While in Cabo, I ventured out to San Jose del Cabo to visit a very special place called Flora Farm Kitchen. This charming and functional farm does not use genetically modified seeds and has been pesticide free for almost 10 years now. The animals raised for consumption are provided a humane existence and are fed no hormones or antibiotics.
Originally, just a farm, this property now offers a Field Kitchen, Field Bar and the Flora Grocery. They also have an art gallery displaying beautiful work from local artisans. Interestingly, they also have 10 culinary cottages for sale. For more info check out: www.flora-farms.com
It’s a bit of a bumpy ride to get out to the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains where Floras Farm exists but totally worth the ride. This special farm sits sort of like an oasis in the desert. I arrived at this lovely little farm at dusk and the sky was lit up in a peachy pink hue. The string bistro lights twinkled as I was guided to a cozy and rustic table right in the middle of the farm! Flowers bloomed everywhere and a local farm dog; Rex roamed freely from table to table picking up delicious scraps.
Floras farm offers a true ‘farm’ to table dining experience. Since the only items that are offered are what’s in season, they use boards that change weekly instead of traditional menus. (I ate ricotta and field tomato crostini with fresh basil and an amazing Margherita pizza).
Above left was just the pizza board and right was the amazing jazz musician that was playing up on a bale of hay.
Gorgeous and simple fresh-cut flowers adorn the property everywhere. Some of the flowers are recycled and fed to the chickens once they wilt. Apparently, the chickens like to peck at the seeds.
Look at this culinary masterpiece made at Floras Kitchen. The offered desert was Key Lime when I was there but this looks pretty good!
Ok, so that was my visit to Floras Farm. Did I mention how much I liked it?
It was such a special place it’s almost worth a trip to Mexico just to visit it.
(last image from floras-farm.com)