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Farms & Agritourism

Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories.

Here, fresh experiences and a treasured heritage of family farms and long-standing festivals make for lasting memories. Serving as a culinary gateway to Phoenix and Scottsdale, the neighboring farms in and around Mesa are providing a bounty of seasonal goods for visitors to enjoy year-round. Citrus in January, Peaches in May, Olives in October. Travelers can time their visits to experience chef-driven dinners in the most romantic of settings, meet Arizona winemakers that pour from their hearts.

Bee one with Nature

If you really want to protect the eco-system while in Mesa, free up your itinerary to meet a few hard-working bees, the greatest pollinators of all time. More specifically honeybees, which are responsible for our biodiversity and survival since they pollinate thousands of plants, trees, and flower species and help provide us with multiple food sources. Visit Mesa sponsors bee hives at Freeman Farms, the newest stop along the Fresh FoodieTrail®. The beehives are part of an environmental experience offered by Visit Mesa to support bee education sustainability and the preservation of bee colonies through a global partnership with Alvéole. Watch hive activity online at


Just east of Mesa in the charming the Town of Queen Creek, visitors can explore the one-of-a-kind Schnepf Farms – celebrating 75 years of operation. This fourth generation family farm and the largest organic peach grower in Arizona is not just a festival or event farm, they are truly a farm where you can come and experience Arizona agriculture at its finest. If planning a day trip, make sure to visit the website and see what’s happening that week on the farm. Guests may be able to experience everything from peach picking to watching a historical re-enactment, enjoying a classic car show, or an antique craft fair, fireworks, one of the unique seasonal farm festivals, ice skating, or just picking veggies in the u-pick garden. Designated an Arizona Treasure by the Governor, Schnepf Farms is open 10 months a year (closed July 5 through Labor Day). Seasonal events include: Pumpkin & Chili Party (October), Winter Wonderland (December), Peach Blossom Festival (February), Dinner Down the Orchard (Spring), Easter Egg-citement, and 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.

A COMMUNITY LIKE NO OTHER, Agritopia is a community on the edge of the rural-urban interface. This modern-day urban village has deep roots having long-served as the Johnston family farm. Rather than a huge field of one crop, a patchwork of numerous specialty crops are grown here that change with the season. Agritopia is lined with intersecting pathways that allow curious visitors to easily view the crops and see firsthand how fertile Arizona's desert landscape truly is. The same-day harvest is sold at the nearby Farm Stand, as well as the being served at Joe's Farm Grill and The Coffee Shop - two free-standing restaurants on-site that were born out of the original Johnston family home and a remnant farm building. All of the produce on the farm is grown under the USDA organic protocol with residents and non-residents engaged in community gardening. The entire community is 160 acres large with 15 acres dedicated to farmland.