Bakery and Artichokes near Aptos
- edgrimley Aug 19, 2009 02:44 PM
Spending the weekend in Aptos and need a good bakery and fresh baby artichokes (not necessarily from the same place). Any options?
at Cabrillo College on Soquel Dr, Saturday morning, there is a very good Farmer's Market. There are a couple of bakeries--one for breads, one for pastries, both on the lower levels. Baby artichokes should be there if you find regular artichokes--there are lots of produce vendors, seafood, cheese, oils, flowers, you name it. Jivey live music even. And good coffee.
You could always run down to Castroville for baby artichokes if none at the FM. It's about 15 minutes from Aptos just off Hiway 1.
re: toodie jane
Sweet Elena's Bakery is the Cabrillo Farmer's Market stall for sweet and savory pastries. Elena comes from a solid baking background via France and Nepenthe.
Her pastries are extraordinaire!
read about the bakery here:
it's a don't-miss experience (the whole Farmer's Market) for me when in Aptos area.