“Farm + Fish + Flowers” offers the general public a once-a-year opportunity to visit the Half Moon Bay Coastside’s nurseries/greenhouses, historic sites, farms and even a working harbor. Many of these businesses are not ordinarily open to the public except during “Farm + Fish + Flowers” when they invite visitors for a behind the scenes tour of their facilities and operations.
There are a wide variety of experiences including four new offerings: Root Down Farm, Shelldance Orchid Gardens, TomKat Ranch, and Vida Verde Nature Education. The public will enjoy guided tours of flower gardens, organic herbs and field greens, a working dairy farm, grass-fed livestock, a historic house, organic vegetable farms, educational farms, Pillar Point Harbor, several varieties of orchids and much more. Host locations will share helpful tips for pruning and caring for flowers, others will share their key to an efficient operation and some will share their colorful and fascinating family history and how it shaped their businesses today.
Each tour package includes three different locations. Ticket holders drive themselves to each tour in their package for a one-hour guided tour. There are five different tour packages to choose from, and each package of three tours costs $30.
2018 Tour Packages:
10am Bay City Flower Company - hydrangeas & high-end potted plants
1pm Harley Farms - goat cheese dairy farm
3pm Markegard Farms - grass fed livestock
10am Vida Verde Nature Education – Tour of the educational farm, creek, goats and chickens.
1pm TomKat Ranch - A learning laboratory for animal agriculture
3pm Harley Farms - goat cheese dairy farm
10am Pillar Point Harbor - working harbor, fresh seafood & sustainable fishing info
1pm The HEAL Project - educational farm, sustainably grown berries, vegetables
3pm Shelldance Orchid Gardens - orchids, bromeliads, succulents
10am Coastside Farmers’ Market - fresh local produce & plants
1pm Johnston House - Historic 1800s saltbox style home
3pm Root Down Farm - Pasture-Raised Chickens, ducks, turkeys and pigs.
10am Rocket Farms - wholesale home & garden
1pm Ananda Valley Farms - an organic non profit produce farm
3pm Main Street Historical Tour - walking tour, departs from 1855 Zaballa House
Tickets will need to be presented at each tour. No substitutes allowed.
2018 Tour Locations:
Advance ticket purchases are required for “Farm+Fish+Flowers,” as there is limited availability on each tour. For further information and to purchase tickets, call the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau (650) 726-8380, visit www.hmbchamber.com or buy online at http://hmbchamber.com/fff.