This 140-acre farm
south of Imperial Beach
offers educational tours
on Tuesdays and Saturdays where visitors can
harvest veggies to take
2570 Sunset Avenue
Rub shoulders with top
chefs from San Diego
and Los Angeles at this
legendary farm stand
in Rancho Santa Fe.
10 a.m.– 4 p.m.; Sunday
10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Bates Nut Farm
Take the “Nuts for You”
tour to learn about
nuts and get a
look at this family-owned farm in Valley
Oasis Camel Dairy
Drop by on
November 23 or 24
for Pomegranate Days,
an annual festival
celebrating the Middle
Eastern fruit. Activities
include an exotic bird
show, camel rides, and
feeding the camels
one of their favorite
26757 Old Julian
which adds up to creative coastal cuisine
punctuated with pure and bright flavors.
For lunch, try the “B.L. T.” with
creamy burrata, heirloom tomatoes,
basil, and pork belly.
616 J Street, downtown
Sea Rocket Bistro
Wild and sustainably caught local seafood,
pastured California meat, and imaginative
vegetarian dishes can be found at this
The sea urchin is a must-try dish.
3382 30th Street, North Park
This is the place for gourmet comfort food
made from scratch that shifts with the
seasons, served in a comfortable yet elegant
The Chino Farms pumpkin
tortelli with Reggiano cheese, hazelnuts,
and sage brown butter sauce is perfect
for a chilly fall evening.
1044 Wall Street, La Jolla
Terra American Bistro
Chef Jeff Rossman’s East County gem
is all about showcasing the bounty of
San Diego’s farms in straightforward
and delicious presentations.
The California bowl, with
quinoa, shiitake mushrooms, and local
vegetables, is a great gluten-free dish.
7091 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa
This colorful shop specializes in cupcakes
with a conscience, made with organic, fair
trade-certified, and local ingredients.
The caramel apple cupcake,
with spiced apple cake, apple compôte,
and caramel buttercream, is always tasty.
7857 Girard Avenue, La Jolla
at the Cove