And by home, I mean the city we currently call our home.
I cannot believe, we’ve been in San Diego for almost 5 months already.
What can I say, I’m still not convinced. I’m just not sure if the whole California she-bang is right for me. I loved living in Vancouver and exploring the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. I didn’t mind the cooler temps in the winter or even the rain.
Regardless, we’re in Southern California right now for the foreseeable future, so I might as well try and get used to it, right?
Last weekend’s exploring led us to the Rancho Bernardo Winery. Rancho Bernardo is a suburban part of the city of San Diego.
It’s funny, because our zip code is a San Diego one, but we’re pretty far north of the actual urban core (more than 20 mi./30 km) The distances are pretty big and the city is spread out on a huge area, especially compared to Vancouver, which is beautifully wedged in between the Pacific Ocean (or the Georgia Straight?) to the West, mountains to the North and East, and the US border to the South.
Anyway, our little guy and I decided to check out the farmer’s market at the winery last week. The weather was scorching hot, like it’s been all summer so far, and the farm stands were set up in a dusty parking lot at the winery entrance.
I was happy to see the Hummus guy, who sells a really delicious, thick and fluffy pita – similar to what I’ve had in Greece many years ago. There were also crafts vendors, a little coffee shop, and even a hair salon on site.
It looked like a nice little heritage village museum, with historic buildings and all sorts of wine-making equipment on display.
Little man loved running around and exploring the grounds. “Look, a wagon!”
I ended up with a little bit of farm fresh fruit and veggies, but the market was not comparable to Vancouver’s Trout Lake Farmers Market, to be honest.
Baby summer squash were a gift from the vendor to our son to try, and the little guy also picked out two yellow roma tomatoes, while I grabbed a bunch of cilantro (I’m obsessed lately!)
Also – mix and match stone fruit: :
We picked 3 delicious yellow peaches, 1 nectarine and a saturn peach. It’s peach season!
All in all, if you’re in San Diego and looking for a nice place for your Friday morning stroll, come well before noon and check out the winery and farmers market. There is a wine tasting room and a restaurant on site, which I’m hoping to try out eventually.
I wouldn’t mind some vino now, would you?
What are your plans for the weekend?
Are you going to the farmers market regularly? We are, but we’re now actually on the wait list to join a CSA, which I can’t wait to try out!
Have a great weekend!