Consider our Farm to Fork tour experience or take advantage of Sunset Magazines' "Savor the Central Coast" weekend.
Farmers Market Tour and Farm to Fork Lunch at The Casitas
What: Farmers market tour and farm-to-table lunch
When: Wednesdays in September/October – with additional dates based on request
Learn to shop and create "Locavore" meals from a Farmers Market with this tour! A Locavore has been defined as a person who enjoys eating only locally produced food grown within 100 miles of its point of purchase or consumption. The thought (and delight) is to eat healthier while also learning how to contribute to reducing the use of fossil fuels, which results in the release of less carbon dioxide into the air: this all helps to prevent global warming. Come do your part for the day, have fun, learn more, and dine deliciously healthy! This excursion starts at 8:30 a.m. with an enthusiastic chef-led outing to the local Farmers Market in Arroyo Grande to learn how to source and shop local wherever you travel. We then head to The Casitas Estate to jointly create a tasty and luxurious farm-fresh lunch. Participants enjoy taking in the hilltop views, the fine wine and warm breezes. Gaze out over the Arroyo Grande Valley vineyards and Santa Lucia mountains, often described as California's "bit of Tuscany" here on the Central Coast.
A portion of the fee is contributed to the non-profit Central Coast Grown organization, whose vision is to restore people's connection with the land and the food it produces in order to nourish the bodies, minds, and spirits of our communities and to sustain the landscape that supports us all.
We are now taking reservations for September 4th and October 9th, 2013.
Cost: $129 per person includes the farmer’s market walk and talk, cook class and lunch at the estate with a portion of the proceeds going to Central Coast Grown. Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
For reserving a excursion for groups or individuals, please contact Pat @ 805.710.1587 or emailing her at
Sunset's Savor The Central Coast 3 Night Casitas Package
Thursday, September 26th - Sunday, September 29th
Consider booking Sunset Magazine’s "Savor the Central Coast" 3-night package (or inquire about customizing a package with us for this weekend).
Only 1 room left, so book now and enjoy San Luis Obispo with this very special weekend getaway. Pat and I will be attending all events, get to know us and our other guests! (Excursion is for 8 in total)
Includes 3 nights lodging in one of our private houses, including a gourmet breakfast each morning in suite.
Thursday evening - Traditional Swiss Fondue en suite upon arrival
Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM - Exclusive guided Tour of Hearst Castle and a gourmet lunch from the mezzanine of Casa del Mar, the largest of the three guesthouses, to enjoy unrivaled views of the California coast. Learn insider information about the stars and celebrities who once used the castle's gardens, pools, terraces, and guest homes as their private playground. This special guided tour with Museum Director Hoyt Fields as your host will kick off an exceptional weekend before heading to the Savor event.
Saturday and Sunday – 2-day weekend pass to Savor The Central Coast Event at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Below is a great link to give you insight about the Main Event for Saturday and Sunday. It touts the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura, Santa Barbara, our own San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Go one or both days.
Stroll through the Marketplace and taste from over 100 local wineries, try small bites created by local restaurateurs, and enjoy vendors showcasing their craft. Take a break in the Estrada Garden with a beer from one of our local breweries and enjoy bands from the Music Stage while there. Savor the Central Coast
Based on double occupancy with all above package items for two people.
Your cost for 3 night packages are based on selected level of your room:
Cielo (largest private suite): $1,680
Sonrisa or Mariposa (valley view rooms): $1,510
Sarchi (hilltop view): $1,440
Reservations for this package are also blocked can only be made by calling Tony at 805.473.1123 or emailing him at