🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Driving from SF to Yosemite: farmstands?

We will be touring Northern California.: San Francisco to Yosemite (which apparently has only one small grocery) then Yosemite to Monterey. Due to dietary restrictions, our food choices are limited and we often buy fresh produce while traveling and sometimes bring a small "fifth burner" and a pot. But I'd like to lighten the load. Does anyone know if there are accessible farmstands by the road on that route? In general it is farm country, just not sure what we'll be able to get & whether we have to get off the highway.

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

asked about 6 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4 answers 2314 views
F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 6 years ago

What route will you be taking? SF has a lively farmers market on weekends. From there as you cross the central valley and get out around Modesto, you should be in luck. As well, coming back to Monterey, as you pass through the Salinas area, you'll have great pickings. And yes, food options in the park are very limited. What a beautiful trip you have planned!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

2e76cf97 2d3d 429e a4b4 7be0bcf4c88d  headshot
added about 6 years ago

Yes, you will pass tons of farm stands on the way to Yosemite - there are quite a few around Oakdale, which is almost the halfway point. There are also a lot of nut stands - fresh almonds, walnuts, etc.

When you get to Big Oak Flat, be sure to look for the "Tie Dye Jerky" stand - not fresh produce, but worth a visit just for fun.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

48dd002c 4c45 4b84 8006 ac8614d467cd  dsc00859 2
creamtea

Lisanne is a trusted home cook.

added about 6 years ago

Thank you very much, boulangere and linzarella! It's good to know we'll be able to eat! I believe we'll go routes 680-580-205 to 120, passing north of Modesto, through Manteca and Oakdale & Groveland. That seems the most direct. Heading back to Monterey, we may go through Merced and Los Banos. (To be honest, I haven't really figured the route yet; I'll probably do it through Google, AAA and the Neverlost). Do you know where the Farmer's Market in SF is? We may be able to stop there on Sunday, but that's the day we're heading out to Yosemite. After Monterey, it's on down the coast to L.A.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

2e76cf97 2d3d 429e a4b4 7be0bcf4c88d  headshot
added about 6 years ago

There are at least two great farmers markets in San Francisco on Sunday, and a couple in the East Bay as well, which you'll pass through on your way. The civic center farmers market is great - http://www.yelp.com/biz.... So is the Divisadero farmers market - http://www.yelp.com/biz.... And in Oakland, the Temescal farmers market is wonderful. http://www.yelp.com/biz...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.