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City Farmers is bikable - adds fun loop for two-wheeling homesteaders

Love your two wheels?

Happily parked between Normal Heights and the College Area, our nursery nestled in City Heights has some great bike paths available - specifically Orange Avenue - and we're giving you just another unique opportunity to bike our part of town.

We've created a secure bike rack, handmade by Farmer Bill (and gorgeously painted by CFN rockstar Maveh!), to saddle up your ride while you shop at the nursery.

places to bike to in City Heights

places to bike in san diegoCity Farmers is an ideal biking location - with rolling hills on each side of Home and Euclid Avenues (Euclid Avenue to the north, and Fairmont Avenue to the south).

Home and Euclid Avenues have bike lanes and sidewalks, making our little neck of the woods pedestrian friendly... something we've advocated for since 1972.

Here's the link for biking directions.

For public-transport aficionados, the 965 mini-bus stops across the street from us and DOES have front racks to transport your bike.

Our you-dig-em plants wrap up in brown paper bags and fit neatly in to panniers, as do our herb and strawberry plants.

And inside the front door to the nursery is our water fountain - letting you refill your water bottles.

To help hydrate you after your ride and visit to the nursery, swing by the newly-openend Nate's for a freshly fired flatbread and cold drink, or try their vegan reuben. (Yum!)

We look forward to seeing you pedal down to the nursery soon!

Posted on February 28, 2013 and filed under General News.

Nate's Re-Open's: Serving Fresh, Local Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We're so excited to announce that - Nate's is open! Nate's Garden Grill, located just north of the nursery, features healthy, fresh, and local food, order-at-the-counter friendly, casual dining, and a wonderful selection of local drinks.

The NEW Mission

Under-new-ownership of a City Farmers friend and looooong-time nursery customer, Nate's Garden Grill has a mission promote health, harmony and support the local community through delicious food.

Come taste the food and see the renovations and meet the new team over at Nate's Garden Grill.

"We're striving to provide tasty fresh food, local ingredients, a friendly atmosphere, and an expansive selection of craft brews and local wines all at a good value."

Nate's is striving to provide the perfect blend of food that's good for you (and the planet) and good to you.

The new owners are kind enough to keep the moniker, named after Bill's father, Nate Tall, founder of all of the property you walk on today.

And that?

That's something that makes Bill especially grateful:

"It's really exciting to have the fresh energy and good food pouring out of Nate's! We appreciate our customer's patience while we searched for what we thought was the best fit.

The Nate's team has really made each detail count. And personally? I'm excited to have a place to eat lunch again!" -Farmer Bill

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Nate's promises to add a fresh, local dining option to our community.

What you can expect to see on the menu


Click here to see the February Menu


Organic biscuits and farm fresh eggs, frittatas and Bill's favorite house-cured gravlax (AKA lox) on a fresh warm bagel, along with organic yogurt, hearty organic oatmeal and fresh fruit will help start your day.

Breakfast is served from 8a until 11a to make room for...

Lunch & Dinner

Stop in or take it to-go, you'll find organic salads with house-made, organic dressings, flat breads (you'll smile in warm gooey goodness at their Potato Pancetta with Housemade Ricotta flat bread and their Winter Squash with Caramelized Onion Flatbread... all amazing!).

Nate's also keeps the legacy going with hearty sandwiches including: a tasty Grass-Fed Beef Burger with white cheddar, pickled red onion and mustard aoili; Vegan Tempeh Reuben on marbled rye; Berkshire Pulled Pork with kale and cabbage slaw and more.

On Tap

With 21 beers on tap and 8 gorgeous wines, Nate's is the perfect drop-in spot after a long day in the garden or the office.

Click here to see the drink menu.

The Details

Dates & Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8a-10p, Sun 8a-3p.

Location: 3120 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92105

They can be reached by phone at 619-546-7700 or on their website.

It's our hope that enjoying local food and drinks from the Nate's team in a friendly setting only adds to the fun experience of visiting City Farmers.

See you around the farm!

Posted on February 18, 2013 and filed under General News.

What can you plant in February?

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You still have about two-three months of cool season vegetables ahead of you.

Now's a great time to plant broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.  In fact, if you plant cabbage now, you'll have organic cabbage ready for St. Patrick's Day!

  • Our sale on organically raised and maintained Winter You-Dig-em's is $1.50 each or 5 for $5.00 for broccoli, cauliflower and both purple and green cabbage (while supplies last)
  • Other greens include green and red mustard, mizuna (Japanese mustard), chard, lettuce mixes, bok choy, spinach, celery, beets, kale, miner's lettuce, arugula and our famous variety 6-packs.
  • Organic strawberries are lining the outside of the nursery - lots of great varieties waiting for you to take them home.
Posted on February 7, 2013 and filed under General News.