No Place Like Home / Jun/Jly 2012
Avila Beach Fish & Farmers' Market
If you have lived around the Central Coast any length of time, you likely remember the Unocal contamination at Avila Beach and the years of cleanup and redevelopment that followed. And it wasn’t fun for business owners down there, but you can reap the benefits of one of the outcomes of that mess.
The next time you have a Friday evening free, you should try the Avila Beach Fish and Farmers Market. Because in the nine years it has existed, it’s grown into good proof, There’s No Place Like Home. It’s Happy Hour, family-style. From four to eight each Friday evening come summertime, it offers up something for just about everyone.
You will find fresh farmer fare of all sorts here. And the shopping experience is part of the pleasure. Fifty vendors set up shop and are ready and willing to offer up answers to any questions you may have and provide samples that will likely keep you from wandering away.
It’s much more than fruits and veggies. You can pick up flowers, enjoy dinner, and soak up the sunshine and sweet, salty air.
The backdrop of the market makes it pretty special. The view of the Pacific is spectacular. “Obviously the ocean, the scenery, the entertainment and the music. It’s so nice to come each week and see the entertainment they have,” says one of the people checking it out.You’ll find someone different providing the music backdrop each week.
Whatever your definition of winding down is, you’ll likely find it here... right in our own backyard. And it offers more proof, There’s No Place Like Home.
Jeanette Trompeter, KSBY News anchor and reporter, hosts the “No Place Like Home” series every Tuesday evening at 6pm.