Farms in San Mateo County
San Mateo County is home to numerous farms that are vital to our community. While one may not think of Silicon Valley as a farm country, farms located mainly on our Pacific Coastside, from Pescadero to Pacifica, offer the freshest produce to restaurants, hotels, and locals alike. The San Mateo County agriculture community is a very important component of our local economy and their work continues to drive our region as one of the top culinary destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our San Mateo County farms offer a variety of ways for locals and visitors to purchase fresh produce. Many of our farms may be found at one of our many local Farmers' Markets, making it the most convenient and fun way to meet local farmers and buy fresh produce directly from them. Other farms also offer seasonal “U-Pick it” options where families have the opportunity to visit the farms and pick up products such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and more. Additionally, farms also offer roadside farm stands or online stores with the freshest produce you can imagine straight from the source!
Some San Mateo County farms even offer unique behind-the-scenes tours. For example, Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero, offer guided tours of their dairy facility where you can interact with baby goats and other animals, take a stroll through their edible garden, and get a special peek inside the cheese-making facility. Meanwhile, Ouroboros Farms Aquaponics and Education Center, located in Half Moon Bay is an experience not to be missed! Stop by for a tour and see the future of food with a 30,000-gallon fishery that provides nutrients used to grow crops using aquaponics.
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