Summers Past Farms began in 1987 when Marshall and Sheryl Lozier recognized the potential in the place where Marshall’s family had lived for more than a half century. Marshall’s mother Pat Lozier still lives on the property in her own home and tended the green houses and the growing of the seeds, seedlings and plants. She has always had the best eye for planting of a new garden each season and arranging many colorful planters to sell in the nursery.
Sheryl, whose love of cooking began in childhood, wanted to plant an herb garden out the back door of her cottage. Marshall, a builder and contractor, wanted to build a barn. The garden blossomed, the post-and-timber barn grew into a showplace, and in 1992 the couple opened the gate to their five acre dream: Summers Past Farms.
Now, the Loziers work in the gardens and in their herbal soap shoppe where Marshall makes the many varieties of soaps and Sheryl fills the shoppe with a line of bath and skin care products. Sheryl makes a line of herbal lavender hand salve and lavender spray for bed and body.
Classes are offered in the loft of the barn on most weekends. Events are held throughout the year such as Sweet Pea Day, Geranium Day and a Pumpkin Patch in October with the best selection around! “Our lifestyle is our inspiration to keep this small family business growing.” Sheryl says.
Personal Experience: This is one of my absolute favorite nurseries in San Diego aside from Exotica Rare Fruit Farm in Vista. It is so much more than a nursery. They also have a cafe with delicious coffee, cute boutiques and various classes held throughout the year. Pure magic!
And what that same spot looks like in winter:
The have several boutiques here with a ton of homemade beauty products and other cute trinkets:
The have a small coffee shop here with pastries, smoothies and yummy coffee!