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The Luffa Farm

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Address: 1457 Willow Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444-9529
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+1 805-343-0883
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

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This was a treat!

Definitely a great place to visit! The owner gave us a tour and told us all about loofahs and their benefits! She even gave us a lesson about different herbs in the garden and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a great place to visit! The owner gave us a tour and told us all about loofahs and their benefits! She even gave us a lesson about different herbs in the garden and what they are good for! A must visit! I'm going back soon to see how much they've grown in a few weeks!!!

Thank Clarice77
Fresno, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a fun stop and such a unique place to visit. I'm so glad we made time for it! Family owned small luffa farm with cute little gift shop. The gentleman that gave our tour was very kind and answered any questions we had.

Thank JmCancio3
Patterson, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is fun and interesting. The friendly family owners will show what a luffa is, pre-market, how it grows and various uses. They explain why an American grown luffa is better then one grown in foreign countries. You will have the opportunity, at the end of the tour, to purchase luffas and some other nice gifts, including specialty soaps. I... More 

Thank Sherry T
San Francisco
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We were met in the parking lot by our friendly guide. We toured the grounds and one of the hot houses. Lots of information about the cultivation and processing of luffas. There is a small gift shop that sells luffas, soaps, creams and other items. This tour is free.

Thank rammer2001
South Pasadena, California
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125 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

What an unexpected treat this was! My family is from Central America so growing up I knew about Luffas (although they had a completely different name). So to my surprise, this Luffa Farm was around the corner from where we were staying at in Nipomo. I didn't even know what a Luffa was, until I looked it up. Curious about... More 

1 Thank Emmanuel B
Nipomo, California
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108 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We live in the area and passed this place many times. We finally took the plunge and stopped. The proprietress took us on an informal tour of the greenhouse and explained the history of her operation and how the luffa are grown. This property also includes a "medicinal" herb garden and a small shop selling some of the products grown... More 

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit the luffa farm after driving by once and then being sent back by a local. It was pretty cool to see that they grow on a vine like a squash or something. The luffas themselves were a bit expensive, about $9 for an eight inch luffa, or smaller ones in little bags for $6. I of... More 

1 Thank Jillian S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I get a real kick out of finding quirky, off-the-beaten-path attractions that I know your average tourist would never find, or choose to go to (over a second day at Disney) even if they did. Well the Luffa Farm is definitely one of them! The farm is one family’s labour of love and, meeting the father, their passion doesn’t fail... More 

1 Thank LDN_2009
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I love such small places with dedicated, knowledgeable owners. The tour was really informative and educational. Lovely wee shop could be especially useful for buying Christmas presents.

1 Thank Simplz
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Very friendly people run this place. Very interesting growth story. Fun way to spend an hour or so in Nipomo.

1 Thank david m

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