Bell Gardens Farm
30841 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center
In 1993, Glen "Taco Titan" Bell cashed out his Taco Bell stock and bought 115 acres in Valley Center. He transformed much of the land into a working farm and a park. He surrounded it all with a miniature railroad. During the summer months, Bell Gardens Farms sells some of the sweetest tomatoes and most perfumey melons in the county. All year-round, a tractor takes kids on hayrides. The little train gives families a tour of the farm. And instructors teach low-cost classes on everything from making adobe bricks to planting a garden to canning fruits and vegetables.