Mariquita Farm is a small, family owned farm in the Pajaro Valley that specializes in growing a wide assortnment of unique herbs and produce and flowers that are highly coveted by the chefs and restaurants of our region. Farm owners Andy Griffin and Starr Linden care for an array of specialty citrus, vegetables, culinary herbs, and flowers grown in a garden-like setting. The farm is a menagerie of visual vignettes, such as a citrus orchard with a row of fruiting Nopal cacti which embraces a unique 210' eleven circle lavender labyrinth. Other crops include specialty beans, chayote, marigolds, and hoja santa. They are known for their wide variety of heirloom tomatoes including dry farmed early girl tomatoes which are grown at their Hollister location.
Mariquita means "ladybug" in Spanish, and Mariquita Farm takes its name from this cute, little mascot of the natural farming movement. Since 1998 Mariquita Farm has served restaurant kitchens and home cooks through its CSA in the Monterey Bay Area, Santa Cruz and greater SF Bay Area.
Visit their website for more information and upcoming events.
Saturday & Sunday, October 7& 8
They will be offering 3 guided tours each day. Tour times are:
8:30 -10:30, 11:30 -1:30 and 2:30- 4:30
Pre-registration is required due to limited parking!
A guided tour of the gardens and walk in the lavender labyrinth.
A visit with their two donkeys, Sweet pea & Antonia. U-Pick gigantically tall marigolds and enjoy a herbal tea & marmalade tastings during your visit!
Local Esthetician, Danielle Kingsley owner of Wild Beauty Cosmetics in Soquel, will demonstrate a Gua She Stone and Oil Tutorial using rose oil from their farm.
There are 2 bee hives on the property.
No smoking on the property and No dogs, (even if they stay in the car)
Please drive slowly, 5mph, through the neighborhood when approaching & departing the farm.
Click HERE to Register & Purchase Tickets
Products For Sale
A selection of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase. Bring a cooler & container for flowers!
Their farm store will be open & is full of farm treasures, herbs, dried flowers, herbal teas, marmalades, crafts, gem stones, Goddess Creations and much more!
Cash & Venmo are accepted.