If you are planning a wedding in the Santa Cruz area and want to buy flowers directly from a local grower, consider Rooster Ridge Organic Farm. They can provide the olive branches and lemons for a vineyard wedding, or sunflowers and bells of Ireland for a more country style.
Best toffee ever!! No lie! I know that’s just my opinion, but I’m pretty sure it’s true. This is what we decided was OMG toffee! Especially the white chocolate and macadamia nut. The toffee is handmade by Goose’s Goodies, a family candy maker in Santa Cruz.
Not too many people know it, but Driscoll’s Berry has a store just outside Watsonville where they sell direct to the public, year round. The berries are just picked and much lower priced than in the stores, and they have a unique selection of top quality blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. So if you are having an event and doing some of the food yourself, you could order just what you want directly from the growers.