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Groovy Pitstop at Farm Store, Cal Poly Pomona

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Layne Murphy Apr 18, 2007 06:30 AM

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?

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: Layne Murphy Apr 18, 2007 08:35 AM

    This is so Cool. Next time Dommy! and I do a BBQ at her folks in Diamond Bar, we'll have to get the meat from here.

    Take care

    - P.

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      Dommy RE: Mattapoisett in LA Apr 18, 2007 10:35 AM

      This weekend! Can't wait to try the Dr. Bob's Pumpkin! YUM!! :D

      Here is their website!

      http://www.csupomona.edu/~farmstore/a...

      --Dommy!

    2. Will Owen RE: Layne Murphy Apr 18, 2007 01:08 PM

      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!

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        Dommy RE: Will Owen Apr 18, 2007 01:09 PM

        Dang... That just made it on the shopping list!!

        --Dommy!

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          onebite RE: Will Owen Apr 18, 2007 01:15 PM

          Yowza! That sounds awesome! I might just have to make a trip out there to Pomona!

        2. notmartha RE: Layne Murphy Apr 20, 2007 02:23 PM

          Thanks for the report. That's closer to me for Dr. Bob's than the upland branch.

          I saw the Pumpkin flavor at How's San Gabriel too, but can never find the darn Strawberry BS SC.

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