These days It is rare to find beach front property with open fields of wild flowers and California poppies. Half Moon Bay locals work hard to preserve the beauty of the coast and minimize development. I love that as an adult I can walk my dog through the same fields I walked though as a kid.
Along with it's beautiful beaches, Half Moon Bay is an agriculture town. Driving through the outskirts of town you will see fields of produce and flowers stretching for miles. Farm-to-table is easy to accomplish in this area thanks to local produce stands sprinkled along the coast. Local farmers grow an array of produce from artichokes, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Swiss chard, grass-fed cattle, beans, strawberries and apples. There's also an abundance of flower nurseries along highway 92 which makes for a scenic drive over the hill.
If you're looking to shop for groceries, here are a few popular local farmers.
It was a gorgeous sunny day so I rode my bike down the coastal trail. I stopped at my favorite local farm stand and made friends with a horse and a llama. I've been craving artichoke so I will be back shortly to grab a few for dinner :)
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