At the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, in Northwestern Mexico, Flora Farms is a must-visit spot, not just for the shops, but for the organic restaurant, the farm market, the handmade ice cream, the spa, cooking classes, and painting classes. Make sure you allow time to take a tour of the entire property.
Flora Farms is a base for several shops but it was the Artisan Market that caught my eye. I was drawn to the enormous assortment of unique locally hand-made arts and crafts from all regions of Mexico. I was captivated by a line-up of original tote bags that fold up into a small square, small enough that I didn’t have to worry about buying a large one to pack into my suitcase. These tote bags are made from plastic that has been thrown away and then collected by women working in the collective. Unemployed women are trained to be able to work in their own home burt part of the agreement of taking this job is a commitment to train women in other villages, so it is a continuous circle of support. The bags come in two different sizes, in multiple colours making it very difficult to make a choice.