CLASSIC ORGANIC

posted on: February 28, 2012

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Classic Organic is our usual fruit/vegetable stand pit stop when we make the trek home to SLO from LA (it's just off the 101 freeway). Helmut, the farmer pictured above, has farmed organically since 1971 (check out this rad picture of him from when he was barely 30). It's the perfect place to pick up the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs and support local farming. And the most charming part to me? The fact that it's run by the honor system!

28 comments:

  1. Ooh I've never heard of orange mint! There are so many more types of mint than I thought there were!

    What a great looking farm! I love getting fresh local food.

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  2. so sunny :) Helmut looks very kind :) great place. wish we had something like this :)

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  3. This is just the type of stand that I would love to visit/support!

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  4. I would definitely support this kind of place!

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  5. beautiful pictures, I am in love! And Helmut looks like a great guy!
    we also have this honor system in germany and switzerland for mainly berries, potatoes, and flowers! loved to go to the flower filed to pick a bunch when I lived in switzerland!

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  6. beautifully crisp and colorful fruits/veggies. if they looked like that everywhere, i would definitely eat them more often and my mom would be proud of me :)

    too bad helmut cut off his beard. it looked fierce!

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  7. Pick your own strawberries sound fun!

    I love a fruit and veggie stall with a honesty box. I always want to leave them something extra, like a bunch of wild flowers or a little drawing to put a smile on their face.

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  8. mmm we need more of this in Florida!

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  9. What a cool place! The whole diy idea is really neat! And ahem...is that a siamese cantaloupe!? Lol

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  10. amazing, honor system wow really the best!

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  11. ooh, i MUST make a visit! strawberries are my most favorite.

    i miss & hope you are well!


    xo

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  12. oh I would go crazy with all that lovely produce at that place!

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  13. it looks like a dream.... fresh, healthy earthy food. loving all the nature and light ;)

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  14. and that rad pic is incredible - classic to the roots!!

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  15. I love this. Makes me miss California!

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  16. Will need to check that out sometime! Looks very cool. I'm intrigued by the orange mint!

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  17. you changed your header! Didn't recognise your blog for a minute - looks good though and those photos of the fruit and veg ahop are really inviting

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  18. Amazing post. Love picking berries and your images are stunning....as always.

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  19. very charming indeed! Definitely putting this on my bucket list!

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  20. love the honor system aspect! fantastic.

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  21. this looks sooo amazing, wish i was here right now eating strawberries :)

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  22. these photos are so lovely! i can't wait for summer and going to pick your own farms. there are so many in the northwest!!

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  23. you are so right about the charm of the honor system. beautiful photos, as always!

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  24. wow!!! The 'honor system' sign nearly brought me to tears. yikes! love this so much.

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  25. wow, this sounds and looks like such a great place! great captures! I'd love to stop by here one day!

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