Half Moon Bay’s famous wild mustard field is now in full bloom! This picturesque meadow down Highway 1 is the first of several gorgeous superblooms that spring up around the Bay Area this time of year. If you’re hoping to visit and snap some colorful pictures, you need only drive about 40 minutes south of San Francisco.
The field is located on private property of Iacopi Farms, and they’re only allowing visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm this year, with an admission fee of $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Call them at +1 650-726-6032 to get the latest details about the bloom.
The bright yellow field is located on the side of Highway One, several miles south of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. There’s no specific address, but following directions to “Wild Mustard Super Bloom” on Google Maps will get you there.
The field is located on Iacopi Farms’ private property, so visitors pay an admission fee to support a lovely local farm. There is space for cars to park along the side of the road. Keep in mind that there’s no bathroom, shade, or water – so plan accordingly.
Unlike at other local flower fields, visitors to the mustard field are free to walk among the flowers and even pick them. Iacopi Farms uses the blooms to fertilize the land and plant Italian butter beans in the spring, so the mustard flowers are crushed at the end of their short season to add nutrients to the soil.
This field typically blooms in mid-February. The blooms only last a few weeks, so make sure to check them out as soon as possible.
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful wild mustard field in Half Moon Bay, wear shoes you don’t mind getting muddy and bring a jacket for the wind. You can learn more in this blog post from A Passion and a Passport.
So what are you waiting for? Make sure to swing by the wild mustard field in Half Moon Bay sometime in the next week or two to see the blooms at their best. And remember to support Iacopi Farms, which provides delicious produce grown around Half Moon Bay.
You can visit Iacopi Farms on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 5pm.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.