Help! Any Chowhounder know if Chino Farms is open 7/4??
Foodie from Bay area that will be in the SD area for the fourth of July weekend. Wanted to go to Chino Farms to purchase produce for dinner party at my brother's house. Anybody know if they are open?? If so, do they have shorten hours...their website make no mention and the telephone recording is also silent on this. Will also be visiting Point Loma Seafood for some fresh fish that day...any other rec's for meats?? Thanks!!
Some of the best produce on the planet..
Chino Farm Stand
6123 Calzada del Bosque Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 - (858) 756-3184
No idea if they'll be open or not, but I can check when I'm there next week.
What part of San Diego does your brother live in? If it's more North County I would suggest getting fish at El Pescador in La Jolla instead. Then you could get meat from Homegrown Meats nearby while you're at it. Other meat options are Iowa Meat Farms & Siesel's.
When DougOLis gets back to you and Chino's is open, plan on getting there very early because of demand. We were there yesterday (Dad's day) and the corn had all been sold by 10am. Didn't even put together the demand for corn on Father's Day (duh - big bbq day), Fourth of July will be insane.
I live in San Marcos and I buy the meat at T&H Prime Meats and fish at Fish House Vera Cruz, also in SM. Fish is always fresh. The farmers' market in Vista is open on the 4th and you will find some fine produce there. cannot compare to the Gucci farms stand..aka Chino Farms, one of my favorite places to shop. Tip Top in carlsbad has a great meat selection but T&H is close and they have great prime meats...IFF they do not run out for the 4th BBQs. I was at Chino's 2 weeks ago on Sunday and there was quite a line. The corn is fantastic and the strawberries are divine. The cavaillon melons are also worth the splurge.
Yes, they will be open but only until 1. And you should probably be sure to get there early if you want any corn.