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205 North Street, Pescadero (650) 879-0480
Harley Farms is a restored 1910 dairy farm, with 200 alpine goats on nine acres of pasture in Pescadero. The farm grew from six pet goats to today’s herd, with their delicious, critically-acclaimed cheese. Harley Farms is open year-round for farm and dairy tours, cheese making classes and events in their fabulous restored hayloft. Visitors see a working farm and watch the milk move from goat to dairy, from curd to cheese. Advance reservations are recommended for tours and events because they sell out!
Made In Pescadero
216 Stage Road, Pescadero (650) 879-9128A working gallery, designing and handcrafting the very finest custom furniture, art, and accessories by the area’s most talented craftsmen and artists. All of their solid wood furniture pieces are individually handmade and ranging in styles influenced by Shaker, Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, Modern and Traditional.
Luna Sea Gallery
250 Stage Road, Pescadero (650) 879-1207This one roof cottage (childhood home of Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel) boasts a staggering selection of quirky and whimsical handcrafted and functional art for the home and the person. The gallery represents artists throughout the United States and Canada – many from the San Francisco Bay Area. No mass produced touristy trinkets found here!
251 Stage Road (Next to Norm’s Market) Pescadero (831) 252-0338
Stop in their pop-up boutique and browse carefully selected, handmade, local and environmentally friendly products like vintage farm shirts, goat milk soaps, books, unique jewelry and more. All sold to benefit 80 local artists, farms and ranches between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay as well as a dozen social causes.
213 Stage Road, Pescadero (650) 879-9155
With a vintage industrial feel, Italian newspapers covering the walls, a turntable spinning old vinyl albums, vintage childhood treasures, old books and magazines, one of a kind clothing and …a motorcycle on display?! This coffee house sounds like it should be in Seattle! Downtown Local uses Sightglass coffee (a San Francisco artisan roaster) that’s drip brewed. You must try the mocha that’s made with TCHO chocolate (a Bay Area chocolate maker) that pairs wonderfully with the coffee. They also have Kombucha on tap and yummy baked goods like jalapeño and cheese scones. Yum. You could spend a few hours just looking through at all the cool stuff. Or, sit in the theater they have tucked in the corner with your latte and watch old black and whites. I bet you never thought Pescadero could be this hip, huh?
Sante Arcangeli Family Winery Tasting Room
216-A Stage Road, Pescadero, Open Fri thru Sun
They offer a flight of 4-6 wines from the current release in a rustic, comfortable, informal atmosphere. Handcrafted small-lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Corralitos region – a region famed for its Burgundian-style wines. It’s a rare experience tasting wine with the people who made it. Click here for more wine tasting
The Pescadero Flowery
251 Stage Rd (Behind the Country Store) Pescadero (650) 206-0808
An immersive agricultural experience for visitors and locals alike, honoring the local history as the cut flower capital of the coast. They offer custom local bouquets, dahlia u-picking from July-October (75 varieties!), floristry master classes, DIY succulent plantings, organic veggie seedlings, and loads of fun air plants, gifts, and sundries.
Pie Ranch Farm Stand
2080 Cabrillo Highway, Pescadero (650) 879-0995
A variety of locally-grown organic fruits and vegetables from Pie Ranch and Blue House Farm as well as farm-fresh eggs, homemade pies, fresh brewed, fair-trade coffee and tea, heirloom wheat, dried beans, flowers and more. They also have farm tours, barn dances, and cooking classes!
Swanton/Coastways Farm Stand & U-Pick
25 Swanton Road, Davenport
640 Highway 1, Pescadero (U-Pick is seasonal)
Pick olallieberries, blackberries, strawberries, and kiwis at the farm! They also sell homemade jams and other tasty organic treats like blackberry cobbler, strawberry shortcake, amazing truffles, hot strawberry apple cider and hot farm made soup. It’s a great way to experience the farm, have a good time, meet some interesting people, and come away with fruit to freeze (if you don’t eat it all) or just share with the neighbors. 😉 Be sure to stop by the 1954 vintage Airstream for the best handmade products from this special region.
San Gregorio General Store
7615 Stage Road (corner of Hwy 84 & Stage Rd), San Gregorio (650) 726-0565
San Gregorio was once a thriving, booming community in the late 1800’s when it catered to wealthy San Franciscans looking for outdoor adventures. Back then it was a major stop on the stagecoach route from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. Today, all that remains is the general store. And, it’s like stepping back in time too! The general store is a saloon, post office, and hardware store in one! They sell everything from raccoon traps to 18 flavors of tequila to the world’s largest pair of Levi’s. On weekends, they have live music including bluegrass, folk, rock, country, and blues. It’s also a great spot to people watch farmers, surfers, eco-activists, cowboys, Silicon Valley moguls, bikers, moms, and dancing children!
Blue House Farmstand
950 La Honda Road in San Gregorio, Open WeekendsStop by the stand for the tastiest strawberries, greenest produce and freshest flowers, all Certified Organic and grown by Blue House Farm. I guarantee if you pick up some strawberries, the smell will overpower your car and you’ll be forced to eat them all on the drive home. Country life can be rough.
Thomas Fogarty Winery
19501 Skyline Blvd, Woodside (650) 851-6777
What began as a pastime for a Stanford cardiovascular surgeon is today the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyard, one of the San Francisco Peninsula’s most respected wineries. Twenty-five acres of Burgundian-style varietals are planted on the 325-acre estate, focusing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Few wine regions on earth can match the climates, soils and vertigo-inducing views of the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. Click here for other wineries
Local Farmers’ Markets:
PESCADERO– 251 Stage Road (Next to Pescadero Country Store) Thursdays (May-Oct)
HALF MOON BAY– 225 Cabrillo Highway (Shoreline Station) Saturdays (May-Dec)Reap the bountiful abundance of local produce from the most fertile farmland in the West. Take home tasty bread and pastries, artisan goat cheese, super-fresh local fruits and veggies, pastured eggs, freshly caught fish, grass-fed meats, regional honey, flowers and more.
86 Cañada Road, Woodside (650) 364-8300
Enjoy the 16–acre world-renowned gardens, explore the historic House, take a nature hike, view an art exhibit, or pursue its educational opportunities. Programs throughout the year include the beloved Mother’s Day Flower Show, Jazz at Filoli, Holiday Traditions, and the always-popular monthly afternoon teas. Learn more about the estate’s fascinating History, including the families who founded and maintained the Filoli vision and the architects and designers who made it a reality.
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