You’ve seen us sipping on wine at the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival…we’ve shown you the small production winemakers that are living on the edge, making wine and living the dream! We’ve also given you the “feel” for the event, from the setting to the crowd to the food. What we haven’t shown you is one of the attendees that stands out; Natures Touch. What’s a Natures Touch, you ask? Well that’s easy! It’s a living, breathing, local market in downtown Templeton.
What Does Natures Touch Offer?
Natures Touch is ALL about eating local. It’s about supporting your local growers, producers, and suppliers. It’s about knowing
where your food comes from and getting closer to the source. When was the last time you were perusing the vegetable aisle at Von’s and you grabbed some of those delicious apples that were grown just down the road? Yeah, probably not recently. When you go food shopping, do you know where your money is going? Is it going back in to your community? These are all things that were taken into account when owner, Melanie Blankenship opened the doors at Nature’s Touch.
If you’re interested in what you’re growing and eating, Natures Touch is the place for you. Not only do they have a marketplace with fresh produce, meats, eggs and other wonderful things, they also have a nursery where you can get what you need to create your own bounty! Not only can you learn what your local growers are doing around here, you can also learn what you can do yourself. You never know…you just might have a green thumb, too!
- Ranchero Cellars at the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival (hootnannieblog.com)
- The name is Brown, Stillman Brown (hootnannieblog.com)
- Cass Winery Chef, Jacob Lovejoy at Garagiste Festival (hootnannieblog.com)