Cabrillo Farms is a third-generation family farm located in Moss Beach, California. The farm has been in existence since the 1930s and grows Brussels sprouts, English peas, artichokes, fava beans, and pumpkins.
The Cabrillo’s were affected by the “artichoke wars” of the 1930s. At the time, mafia thugs ravaged many of the 2,000 acres of artichokes in the area in order to coerce growers into selling to a New York-based food racket. This led to a ban on selling artichokes in New York, and eventually, several hoodlums were convicted on racketeering charges. Thankfully, things are quieter in Half Moon Bay these days.
Please keep an eye out for Cabrillo Farms at the local Farmers' Markets.