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Escondido, California is full of beautiful land that works well for farming many different types of food. Farmers in the area grow everything from avocados to citrus fruits. Visiting these farms can be a fun experience for the entire family. Many of these farms welcome visitors with open arms as they are proud of their ability to grow beautiful produce and raise animals in using old-fashioned, ethical practices. Whether you’re looking for an organic farm, or a place where you can pick your own, there is likely a farm to meet your needs near Escondido.

The mild climate and fertile soil is ideal for growing produce, including one of the things California is well known for, the avocado. Along with avocados, Fran’s Original Farm Stand, found on Summit Dr, also grows tomatoes, corn, green beans and other family favorites. They also operate Farm Stand West on Miller Ave, offering the same fresh produce. The farm stand holds events throughout the year offering local food, crafts and lots of fun for the kids. This family farm welcomes everyone to come and check out their fresh produce.

JR Organics on Rodriguez Rd, is an all organic farm that has been using these practices since 1986. They use natural fertilizers and pest deterrents to ensure that produce is free from potentially harmful pesticides. They raise many different types of produce and offer their fruits and vegetables through a CSA program where people can join for a full share or half share. The program ensures that members get what’s fresh and in season throughout the growing year. Being a part of the CSA often allows families to try unique produce they may not see in the local grocery store.

There are several specialty farms in the Escondido area, including Gold Crown Macadamia Association, which grows only Macadamia nuts. They sell the nuts in bulk and also offer gift packages which make a wonderful souvenir for those who visit the area. Lemon Tree Gardens is another small, family run farm that offers small selections of seasonal produce, fresh herbs and free range eggs. Mountain Meadow Mushrooms, found on N. Broadway, is a farm specializing in growing different types of mushrooms. They offer farm tours for families and groups and appointments for the tours can be made through their website or over the phone.

If you take the time visit the farms of Escondido, you may find a new favorite place to shop for fresh food items. Lifetime smiles loves to write about and serve the Escondido community. When it’s time for a dental checkup or if you are in need of other dental services, please give us a call at (760) 747-1811. We’d love to hear from you and help you smile.

Dr. Rabee McDonald

I am a 1995 graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and completed my post-doctorate training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center at Newark, New Jersey. I am proud to provide my patients with the best in dental technology, treatment options and patient comfort. I spend several weekends a year at the world renowned Spear Education center to keep up with best dentists in the world.