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Love Apple Farms

A farm-chic culinary experience in Santa Cruz

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    Nestled high in the mountains above the beaches of Santa Cruz, Love Apple Farms is the exclusive produce provider for Michelin-starred Manresa restaurant in nearby Los Gatos. At Love Apple, it’s all about top-notch crops and impeccable farming practices—and not usually about tours and tastings. But at special seasonal dinners, farm tables are arranged among garden beds for alfresco dining as evening falls, with (on fog-free nights views of Monterey Bay in the distance. Past menus have included such mouthwatering dishes as fresh green peas with lemon oil and coconut-pearl tapioca, and main courses such as braised lamb shanks with polenta, mustard greens, and triple-cream. Prior to the meal, guests meander through garden beds with a resident farmer, who sheds light on Love Apple’s organic and biodynamic practices.  

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