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Buy Fresh From the Coastside Farmers Market

July 16, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Coastside Farmer's MarketDo you enjoy fresh, crisp apples, red tomatoes, or juicy pears? We at the Mill Rose Inn surely do! Along with summer comes the annual opening of farmer’s markets. There are some outstanding farmers markets in and around the Half Moon Bay area to check out during your stay.  One market in particular is the Coastside Farmers Market!


This local market is bursting with sights and smells that will not only make you hungry but also leave you wanting to cook a delicious fresh meal for family and friends when you return home. There isn’t anything better than eating an amazing meal outside with the sun setting as your background, and having the sound of crickets fill the air as hours of conversation fill your night and make a lasting memory. You’ll find everything you need to take home to create that unforgettable dish at the Coastside Farmers Market.


The Coastside Famers Market has had the privilege and pleasure of creating two thriving markets that have become important pieces in the sustainability of young local farmers, supporting the established family farms, and preserving the treasured agricultural heritage of Coastside! The Market is a famer-directed Certified Market designed to link Coastside residents with their neighbors- local ranchers, fisherman, famers and culinary artisans that produce some of the most beautiful, nutritious and creative food in the world. The Half Moon Bay location is open every Saturday from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. One of the best things that you will experience when you come stay with is the finest locally grown food the area has to offer!


One fantastic thing about the Coastside Famers Market is the numerous sponsors they have. The Market could not continue to provide the locals and tourist alike with all the fresh produce with out the support of their sponsors! Fly girl farms, Triple Delight Blueberries, Fresh Corn, Farmer Johns veggies, Go To Chocolate and more, the food is local and amazing!  In 2014, the Coastside Farmers Market was ranked Best Famers Market on the Bay Area A List!  This Market is truly the best on the coast.


With a diverse selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at great prices, the Coastside Famers Market is sure to give you the best produce in the area! Whether you are looking for the perfect tomatoes for your bruschetta or the juiciest strawberries for your jam, the Market has it all! Pick up incredibly fresh lettuce, rainbow chard, basil, zucchini and more. Not only does the Market offer fresh produce, but also prepared foods. Stop by the Sukhis stand and sample some of the most delicious Indian food in the area. A trip to the Market is always an unforgettable experience.


While out enjoying the Coastside Farmers Market, you get in touch with the community and you might meet a friend from the inn. Maybe you will make a new one while deciding which apple to turn into your Grandmother’s famous apple pie. After wandering through this fantastic Market, head back to the Mill Rose Inn and relax for the evening in our gardens or in a luxurious room. Our charming bed and breakfast is an amazing spot for locals and travelers alike. We can’t wait to see you!



Photo courtesy mk97007.

Things to Do in Half Moon Bay this Summer 2014

April 28, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Things to Do in Half Moon Bay this SummerWith mild temperatures and plenty to do, Half Moon Bay is the perfect summer vacation destination.  The Mill Rose Inn is located in the heart of Half Moon Bay, so you’ll never be too far from what is happening in the area.  From holiday celebrations to outdoor excursions, there are plenty of things to do in Half Moon Bay this summer.


Rock the Block

Come out and celebrate Coastside life at the Rock the Block party in downtown Half Moon Bay.  Hear live local music, taste some great food, see what local businesses and stores have to offer and mingle with the locals! This year’s party will take place on May 17th from 2:00 to 8:00 pm.


Devils Slide Coastal Trail

The Devil’s Slide Coast consists of publicly accessible lands between Pacifica and Half Moon Bay totaling 8,900 acres. Bluffs, beaches, ridge lines, tide pools, and historic sites are all on display here. The new Devil’s Slide Coastal Trail has opened and allows visitors to hike, cycle, ride on horseback over the diverse landscapes. There are 47 miles of trails for hiking with areas that provide easy strolls on paved paths to difficult steep hikes.


Holy Ghost Festival

The Holy Ghost Festival is a celebration that keeps a tradition that has existed for centuries.  The festival remembers Queen Isabel of Portugal, who left her crown at the alter of the Cathedral in Lisbon as an offering of thanks for the Holy Ghost. The reason for this giving of thanks was that her subjects on a faraway island were blessed with the appearance of a ship full of food and supplies in a time of great need after praying to the Holy Ghost.  Today, the festival includes several processions with ceremonies echoing the blessing of Isabel’s crown, dances and feasts. This year’s Holy Ghost Festival will be held on June 7th through the 9th.


Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade

Each Independence Day in downtown Half Moon Bay, there is a celebration featuring a parade.  This event has plenty of small town charm and has become a summer staple in the community.  The parade includes homemade floats, bands, horse riders, classic cars, and decorated bicycles and tricycles.  Groups such as dance and theatre troupes, non-profits, and sports team also participate.


Coastside Farmers’ Market

For some great local food, one of the best things to do in Half Moon Bay this summer is a visit to the Costaside Farmers’ Market.  This farmer-directed Certified Market gives locals and visitors access to goods directly from Coastside farmers, rancheres, fishermen and culinary artisans. The Half Moon Bay location of the Coastside Farmers’ Markert is open May to December on Saturdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. It is located at Shoreline Station.


Horseback Riding

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the unique opportunity to ride along the beach on horseback.  Head over to Sea Horse and Friendly Acres Ranch to experience the beach in a whole new way. Trail rides range from one to two hours and can accommodate riders of many abilities.


When you’re planning which things to do in Half Moon Bay during your visit, don’t forget to book your stay at Mill Rose Inn.  We have elegantly appointed rooms and suites that will wrap guests in luxury.  Enjoy some down time in our gorgeous gardens, take a soak in our garden jacuzzi, or indulge in a massage from a certified therapist.  And, of course, your stay include a full gourmet breakfast each morning.  Come to Mill Rose Inn and experience the best of Half Moon Bay this summer!


Photo courtesy County of San Mateo California Parks Department.