Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Choke Coach + Pezzini Farms
This weekend we visited Pezzini Farms in Castroville, CA. It's only a few freeway exits from our house. You can see it from Highway 1. It's pretty much artichoke capital of the world - okay I don't know that for a fact, but probably pretty close. There is an artichoke food truck on the artichoke farm. How clever. It's called The Choke Coach. It's a bright green truck - painted super cute.
We were really bummed because they ran out of lumpia and shrimp rolls. We didn't get there until 2:45pm ish and they opened at 10. Soooo, that might be our fault.
I ordered fried artichokes with ranch. Jarad ordered two carne asada tacos. Evan (our friend) ordered a steamed artichoke and an order of lumpia. (he got the last order of lumpia)
I really liked the fried artichokes. They weren't greasy and they were definitely fresh. Jarad liked his tacos, but was really bummed about the lumpia. Evan loved his steamed artichoke. The lumpia ended up being plain old egg rolls, so Jarad wasn't so bummed after we realized.
The prices are good, especially for the novelty food truck thing.
After we ate, we walked around the store on Pezzini Farms. There was so much to look at! Sauces, seasonings, treats, etc. I even tried an artichoke cupcake! The cake part tasted like a spice cake. If you ever get the chance, you should try one. They also had frozen fried artichokes which I thought was pretty cool! We just bought a deep fryer, so it was perfect for us.
Overall, we want to visit the farm/truck again soon. It's so close and the food is yummy! We love supporting and shopping local when we can.