To the source
For foodies looking for a truly immersive experience, several farms in the region invite visitors to go directly to the source. Visitors have the chance to really experience the art of growing and creating local foods, exploring or foraging for food in the gardens, maybe take a cooking class and top it off with a meal first-rate highlighting the specialties of the farm.
One of the best known is Flora farms, a 25-acre working farm at the foot of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo. Some visitors come just for the delicious meals at Flora’s Field Kitchen, prepared with fresh ingredients from the farm as well as the neighboring 150-acre ranch, while others choose to spend the day enjoying one or more of the localities. closed. Interactive cooking classes are held throughout the week, visitors can explore the farm on a guided walking tour or join a medicinal guided tour of the area followed by lunch that includes native plants and herbs local, and there’s even an on-site spa focusing on services and classes that feature the farm’s own organic flowers and herbs. Visitors can also purchase their own produce, meats, freshly picked vegetables and more at Flora Farms grocery store.
Acre is also found in the foothills of San Jose del Cabo, with an elegant restaurant that showcases local ingredients from its own 25-acre farm mixed with global influences and an innovative cocktail menu. Diners can stop at the petting zoo to enhance their experience, and for those who truly yearn to get away from it all, Acre also offers unique treehouse accommodations that blend harmoniously the rustic nature of the jungle with top notch service.
In a 19e– century stone farmhouse, located on a former sugarcane ranch and now a 17-acre organic farm just outside of San Jose del Cabo, Huerta Los Tamarindos is run by Chef Enrique Silva, owner of Los Cabos’ renowned Tequila restaurant and a long-time pioneer in farm-to-table catering. Highlights include local farm produce as well as fresh seafood from local fishermen in contemporary Baja-style creations that merge traditional recipes and ingredients with an international twist. For a truly immersive experience, guests can participate in a four-hour cooking class that begins with harvesting vegetables and herbs from the garden, offers hands-on cooking instructions, and ends with the chance to eat the fruits of their own. job.
Visitors can also discover and pick their own food from the fields of the organic farm at Tiky Gardens in Miraflores, which the chef then turns into a five-course meal that includes delicacies such as barber’s ceviche with mint, vinegar, and citrus or chicken over firewood with sweet herbs. An evening at the farm also includes a wine tasting (including wines from the nearby Guadalupe Valley) and stargazing next to a mesquite bonfire. Learn more about this special excursion here.
Jazamango is the newest addition to the local scene, created by celebrity Mexican chef Javier Plascencia in nearby Todos Santos. The upscale open-air restaurant overlooks the farmhouse where many ingredients are obtained and then added to the Baja style cuisine.
A number of other restaurants in the area in more traditional dining settings also have farm-to-table offerings, including organic. Malibu Farm just open Nobu Hotel Los Cabos; the colorful Don Sanchez in the heart of downtown San Jose del Cabo with contemporary Mexican cuisine and vegetables from its own local organic farm; Tomatilla, overlooking the sea at Villa del Palmar; and more. Plus, visitors who love fish can bring their own catch to several Cabo San Lucas restaurants to have the chef prepare on-site for them. Kinos missions; Captain Tony, right at the marina; and the small family business El Pescador Restaurant.
Top photo: Courtesy Flora Farms, Bottom photo: Courtesy Jazamango