Appreciating Freshly Grown Simplicity in Pescadero, California
The Phipps Farm, a Pescadero fixture since 1969, gave birth to the Country Store in 1978—started by some of the Phipps children as a side project. It has since expanded and grown to be quite an eclectic location. They have a huge selection of dried beans, the colors brilliant against the white bins, a nursery with birds, bamboo, and guinea pigs, and a picnic area behind the store that has become a veritable museum to retired tractors. Berry picking is popular in the summer months, and they sell homemade jams year round. They don’t use a cigar box as a cash register anymore, but they haven’t strayed far from the simple and honest country life.