La Costa Farms & Flowers – La Costa

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimmed their clammy cell.
John Keats – Ode to Autumn

Overflow parking lot.
Overflow parking lot.

There is a chill in the air when I arise in this season of mists.  Sun is out and the ripples on the surface of the lagoon sparkle as I approach.  Refreshing to not be surrounded by houses and office buildings.  Nature still has a toe hold in this place.  

Classic tractor
Classic tractor
Main parking lot
Main parking lot

In days past when I was a child. As the city receded in the rear view mirror the view out the side window filled with bright colors.  Farms growing oranges or greens appeared along along the freeway.  I always hoped we would see a roadside fruit stand to stop at.  La Costa Farms & Flowers reminds me of those long lost fruit stands.  

Fresh floral arrangements.
Fresh floral arrangements.

Inside I marveled at the baked goods, fruit, flowers and produce.  Looked like much of it was just picked.

Chocolate covered strawberries – sweet fresh strawberry combined with milk chocolate.  Reminds me of vendor hand dipping them at Costco for Valentines Day.  🙂

Dessert
Dessert
Butter pound cake.
Butter pound cake.


Pound cake – soft, moist, buttery flavor.  4 star flavor.

Fresh picked strawberries.
Fresh picked strawberries.


Fresh strawberries – medium sized juicy and sweet.  Similar to fresh Carlsbad Strawberries when in season.

Daisy
Daisy


Daisy – was expertly arranged with some nice greenery and well received by the love of my life.
Satsuma tangerines – mix of sweetness and citrus kick.  Sweeter than most tangerines.  🙂

Broccoli
Broccoli


Broccoli – buds were tiny as I prefer.  Flavor was excellent after being cooked with my beef and broccoli recipe.

Tamales
Tamales

This place isn’t far from the freeway and the next best thing to a drive into the countryside and days past.

La Costa Farms & Flowers
1911 Saxony Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2030

 

5 Comment

  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    Beautiful as always, just beautiful. Wish the flower could live forever.

  2. Soo says: Reply

    Thanks! I love finding beauty. The flower will live forever in the net.

  3. Faye says: Reply

    How much were the chocolate strawberries? Did they also have dark chocolate strawberries as well? I used to love pound cake (remember the Sara Lee brand in the frozen section?! I don’t think I’ve been to this part of La Costa so I’ll have to check it out. Any samples ? 😉

    1. Soo says: Reply

      $1.50 each or 4 for $6. I got 4 for $6. You will have to call and ask. I noticed milk chocolate and white chocolate when I went.

      I did eat Sara Lee pound cake. I ate more Dolly Madison pound cake. 🙂

      I didn’t see official samples but I did sample the green grapes and they were good.

      Buy yourself some flowers Faye. You work hard and deserve it!

  4. I drive by here every time I visit my friend in La Costa. I’ve only stopped in once and we got tamales. I gotta stop by the next time I’m visiting the area!

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