On the coast of Half Moon Bay lies one of our “As Fresh as it Gets” farm partners, Andreotti Family Farm. Family-owned since 1926, the farm primarily produced artichokes in the beginning. Now, close to 100 years later, they produce almost every winter vegetable you can grow in the northern California climate. Like other farms on the Peninsula, the Andreotti Family Farm has attracted guests far and wide with their fresh produce, gorgeous property, friendly attitude, and fun events. Be sure to check out their famous U-Pick Sunflower Field and Pumpkin Patch in the fall!
Photo of Andreotti Family Farm sunflowers by @sugar.mom.ca on Instagram
Since the peak season for sunflower picking is between September and October, there is plenty of time to experience these gorgeous sunflowers. The 2023 U-Pick Sunflower season will run from September 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023. With the fall season quickly approaching, Andreotti Family Farms has several other fun events planned for this cozy season. As always, their Pumpkin Patch will be open to the public in October and the sunflower field will be turned into a fun corn maze. Visiting the farm makes for a perfect outdoor weekend outing with the family. You can reserve your tickets ahead of time to ensure it's not too busy.
Pumpkin Patch at Andreotti Family Farms
Andreotti Family Farms is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but if you would like to visit at a different time, they also have private offerings. Book your own private photo shoot with their resident photographer that includes professional editing! These photo shoots are perfect for families or engagement photos.
Grandpa's Truck at Andreotti Family Farm
It is recommended that visitors make reservations online beforehand to monitor the number of people coming onto the farm. While you probably won't encounter Disneyland-esque lines, you may prefer to make sure you have ample time and space for yourself and your family. Be sure you enter the date and time in order to avoid waiting in lines. You may also want to consider bringing your own cutters as the farm has a limited supply.
Frank from Andreotti Family Farms would like to remind everyone: “We live here and are opening our backyard to visitors. We are working hard to make this accessible to everyone. Please be gracious and respectful. We look forward to seeing you!”
U-Pick Sunflower Field at Andreotti Family Farm
Sadly, the historic barn stand that the family had worked out of for close to 100 years has burned down. Aside from the sentimental value, the fire also caused the loss of dry crops and heritage seeds. The support from the community has been incredible in helping rebuild the barn stand. If you'd like to make a donation to help them, visit this site to contribute.
Looking for other ways to support Andreotti Family Farms? They also sell produce at a number of Farmers’ Markets in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Belmont, San Mateo (CSM), Oakland, and Sunnyvale. Remember, purchasing produce straight from the farm is as fresh as it gets!