About Lynda Hopkins

Lynda Hopkins, an organic farmer, small business owner, mother, former community journalist with Sonoma West Publishers and graduate of Stanford University (Bachelor’s Degree in Coastal Land Use & a Master’s Degree in Land Use Policy) is ready to work with the residents of the Fifth District to improve our community.

After graduating from Stanford, Lynda and her husband Emmett moved to the Russian River Valley to farm vegetables on the family property where he grew up. They got married, started a family, and began searching for a special place where they could live near the fields and raise their daughters. Lynda and Emmett found that special home just down the road from the farm, in the small town of Forestville.

As the owner of Foggy River Farm in the Russian River Valley, Lynda has worked with her husband to grow their small business to supply fresh, locally-grown organic produce to farmers markets throughout Sonoma County, including the Sebastopol Farmers’ Market and West End Farmers’ Market. The farm’s mission is to “grow food that is good for our souls, our bodies, and the land.” 

Lynda has served the community as:

  • Executive Director, Sonoma County Farm Trails
  • Community Journalist, Sonoma West Publishers
  • Board Secretary & Farm Partner, Farm to Pantry
  • Member, Leadership Circle of Community Alliance with Family Farmers (North Coast Chapter)


Lynda is committed to a collaborative partnership with local residents to address important economic, environmental, social justice and other quality-of-life issues as a member of the Board of Supervisors.


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