Edible Monterey Bay

Nurseries and Garden Supply Stores

Aptos Landscape Supply

5035 Freedom Blvd., Aptos

831.688.6211 | aptoslandscapesupply.com

Del Rey Oaks Gardens

899 Rosita Rd., Del Rey Oaks

831.920.1231 | drogardens.com

Drought Resistant Nursery

850 Park Ave., Monterey

831.375.2120 |droughtresistant.com

The Garden Co.

2218 Mission St., Santa Cruz

831.429.8424 | thegardenco.com

Griggs Nursery

9220 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel

831.626.0680 | griggsnursery.com

Hidden Gardens Nursery

7765 Soquel Dr., Aptos

831.688.7011

J. Murphy Lumber

10 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley

831.659.2291 | facebook.com/M.J.MurphyLumberHardware

Martin’s Irrigation

420 Olympia Ave., Seaside

831.394.4106 | martinsirrigation.com

Mountain Feed & Farm

9550 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

831.336.8876 | mountainfeed.com

The Plant Works

7945 Highway 9, Ben Lomond

831.336.2212

San Lorenzo Garden Center

235 River St., Santa Cruz

831.423.0223 | sanlorenzolumber.com/gardencenter

Scarborough Gardens

33 El Pueblo Rd., Scotts Valley

831.438.4106 | scarboroughgardens.com

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San Benito County Wine Trail

San Benito Wine Trail Vineyards, Wineries and Tasting Rooms Open to the Public

 

Numerous Monterey Bay area wineries, such Scheid Vineyards and Ser Winery,

grow grapes in San Benito County. The following wineries are listed because they

open themselves to public—in some cases regularly, and in others, just by

appointment or in conjunction with special events. Be sure to call before you go to

confirm that they will be open.

 

Aimee June Winery

A small, family-owned winery that makes hand-crafted wine in an all-natural, old-

world winemaking style without fining or filtration. Each bottle features hand-drawn

or hand-painted artwork.

106 3rd St., San Juan Bautista

Tastings 12–5pm Saturday and Sunday

408.739.1920 | californiabestwine.com

 

Alicats Winery

Alicats is the personal label of Alessio Carli, winemaker for Pietra Santa Read More

Finding Your Whole Fish

As Chef John Cox says in his story in our Winter 2013 issue about cooking whole fish, “Ichthyophobia,” your best bet for obtaining fresh whole fish is to get to know a fisherman.

The next best way is to get it is to get to know a good fish market.

In Santa Cruz, the Fish Lady, H&H Fresh Fish’s new Fish House and Stagnaro Brothers all carry whole fish. The Fish Lady recommends calling ahead to preorder and H&H also needs advance notice if the fish is being purchased for pickup through it’s Community Supported Seafood weekly share program or a farmers’ market.

In Monterey, Carmel and Moss Landing, Sea Harvest provides whole fish if ordered in advance. Monterey Fish Co. carries whole fish that can be purchased … Read More

Dine Local Guide

 

APTOS

Carried Away

7564 Soquel Drive • 831.685.3926

www.carriedawayfoods.com

A cozy, green-certified take-out or eat-in café, Carried Away has a menu that changes weekly and features primarily organic, locally sourced ingredients. Owner/chef Tom McNary worked for many years at Chez Panisse and his dishes reflect the seasons. Soups, salads, entrees and desserts are all made fresh daily. Thin-crust pizzas available on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Open M–F 11am–7pm, Sa 11am–5pm, closed Su.

 

BIG SUR

The Restaurant at Ventana

48123 Highway 1 • 831.667.4242 • www.ventanainn.com

A peaceful fireplace setting and rustic wood interior give way to a legendary terrace with some of the most amazing views Big Sur has to offer. Chef Truman Jones’ cuisine uses fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients sourced from local farms and foragers and reflects his Read More

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