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Best Farm Stand in the SFV Los Angeles 2012 

Tapia Bros. Farm Stand

A trip to the Tapia Bros. Farm Stand is almost a trip back in time. Family-owned since the 1920s, in its current location for more than three decades, Tapia Bros. fits right into today's locavore culture. Smell those ripe strawberries? They were grown across the street, at the corner of Hayvenhurst and Burbank. From March to November, you'll find super fresh fruit and vegetables, many grown on 100 acres in the nearby Sepulveda Dam Flood Control Basin (though not organically farmed). The kids will get a kick out of the chickens, goats and rabbits running around the place. Best known for its corn, tomatoes and those luscious strawberries, Tapia Bros. also has a pumpkin patch in October and sells Christmas trees in December. In the spring, it hosts one of Tomatomania's biggest sales, offering dozens of varieties of plants to those who grow their own. 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave., Encino. (818) 905-6155.

—Lisa Horowitz

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