Monday, September 26, 2011

City Farmers Nursery

City Farmers Nursery is one of the quirky little gems in San Diego that you simply must visit at least once if you live here, even if you aren't a city farmer, there's something for nearly everyone to enjoy. We visit City Farmers Nursery on an almost weekly basis and I still love it just as much as the first time I stumbled upon it.
An escape from the city within the city
They offer ornamental plants, fruit trees, vegetable plants, herbs, seeds and  much more.

The welcoming committee couldn't be sweeter.

And all of the staff members are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
You may not get the very best price at City Farmers but you will get expert opinions and advice from people who really care about the success of your garden. With all of the free advice that is patiently given to even the most inexperienced gardeners among us, the extra couple dollars becomes very worth it. They offer informative classes almost weekly, and most of the time they are completely free.

Sometimes I come just to take walk and clear my head
The grounds expand further than you expect them to when you first arrive. Bill Tall is the man behind this oasis. It has been family owned and organically maintained since he opened when he was 16 years old in 1972. He has created a wonderful retreat for city dwellers looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, and who want the highest quality organic soils, products and plants for their garden.

They also love to help and work with schools, non-profits, bee keepers, contractors, professional landscapers and government agencies.
Gidget says; "They got chickens too! All I want for Christmas is a City Farmers chicken!"
They do have chickens too and other farm animals including a horse who is much older than me.

One of the free-range chickens

The turtle pond is one of my favorite spots to visit
And the Koi pond is spectacular
If you're looking for something to do for a family day-trip then City Farmers may just be the perfect place. It's free, fun and educational. There's enough to see to spend at least a couple hours. In addition to all of the plants and animals, there's a play area, a deli next door, a flower shop and a vegetable stand is coming very soon. Mention Gidget's Garden and they will not give you any discount whatsoever but they will smile!


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