The San Mateo County Farm Bureau, located in downtown Half Moon Bay, serves area farms through educational workshops,…More water quality projects and conservation projects. Members of the Farm Bureau also enjoy access to insurance (health, auto, farm, workers compensation, pets), medical discounts (pharmacy, eyeglasses), and assistance with farm labor issues.
The Farm Bureau seeks to promote farm-fresh produce by raising public awareness of area farmers markets and local producers.
Back in the 1920s, Richard Holtz's grandfather immigrated to the United States from Italy and worked in the fields to…More support himself. Years later, he started his own farm in Half Moon Bay at Tunitas Creek, growing peas, beans, lettuce and artichokes. Eventually he decided to stop farming so he could concentrate efforts at a larger farm in another part of Half Moon Bay.
In 1998, Holtz jumped at the opportunity to purchase some land at the original Tunitas Creek location, and Tunitas Creek Family Farm was reopened the next year. Housed on an eight-acre lot, the farm is a true family operation, with most of the work being done by Holtz and his mother.
Operating year-round, the farm produces pumpkins (of all types), gourds and squash in the fall and peas and beans in the spring. The family also raises goats.
When the farm is open to the public in September and October, the land is transformed into an autumnal feast with a pumpkin patch, hayrides, harvest dolls, a witch and other seasonal characters.
Pastorino Farms 12391 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Pastorino Farms is a year-round nursery and a seasonal pumpkin and Christmas tree farm. It sells plants, cut flowers,…More garden figures and accessories, baskets and windsocks, as well as other great gifts. It has a fun environment for birthday parties, including a covered picnic area and hay and train rides. In the fall the farm is covered in pumpkins and haystacks. In Decemeber the barn is decorated for Christmas and sells wreaths, pointsettas, trees, ornaments and other garlands.
Lemos Farm 12320 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA94019
Hard to miss with its large signs and whimsically painted horse, Lemos Farm is located off Highway 92. This is a…More wonderful place for year-round family fun and enjoyment. Offering pony rides as well as hay and train rides, the farm also has a jump house and petting zoo. You can buy food and snacks on the farm or bring your own food to eat at their picnic area. They offer party packages that include 4 ponies and a cowboy to lead the children around the riding ring. Older children can even play laser tag.
During Halloween, the farm transforms into a pumpkin patch, featuring a haunted house and other ghoulish festivities. Halloween fun is available starting in September and running until October 31. During Christmas time, the farm turns into a winter wonderland where you can choose and cut down your own Christmas tree. Trees are up the day after Thanksgiving.
Blue Sky Farms 3068 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Visiting Blue Sky Farms, with its cafe, garden and nursery, is like stepping into another little world.…More Before browsing the lovely selection of flowers and plants, nourish yourself with a specialty bagel, omelet or sandwich, then step outside to peruse the flora. If you're having trouble deciding what to take home with you, Blue Sky Farm's friendly, knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer questions and make suggestions.
Arata Pumpkin Farm 185 Verde Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Arata Pumpkin Farm is much more than just a pumpkin farm. In fact, with a haunted house, petting zoo, sword fighters,…More train ride and 2 1/2-acre hay maze, one might say pumpkins seem to take the back seat here. The family-owned farm has been around since 1932 and began making yearly hay mazes in 1997 (and they have only gotten better and more complex since). The farm is open seasonally from June until November. In October, pumpkins are sold and movie nights are offered in the hay coliseum. Arata Pumpkin Farm will also host your private event.
This is a perfect place for weddings, parties or perhaps buying a freshly grown local pumpkin. It is located six miles south of central Half Moon Bay just off of Highway 1.
Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm 850 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm has been serving the community since 1947, offering a wide variety of pumpkins, vegetables,…More sunflowers, hay bales and seeds during the fall season. The farm hosts school trips, corporate visits and other groups. Featuring picture opportunities, scarecrows, hay pyramids and tractors, Farmer John's is a family friendly establishment.
Flora Farm Landscaping 340 Purissima St, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Flora Farm Landscaping is a Half Moon Bay based business specializing in landscape installation and…More maintenance. Design services are available and this business is experienced on both commercial and residential projects.
Ocean View Farms 331 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Ocean View Farms is a horse boarding facility just south of Devil's Slide on the 4,200 acre Rancho Corral de Tierra. In…More addition to "miles and miles of trails" it has 24/7 on-site management, pasture boarding, box stalls, covered paddocks and twice daily feedings of grass and alfalfa. There is also a sand arena and an exercise pen with great views of the Pacific Ocean and Montara Mountain. The farm is a part of the Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel, which has been serving coastal farmers and ranchers since 1911.
Coastside Farmer's Market has been a Saturday tradition in Half Moon Bay since 2002. From May through December you…More will find 30 to 40 vendors showcasing the farm-fresh produce, wild salmon, artisanal goat cheeses, regional honey, flowers, local art and live music.
Most of vendors come from within the county – some of them from farms within walking distance of the market – and are chosen because they are self-sustaining, farmer run farms. It is the goal of the market organizers to champion small farms along the coast and local fishermen from Half Moon Bay harbor.
Although the focus is on the fresh produce, there is also a nice selection of prepared foods and bakery items, perfect for a light lunch while shopping and listening to the local musicians perform.
Firewood Farms 551 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Since 1984, Firewood Farms has been an all-purpose wood-selling business. It has a variety of seasoned firewood (oak,…More almond, eucalyptus and pine) and lumber as well as redwood slabs for tables and benches and wood planks for fence making. It also sells a large assortment of handcrafted wood carvings, both large and small. Owner Magnus Sandblom says the best part of his business is being able to visit with his customers and that often they will return "just to chat."
Pastorino Hay & Ranch Supply 921 Miramontes St, Half Moon Bay, CA94019 Pastorino Hay & Ranch Supply is a Half Moon Bay-based business specializing in the sale and distribution of farming…More materials for use on agricultural property.