It is no secret that Los Cabos has been going through a culinary revolution thanks to the farm-to-table movement that is focused on sustainable, organic farming and the sourcing and using of local ingredients for dishes served in restaurants.
It is hard to imagine just how the cactus-strewn Baja desert is able to produce and sustain such beautiful crops, but the rural landscape’s mixture of mineral-rich soil, sunshine, and smart irrigation systems lend to a lush agricultural setting.
Not only do these ranches and farms provide the ingredients used in some of the best hotels and restaurants, but a handful of them also offer a holistic dining experience right in their yard for visitors who are eco-conscious and want to feel an authentic connection with the place they visit and the things they eat. Appreciation for food is a staple part of Mexico’s culture, so what better way to immerse yourself than to sit down and enjoy a meal after having learned what goes into the making and seeing the crop fields being harvested right in front of you.
Some favorite farm-to-table highlights include:
Huerta de los Tamarindos – San Jose del Cabo
Flora Farms – San Jose del Cabo
Acre – San Jose del Cabo
Jazamango – Todos Santos
Hierbabuena – Pescadero
Malibu Farms at Nobu Los Cabos
Mint Jungle & Amber’s Market
Tomatillos Farm-to-Table Restaurant at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa
Beyond the farm-to-table restaurant scene, Los Cabos also hosts organic markets throughout the region to allow local farmers and ranchers to sell and offload their hard day’s work. The markets offer everything from ripe fruits, veggies and herbs (including heirloom varieties), farm fresh eggs and dairy, baked good, juices, coffee, honey, and more.
Huerta Maria’s Cabo Organic Market – San Jose del Cabo
Saturday 9am-3pm in Winter/Spring
The Shoppes at Palmilla Organic Farmer’s Market – San Jose del Cabo
Friday 9am-1pm in Winter/Spring
Organic Market at Pedregal – Cabo San Lucas
Wednesday and Saturday 9am-12pm open all year
Farmer’s Market at Ventanas – Cabo San Lucas
Saturday 9am-2pm open all year
Baja Beans Organic Market – Pescadero
Sunday 8am-1pm in Winter/Spring
La Esquina Farmer’s Market – Todos Santos
There is also a handful of markets up the East Cape including Buena Vista Organic Market, Bajaus in Zacatitos, and Los Barriles Community Market. Check the local Los Cabos newspaper (Destino Los Cabos or Gringo Gazette) for the most up-to-date schedule of organic markets and events.
If you can’t make it to the restaurants or farmer’s market, no worries… you can have the organic produce brought straight to your door! Baja Farm Fresh and Cabo Organic offer weekly deliveries of crates with a mix of their most recent harvest.