Pescadero's farmworkers can't afford the food they're growing for the Peninsula | August 26, 2022 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

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Eating Out - August 26, 2022

Pescadero's farmworkers can't afford the food they're growing for the Peninsula

Wildfires, pandemic have tested the coastside's isolated communities

by Anthony Shu

On a recent Saturday, a line of neatly polished classic cars on the side of Pescadero's Stage Road reflected flares into curious tourists' cameras. Conversing in the shade of a white church steeple, a group of gray-haired hobbyists had gathered for a serene weekend drive. The leading car rested on a bridge marking the end of Pescadero's miniscule downtown, and visitors stopped for photographs as they ventured to Arcangeli Grocery Co. in pursuit of bread studded with chunks of artichoke and to the 128-year-old Duarte's Tavern seeking slices of olallieberry pie.

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