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Jun 25, 2007 04:22 PM

Cheap(er) Produce in the Peninsula/on the coast

Hi all --

We are moving to La Honda in August and just fishing for information before we get there. I do a fair amount of canning and jam-making and was wondering -- where might one find not-too expensive produce within a half-hour drive of, say, Palo Alto or La Honda. I'm not afraid to drive for reasonable produce, especially for canning.



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  1. Farmer's Markets offer the cheapest, as well as the best quality in my estimation. Check out this link for a location(s) near you.
    Happy hunting!


    1. The Milk Pail Market on San Antonio Road in Mountain View would be a good place to look ( ). Also, farther away (in Bernal Heights neighborhood of SF) but perhaps worth the trip is the Alemany Farmer's market on saturday mornings, where you can get some really good deals on tasty local produce.

      1. I would second the Milk Pail. They got some great produce - super fresh and at a very reasonable price. Its off California near San Antonio in Palo Alto/Mountain View border. Definitely worth the drive.

        1. There's a farmers market at College of San Mateo on Wednesdays and Saturdays:

          1. The weekend FM in downtown Mountain View is pretty good. I'd also ask/look around in Pescadero since there's a bunch of farms and produce stands out that way.