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Half Moon Bay,

Nurseries and Wineries

The Coastside is home to San Mateo County's most fruitful agricultural region. Brussels sprouts, artichokes, mushrooms, snap beans, peas, and pumpkins (for which Half Moon Bay is famous) all flourish here. Moderate weather and prime soil make this area a prime location for flowers. There are plenty of places to buy, pick, or cut your own produce and flowers.







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Bay Area florists and produce markets are stocked from the flowers, heather, artichokes, brussels sprouts and fava beans that cover the hills and valleys. In summer, one can pick one's own berries; in the fall, kiwis, pumpkins, and Christmas trees are available.
Harvest Seasons
Olallieberries & Boysenberries- June - August
Pumpkins - September - October
Christmas Trees - December
Kiwi - November - December
Harvest available all year:
Fresh flowers, vegetables, winery, feed, and greenhouse plants.
Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
Perched 200 feet high in the Northern Santa Cruz Mountains, Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards produces handcrafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Spectacular panoramic view. Tasting room open Thursday to Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m. 19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. (650) 851-6777, toll free (800) 247-4163, Email: TFWinery@aol.com

Obster Winery
Situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by flower fields, pumpkin patches, and Christmas tree farms. Obster's award-winning wines can be tasted daily at the winery, and you'll find the warm and friendly tasting room a pleasant stop. Bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area. 1.7 miles east of Half Moon Bay on Hwy. 92. Open daily for tasting and sales 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (650) 726-9463.
Nurseries and Floral
Yerba Buena Nursery
California's oldest nursery specializing in native plants and ferns. Plants are grown and displayed in a series of charming lathe houses, greenhouses, and wide open spaces surrounded by redwood trees, creeks, and an historic farmhouse dating to 1905. The Tea Terrace offers catered High Tea mid-week by reservation, or a casual beverage and pastry on the weekends. A Garden Shop offers book, seeds, and collectible items. 19500 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. (650) 851-1668. Open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

T & E Pastorino
Cut flowers. Roses and snapdragons. Open 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. (650) 726-2445. On Highway 92 about 1-1/2 miles east of Half Moon Bay.
Bongard's Treescape Nursery
Trees and shrubs for landscaping, and living, potted Christmas trees. Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Potted living Christmas trees from Nov. 1 to Dec. 23. 12460 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92) - 1-1/4 mile east of Half Moon Bay. (650) 726-4568.
Cozzolino Nursery
Outdoor plants, cut flowers, and Christmas trees. Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 12001 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92) - 2 miles east of Half Moon Bay. (650) 726-9614.
Cypress Flower Farms - Go Native Nursery
Specializing in cut flowers, native plants, and products for home and garden. Open Wed. - Fri. noon to 6:00 p.m. and Sat. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., (650) 728-0728. 333 Cypress, Moss Beach.
Enomoto Roses, Inc.
Direct marketing company offering 14 different varieties of long-stemmed roses and gardenias for corsages. Open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (650) 726-4844. 2275 Cabrillo Hwy., south of Half Moon Bay.
FloraFarm Nursery and Landscaping
Specializing in herbs, perennials, and miniature plants; also railway garden display. Open by appointment. (650) 726-9233. 340 Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay.
Half Moon Bay Nursery
1 acre of indoor and outdoor plants, specializing in coastal plants. Live Christmas trees and poinsettias in season. (650) 726-5392. Open all year, daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on major holidays. 11691 San Mateo Rd. (Hwy 92) - about 3 miles east of Half Moon Bay.
i Fiori
Unique floral designs for weddings and special occasions. Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 Fri. and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat. (650) 726-1945. Kelly Avenue and Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay.
Pastorino Gifts and Plants
Cut flowers, potted plants, and roses. Holiday gift barn, wreaths and poinsettias in season. Also has pumpkins, winter squash, Indian corn, gourds, and corn stalks. Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours during pumpkin season. (650) 726-6440. 12391 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92) - 1 mile east of Half Moon Bay.
Repetto's Nursery and Florist
An indoor greenhouse specializing in weddings with 75 varieties of cut flowers. Holiday gifts, baskets, and arrangements available. Open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (650) 726-6414. 12331 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92) - 1-1/2 miles east of Half Moon Bay.
Produce Markets/Farms
Andreotti Family Farm
Pumpkins, Indian corn, gourds, squash, and assorted produce in the fall. Fresh produce, especially artichokes, peas, and berries in the spring. Open Fri. - Sun. all year from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (650) 726-9151. 329 Kelly Avenue.

