Sleep, Pick, Play At This Farm Stay
By Wendy Altschuler for Forbes
August 11, 2020
Owner, fruit farmer, and designer extraordinaire, Pattea Torrence, texts me to say that she left drinks—bubbles for us, apple juice and blood orange soda for the kids—chilling on the deck and that I should take Turri road, the scenic route through rolling hills and cattle country, to get to The Bee’s Knees Fruit Farm, located near the scenic California Highway 1 Discovery Route. Torrence is well-known in these parts for restoring the Old Edna Townsite, preserving its provision-supply history, which can be traced back to the 1840’s. When I arrive, I punch in the gate access code and as soon as I drive on the meandering gravel road, flanked with flowering plants and trees, I know I made the right decision to vacation in San Luis Obispo, California, with my family in tow, for some undisturbed social distancing.