Mermade Moments: The Choke Coach + Pezzini Farms

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.


  1. Very neat! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I LOVE artichokes but have never heard of fried artichokes! Sounds so good!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your visit to The Choke Coach + Pezzini Farms! It looks like a really nice place to visit! I tried Artichokes one time and I really didn't like the taste. I think they were boiled or something. But, ever since that time I tried it, I haven't had it since. I know my husband would not eat it and the kids would most likely turn their noses at it as well! I guess coming from a place that's the Artichoke Capital of the World, you must really love them! I know an awful lot of people who love them. I guess it's a taste that you have to acquire! Thanks so much for sharing your day and the food which you purchased! I enjoyed reading your review and looking at all the wonderful pictures you shared with all of us! Thanks again, Michele :)

  4. I've never had fried artichoke, looks delicious!

  5. I love artichokes! This is a place I must visit. I have to look up where it is on our next visit to California, thanks for the review!!

  6. I've never tried fried artichokes before. Have gotta do it this weekend!


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