Earth Day Cleanup, Event & Franco American Bakery

Apr 20, 2018 in Clean-up, Entertainment, Events, Neighbor News

April 21st, Saturday 9:30-11:30 a.m. Earth Day on the Greenway Prior to the Earth Day OnStage Festival the Santa Rosa Water Creek Stewardship team is hosting the Earth Day Cleanup on the Greenway. This is a great volunteer opportunity to help cleanup the Santa Rosa Creek flowing through the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. For more information on Creek Stewardship volunteer opportunities, please visit Location: Meet at Olive Park 1698 Hazel Street

April 21st, Saturday 12pm-4pm Earth Day OnStage This fun, FREE, and family-friendly festival is a great way to inspire awareness and build community through environmental protection.This year, Earth Day OnStage will be a zero waste event, which means vendors and participants will be encouraged to reduce consumption and increase reuse, recycling, and composting in an effort to eliminate the need to send waste to the landfill or to be incinerated. Location: Courthouse Square

Featured West End Sponsor- Franco American Bakery

 Franco American Bakery has been a family business ever since it began. It was started by brothers Mario and Frank Bastoni back in 1900. In the early days of the company, Mario and Frank would deliver loaves of bread to vineyard and hop growing farm employees. They built their company on supplying the residents of Sonoma County with bread door to door. Robert Bastoni began working at the Bakery with his dad Mario and Uncle Frank at the age of 16. His oldest daughter Kristin, started helping out at 13! Now Kristin is the general manager, overseeing the staff, accounting, and sales force, while Robert oversees and works the bread-making operation and filling thousands of orders. Franco American Bakery is a piece of local Sonoma County history. The main facility is in the very same location that it began in back in 1900 at 202 W. 7th Street in Santa Rosa. The original facility was two stories, but the upper story burnt down in a fire, and they never rebuilt it but instead expanded the lower level to nearly 10,000 sq. feet. The public can come right to our location to buy all kinds of fresh breads. They bake 9 different types of bread in 150 different styles, including sourdough, white, wheat, rye, dark rye, sweet, sour, and more. At present, Franco American has 39 employees and runs their facility 24 hours a day… and that is why the West End Neighborhood can smell the amazing scent of fresh bread in the evenings. Stop by and visit our local, neighborhood bakery. Hours: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:30 – 4:00, Saturday 8:00 – 2:30, Wednesday and Sunday closed.


Thank-you to our wonderful sponsors for 2018- Our West End Neighborhood sponsors all have ties to this neighborhood and generously sponsor the West End Neighborhood Association so we can provide valuable information to our residents on our website, our newsletter and at our meetings. Thank them by supporting these locally, owned businesses. It’s all about community.

Franco American Bakery is a West End Sponsor

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