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Episode 910 - The Ag Traveler: A Trip Back West  

The Ag Traveler
The Ag Traveler
The Ag Traveler

San Luis Obispo County is situated along California’s central coast. The region offers tourists a unique agricultural experience of family farms, on horseback over the open trails, in wineries, at Old West museums, you name it – you’ll find it. We’re going to check out two of the county’s more unique offerings off the beaten path.

Melanie Kim shows us what it’s like to drive a stagecoach as she gets a lesson from a husband and wife team at Harris Stage Lines in Paso Robles. 

Then Melanie treks down to Nipomo to a Luffa Farm. Yes, those sponges found in trendy spas and maybe even your own bathroom, are actually farmed. Luffa farmer Deanne Coons will show Melanie how a seed becomes a Luffa and explore the growing operation that’s so fascinating to locals.

We’ll end our day in luxury at Hotel Cheval. Cheval is French for horse. And in keeping with our Ag theme, the hotel’s mascot, Chester the Belgian Draft horse will give Melanie a tour around Paso Robles’ downtown area.


Additional Info:

Harris Stage Lines

The Luffa Farm

Hotel Chevel


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