Summersong Personal Shopper

There's a Farmer's Market in this county nearly every day of the summer. It's wonderful for those of us who care about local farmers and the freshness of our food. But when you work full time it's not always an option to head down to Petaluma or up to Healdsburg to pick up a basket of those exquisite tomatoes. Actually, it's not always an option to drive across town and spend an hour at the grocery store. Let me do it for you.

We all work long hours these days, and the last thing you want to do when you get home from work is head out again; to read labels, check sales, stand in long lines. You want to be home! Spending time with the kids, taking the dog for a leisurely walk, or just putting your feet up for a change.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that the average American who does the grocery shopping spent 269 hours a year at it. They spent another 371 hours on food preparation. That's 7% of your year. I know you have better things to do with your time. Let me do the shopping for you.

I meet with you and take notes on your preferences; do you prefer to eat organic? If the item you want is out of stock, is it ok to substitute? Then the day before you would like to receive your groceries, you email me a shopping list. I'll print it out and shop from it to avoid transcription errors. I put cold items in an ice chest and bring your groceries directly to your home anywhere in Sonoma County.

My rate is 18 dollars an hour. Personal chef clients get a reduced rate of 15 dollars an hour, and it's free to pick up extra items from the market at which I'm shopping for your personal chef meals.

I don't work between Friday late afternoon and Saturday early evening.

Email me at or call me at (707) 528-1229 and spend your time doing what you want to do.

It helps to have a detailed shopping list to make sure you get the items you want. Although I will go to any store you request, I do prefer to shop local. Here are the sales flyers or home pages of some locally owned stores. I am based in Santa Rosa and deliver anywhere in Sonoma County.

Oliver's Markets
Community Market
Pacific Market
Fircrest Market
Big John's Market
Lola's Market