If you ask mom, her favorite gifts were always the handmade cards or jewelry crafts that were missing beads and never quite fit. There is something endearing about the sentiment. This Mother’s Day, bring back the element of simple. Shop local. Make a memory. And, do it all in a single day. No need to venture out of Bayview. Here’s your guide to an original, complete Mother’s Day experience in the neighborhood surrounding The SF Shipyard.
Start your morning with a sip of freshly ground coffee at Ritual Coffee
Ritual Coffee has an outpost location inside Flora Grubb Gardens at 1634 Jerrod Avenue in Bayview. Surrounded by greenery, it’s a hidden paradise perfect for mom. With six methods of brewing, including cold brew, kalita, hario V60, aeropress, French press and chemex, there’s no limit to the customization.
Cultivate your green thumbs at Flora Grubb Gardens
Inspiration is everywhere inside Flora Grubb Gardens. Gaze at the enormous succulents, the curated collections of plants or even the native gardens. Help mom pick out a macramé hanging planter, a modern ceramic pot or an earthy birchwood display. Head over to the onsite Potting Bench and use the tools provided to pot your new creation. It’s the perfect late morning activity.
Continue the nature theme with a walk through Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
Show mom the panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, East Bay and San Bruno Mountain at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (1150 Carroll Ave). Stop by The Storehouse (451 Galvez Ave) to grab a few lunch items or pack your own picnic. Sit outside and enjoy the bay breeze. It’s the perfect spot to rest for a minute or take a leisurely walk in the fresh air.
Grab a bottle from Gratta Wines and reminisce
Visit Gratta Wines at 5273B 3rd Street to do a wine tasting or take a bottle to-go. From 2 – 8 p.m. on Sundays, they will have specials featuring local makers. It’s the perfect opportunity to show mom the award-winning blends.
Cook her an Italian dinner with organic hand-milled fresh pasta from Bayview Pasta
You’ve been out all day. Time to grab some ingredients and let mom put her feet up, while you do the rest. Bayview Pasta crafts truly organic, non-processed fresh pasta and olives. From hand-rolled sheets to polenta and grits, you’ll have the perfect ingredient for your special Mother’s Day dinner. Bayview Pasta is available at retailers—Gus’s Market, Rainbow Grocery or Good Eggs. Or, visit the website for a wholesale order.
This Sunday, delight your mom in a well-rounded day of adventure, relaxation and hand-made gifts. From the plant you pot at Flora Grubb to the pasta dinner you cook in your own kitchen, she is sure to appreciate the effort and sincerity.