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Casitas Estate Farm To Fork Farmers Market Lunch Tour

2655 Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Phone: (805) 710-1587

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What: Farmers market tour and farm-to-table lunch
When: Annually, on the third Wednesday of October
Reservation Needed: Yes, contact the Casitas Estate at (805) 710-1587 or to make arrangements. Thank you.

Learn to shop and create "Locavore" meals from a Farmers Market with this tour!

A Locavore has been defined as a person who enjoys eating only locally produced food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption. The thought (and delight) is to eat healthier while also learning how to contribute to reducing the use of fossil fuels, which results in the release of less carbon dioxide into the air; this all helps to prevent global warming. Come do your part for the day, have fun, learn more, and dine deliciously healthy!

This annual special September excursion starts at The Casitas Estate in Arroyo Grande. It includes an enthusiastic chef-led outing to the local Farmers Market in Arroyo Grande to learn how to source and shop local wherever you travel. The group (locals and vistors) then take a quick trip via shuttle back to The Casitas Estate to jointly create a tasty and luxurious farm-fresh vegetarian lunch. Participants enjoy taking in the hilltop views, the fine wine and warm breezes. Gaze out over the Arroyo Grande Valley vineyards and Santa Lucia mountains, often described as California's "bit of Tuscany" here on the Central Coast.

A portion of the fee is contributed to the non-profit Central Coast Grown organization, whose vision is to restore people's connection with the land and the food it produces in order to nourish the bodies, minds, and spirits of our communities and to sustain the landscape that supports us all.

Tours will be held on the third Wednesday of October each year. Cost is $129 per person, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable regional food system to ensure a nourishing, diverse, and abundant supply of food that is resilient, safe, and secure, Central Coast Grown.

Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:

*A learning activity and/or outing
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Central Coast Grown

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Features & Amenities

  • Farmers Markets & Agriculture
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities