Monday, November 2, 2009
A hidden gem: Pescadero
One of our favorite places to go is down the coast a bit south of San Francisco. Half Moon Bay is a quiet town about an hour from SF; it has a traditional Main Street with a comfortable feel to it. There are good places to eat (I recommend Sam's Chowder House on the ocean). But every time we head to HMB, we make a point of driving a bit further south, to Pescadero. This is a really small town, with a downtown about one block long. Duarte's is a long-time staple there, and an excellent place to have lunch.
Our big secret there, however, is Harley Farms Goat Dairy. It is a real goat farm, with big goats and little baby goats wandering around the fields out back:
Inside the Harley Farms shop, they offer all kinds of goat cheese for sale. The Chevre Dill Log is our absolute favorite:
But I am a big fan as well of the Cranberry Walnut goat cheese:
And I usually bring back a small goat cheese button, covered in edible flowers, for our friend Jen:
Next time you are near Half Moon Bay, make a detour to Harley Farms in Pescadero. You will love it.