B & R Farms
5280 Fairview Road, Hollister
Pick up a bag of their famous Dried Blenheim Apricots and jars of Dried Apricot Preserves, Chutney, and Toppings.
11315 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station
A great stop for both sweet and savory pastries, whether your road trip involves 4 wheels or 2. Also visit their other location at 23 Kentucky Street in Petaluma.
C. J. Olson Cherries
348 W. Camino Real, Sunnyvale
Carl and Hannah Olson planted their first cherry tree here in 1899, and the farm's Cherry Stand has become a destination for all sorts of cherry products as well as many other gourmet items.
Clif Family Kitchen
1312 Vidovich Avenue, St. Helena
Check out the cool food truck that's parked at the Clif Family Wines tasting room, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30 am-4 pm. The Clif Family Kitchen line of Savory Nut Mixes and Dark Chocolates were created to pair with the wines.
Cypress Grove Chèvre
1330 Q Street, Arcata
Humboldt Fog, Cypress Grove's "signature cheese," has a ribbon of edible vegetable ash along its center and under its exterior. See the Humboldt Fog Viewing Window at the Creamery, above top.
Desserts on Us
Laceys: Wildberries Marketplace, 13th Street, Arcata
Baklava: Kebab Café, Valley West Center, 5000 Valley W Boulevard, Arcata
When you're up in the northwest of California, you can stock up on Laceys cookies and Baklava. The towns of Eureka and Ferdale are also well worth a visit.
1201 Andersen Drive, San Rafael
Call first if you want to stop by for traditional, handmade Greek pastries and breads. If you're not in the Marin neck of the woods, you can also order online.
6706 Highway 128, Healdsburg
Buy some of their condiments to make your own picnic or choose from Jimtown's famous prepared sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
Happy 100th Birthday,The National Park Service was formed in 1916, and California is blessed to have so many National (and State) Parks within its borders. A Foodie Road Trip of California can include natural wonders as well as human-made goodies.
By all means have a fabulous cupcake, and also take home some of Kara's Caramel Corn, Caramel Sauce, handmade Marshmallows, and Chocolate Sauce.
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
Kokomo Culinary Verjus is made from the same fine wine grapes as their award-winning Kokomo Wines. With their tasting room incorporated into their cellar, visitors enjoy a unique tasting experience of both wine and verjus and get to see winemaking up close.
Maisie Jane's California Sunshine Products
1324 Dayton Road, Chico
This fun country store stocks all of Maisie Jane's all-natural nut and specialty snack products, and also a wide range of local gourmet products.
Besides their Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, other products that come from this ranch are wines and body care products. Take a tour of the orchards, vines and olive oil mill, or enjoy a day of wellness featuring yoga, aromatherapy and seasonal treats.
Pacific Pickle Works
Union Street Makerspace, above top
718 Union Street, Santa Barbara
The Union Street Makerspace is where the Pacific Pickle Works magic happens. Plain veggies become award-winning appetizers, condiments, and beverage mixers. Buy directly from the maker!
Sonomic Almost Vinegar
Sonoma Portworks Tasting Room
613 Second Stree, Petaluma
Thursday-Monday, Noon to 5 pm
Sonomic Red Almost Vinegar, made with Cabernet grapes, has the rich flavor of deep, dark fruit and the consistency of aged balsamic. Sonomic Gold, made from muscat grapes, has a rich golden color and the flavors of honey and apricots.
Stella Cadente Olive Oil
Handley Cellars, above top
3151 Highway 128, Philo
At the Handley Cellars tasting room in Philo, Mendocino County, they carry the full Stella Cadente line. You can taste the Stella Cadente Olive Oils. Also taste Handley Wines: red, white and sparkling wines, as well as special edition wines.
502 M Street, Fresno
For 94 years, the Valley Lahvosh bakery has been a destination for locals as well as travelers, and their lahvosh crackers and cracker bread are shipped all over the country.
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