A California Cornucopia
As summer rolls into fall, evenings begin to cool off and shorten. The beaches get less crowded and students turn their attention back to school. In many ways the shifting of this season may seem like a closing or an ending. In other ways however, the season truly marks a beginning – a fresh turn on the calendar page as well as in the kitchen and at the dining table.
Fall harvest is a time to celebrate the seasonal shift that leads us into a sequence of feasts and fresh fall fare. Local farmers’ markets throughout the county provide convenient and colorful access to fresh picked local-grown favorites like pears and apples (think apple butter and apple cider, yum!), pumpkins galore along with other squash varieties and hearty vegetables. Come taste for yourself the joy of local harvest Wednesdays 3-7pm at the Pismo Pier. You’ll find great harvest selections to purchase and take home to cook, along with prepared food like roasted corn and fresh baked pies that can serve as appetizer and dessert – the market is a true California cornucopia worth celebrating.
A Community of Farmers and Families
Because Pismo Beach is a small town at heart, local flavor is a key component that sparks the magic of this close knit community. The farmers all know each other and make it a joyful point to get to know their customers as well. Go ahead and introduce yourself as you purchase your local bounty. The farmers appreciate learning about you and your family, and you never know when or where you might see them again!
Other fun continues at the local farms right around Pismo Beach. Check out Avila Valley Barn where you can buy the fresh picked fruit and vegetables grown right there on the land as well as pick up a pie or bakery treat. You may also take a hayride, see farm animals or pick your own pumpkin.
The harvest celebration begins with the first harvests of the fall fruits and vegetables and continues all fall season. If you want to enjoy the best of the local winery harvest, come back for the local Harvest Tasting Celebration in November. You can tour the whole Edna Valley wine country during open house tasting events at participating San Luis Obispo wineries or settle yourself at one of the wineries for a memorable day of wine tasting and pairing with fresh local cuisine.
Plan your own fall harvest adventure with a stay at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel and a bountiful shop at the Pismo Beach Farmers Market.