The Farmhand is a much welcomed new Gourmet Deli and Espresso bar in Stumptown (just a blink of an eye between Rio Nido and Guerneville). The Farmhand is a rustic and spacious environment, with a small market & deli area in the front, a separate coffee bar area, a central sitting area by a warm and cozy fire, more private seating area beyond that, and finally outside dining area to enjoy your meal and coffee as you look over the beautiful Russian River.
One thing you’ll notice as you mull over the shelves of stocked goods in the small market is that it is almost exclusively artisan goods from Sonoma County. You can find pasta, sauces, cheese, olive oil, cold beverages and even gift items all created with fresh Sonoma County ingredients by local residents. It’s definitely a great place to stock up for a picnic on the Russian River or Armstrong Woods.
The deli offers a variety of gourmet and standard sandwiches as well as fresh salads, soup of the day and fresh baked goods. They offer some local deli meats such as Willie Bird Turkey and Rocky and Rosie Chicken and they will have locally farmed vegetables when it is seasonally available. The espresso bar serves Roasters coffee, which is roasted right down the road in Forestville. The espresso bar has it’s own separate area so that if you're just there to get your much-needed caffeine you don’t have to wait for the group of ten to order their sandwiches first.
Whether you’re visiting from out of town and enjoying a Russian River get-away, out looking for your Russian River dream home, or if you are a West County local: if you’re looking for a taste of our local fare, then this is the place!