bay


Andronicos, San Anselmo
Andy's Local Markets, San Rafael
Bolinas People's Store 14 Wharf Rd Bolinas
Arizmendi Bakery, San Rafael
Equator Coffees, Mill Valley
Fairfax Coffee Roastery 4 Bolinas Road, Fairfax
Fat Angel Bakery, Fairfax
Fred's Coffee Shop 1917 Brideway Blvd, Sausalito
Glen Ellen Village Market, Glen Ellen
Harvest Market 155 San Marin Dr Novato
Mill Valley Market, Mill Valley
Mollie Stone's, Greenbrae and Sausalito
Scotty's market, San Rafael
Starbucks, Mill valley and San Rafael
The Palace Market, Pt. Reyes
Weaver's Coffee Roasters, San Rafael
Whole Foods, Mill Valley & San Rafael
Woodlands Market, San Rafael


Brown's Valley Market 3263 Browns Valley Rd, Napa
C Casa, Napa
College Market Angwin Plz, Angwin
Sunshine Foods Market, St. Helena
Vallergas Market, Napa
Whole Foods, Napa
Yo El Rey Roasting, Calistoga


Fox & Fawn, Benecia
Java Point Cafe 366 1st Street, Benecia
Moschetti, Vallejo
Nuggets Market, Vacaville
Panama Red Coffee, Vallejo
Peet's Coffee, Fairfield & Vacaville
Trader Joe's, Fairfield


Artisan Bakers, Sonoma
Bella Rosa Coffee Company, Santa Rosa
Bus Stop Coffee 40 4th Street, Petaluma
Coffee Bazaar 14045 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville
Flyng Goat Coffee, Healdsburg & Santa Rosa
Food For Humans 16385 1st Steet, Guerneville
JavAmore 10101 Main Street, Penngrove
Olivier's Market, Cotati
One World Fair Trade, Healdsburg
Petaluma Coffee & Tea, Petaluma
Petaluma Maket, Petaluma
Santa Rosa Community Market, Santa Rosa
Sprouts Farmers Market, Petaluma
Sonoma Market, Sonoma
Sunshine Foods Market, St. Helena
Sunflower Caffe, Sonoma
Whole Foods, Petaluma & Santa Rosa