On the coast of Half Moon Bay lies one of our “As Fresh as it Gets” farm partners, Andreotti Family Farm. Located at 800 Cabrillo Hwy North and family-owned since 1926, the farm primarily produced artichokes in the beginning but close to 100 years later, they now produce almost every winter vegetable you can imagine. Additionally, they offer their famous U-Pick Sunflower Field and Pumpkin Patch in the fall!
Since peak season for sunflower picking is between late September and early October, there is still plenty of time to experience these gorgeous sunflowers. In addition, with the fall season quickly approaching, Andreotti Family Farms has plenty of other fun events planned for this cozy season. As always, their Pumpkin Patch will be open to the public very soon and the sunflower field will be turned into a fun corn maze. Brave visitors can even go at night and experience the haunted corn maze in the dark!
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 offer private bookings. If you're looking for a more secluded visit, or if you want to have a private photo shoot, you may book a 3-hour session where the farm is closed to the general public during these hours
If you're looking to release your inner artist, Andreotti Farms is hosting a very special VanGogh Sunflower Workshop on September 26! Taking inspiration from the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent VanGogh, you will arrange your own vessel of stunning sunflowers that you will harvest from the field at the start of the workshop. With guidance from our resident florist, Chelsea Jurado, you will style a focal arrangement for your home while you sip champagne and enjoy the beauty of the farm. The class will conclude with our resident photographer snapping a professional image of your work in front of a styled backdrop so you can enjoy your artwork long after the flowers have faded!
Grandpa's Truck at Andreotti Family Farm
It is recommended that visitors make reservations online beforehand to monitor the number of people coming into the farm. Be sure you enter the date and time in order to avoid waiting in lines. As previously mentioned, you may schedule a private booking to ensure an even safer visit. You may also check out their Facebook page to stay up-to-date with all the events.
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!”
The Family of Andreotti Family Farms
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!