Groovy Pitstop at Farm Store, Cal Poly Pomona
Pictures are available at http://manifeasto.blogspot.com/
Driving back from the Springs I spontaneously stopped at the Farm Store at Cal Poly Pomona after years of curiousity. The first thing on my mind was Dr. Bob’s ice cream. I was happy to see a pumpkin flavor I’d never seen before and the ultra illusive Brown Sugar Strawberry Sour Cream. There was a decent selection from beef and lamb raised there on the campus. Alas, I had no portable cooling device so my shopping, while extensive, was confined to non-perishable products.
There is some of the typical overpriced bullshit high end pretty food gourmet stuff but there is really an ample selection of some interesting jams and salsas made at the farm itself and even something called Pecan Coconut filling which might be a good brownie topping in the future. We also filled a jar with delicious local honey from an awesome looking vat.
I was under the impression that dairy products from the campus were sold here too but the milk was Broguiere's and the cheese selection was utterly undistinguished. There were some nice local baked goods and I purchased too some gorgeous citrus and broccoli grown there on the campus and a lovely box of local strawberries.
And how cool is it to return from a little vacation and not have to rush out to the supermarket?
An old Bay Area friend's daughter has been at Scripps for the past few years, and at some point the two of them went to that farm store. He was staying with us that weekend, so as a host gift he brought us a jar of THE BEST cherry preserves in the phenomenal universe. I don't think I've ever had a cherry fresh off the tree that tasted that good!