In Los Cabos, there is a culinary movement that has grown in popularity in recent years that seeks to connect the senses with nature – an experience that leads you to enjoy Mexican gastronomy in a simple way, while highlighting the sense of taste with natural and organic products. This movement is known as “Farm-to-Table”. This popular approach focuses on using sustainable, local products in order to incorporate fresh and organic ingredients into creative dishes. In Baja California Sur, there is an estuary where the waters irrigate a fertile land in which the flavor becomes increasingly indigenous to connoisseurs of the “Huertos” (organic gardens) offering authentic experiences. Following are examples of farms in Los Cabos where you can discover the Farm-to-Table experience.
Located at the foot of the Sierra de la Laguna mountains in San José del Cabo, Flora Farm has been implementing a sustainable, organic and local philosophy since 1996, which is why they are considered the pioneers in Mexico for an organic and sustainable lifestyle. At Flora Farms, the word organic takes on a new meaning. The chef utilizes 90% of the products that are produced within their farm. They also make their own cheese, bread, jam, and desserts. The Farm has expanded its culinary offering, not only focusing on growing and making its organic products and ingredients, but literally taking them from the farm to the table with the creation of the Flora’s Field Kitchen. Their menu adapts to the seasonal nature of the products, since they only serve what they grow and raise. Instead of bringing the farm to the table, they bring the restaurant to the farm. Additionally, you can purchase fresh produce, meats, cheeses and baked goods at Flora Grocery.
Huerta Los Tamarindos
Located a few minutes from the San José estuary in an area with humid microclimate in between the Ocean and the Baja California desert, Tamarindos farm covers five hectares dedicated to organic food agriculture in which more than 120 vegetable varieties are grown naturally. Founded by renowned chef Enrique Silva, Tamarindos not only grows a wide variety of products such as tomatoes, peppers and zucchini to name a few, but also allows those who visit the farm the opportunity to purchase these fresh ingredients, take cooking classes with their chefs, or simply dine on the beautiful terrace, enjoying the restaurants organic dishes with amazing views of the farm. The Tamarindos unique experience has you begin with a tour of the farm where you learn about the products grown there and how the fields have been certified by Prime Labs and the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and follow all the regulations of the National Organic Program from its cultivation and collection and packaging to guarantee the quality of its organic products. This can be followed with a Chef’s table cooking class or beautifully prepared meal at the restaurant which was an old farm house dating back to the 19th century.
Located in the foothills of the Sierra de La Laguna mountains, this development was founded by friends Cameron Watt and Stuart McPherson who visioned unique experiences within an Oasis. Acre began with a sustainable restaurant and bar focusing on admiration for the local surroundings and a matrimony of international influences and seasonal, local ingredients. Their inventive cocktails are masterpieces elevated by ingredients grown on site. Expansion led to Acre Mezcal, produced in petite batches by Mezcaleros who have been improving their award-winning artistries throughout Mexico. Look beyond your comfort zone and step into adventure with an Acre Mezcal experience.
Renowned Chef Larbi (formerly of Aqua restaurant at One & Only Palmilla) heads up the main restaurant with over 16 years of culinary creativity, while Chef Luis reins the newly opened Faustos, Acre’s on-site diner cooking up day time comfort food. Acre offers various orchard event spaces with a hospitable and vibrant dining scene.
Located just a couple miles from the famed El Arco in Cabo San Lucas, El Huerto is the newest addition in the trend of Farm to Table restaurants. Their motto of Simple, Organic & Healthy Sustainable Food combines the highest quality organic ingredients grown on their farm producing healthy gourmet dishes. The unique culinary concepts are motivated by Baja California’s unique flavors, from land to sea that adapt to seasonal harvesting. And good farm food is not complete without GREAT BBQ. Additionally, El Huerto offers a large selection of Mexican craft beers from various Baja breweries, supporting local businesses. Whether enjoying a great meal or experiencing a Cabo cooking class, diners experience the feel of a functioning Baja farm and a glance of how the food is produced.
Growing your own food, harvesting and tasting with family and friends is the true ritual of a proper farmer. Farm-to-Table is a movement that encourages the production of sustainable, locally grown food with healthy standards applied, and most importantly with a low environmental impact.
If you are looking for a unique Farm-to-Table encounter that connects you with nature, visit Los Cabos. To learn more about your next culinary experience, contact an Expert today! http://miexperts.com