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The Heart of the Central Coast: Farms, Markets, and Local Delights

Paso Robles is renowned for more than just exquisite wines (though they definitely deserve a spotlight!). Beyond the vineyards that have put this region on the global map lies a diverse array of farms, orchards, and markets that embody the essence of farm-to-table living. Join us as we explore the heart of our local towns on the Central Coast, uncovering the bounty of its farms, markets, and delightful locally-grown produce!


Saturday Shopping: Templeton Farmers Market

There’s something so sweet about a leisurely Saturday morning stroll at the Templeton Farmers Market! Every Saturday morning, from 9 am to 12 pm, the Town Park on 6th & Crocker Streets transforms into a hub of local goodness. Pick up farm-fresh produce, fresh-baked sourdough, locally-made ice cream, and more! Whether you're a local or just passing through, join us for a leisurely stroll, a chat with friendly vendors, and a taste of north county’s vibrant spirit. 

Midweek Market Run: Atascadero Farmers Market

The Atascadero Farmers Market is a hidden gem nestled in the Sunken Gardens, happening every Wednesday from 3 pm to 5 pm. Dive into a world of freshness as local farmers showcase their bountiful harvests, offering you the best in locally grown produce. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support local growers and stock your kitchen with delicious, farm-fresh treasures!

World Famous Farmers Market: Downtown San Luis Obispo

Experience the vibrant energy of the SLO Farmers Market, a weekly extravaganza that promises an unforgettable evening in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Every Thursday at 6 PM on Higuera Street, you'll discover a bustling scene spanning five blocks with over 100 vendors. Indulge your senses with farm-fresh produce, savor famous BBQ delights, and treat yourself to mouthwatering meals from local eateries. Browse through a treasure trove of crafts, baked goods, and artisanal offerings while enjoying live entertainment that adds to the lively atmosphere. The SLO Farmers Market has something for everyone, making it a must-visit destination that's worth the trip from Paso Robles and beyond! 

Looking for something like this on the coast? Check out the Los Osos and Baywood Park Farmers Market, Mondays from 2pm - 4:30pm. It’s well-loved by locals and less-crowded, too!


A Paso Robles Retreat: Kindred Oak Farm

Kindred Oak Farm invites you to dive into a refined farm experience! Operating as a bed and breakfast with curated menus by an onsite chef, the “farm” includes a vineyard, fruit trees, a veggie & herb garden, and of course goats and cows! From Thursday nights to Saturday nights, immerse yourself in the beauty of the farm, where guests can explore and create unforgettable memories. Whether you're strolling amidst the vineyard or saying hello to friendly farm animals, Kindred Oak Farm promises a getaway filled with charm and the genuine essence of Paso Robles farm life.

A Farm for the Senses: Hambly Farms

Nothing beats the smell of fresh lavender! Hambly Farms cultivates nature's beauty and crafts exquisite lavender products straight from their estate. Take a leisurely stroll through the boutique lavender farm, surrounded by the soothing aroma of lavender fields in bloom. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere as you harvest your own bundle to take home, or opt for a guided Farm Tour to learn more about sustainable practices, the art of lavender cultivation, and creating quality products using lavender. 

A Taste of Europe on the Central Coast: Olea Farm

Embark on a journey of flavor and tradition at Olea Farm, where award-winning olive oils await your palate. Olea Farm embodies the timeless European ideals and traditions that define the essence of olive oil culture. A visit to the tasting room, nestled just outside of Templeton, is akin to a scenic day trip through the rolling hills of the European countryside. Discover the nuances of olive oil at Olea Farm, where every drop is a testament to their dedication to excellence!

Horse and Goat Experiences: The Shady Oaks Farm

Come experience the joys of horses and goats at The Shady Oaks Farm! On the Get Your Goat Tour, learn about the different breeds of goats, how to breed and show, and the ADGA performance programs. This is a hands-on tour, so be prepared for goat cuddles! For the horse lovers, the Art of the Horse experience starts with a tour of our horse facilities and a meet-and-greet with our horses, then get creative and make a unique masterpiece painting on an actual horse!

The farm-fresh produce, locally made goodies, and animal experiences of the Central Coast are just waiting to be enjoyed! Plus, by supporting local, you're not just indulging in amazing experiences—you're also helping communities thrive.

Want an insider tour? Book transportation with Uncorked Wine Tours and tell us what you’re interested in exploring - we’ll set up an itinerary full of adventure!


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