Forget going to the supermarket on your next road trip in California - get your heart's desire of delicious, fresh, mouth-watering organic produce by stopping at any one of the dozens of organic produce farm stores or farm stands which sell a variety of fresh, locally grown, organic produce.
Organic produce roams free range at organic produce farm stands along the California coast. There may be more organic produce stands than supermarkets in California! You'llYou'll find them everywhere when you are traveling the Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1, or other routes along coastal California.
Stop at one or more of the local stands to find a variety of super fresh produce at a reasonable price. Buying your organic produce locally gives you incredibly fresh produce, which hasn't been shipped across the country. Buying from farmers directly supports local business and local farmers, which is good for them and good for you!
Produce stands come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and
themes. There are customary basic produce stands, usually have a sign on the side of the road and about a half-dozen items to choose from at their stand. Others, however, take organic produce stand to a whole new level with themes, local produce and food staples such as organic bulk foods and local honey.
While meandering on my California road trip on the Pacific Coast Highway, I found one stand in particular, which is very warm and cozy with a large variety of local produce! Slowcoast is easy to find on your next California road trip. From Ano Nuevo State Park (see last blog post to find out what animal you can find lying on the beach here!) drive 10.5 miles south. Next, look for the ''jam tasting'' signs. Pull off the road when you see the yellow antique truck to experience the organic essence of California found at Slowcoast. When you park, you'll spot a 1954 aluminum Airstream Trailer retooled into a very quaint store. They have a selection of local cheeses, bamboo straws, and local honey to t-shirts and locally made crafts. Every item waiting to be purchased on their shelves is local ""slow-made"" in California, handcrafted with care!
Take your feet ten feet east of the trailer to find the best strawberry hot cider and organic coffee (YES I SAID STRAWBERRY HOT CIDER!) at very reasonable prices. I paired my hot cider ($1) and a Tayberry chocolate truffle ($2). While you're enjoying these amazing, organic slow-grown treats, enjoy the quaint inside the eating area with picnic tables, couches, and games.
If you're in Pescadero, California, stop in, buy and try the local fare and take home a local craft as the memorabilia of your California road trip!
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