Artichoke Joe's
Fresh artichokes, sweet strawberries, peas, corn, brussel sprouts, pumpkins, and other fresh, local produce. Open March - Oct. Thurs. - Sun. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (650) 879-0371. Located in the 100+ year old Chandler Milk Barn at 1759 Pescadero Creek Road.
Coastways Ranch
Pick your own olallieberries in June/July and kiwi fruits Nov. - Jan. Open daily in Oct. for pumpkins. Monterey pine and Douglas firs in Dec. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the summer, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in October, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nov.-Jan. (650) 879-0414. Thirty miles south of Half Moon Bay on Hwy 1, opposite Año Nuevo State Reserve.
Daylight Farms and Nursery
Pumpkin farm (Farmer John's Pumpkins), flower nursery, and produce farm.
(650) 726-4980.
Half Moon Bay.
G. Berta's
Open year round for produce (green beans, peas, beets, lettuce in summer; carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks in fall; endive and escarole in winter) from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Pumpkin fields open in Oct. (650) 726-4922. 1 mile east of Half Moon Bay on Hwy 92.
Farmer's Daughter
Pumpkins in season, local honey, nuts, and produce (brussel sprouts, beans, artichokes, peas, and leeks). Open on weekends March - Oct. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and daily during pumpkin season. (650) 728-8660. 5 miles north of Half Moon Bay, across from Half Moon Bay Airport.
N.D. Muzzi Ranch
Strawberries, artichokes, and other local produce picked fresh daily. Open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. March to Nov.
(650) 726-3994.
Located in San Gregorio on Hwy 84, 1 mile east of Hwy 1.
Phipps Country Store and Farm
Roadside produce market, farm, barnyard, and nursery. Heirloom beans, herbs, berries, gourmet vinegars, and spices inside. Ferns, succulents, and herb plants in nursery. Pumpkins in season. Summer hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Winter hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Call for seasonal pick your own berries. (650) 879-0787, At 2700 Pescadero Rd., Pescadero.
Tom and Pete's Produce
Indoor fresh fruit and produce market. Fresh seafood, too. Pumpkins and Christmas Trees in season. Open 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. (650) 726-9151. At the intersection of Hwy 92 and Main Street in Half Moon Bay.
Whitney Ranch Organic Garden
3-acre market garden offering gourmet vegetables, fruits, herbs, and some flowers. All grown 100% organic and pesticide-free. The garden is open weekends and holidays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from May to Oct. and any time by appointment. (650) 747-9557 or (650) 747-0846. 60 Fernwood Dr., La Honda.
Christmas Tree Farms
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Rancho Siempre Verde
Cut your own. Primarily Douglas fir. Open Fri. through Sun. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from the day after Thanksgiving to the end of the Christmas season. (650) 326-9103. On Hwy 1, 5 miles south of Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
4Cs Christmas Trees
Open daily 8:00 a.m. to dark from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. (650) 726-4307. 2 miles east of Half Moon Bay on Hwy 92.
Pumpkin Patches
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Arata Animal and Pumpkin Farm
Open daily 9:00 a.m. to dark Oct. 1-31. Pony rides and petting zoo. (650) 726-7548. 4 miles south of Hwy 92 on the east side of Hwy 1.

Bob's Pumpkin Farm and Christmas Trees
Jack o' Lanterns and cooking pumpkins, produce and farm animals. Summer hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. October 9:00 a.m. to dusk. Christmas trees available day after Thanksgiving. (650) 726-4567. 5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Hwy 1.

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