A Farm to Table meal at Flora Farms, in Los Cabos, Mexico [Includes Farmarita Recipe]

A short drive from the resort corridor in Cabo took us to Flora Farms in Los Cabos, a magnificent ten-acre organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains in San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The road to get there is filled with some serious bumps and the place is always pretty booked. However, when we learned about the organic farm and the Farmarita, the Farm’s spin on the traditional Margarita made with carrot juice, we knew we had to make a visit.

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Flora Farms Los Cabos, a truly Farm to Table in every sense

The philosophy of Flora Field is to create handmade food utilizing their own farm-fresh ingredients… When they say Farm to Table, they mean it, it is not just a trendy tag line.  Their goal is “to create a healthy family meal with a sense of place.” 

While we were seated at our table, we could see rows of plants right across from us — that was exactly where our meal was coming from.  There were rows of rosemary, radishes, basil, asparagus, baby arugula, turnips, eggplant, even some cacti. 

Almost every last bit of what is on the menu comes from Flora Farms, either at the farm where we sat or at what they call “the ranch,” 15 miles away. That’s where Flora grows larger quantity vegetables, such as carrots and cucumbers, and raises its animals.  How awesome is that?

The rustic tables were decorated beautifully with Poinsettias and there were Christmas ornaments hanging from the branches.  Food was served family style, we were there for lunch and started with some adult beverages.

Farmarita made with carrot juice and a Farm Julep made with fresh watermelon juice.  The kids had Shirley Temples and ordered a pizza to share. I had the Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini sandwich with veggie chips while the hubby had the Chicken Cheeseburger.  

The breads were beyond amazing, choices include pain l’ancienne baguettes, ciabatta, sourdough, focaccia, whole wheat and herb breads. I’d have to say that the chia breads were my favorite.

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While we were enjoying the lunch in the valley surrounded by kale, sunflowers and cabbage patches, wondering if it could get and better – the trio of musicians started playing some fabulous tunes.

Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini sandwich with veggie chips
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Chicken sandwich
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Pizza with Arugula
Flora Farms Los Cabos - Photo by Outside Suburbia
Finished off with a decadent chocolate cake

Recipe for making Flora Farms’ Boozy Farmarita

Flora Farms Boozy Farmarita Recipe

Farmarita is a boozy Margarita with lime, orange and carrot juice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 Lime Wheel for garnish
  • Margarita salt or a flaky sea salt for glass rim
  • 2 ounces White Tequila
  • 1 splash Cointreau or another triple sec
  • 2 ounces Carrot juice
  • 1/2 ounce Orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
  • 1 splash simple syrup
  • some ice


  • Spread salt on a small plate and gently rub lime wheel around the rim of a glass or mason jar. dip the rim in the salt to lightly coat. Set aside.
    In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau, juices and simple syrup. Shake, strain into the prepared glass. Add ice and garnish with the lime wheel and carrot and enjoy!
Keyword Craft Cocktail, Margarita

*Thanks to Flora Farms for sharing the Farmarita recipe.

Recipe for making a boozy Farmarita, just like Flora Farms - outsidesuburbia.com
A yummy and boozy Farmarita

A tour of the Farm and Gardens 

After lunch, we got to tour the farm and were told their working day begins at four am in the bakery when Jose arrives to fire the wood oven. The menu changes with the seasons. I love it when restaurants prepare food this way…  working hand in hand with nature and the seasons’ bounty. Flora’s Field Kitchen strives to provide you with only what we grow and raise, the staff at Flora Farm told us.   All of their meat like pork and chicken is free-range, hormone and antibiotic-free.

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Then it was time for the farm tour…
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Between the patches of kale, cabbage, and eggplant there were rows of zinnia and sunflowers which act as a natural insect repellent.  Zinnias deter cucumber beetles and tomato worms and the hollowed-out hay used as the mulch also helps to keep bugs away, we learned. 

The farmers switch out the placement of the crops so that bugs don’t come back, apparently, they have the memory of where the vegetable plants are and come back every year to find and eat the produce. After buying the land in 1996, owners Gloria and Patrick Greene, of Northern California, spent 10 years enriching the sandy soil with compost and cover crops.

Once it became viable, Flora Farms carved a growing season out of the nine months of the year that aren’t the oppressively hot Mexican summer. Its bounty is now wide and robust, about 90-plus heirloom vegetables, many of which are pulled from the ground the day they are served. Now that is truly Farm to Table right?

Celebrations at Flora Farms

Flora Farm is also available for private gatherings to celebrate milestones and other special occasions.  The farm and gardens provide numerous private outdoor areas for events.  There is an herb garden amphitheater, lakeside lawn, hilltop altar and more. Adam Levine, the singer, songwriter and one of the sexiest men around ( from pop-rock bank Maroon 5) got married to his sweetheart Behati Prinsloo in a super-secret ceremony at the hilltop chapel here at Flora Farms. It is closed to the public, but we were able to get a little tour .. perks of being a Blogger 😉

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Cottage living in the Farm at Culinary Cottages

In addition to the farm and there are 10 Culinary Cottages; handcrafted luxury outbuildings nestled within a private section of Flora Farms. Each with its own fully functioning, hand-tended organic garden.

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This sanctuary is just a mile from the Sea of Cortez and the Puerto Los Cabos marina. Cottage Owners enjoy many private experiences on Flora Farms. There is the community pool and hot tub, spa with yoga and Pilates studio, and a juice bar, filtered swimmable family pond, and a bocce ball court.

On the culinary front, there are harvesting privileges in the farm fields, private community dining as well as in cottage dining. Owners arrive through a private entry; enjoy parking for two cars at each Cottage and 24-hour security. Flora Farms will also operate a future Beach Club for Culinary Cottage Owners, starting in 2018.  Some of the cottages can be rented but make sure to book them early.

Get some goodies to go

Flora Farm has a small but colorful Grocery stocked with their produce, meats, eggs, breads, sweets, sauces, dressings, and preserves. The vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit are all picked fresh daily and bread is baked each morning in the wood-burning oven.  The spa also had some homemade soap, candles, and potions that smelt heavenly.

Flora Farms Los Cabos - Photo by Outside Suburbia
Flora Farms Los Cabos - Photo by Outside Suburbia

After wandering around the farm, we stopped to sample some carrot ice cream and mango sorbet before heading back to the resort.  If you are visiting the Cabo area make sure to visit Flora Farm, they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  They plan to have Plein air painting and cooking classes soon on the premises and I might have to go back for that open-air painting class.

Flora Farms: Lunch at an Organic Farm in Los Cabos, Mexico

Photos from Flora Farms, Los Cabos, Mexico

Flora Farms: Lunch at an Organic Farm in Los Cabos, Mexico
Flora Farms: Lunch at an Organic Farm in Los Cabos, Mexico
Flora Farms: Lunch at an Organic Farm in Los Cabos, Mexico

Flora Farms Los Cabos Address

You can visit their website to make a reservation.

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3 thoughts on “A Farm to Table meal at Flora Farms, in Los Cabos, Mexico [Includes Farmarita Recipe]”

  1. I love this place and this post which explains everything so clearly! We try to eat organic food as much as possible and we always try to support these amazing restaurants that serve clean food. In this case they also come up with a great menu and you can buy produce! What’s not to love?

  2. I absolutely adooore this place! These are the exact places that my family and I looove to visit! Have a great meal, spend family time and also support local farmers and small family businesses continue on with their passions and healthy lifestyle! I am putting this place on my list!

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