Spotlight On Flora Farms

Entrance to Flora's Field Kitchen, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, (c) photo credit likeitiz

Entrance to Flora’s Field Kitchen, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, (c) photo credit likeitiz

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.

Flora Farm Bar (c) Photo credit Likeitiz

Flora Farm Bar (c) Photo credit Likeitiz

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.

Reception Desk, Flora Farms, (c) Likeitiz

Reception Desk, Flora Farms, (c) Likeitiz

The restaurant was situated in an open one story structure surrounded by plots of fresh produce mingled with large sunflowers.

Quote at the Kitchen Counter of Flora's Field Kitchen, (c) Likeitiz

Quote at the Kitchen Counter of Flora’s Field Kitchen, (c) Likeitiz

All the little touches they made for a very folksy feel to the place. It’s like visiting your favorite aunt on her farm or something, in the country.Breads

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.

Old Weigh Scale at Flora Farm Grocery, (c) Likeitiz

Old Weigh Scale at Flora Farm Grocery, (c) Likeitiz

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.

Watermelon Julep, The Scene at Flora Farm Bar, The Farmarita and the half and half - Iced tea with Lemonade (c) Likeitiz

Watermelon Julep, The Scene at Flora Farm Bar, The Farmarita and the half and half – Iced tea with Lemonade (c) Likeitiz

All the drinks were served in jam jars.  They were all remarkably refreshing and tasty!

Our Table on the Terrace at Flora's Field Kitchen, (c) Likeitiz

Our Table on the Terrace at Flora’s Field Kitchen, (c) Likeitiz

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:

Appetizer of fresh oysters in light cream broth with crusty bread and nudja butter spread, brined farm raised pork chops on a bed of a tomato based sauce and roasted potatoes, salad of field greens, walnuts with a light vinaigrette dressing, (c) Photo Credit Likeitiz

Appetizer of fresh oysters in light cream broth with crusty bread and nudja butter spread, brined farm raised pork chops on a bed of a tomato based sauce and roasted potatoes, salad of field greens, walnuts with a light vinaigrette dressing, (c) Photo Credit Likeitiz

Yes, it was all yummy!  To top it all, we even had live entertainment:

Live Entertainment at Flora's Field Kitchen, (c) likeitiz

Live Entertainment at Flora’s Field Kitchen, (c) likeitiz

All in all, it was a most enjoyable evening.  The food, location, entertainment, service, and of course, great company!

Toasting a Great Evening with Great Company! (c) Likeitiz

Toasting a Great Evening with Great Company! (c) Likeitiz

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16 Responses to Spotlight On Flora Farms

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  3. What a gorgeous place it is. I would like to go and order every drink on the menu! The food looks heavenly, too. What an interesting read, great work!

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  4. Kaye says:

    Wow! I love the bread basket! Good food and nice post m

    Kaye
    http://myeverydaystruggles.wordpress.com

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  5. Madhu says:

    Sounds wonderful! You certainly seem to have done it justice 🙂

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  6. Hi Mary- Ann,
    Thank you for writing such a wonderful post about us at the farm. The photos’s are beautiful. We love what we do here, and have been doing it a long time. ( 25 years). We wake up each day thankful that we are able to do what we love; cook, garden, design, and that folks such as yourself enjoy it. Most of the design on the farm, ( the look of the place) is based on my childhood growing up in Sonoma California, on a 500 acre ranch in the mountains. We raised, grew or made everything we eat, just like at the farm. We didn’t start the restaurant and farm with ” A Concept” as many people think. Just many mined memories from the past.
    There are many of us who have worked together for years to make the farm come together, ( it takes a village, literally) from all of us here at Flora Farm, Thank you!

    Kind Regards,

    Gloria Greene
    Owner Flora Farm

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  7. lidipiri says:

    Looks like my kind of place!!!!

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  8. Bastet says:

    How lovely wish I could pop right over immediately! you certainly did it justice. 🙂

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  9. auntyuta says:

    I enjoyed this post very much, dear Mary-Ann. I looked up San Jose del Cabo. It looks like a beautiful holiday destination. I was not familiar with what is on offer on this Mexican peninsula.
    Flora Farms look very beautiful. I can understand that you loved this place. The people who run this place must be very happy that they can live and work in such magnificent surroundings. Thanks for all the photos and for telling all about it how you spent your day there. I love the sun-flowers! And this quote by Cicero is a very good one. I imagine people who work in a place like this work with a thankful heart. Lovely post. Thank you!

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  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What a find, it sounds like a perfect place to visit!

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