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Santa Rosa Seed & Supply

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

When you visit Yester California Adventure, it’s fun to buy souvenirs. How about a gift pack featuring a hand cultivator? Or take home some California wildflower seeds? Perhaps a hardcover of Zen Gardens by Erik Borja?

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply at Bountiful Valley Farm

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply is the main retail store of the Bountiful Valley Farm section within the park’s Golden State district—and possibly the finest gardening store in any theme park, anywhere.

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2002

The octagonal store with red doors

The theme here is California agriculture. The octagon-shaped building looks somewhat like a small barn. A rural artist has been at work here, fashioning watering cans into a fountain and arranging an assortment of folk-art bird houses.

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2002

Watering can fountain

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Inventive bird houses

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Inside the octagon

In addition to gardening tools, you can buy mugs, apparel, books, plush from A Bug’s Life, specialty foods, and even fresh and dried fruit gift packs.

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Seeds, gardening tools, and gardeners’ books

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

T-shirts, caps, and denim

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Old-time country store barrels

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Overhead light fixture

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2002

Orchid at Santa Rosa Seed & Supply

The gardener supplies must be very good. Look at how big an orchid can grow around here.

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply was an opening day store at Disney’s California Adventure in 2001. The store had a unique theme, with an assortment of appropriate, carefully chosen goods—not just more of the same things that tend to make their way into too many Disney theme park shops.

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply’s first—and last—Holiday season

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2003

When Flik’s Fun Fair opened in Fall 2002 and Bountiful Valley Farm became “a bug’s land”, Santa Rosa Seed and Supply became the P.T. Flea Market.

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2003

Still an octagonal store with red doors

Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2003

In the tradition of circus posters

With the new name came a new merchandise mix.

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2008

Just what the park needed… another place to buy pins. Right?

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2010

Ready to close forever

P.T. Flea Market closed permanently on September 7, 2010 to make way for Cars Land. But the octagonal building would not be demolished.

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2013

Seating for Paradise Garden Grill

Even with a budget of more than a billion dollars, the Disney California Adventure redo project looked for opportunities to reuse existing buildings and infrastructure—leaving more resources to be spent where it really mattered.

The structure that was Santa Rosa Seed & Supply and then P.T. Flea Market was moved to a different part of Disney California Adventure, where in 2011 it became an enclosed alternative to the outdoor seating at Paradise Garden Grill.

That means the octagon is not gone. Have a seat there the next time you want to enjoy your Tortitas de Papa—vegan crispy potato cakes with sautéed spinach, ranchero sauce, golden rice, pickled onion salad, tomato, and vegan “cheese”—in the shade.

Just have an alternate plan for where to eat. The octagonal pavilion might be in use for something else.

Photo by Werner Weiss, 2017

The place to meet teen princess Elena of Avalor

Photo by Allen Huffman, 2018

The place to meet Pixar Pals, even though Paradise Gardens Park is not part of Pixar Pier

Santa Rosa Seed & Supply; P.T. Flea Market; seating pavilion for the Paradise Garden Grill; and a character meet-and-greet.

What a versatile structure!

Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore took thousands of photos of DCA under construction and during its early years for his now-defunct website, DCA Central.

Seed store santa rosa Santa Rosa Seed & Supply Photo by Tony “WisebearAZ” Moore, 2001 When you visit Yester California Adventure, it’s fun to buy souvenirs. How about a gift pack featuring

Seed store santa rosa

LeBallister’s started in 1947 with Hendrickson’s grandfather George LeBallister. LeBallister bought an apple ranch in Sebastopol following WWII where he packed apples and had a roadside fruit stand. LeBallister was selling agricultural chemicals and fertilizers out of his packing house as a side business.

LeBallister’s Seed and Fertilizer

Hendrickson had worked on his grandfather’s apple farm during high school and college, but went into pharmaceutical sales for 12 years after he was finished with school. In 1980, Hendrickson purchased his grandfather’s inventory and started selling it.

LeBallister’s Seed and Fertilizer

During the first two years, Hendrickson sold just fertilizers. In 1985, he bought seed equipment and inventory from Nelligan Feed Store and expanded his business. Today, LeBallister’s business is half seed and half fertilizer.

LeBallister’s Seed and Fertilizer

Hendrickson said his business was on the forefront of cover cropping and erosion control, and as the vineyard industry grew around him, so did Hendrickson’s seed and fertilizer business.

Seed for agricultural and landscape uses — native grasses, wildflowers, lawn and pasture grasses, cover crops. Also commercial, organic and soluble fertilizers.

a herbaceous plant of the pea family that has dense, globular flower heads, and leaves that are typically three-lobed. It is an important and widely grown fodder and rotational crop.