July Local Featured Item: Jack Creek Farms Honey
Life on the Central Coast sure is sweet—especially when we’re spoiled with the provisions of so many local family-owned and operated farms like Jack Creek Farms‘ fith-generation family farm! To showcase the fruits of these hardworking families labor, The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn has been creating special monthly menus to showcase a different local ingredient, and this month you’re in for a real treat because July at The Steakhouse is all about Jack Creek Farms Honey! Read on below to find out what all the buzz is about.
About Jack Creek Farms
Tucked away in the coastal foothills just west of Paso Robles and Templeton along Highway 46, you’ll find the small, 5th generation family farm known as Jack Creek Farms. Stepping out of your car and onto their property, you’ll be transported to simpler times of the past, as you stroll past antique farm equipment while picking sunflowers, fresh olallieberries, ripe tomatoes, and of course—pumpkins, straight from the sun-kissed vines. Since the 1890’s (before Highway 46 even existed), the Barlogio family has been tending to the land and raking in the longtime support of locals and visitors of the Central Coast, well known for their beloved and impressive yearly pumpkin harvest in the fall.
Today, Jack Creek Farms is home to almost 600 fruit trees, over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes, 60 varieties of pumpkins, 40 varieties of baking winter squash, and of course, honey! The more you know about the story behind this special spot, the more you’ll enjoy being there. Learn more about Jack Creek Farms’ family and farm history here, it’s well worth the read!
Honey, the Way Bees Made It
Jack Creek Farms is the perfect place to discover how delicious raw, natural honey can bee. The farm offers several different varieties of honey to sample, like toyon, yellow star thistle, wildflower, wild buckwheat, apple blossom, pomegranate, orange blossom, coastal sage, black button sage, safflower, raspberry, cotton, avocado, comb honey, and more (depending on the season). Each of these unique flavors is 100% natural—flavored solely from whatever the bees are pollinating. No infusions, flavors, syrups, or additives here, just simple honey, the way the bees made it in the hive.
All of the honey at Jack Creek Farms is either locally sourced or harvested from the hives right from their own property! Honey tastings are free and questions are always welcomed, so enjoy a scenic drive to the family farm and get tasting.
Get a Taste at The Steakhouse
If you can’t make it out to the farm, don’t worry! You can try Jack Creek Farms honey all July long at The Steakhouse for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or at the bar! Sweeten up your breakfast with Cream Cheese Stuffed Crepes made with Mint Berry compote and drizzled with Jack Creek Honey. Or, get a little messy at lunch with Sweet & Spicy Honey wings tossed in Jack Creek Honey and Papa Spicy hot sauce, we’ll have plenty of napkins! Enjoy a dinner on the patio over a meal of Honey Glazed Pork Belly, served with Collared Green Kale, Smashed Baked Potato, and Honey Apple Slaw. Looking for something to quench your thirst? Mosey on over to Cattlemen’s Lounge for The Devil’s Advocate drink special, a concoction of 1776 Bourbon, muddled jalapeno, bitters, Jack Creek Honey, lemon, and Ginger beer. Click here to reserve your table now.