Flora's Farm is Arroyo Seco’s favorite family owned and operated farm located in the heart of the Salinas valley and offering a wide variety of Non-GMO, naturally grown produce as well as honey, flowers, and gifts. Located at 44765 Reliz Canyon Road, Greenfield, CA 93927
Flora, her husband David and Daughter Celestine are especially proud of their heirloom produce that is non-GMO and all natural. No herbicides or pesticides are ever used on any of their products. They also feature fresh eggs from happy hens that are cage free and fed only natural feeds as well as being supplemented with their own produce. All of their hens are raised from chicks in an environment that is safe, sustainable, and always with lots of love! Customers can also find homemade jams and bread from their gardens, honey from their hives, and handmade gifts.
Arroyo Seco citizens typically shop at their Farmstand in Reliz Canyon on Sundays from 9 AM until 4 PM, or at the following Farmer's Markets:
Salinas; Gabilan Street; Saturdays; 8 AM-2 PM; Year Round
King City; Broadway Street; Thursdays; 4 PM-8 PM; May to October
Soledad; Wednesdays; 4 PM-8 PM; May to September
Wilderness & Nature: Hiking, Swimming, Camping
ASCA is surrounded by beautiful views of unspoiled wilderness, forever safe from development. Nature lovers will be close to many great hikes, campgrounds, and swimming holes.
To find out more look up Los Padres National Forest, Point Lobos, Pinnacles, Ventana Wilderness. For nearby boating, fishing and swimming check out Nacimiento Reservoir, San Antonio Dam, and the afore mentioned, Government Camp.
Mission Soledad, http://missionsoledad.com/history ;
Mission San Antonio de Padua,
John Steinbeck Museum, http://www.steinbeck.org/
Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur
The vibrant coast communities of Carmel Valley, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Big Sur, and Monterey are an hour drive, or less, from ASCA. Some of the best dining, local artisans, marine biology, hiking and beautiful beaches are in this area. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of my favorites.
Local Wineries and Vineyards
Driving to ASCA from either turning off Highway 1 and driving east through Carmel Valley, or driving east on Hwy 102 through the Salinas Valley, and turning west on the Arroyo Seco Road will pass you by local vineyards and wineries, most of them small and family owned. These vineyards are beautiful to view and the friendly wineries feature tastings that are delightful to attend.
The Salinas valley has long been acknowledged to be the richest agricultural region in the country providing amazing local produce, artfully presented by the many farmers markets in the area.
Oliver Observing Station on Chews Ridge
The powerful astronomical telescope owned by MIRA (Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy) is perched high on Chews Ridge, about 20 miles SE of Carmel Valley and just before Tassajara Monastery, to escape atmospheric pollution and light of civilization.