Every so often we come across a true find and I have done my best to do justice to it by posting it on my blog. I guess it’s also for me to memorialize a great experience and then share it.
My sister-in-law, Merle, and her husband, Ferdie, were with us this year on our annual trek to Cabo San Lucas. She had mentioned that some of her friends from New York were singing accolades to Flora Farms. And so we obliged. We called around and made reservations. Because it was near San Jose del Cabo, we rented a car for that trip. We thought we’d leave early and walk around the town of San Jose del Cabo since we’re already in the vicinity.
The trip from Sunset Beach took almost an hour. The drive was not too difficult. Finding Flora’s Field Kitchen was a bit of a challenge. But we made it there with time to spare.
The place is certainly off the beaten path, and unless you pay attention to some key signs with arrows, it would be easy to miss. I can understand why some people opt for hiring a cab or driver to take them there. It’s not near the water at all. In fact, the property sits on a valley.
The restaurant was situated in an open one story structure surrounded by plots of fresh produce mingled with large sunflowers.
We took a quick tour around the property. One of their staff obliged so we dutifully followed her around. There were bread baskets on the wall with freshly baked bread. We could smell them when we passed by as we turned the corner to their produce market.
Then, we saw some really neat vintage items like some old signs and an old weighing scale.
There were no more produce available for sale but they still had jams and other pickled vegetable preserves available for sale.
We spent some time at the Flora’s Farm Bar before we were seated. They had such novel drinks. My sister-in-law ordered the “Farmarita,” which is very similar to a Margarita but they used carrot juice as the base. My hubby ordered the “Farm Julep,” which is like a Mojito but they used watermelon juice. Brother-in-law, Ferdie had a half iced tea and half lemonade. Friend, Jim, ordered a “Perro Perdido,” which turned out to be a specific type of vodka and grapefruit juice.
All the drinks were served in jam jars. They were all remarkably refreshing and tasty!
And so, we were finally escorted to our table. We sat on the terrace overlooking the produce plots. The Sun was still quite high in the sky. The weather was just right.
Our server patiently explained to us that Flora Farms grows 100% of its produce that it sells and serves at its restaurant. The Farm also raises its own pigs and chickens. They are 100% organic and humanely grown. They cultivate manually and strive for as much environmentally sound practices. The founders were instrumental in the organic food movement in the area. Here are some of the food (but not all!) we sampled:
Yes, it was all yummy! To top it all, we even had live entertainment:
All in all, it was a most enjoyable evening. The food, location, entertainment, service, and of course, great company!