The Luffa Farm
The Luffa Farm
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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We grow Sponges! Luffa Sponges... We are one of the few USA growers of this quirky little plant. Educational, Informational, and just good fun. FREE drop in tours. Located 15mins. from Pismo Beach. From the Ocean or the Sea come visit and you will see.
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Montana Davis
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Feb 2023
The Luffa Farm was visited by us, and another couple, on Feb 16, 2023. We are from Canada visiting friends in the area.

Was a most wonderful experience, seeing farming for Luffa's.

Key points:

1. These are natural skin care products, not manufactured from plastics etc
2. These are USA made, not from China thank goodness!

We were greeted by two lovely ladies who guided us through the greenhouses and explained the growing pattern and how the Luffa's are processed. It was interesting that there are many plants and herbs outside the doors of the greenhouses in order to attract pollinators to pollinate the Luffa plants.

These excellent products are labor intensive to ensure the skin is separated from the Luffa interior.

I purchased a very soft Luffa for the face, a medium texture for the body and a non scented soap with Luffa on the bottom.

I urge people to consider Luffas for their skin care needs and USA made products to support national production and specifically this great small business which is the heart and foundation of North American business.

Thank you ladies!

Cynthia Davis
Ottawa, Canada
Written February 19, 2023
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Nichole H
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May 2022 • Friends
My husband and I were in Nipomo for a long weekend when we saw the Luffa Farm sign! Of course we stopped to check it out and we were happy we did. What a treat to see how luffas grow on vines, the work to clean them up, and education on what happens in the retail process. The family was very kind, supplied great information, and incredibly kind! The tour was awesome and informative, the little store has fun stuff, and great quality!
Loved our visit!
Written June 1, 2022
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M F
Fairfield, CA95 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Happened to see signs advertising for Luffa Farm and decided to stop. A small "mom and pop" operation, included a short tour with explanation of process of Luffas as well as a small gift shop where you could buy your own Luffa. A fun but short experience. Worth seeing though.
Written March 10, 2016
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wisemoney
Nipomo, CA176 contributions
Dec 2019
The Luffa Farm in Nipomo is like one of those neighborhood gems you drive by and always say “we’re going to visit that place soon”. For us, “soon” turned out to be 20 months after we moved from San Jose to Nipomo.

When you hear the word luffa, what comes to mind? Soft, fluffy gourds or a hard-as-brick sponge you got as a gift years ago? Any luffa sponge you find in stores goes through procedures which destroy the natural texture of the sponge (for importation since most come from outside the US).

The Luffa Farm grows Heirloom Luffas without any harsh treatments so you get a soft, washable, non-abrasive plant-based sponge.

The entrance to the Farm is along Willow Road about 1/2 mile east of Via Concha. Past the sign, you’d never know what lies a few blocks up the hill from Willow. Our group of 5 joined a 20 minute tour in progress and visited two of their 3 greenhouses…along with a fruit orchard…and learned some interesting information about these very useful sponges.

The grounds are surprisingly large and colorful with a small, but packed to the brim gift shop of reasonably priced luffa and bathroom/toiletry items.

Our guide, whose name I forgot, was a young guy in charge of social media (possibly among other things). He, and everyone else we met during our one hour stay, could not have been more friendly.

There are two large “55 and over” communities within a mile of the Luffa Farm…Trilogy and Black Lake. From my informal survey in Trilogy, I bet a majority of the residents have never taken the time to make the short drive. It’s well worth the visit.
Written December 29, 2019
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imthatguysocal
Anaheim, CA41 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Took the tour an was very happy we did. We had no idea where a luffa came from or real vs fake work. small but educational everyone should go. It made our go back too list and yes we've been back!
Written February 7, 2018
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Motocycling
Ontario, Canada66 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
We received our own private tour which was extremely informative about the luffas and the impact of the drought on agriculture. The owner is very pleasant and we laughed a lot. They have a variety of other products for sale and purchased some as we are limited with motorcycles. Lots of handcraft yard ornements to show their other talents. Highly recommended and I am sure you will enjoy the visit.
Written May 18, 2016
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Travelfan
Los Angeles, CA979 contributions
Nov 2011 • Friends
Bet you don't know where luffas (or louphas, etc.) come from. Those scrubby things you use in the shower actually come from a gourd and grow on a vine. This you have got to see. This small farm has free, brief tours of the gourd-growing hot-houses, with informative chatter about how this all comes to be. Plus, the coolest gift shop where you can buy inexpensive stuff absolutely no one you know will already have. So if you are driving along U.S. 101, this is a great side trip. Exactly the kind of thing you would go out of your way to see in some quaint foreign town.
Written December 2, 2011
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edcolab
Nipomo, CA8 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Who would have thought about Luffas unless your in Nipomo. Worth the short few minute drive off the 101. Just go check it out. At the least you'll leave with the knowledge to tell a watermelon seed from a Luffa seed. Even better get buy a luffa and some glycerin soap to clean up on a hot day.
Written April 29, 2018
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MrBalan
Medford, OR486 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
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 an item from my childhood, I decided to visit. I told my family about and no one cared. My wife sarcastically agreed to go with us and the kids were indifferent.

5 minutes into meeting the owner and her explaining everything about Luffas and her farm, the whole family was enthralled. I think we were there for 45 minutes but it felt like just a few. The owner Deanne is amazing, charismatic and full of knowledge and patience, especially for the little ones. The whole family loved it, we brought Luffas home and my wife ended up bragging to everyone how glad she was to visit the farm. The also make lotions and all kinds of organic bath products. Forget the mall's beauty products, Deanne had the best organic products!

If we're in the area, we're definitely stopping again!
Written December 2, 2016
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Jillian S
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Oct 2016 • Solo
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 course had to buy two, one for me one for my sister. They claim them to be softer than a normal luffa. Haven't tried it out quite yet, but I'm betting it will be nice to use.
Written October 28, 2016
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