Iconic Licon Dairy Reopens After Coronavirus Shutdown
One of my favorite places in the entire world is the Licon Dairy. When I was a kid my family spent a lot of time there. My grandparents would take me and my siblings to get asadero and we would stop by a little grocery store and buy thin ham slices and avocados to put on fresh bolillos that we bought at a San Eli bakery. After we had everything, we would head to a gazebo near the mission and have the most amazing sandwiches and later, play baseball or just hang around in the summer heat and enjoy each other's company. It was glorious.
Nowadays, there might not be as much hanging around because of social distancing, and I'm not even sure you can go to the gazebo right now, but you can go to the Licon Dairy and get some asadero.
Licon Dairy announced that they will be reopening after having closed during the initial stay-at-home orders by the County. You can go inside their store to buy the products they make but there are a few things you need to know before you go:
1. Customer limits - There will only be a limited number of customers allowed in the store at a time and you will have to practice social distancing.
2. Only one person per household - Even though the store at Licon is open, it's not a time to browse, so if you go, be prepared to leave you family in the car. Yes, it is a bummer, but you'll be able to soothe yourself with asadero, so there's that.
3. Hours - 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday thru Sunday.
4. No Petting zoo - The petting zoo and fishing at the lake will be closed until further notice.