Digging Into the Spirit of Agriculture in Half Moon Bay, CA
The San Mateo Coast in autumn is blanketed by fields of bright orange pumpkins spread across the land in striking contrast to the brown hills, fir forests, and open ocean. There are a few farms that offer pumpkin picking, hayrides, and face painting, but Farmer John’s Pumpkins offers something more. A philosophical sort, Farmer John wants visitors to get their hands dirty and get in touch with the land that feeds them, by providing an educational and enlightening look at California agriculture. Kids and adults alike adore the farm, riding the tractor into the fields and receiving a history lesson in the Sioux tipi. It’s a unique experience that bridges the gap between that pumpkin pie and the hands that grew it.