625 Sexton Road
Ernie Shelton created Shelton’s Market Garden in the summer of 2010 to provide fresh produce several times a week to Shelton’s Natural Foods Market in Healdsburg, the store he owns and operates with his brothers, Marty Shelton and Jim Shelton, and Marty’s wife, Bonnie Jean Shelton. In response to the overwhelmingly positive welcome by Shelton’s market shoppers, Ernie and his partner Susan Bryer decided to grow the garden, selecting more variety and planning for more volume in 2011. We broke ground May 10, 2011 on our newest section, a gently sloped acre which had been fallow for decades and is now a lush, multicolored vegetable garden! The garden is located on approximately 1.5 acres off of picturesque Sexton Road, just west of Sebastopol, CA. The Sexton Valley micro-climate of Sonoma County is particularly suited for growing the robust, flavorful red lettuces and succulent saute greens that have been the true hits of our first harvest season. We continue to harvest kale, chard, beets, leeks, fennel and more for Shelton’s Natural Foods Market and now have moved into more summer items – mixed squash, cherry tomatoes,lemon and pickling cucumbers, and much more to come.