Archive for March, 2009

Check out Sunset Magazine’s article on Livermore’s Alden Lane Nursery!

Nursery day trip: Livermore, CA

By: Abigail Peterson

Alden Lane Nursery

Why go now: Spring doesn’t get any better than this. Grapevines leafing out and roses in mad bloom leave you itching to get your hands in the earth.

The new agriculture: Wine and rodeos put Livermore on the map, but now everyone’s talking about olive oil and backyard veggie gardens.

Number of olive oil producers: 10

Overheard at the nursery:“What’s the kind of pomegranate in the juice again? ‘Wonderful’? Let’s get one of those trees!”

Need coffee? Sketch out planting plans downtown at Panama Red Coffee Co. (2115 First St.; 925/245-1700). Great chai too.

Best outdoor meal: Sunday brunch or sunset supper (with plenty of local produce) on the patio at the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards ($$$$; 5050 Arroyo Rd.; 925/456- 2450).

More tastes of sunshine: Locals say the farmstand near the corner of Concannon Boulevard and South Livermore Avenue has the sweetest strawberries mid-April through June. If you see signs, it’s open.

Four reasons to visit Alden Lane Nursery

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Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend

Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend

I am so excited for the Livermore Valley’s First Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend!

$20 gets you a glass to take home, barrel tasting at each participating winery, and a map.  This is a great way to discover new wines and Livermore Valley Wine Country.  You will be able to meet the winemakers and experience a wine “future”.

Buy tickets in advance or onsite for $25.

Tweet  your Livermore Valley Spring Barrel Tasting weekend pictures and experience and use the #lvmrwine to keep in touch with others!

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