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.
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.
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.