Mellano Farm Stand is a 300 acre organic flower farm along the San Luis Rey River located in a rural agricultural area of Oceanside, where Oceanside meets Bonsall. The small farm stand sells some vegetables and semi-local eggs along with tickets for the tractor ride and corn maze. The corn maze is super small, the perfect size for a young preschooler. There are stations along the corn route with stamps, six stamps upon your exit earns a dumdum. The creaky tractor ride takes you around the property, revealing views not seen from the established public area. There are a few farm animals (chickens, pigs and goats) behind a few layers of fencing, giving you a peak but not an up close experience.
Although I was underwhelmed, A1 does want to return. We won’t be rushing back, but we have been wanting to get out here for a while, so we can now check this place off our list of things to do in Oceanside.