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Business Beat: 10/01/2020

Business Beat — October, 2020

Bee-Well pumpkins at Flatbed Farm.

Bee-Well pumpkin patch at Flatbed Farm

Fall means pumpkin time, and this year’s Bee-Well Farms pumpkin patch can be found at Flatbed Farm starting the weekend of Oct. 2-4. (Be sure to check.)

The two Glen Ellen-based businesses have partnered up before, with Flatbed carrying Bee-Well’s flowers and produce at its farm stand.

Bee-Well Farms owners Missy and Austin Lely normally host a popular pumpkin patch every year, much to the delight of local kids. But this year, the two are expecting their first child, so they plan on being a little busy.

Instead, their many varieties of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are moving up Sonoma Hwy. to Flatbed.

Located at 13450 Sonoma Hwy., Flatbed Farm, is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays for plant starts, flowers and pantry items. It is also open on Saturdays for seniors and/or those with health concerns from 9-10 a.m., and then 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for everybody.

To find out more about the pumpkin patch, follow Flatbed Farm’s Facebook page.

Transcendence offers private coaching, workshops

Transcendence Theatre Company (TTC) has launched an EDU Marketplace where both adults and youth can sign up for private coaching, corporate workshops, virtual arts class, and customizable arts education experiences. Train with TTC artists to elevate your skills.

Private coaching – receive one-on-one individualized coaching to sharpen your performance skills. TTC works with artists in all areas of performance including voice, song performance, acting, audition prep, generative theatre (create your own piece), etc. TTC will match you with a teaching artist who specializes in your interests!

Virtual team building workshops – Join TTC in this professional development workshop as your Team discovers their “WHY” and works together to identify their objectives, obstacles, and tactics for themselves, for the community that they serve, and for their organization/team. In a socially distant world, ensure that your team is connecting online so that they can better establish trust as they become invested in each other’s success.

Professional on-camera workshop – Equip your team with specialized training from our on-camera professionals in the manipulation of voice and body language for professional success, online. Our instructors provide theatrical techniques that lead to greater freedom on camera. Whether delivering a virtual presentation, hosting a video conference, or crafting pre-recorded online content, gain confidence in understanding “What Works” and “What Doesn’t,” so that you can create greater authentic connections with your clients.

To register for these experiences and other kinds of coaching and classes, go to For more information, email

Kristin’s baked goods are back!

Remember Kristin Brown of Espresso Yes! Coffee House and Café in Oakmont? Well she’s back baking and just in time to order holiday goodies. Kristin’s Desserts of Sonoma County is making home-baked quality breads in small quantities and she’ll deliver right to your door.

Pumpkin bread is a popular order right now, and Kristin’s hand-crafted loaves make tasty holiday gifts for friends and family.

Kristin, a Sonoma County Harvest Fair award winner, is baking on Thursday, and will deliver Friday to anywhere in Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, and Petaluma. You must place your order no later than Tuesday for the Friday delivery.

To order, call or text 508-8042, or email Leave your contact info, and you will get a confirmation of your order.

Parker art sales benefit school

For the last few years Kenwood artist Fred Parker created and managed the Art Encounters Program for the Kenwood Elementary School, bringing professional artists onto the campus for various projects.

In addition to the in-classroom encounters, some of the artists were invited to setup easels at locations on campus where students could observe the creative process in action. Artists received a modest honorarium for their time (usually about four hours) and then they donated the artworks to Parker to be sold to help fund the school’s art program budget for the following year.

However, given the pandemic, the Art Encounters Program has been temporarily terminated and sales of the remaining donated artworks will be used to assist with general fund raising efforts of the Kenwood Education Foundation.

If you have would like to see the available artwork, contact

Business Beat correction

The Sept. 15 issue had the wrong phone number listed for the Mill at Glen Ellen Restaurant at Jack London Village. The correct phone number is 707-721-1818.

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