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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Let's Ride Out To The Farmstand

I live in the historic railroad district in downtown san luis obispo...and about 5 minutes away is a farmstand that i have been wanting to stop in on. it is called CORNERCOPIA. it is about one minute away from the house i grew up in...san luis obispo goes from a busy downtown to rural in the blink of an eye....you head out of town into an area called the edna valley..it is mostly vineyards and very pretty all year round.









this is the view across the street from the farmstand. this field has some yellow flowers growing it in. i think they are safflowers...i have looked at those dry, brown mountains every summer since we moved here from santa barbara when i was 14. on both sides of this field are vineyards.












































i bought a jar of her jumbleberry jam. she said it was her BEST SELLER.











she had lots of buckets of pretty summer flowers












plums from her trees










how is that sign for old fashion and farmy?















another view from across the street..edna valley...july 24, 2010











40 comments:

  1. how cool!!! i wish i could shop there!

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  2. it looks like such a beautiful little farmstand, Kary! i especially love the idea of jam tasting and fresh flowers. i imagine it's going to be spectacular in the fall too...maybe filled with apples and cider:).
    great photos- i would love to make it out to Cambria someday.

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. Luna sends her love to Teddy:).

    xoxo,
    Blair

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  3. Dear Kary & Teddy Sweet Face,

    Well now, I'm wanting to rush right over and shop for eggs,plums,jumbleberry jam,strawberries,and an apron.

    Then home with you and Teddy for tea, toast and jumbleberry jam. We'll talk and laugh for hours. How's that sound? tee-hee :)

    Sending love & hugs, Sandi

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  4. Dear Kary,

    Yes, I knew you named "Teddy Sweet Face" after "Teddy Red Fluffs". I follow jaz and Teddy. Two adorable sweeties.

    Sitting down with the jaz, yourself, and the two Teddy's would be a blast. I know we would laugh ourselves silly.

    Have a great weekend. It is so hot here I rarely stick even a toe outside. :)

    Sending love & hugs, Sandi

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  5. I'm so happy you found me via Octoberfarm. Now I found you. What a wonderful blog you have I'll be back often.

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  6. Looks like a fun palce to shop.
    Did Teddy go with you???

    Happy Sunday.

    Melinda

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  7. You live in such a beautiful place...and the farm stand so quaint. So how was the jumbleberry?

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  8. everything looks amazing!!! I love the jams.. yummo

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  9. What an adorable place!! Hope you had fun! ♥

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  10. I enjoyed the trip, thanks for taking us with you. I learned a little bit more about your world.

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  11. Lovely post. I love homemade jam and farm stands. Beautiful pictures.

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  12. denise/look beyond the picket fenceJuly 25, 2010 at 5:44 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I have always loved the sound of San Luis Obispo, now I know what it looks like. I tend to think of Hollywood and LA when I think of California, but I do know it is much more than that. You have a lovely blog and I love all the side bar pictures!
    I will be back!
    denise

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  13. The first picture of the mountains fooled me! I honestly thought it was a painting at first glance!

    I love shopping at farmer's markets. The only problem is that I can't seem to stop myself from buying things simply because they are pretty. I'll buy waaaay more than we can we eat before it spoils just because something is beautiful. Silly, isn't it?

    The jam sounds wonderful! I can just imagine have it on some warm sourdough bread....

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  14. Dear Kary & Teddy,

    Happy Sunday. Wishing you a day of sunshine and peace and all things good!

    If you have a moment, pop over to my new blog and see my little snippet poem in honor of jumbleberry jam, tea parties, teddy's and friends!

    Sending love & hugs, sandi

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  15. yum!!! see, i don't have to buy jams when someone else can do them for me. :)

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  16. Lovely, Kary - such delicious looking produce and I love the mountains too. Hope that you and Teddy are 'in the pink'. Lesley

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  17. Love your blog and I'm a new follower. Your neck of the woods is great and this really makes me miss farm living. All the jam looks great and your fur buddies are very cute. Great blog, so many things to look at!!

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  18. That looks like a lot of fun! Jumble berry? That just sounds so good and homey, doesn't it? The ears of corn on your sidebar are so cute. I think we ate fresh sweet corn every night last week! yum!

