This Could Be Your New Home Sweet Home!
No, this charming little place isn't located here on my farm, because if it were you can be sure we'd be living in it instead of in The Shack. It's actually somewhere even better - on Love Apple Farm which is located in the Santa Cruz mountains near the central California coast. It's halfway between San Francisco and Monterey and about a half hour's drive to the beaches in Santa Cruz.
My amazing foodie friend Cynthia Sandberg lives on and operates Love Apple Farm, a two-acre biodynamic paradise which originally became known for growing over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes each year. It is now the exclusive kitchen garden for world-renowned, two-Michelin-starred Manresa Restaurant in Los Gatos, California. There are also gardening events and classes held on the farm, and right now the 2008 Tomato Seedling Sale is going on. Fortunately for us faraway gardeners, Cynthia also somehow finds the time to tend a deliciously informative blog called Grow Better Veggies. Be sure to check out her fantastic (and free!) Grow Better Backyard Tomatoes Booklet.
You'll find all the details about this wonderful cottage rental opportunity (along with why I'm telling you about it instead of moving in myself) over on my offshoot blog, In My Kitchen Garden. Oh, did I mention one of your new neighbors would be an enormous pot-bellied pig?
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