About the Farm & Proprietors
Summers Past Farms began in 1987 when Marshall and Sheryl Lozier recognized the potential in the place where Marshall's family had lived for more than a half century.
Sheryl, whose love of cooking began in childhood, wanted to plant an herb garden out the back door of her cottage. Marshall, a builder and contractor, wanted to build a barn. The garden blossomed, the post-and-timber barn grew into a showplace, and in 1992 the couple opened the gate to their five acre dream: Summers Past Farms. Now, the Loziers work in the gardens and in their herbal soap shoppe where Marshall makes the many varieties of soaps and Sheryl fills the shoppe with a line of bath and skin care products. Sheryl makes a line of herbal lavender hand salve and lavender spray for bed and body. Classes are offered in the loft of the barn on most weekends. Events are held throughout the year such as Lavender Day, Antique & Craft Fairs twice a year, and the Pumpkin Patch and Holiday Open House each year. "Our lifestyle is our inspration to keep this small family business growing." Sheryl says.
Over the years, Summers Past Farms has been featured in quite a few magazines. Most recently we have been named "Best Herbs" in the Best of San Diego edition of San Diego Magazine's June 2005 Issue. Click here to see other notable magazine articles written about Summers Past Farms.
(Original watercolors painted by local artists Dixie Sampier and Katy Reave-Weesner.)
Our country store is a rustic post and timber barn we built in 1990. The Barn is a fun place to shop and see what is new weekly and in all seasons.
The beautiful gardens of Summers Past Farms are in bloom year-round. Visiting our gardens in person is the best way to experience Summers Past Farms.
From cats and dogs to french hens and chickens, there's a lot of life on our farm! A Certified Wildlife Habitat, enjoy seeing the local wildlife when you visit.
In the Media
Summers Past Farms has been featured in magazines, newspapers and more for over 10 years!
- 10News - January 16, 2020
"Exploring the hidden gems of El Cajon"
- The Californian - East County - December 15, 2016
"Summers Past Farms a unique destination"
- - Fall 2007
We are featured in the fall 2007 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Magazine with a 6 page spread on paper making.
- San Diego Home - Summer 2006
"Spa Luxury at Home"
- San Diego Magazine - June 2005
"The Best of San Diego" -- "Herbs" page 104.
- San Diego Home/Garden - October 2004
"Gardening/Ornamentals" by Debra Lee Baldwin, page 72.
- Better Homes & Gardens - June 2004
"Art in the Garden -- Enchanted Gardens" by Marty Ross, page 60.
- Sunset Magazine - April 1998
"Nursery Hopping in San Diego County" by Sharon Cohoon, page 80.
- Garden Compass - September/October 2002
"Notable Nurseries -- Summer's Past For Gardens Present" by Karen Dardick, page 18.
- Garden Compass - July/August 2001
"Collectible Beauties -- Landscaping with Geraniums" by Sheryl Lozier, page 45.
- Garden Compass - May/June 2001
"Garden Vinegars" by Sheryl Lozier, page 60.
- Country Living Gardener - October 1997
"Herbal Heaven" page 40. (We made the cover photo!)