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As more and more people begin to examine what goes into their bodies, it seems the organic food movement will only grow stronger. Cabo already boasts many organic options. This includes some wonderful organic restaurants, but there are also many options that make for a great daytime activity while vacationing here, from organic farm tours to the family friendly farmers markets.
Farmers from surrounding villages bring fresh produce from their farms to Cabo or San Jose to sell directly at local farmers markets. Offerings range from the expected to the wildly exotic, from tomatoes and chile peppers to kale and spinach to tunas (prickly pear fruit), squash blossom and pitahayas (edible flowers). Some of these farmers markets are small, such as the market held in the Pedregal community in Cabo on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9 AM, the market at the Shoppes at Palmilla on Fridays at 9 AM, or the new market at El Encanto Inn in San Jose on Thursdays at 5 PM.
The largest organic farmers market in all of Los Cabos is the San Jose Organic Market held on Saturdays at 9 AM just off of Calle Centenario behind the art district. It re-opened for the season on Saturday November 3rd. The peak growing season in Los Cabos is November through May, as the mid-summer heat can be too much for the produce to develop properly.
This market is more than just food. It is a place where members of the local community gather to enjoy prepared foods, music and performance artists. It is a place to socialize while browsing the locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally made arts and crafts and the educational materials. It is a chance to shake hands with the farmer who grows your food and chat with the artist about her inspiration for that piece you just fell in love with.
And the market isn’t just for locals. Mark from Washington, writing about his experience, says, "We appreciated the nieves, pizza, wheatgrass, coffee, water, the music, and all of the artisans, cooks, jugglers and growers. Now we are back in Olympia, Washington appreciating the spoon, the folk art, the book, the coffee, all the things that we purchased. Whenever we come to Cabo, we will be coming back to this market."
Besides markets, there are several interesting organic restaurants in Los Cabos, including high end eateries where the food will impress even the most difficult critics, whether or not they came with an interest in organic. Many of these restaurants are found directly on the organic farms that supply them, such as the restaurants at Flora Farm and Huerta Los Tamarindos in San Jose. The food goes from the fields to the kitchen to the dinner table. It can’t get much fresher than that. Some of these locations also offer educational farm tours, cooking classes, gift shops or the perfect setting for an event or wedding. You can use the iCabo search tool to browse organic and other dining options in Los Cabos.