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6 Lovely Things to do With Your Loved One in SLO

Who’s ready for Valentine’s Day? Celebrate love in San Luis Obispo County this week. You’ll find plenty of things to do, see, and enjoy; share a kiss while watching a colorful sunset, or enjoy each other’s company while taking a scenic hike.

Late Fall Farmer’s Market Recipes

No matter how many times we visit the famous Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market, we never get tired of the sights, sounds, smells, and seasonal offerings of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Situated in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States, California’s Central Coast gets the first pick of fresh produce at local farmer’s markets, which make cooking delicious, seasonal food fun and easy! Here are three recipes that have inspired our farmer’s market picks this fall: What’s In Season?   Brussels Sprouts Roasted Brussels Sprout with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Cranberries (via A Cedar Spoon) Ingredients:…

Summer Farmer’s Market Recipes

It’s summer, and the SLO County Farmer’s Markets are bringing delicious, locally-grown vegetables and fruits that you can buy weekly. What to do with all these fresh groceries? Take some time to whip them up into some of the best side dishes, main courses, and desserts that conjure up a relaxing and bright feeling of summer! According to the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market Association, fruits like plums, peaches, and avocados are in season, in addition to corn, potatoes, asparagus, and kale. Learn more from their summer newsletter, and peruse these recipes that bring together the best that summer has…

Strawberries Four Ways

Strawberries are one of our favorite summer treats, cute, delicious, and healthy just on their own. Join us at the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival this Memorial Day weekend to taste local farmer’s strawberries at the peak of their harvest season. There will be live music, activities, entertainment, crafts, and of course, strawberry treats available for purchase and by the box. However, many people don’t know the great variety of dishes you can make with them strawberries a main ingredient, instead of just taking a few bites and throwing away the stems. Additionally, strawberry dishes don’t even have to be desserts – they can be…

Spring Farmers Market Recipes

Spring is an amazing time of year all over the world! On the Central Coast, spring brings gorgeous, lush wildflower fields, sunny, warm days, and delicious fruits and vegetables featured at our many farmer’s markets! We are lucky to host tons of different farmer’s markets, from the famous Downtown San Luis Obispo market on Thursday evenings to the beachfront Pismo Beach market. This is the perfect season to head to these beautiful, outdoor markets and support local businesses all over the county! Make the most of your next farmer’s market run by focusing on the season’s ripest crops, and then…