Travel Blog

February 1, 2017

Seek Out These Farmers’ Market Finds

In the very spot where Santa Cruz County’s farm-focused organic produce and artisanal goods are produced, locals know that the secret to the freshest produce is sunshine, salt air, and a cool, classic Santa Cruz vibe. Take a video tour of our local farmer’s market scene and see how we cruz!

September 2, 2016

Coastal Farms in Santa Cruz County!

Just north of Santa Cruz, roughly 15 minutes from downtown, you’ll find a string of colorful coastal farms stands. During fall, sunny blue skies and lush green fields are complemented by stacks of yellow hay bales and rows of bright orange pumpkins. Trust us: your photos will bring your Instagram followers to their knees. Take a

June 13, 2016

APTOS FARMER’S MARKET CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

In 1976, a small group of farmers gathered to sell their produce to the local community. Their grass roots effort has since grown into the one of the largest and best-loved farmers market in Santa Cruz County.  Every Saturday, you’ll find customers doing their weekly shopping amid the colorful tents and produce, and by doing

June 6, 2016

This is How We Cruz: Annie Pautsch of Brew Cruz Tours Us Around Santa Cruz [VIDEOS]

To bring to life some of great stories and places you’ll find in Santa Cruz, we created a pair of videos that highlight some of our most captivating residents. You’ll see us drink beer with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, toast with New Bohemia Brewing Co. owner Dan Satterthwaite, and explore downtown’s bustling farmer’s market with restaurateur Zach Davis and the director of Santa Cruz Community Farmers’ Markets, Nesh Dhillon. For our host, we tapped Annie Pautsch, owner of Santa Cruz’s beloved beer tour company Brew Cruz. Annie shuttled us around town in a tricked-out school bus that she affectionately refers to as ‘Betty Jane.’