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“Interesting and unusual”
Review of The Luffa Farm

The Luffa Farm
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Nipomo
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Don't expect a slick roadside attraction here. This is a small family run farm...it is all authentic. Driving up to the place feels like you are visiting a neighbor, rather than an attraction. Apparently, there is only a handful of places in the U.S. where luffas are grown (most luffas are imported) Our guide was "Joseph" who was very knowledgeable about Luffas, since he is the one in charge of growing them. There is no charge for the tour.

The tour consists of Joseph taking you into the greenhouses where the Luffas are grown. He explains their growing habits and also explains why his domestic grown luffas are far better than the stiff imported ones.

They also grow lavender (Joseph provides an example of the differences between English and French lavender).

There is a small gift shop filled with products made at the farm. One can purchase luffas or some of the many different types of soaps that they also make. All the products look great and we bought quite a few.

Before going, check the hours of operation...I believe they are only open four days a week.

Thank Rogerdob
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

It is a little place, not as grand as I thought it would be, but still a fun things to do for 30min.

Thank AEreviews
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

There isn't too much there. It's an interesting tour, but you're done after 15 minutes, and they escort you right into the gift shop to buy lotions and luffas.

Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

A great little find in the outskirts of Nipomo. After my GPS took me on a roundabout way to get there the kids and I enjoyed our tour of the organic luffa farm. We were greeted by a nice lady who took us into the nursery and told us all about how they grow and the process. The variety of lavendar bushes around the property were amazing to smell too. Plus they use the lavendar to make homemade soaps and lotions. Plenty of herbs around too. the luffas are so nice and soft compared to the ones you get in discount stores.
Overall a nice FREE outing. (Except I spent a good amount on gifts for friends at the gift shop)
I will also be ordering on line too!
Enjoyed the day.

Thank GeorjannR
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Tucked across for the Black Lake Golf Course in Nipomo, CA you will find The Luffa Farm. This wonderous place on earth will delight you with heavenly smells of herbs, spices and fruits that are used to make their amazing glycerine soaps and lotions. You will also find a small farm growing LUFFA. Yep! That's right! Luffa. This is a must see and experience for yourself how Luffa is grown, harvested and prepared for dazzling your skin. Its the stuff you use to exfoliate your skin but it's so soft, you can use on your car or a baby's skin. They even offer a special luffa just for your face and the glycerine face soap??? It is the most excellent face soap I've ever used and I'm addicted to it. It's natural and absolutely fabulous. This place is a must see when you are at the Central Coast.

2  Thank MsRJensen
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