The produce at the grocery store is old. Yeah, it’s been sitting there for weeks, if not longer, after traveling over thousands of miles to reach it’s new home on the $1/lb pile. And you wonder why that cucumber goes all squishy two days after you bring it home. You deserve better. And Tapia Bros. has got it.
This unassuming road side farm stand surprises you as you exit the 101 onto Hayvenhurst in Encino. On your left, a dirt parking lot and an open market, on your right, strawberry fields. This place is like a 7-day a week farmer’s market, stocked with locally grown veggies, corn, and my favorite, strawberries. They also sell veggies from other nearby farms and locally grown flowers and plants. Since the strawberries are picked that day, they are so ripe, and red all the way through, and juicy and YUM!!
In the winter, they sell fresh cut trees for Christmas, and handmade wreaths. In the fall, they sell pumpkins and other gourds on their family friendly pumpkin patch. The stand closes every day in the summer at 5 and takes cash only, so bring your shopping basket and load up. Summer is the best season for fresh produce!