These fresh farm-to-table destinations are much more than just an unforgettable meal.
Amidst fertile farmlands, Los Tamarindos organic farm and restaurant lies a mile from the Sea of Cortez, just off San Jose Del Cabo’s estuary. Los Tamarindos is known for immersing guests in an enlightening culinary journey all its own. Walk the farm’s crops, harvesting your own vibrant vegetables and aromatic herbs. Then repair to a beautiful working kitchen for a hands-on cooking class, creating an exceptional four-course meal to be shared and enjoyed with your fellow newly-minted chefs.
Nearby, at the top of a small hill, discover Flora Farms (as shown in the lead photo). The sprawling acres yield some of the most beautiful produce you’ll ever see, along with humanely-raised animals from a nearby ranch. This is a place where harvesting and cooking go hand-in-hand. Gather in Flora’s Field Kitchen and beautiful, breezy dining area for an unforgettable dining experience that speaks of the land and local culture. What’s more, Flora Farms offers options of intimate farm tours and hands-on cooking classes, plus on-premises artisanal shops and more.
Make a point to take part in the He ‘Aina Ola Farm Tour and Dinner. Translated to “a nourishing feast,” this unique semi-monthly dining event highlights Hawaiian history, culture, and the island’s bounty. As part of this partnership with the Waipā Foundation — which helps manage island resources and subsistence for island communities — enjoy a walking tour through lush orchards and gardens, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner with wine pairings prepared by the renowned culinary team from Nanea Restaurant & Bar.
Experience the richness of Maui firsthand with a visit to O’o Farm. This diversified natural farm in the island’s upcountry region has provided fresh local ingredients for some of the area’s finest, most intimate dining — connecting guests with Maui and Hawaiian culture as few other things can. Take a lunch and farm tour, where you harvest your own food that’s then prepared by the onsite chef, all while enjoying panoramic views of the island.
Just under an hour’s drive from The Westin Kierland Villas is Arizona’s top agri-tourism destination. Schnepf Farms abounds with beautiful scenery to enjoy. As you walk the grounds, explore the rich organic “u-pick” gardens and orchards — brimming with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables — perfect for picking and bringing back to your villa to prepare for a fresh local take on that evening’s dinner.
Lead Photo Source – Flora Farms