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California Fresh Bounty

We have our farmer ’ s markets , farm-fresh produce stores , our community and demonstration gardens , our pumpkin patches , Christmas tree farms , bee farms ( honey !) and u-pick berry farms . Care to bet on this year ’ s heftiest pumpkin ever ?
Location , Location , Location
Our close proximity to some of the most sought-after destinations in the world : Monterey and Cannery Row , Carmel and Pacific Grove , the 17-Mile Scenic Drive and San Francisco , the City by the Bay . And for a nature lovers , we have the majestic Mount Madonna Park , Uvas Canyon and more .
Kid-friendly
So many programs , so little time . Dance and martial arts studios , art and music classes , skate parks to swimming pools , YAC and Rotary Interact for community service learning , and after-school and summer programs through our cities and nonprofits like the YMCA .
Horse Country
One of the best places to ride in Northern California , regardless of discipline , Hunter / Jumper , Dressage , Western , and everything from Polo and Rodeo to Vaquero ! Or hit the beautiful county park trails .
A + Education
We ’ ve got Gavilan — our own community college with multiple campuses . Our blueribbon public school districts guide nearly 20,000 students from pre-K through high school . We also offer non-public charter and private schools . We ’ ve got the quality teachers , safe campuses , parent involvement and community support to raise our youth for success !
A Strong Sense of History
Morgan Hill and Gilroy Historical Societies and the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance have devoted volunteers working to preserve and share our local history . It ’ s about honoring our founding families , learning from their stories , and building our future .
Shopping Sprees
Not everyone buys everything on Amazon . Easy , stress-free shopping is ours at Premium Outlet stores in Gilroy . Unique boutiques and shops dot our downtowns .
Heart for the Performing Arts
Our very own local symphony , professional theater groups providing an array of stage plays , a local art guild , a major Bay Area photography club , and more .
Famous Family Theme Park
Gilroy Gardens , recognized by the State of California in 2017 as one of eight " Hidden Gems ” for its famous Circus Trees just opened a Water Oasis expansion this year . They have programs year-round to help educate our kids in the wonders of nature while entertaining them with attractions and rides .
Optimism for the Future
We have much to be thankful for , living in a region with jobs , educational opportunities , places to gather , and general safety . The talent , energy , and community spirit of our citizens , working together , will help us make South County even better as we grow .
GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018 gmhtoday . com
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California Fresh Bounty We have our farmer’s markets, farm-fresh produce stores, our community and dem- onstration gardens, our pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, bee farms (honey!) and u-pick berry farms. Care to bet on this year’s heftiest pumpkin ever? Location, Location, Location Kid-friendly So many programs, so little time. Dance and martial arts studios, art and music classes, skate parks to swimming pools, YAC and Rotary Interact for community service learning, and after-school and summer programs through our cities and nonprofits like the YMCA. Our close proximity to some of the most sought-after destinations in the world: Monterey and Cannery Row, Carmel and Pacific Grove, the 17-Mile Scenic Drive and San Francisco, the City by the Bay. And for a nature lovers, we have the majestic Mount Madonna Park, Uvas Canyon and more. Horse Country A+ Education Heart for the Performing Arts We’ve got Gavilan—our own community college with multiple campuses. Our blue- ribbon public school districts guide nearly 20,000 students from pre-K through high school. We also offer non-public charter and private schools. We’ve got the quality teach- ers, safe campuses, parent involvement and community support to raise our youth for success! A Strong Sense of History Morgan Hill and Gilroy Historical Societies and the San Martin Neighborhood Alliance have devoted volunteers working to preserve and share our local history. It’s about honor- ing our founding families, learning from their stories, and building our future. Shopping Sprees Not everyone buys everything on Amazon. Easy, stress-free shopping is ours at Premium Outlet stores in Gilroy. Unique boutiques and shops dot our downtowns. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN One of the best places to ride in Northern California, regardless of discipline, Hunter/ Jumper, Dressage, Western, and everything from Polo and Rodeo to Vaquero! Or hit the beautiful county park trails. Our very own local symphony, professional theater groups providing an array of YB^\H[\Z[ HXZ܈^H\XBܘ\HX[[ܙK[[\[Z[H[YH\‘[H\[Xۚ^YHH]Bو[YܛXH[ M\ۙHوZYY B[[\'H܈][[\\\Y\\[YH]\\\^[[ۈ\YX\^H]Hܘ[\YX\\[[YKB]H\Y[Hۙ\و]\H[B[\Z[[[H]]X[ۜ[Y\˂[Z\H܈H]\BH]H]XH[ٝ[܋][[BY[ۈ]؜YX][ۘ[ܝ[]Y\X\]\[[\[Y]KB[[ [\K[[][]H\]و\]^[ܚ[]\[[\XZB][H][]\\Hܛ˂БTӓՑSPT NZ^KBN