Mariquita Farm is a small, family owned farm in the Pajaro Valley that specializes in growing a wide assortnment of unique herbs and produce 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 young citrus orchard with a row of fruiting Nopal cacti surrounding an eleven circle labyrinth planted out in lavender. Other crops include specialty beans, chayote, marigolds, and hoja santa.
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, October 8
Tour times are at 10, 12:30 & 3:00
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5 per person.
Children age 8 and younger are free.
A guided tour of the gardens and walk in the lavender labyrinth.
A visit with their two wonderful Donkeys, Sweet pea & Antonia.
Enjoy a herbal tea infusion tasting during your visit!
There is one bee hive 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.
Tour Activities are outdoors and socially distanced. Bring a mask for Store Shopping.
Click HERE to Register & Purchase Tickets
Products For Sale
A selection of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables will be available for purchase at the farm stand.
They also have a small farm store on the property with an array of herbs, dried flowers, jarred farm veggies, lavender, clothing and arts & crafts for sale.
Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food
“If you create a
the ladybugs will come”