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  19. Sending a sweet hello and thank you for leaving such wonderful comments about my butterfly posting. We do sound like we have a lot in common! I'm 56 and have been married to FHFB for 33 years - he's the Sicilian prince and I'm the Irish lass whose mother grew up in County Sligo, Ireland. My favorite cookbook this summer might be Pasta Fresca by Viana LaPlace and Evan Kleinman - there are so many yummy recipes in it and I'm working on collecting some simple pasta sauce recipes this summer. I might try cooking a recipe a day from it - although FHFB's suggestion for a cookbook to cook each recipe from was Rao's cookbook - just love their Lemon Chicken and Roasted Peppers recipe.

    FHFB loves, loves, loves pesto, I can take a little of it but sometimes the basil is too strong a taste for me.

    Your farm market trip looks wonderful - how nice to have something so close to your home, and moving back home to be near family sounds like it was a good decision for you. Give little Teddy a scratch behind the ear for me! Ciao, bella!

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  20. What a cute name for a cute place to shop. I loved the pictures.

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  21. I think the thing Jeremy misses most since he graduated from SLO is the Thursday farmer's market. He and Katie ( she finished in June ) are looking for an apartment now - he works in Sunnyvale and she's in San Jose. They wanted a place about halfway in between but they want something close enough that they can walk to the downtown...SLO really spoiled them. Now, I think they might spend more and look in Palo Alto. Nothing will duplicate SLO, however. But there are some nice weekend farmer's markets around and berry and fruit picking around the area.

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  22. Oh what a great time you must have had! one of my favorite things to do!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  23. OH!!!!!!!!!!

    You are so blessed to be able to go these places. My mouth is watering, and I feel guilty for wanting to live in a place where we could hop in the car and buy fresh fruits and vegetables and visit with people.

    I would love to pick berries. We've never done that.

    Why, I may just dream about it tonight!

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  24. I love places like this! Everything is so fresh and right out of the ground, or off of the tree. Kary, you really captured the homey touch of this farm stand.

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  25. Lovely farm sand! Wish I can go too.
    Yes, it's been a while for me to leave message, but I do read your blog all the time. It just that I am 8 months pregnant now and it's getting difficult for me to sit in front of my computer too long, haha.
    Wish you a wonderful new week!

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  26. What a wonderful farm stand! I love the pictures you posted. They made me feel like I was there. I just found your blog and have signed up to follow it. I will be checking back often.

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  27. Hey Donkey,

    How was the Jam La?
    xx
    donkey in the pines

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  28. oh get out!!!! you are in flannel pj's and a vest and you live in california? damn!!! we are still roasting. we were hotter than miami yesterday! ugh!

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  29. Nice to meet you, and Teddy too! "Cornercopia" -- what a clever name for their business! I love wordplay.

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  30. I was sunning myself on the beach in SLO 5 years ago with my sister when I got THE CALL that we were to pick up our son at the airport in 2 days! Such a special place to me. :) On that very day, we drove past a really great farm stand that reminds me so much of the one you featured here. Those buckets of flowers - oh my!

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  31. To live some place where the country is so close to downtown. That is so nice. Hope you and Teddy are having a good day.

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  32. That looks amazing! We just moved and I really ought to find something like that.

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  33. What a lovely spot! I adore farmer's markets. Thank you for visiting me the other day..Happy New Week to you!

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  34. You're taking me home with these gorgeous photos, especially that safflower field! I love it. Really needed it right about now...our summer fruit in New York has just be so disappointing this year and the heat...don't even get me started! It is always at this time of year that I yearn for the good old west coast.

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  35. Kary & Teddy-Baby, ok, we're going to that farmstand, you're coming with us!! How wonderful, I loved Edna Valley so much, saw my first hummingbird there so beautiful memories. Gorgeous pictures, the jam mmmmmm. I'll make the scones & bring some Devon clotted cream with me!! Love & hugs, Alice & Me xoxo

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  36. What a wonderful sense of place, I can almost smell the heat!!! (which is pure imagination as I'm in Ireland!!!)

    All that produce looks fantastic.

    Great blog, I'm following you now :-}

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  37. Oh i love it! It all looks familiar, I want to go back now! that jam sounds especially good!

    I see sun too, have you had any fog Kary? we have been under a big wet blanket of it all summer :(

    xoxo

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  38. There's nothing better than buying locally...and homemade jams are the best!

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  39. Glad I hopped over from my corner to yours!
    I am in the midst of making applesauce with the apples from my tree!
    pve

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate all your kind comments more than you can know.