Take the farm-to-table concept home, as many resort-residence developments are supporting the fresh, organic, grow-your-own trend by offering farming experiences alongside homes, condos, and homesites.

Pendry Natirar

Somerset County, New Jersey

Pendry Natirar has turned a 1912 stately brick mansion (located an hour from Manhattan) into a bucolic culinary and wellness retreat anchored by a sustainable 12-acre farm with an abundance of produce, heritage pigs, chickens, and sheep. Surrounded by 400 acres of protected land along the Raritan River, 24 private residences (some with the working farm as the backdrop) are sited to blend seamlessly into the landscape. They are designed for sophisticated country-style living, privacy, and a resort-residential lifestyle within a private gated enclave with access to the new Pendry Natirar Hotel, Spa Pendry, Social Pavilion, renowned Ninety Acres restaurant and Culinary Center, and the Tudor Mansion (formerly owned by the King of Morocco). Farming plots can be personally tended to by homeowners or with the help of staff. From $3 million;


Kauai, Hawaii

On the sunny south shore of Kauai, Kukui'ula, a 1,010-acre residential community, offers ocean-view homes as well as plantation-­style cottages, villas, and bungalows. The .3- to 3-acre properties include some of the last Kauai coastline still open to building. Homeowners hike or bike to The Upland Farm (10 acres) and head home with baskets of tropical fruits, fresh veggies, and just-cut flowers. You can also take a gardening lesson, lend a hand during harvest, or just relax under the shade canopies with a pineapple iced tea. From $1.695 million to $25 million;

Timbers Kauai at Hokuala

Kauai, Hawaii

Timbers has transformed 16.5 acres from an overgrown golf course into The Farm at Hokuala, an organic farm and orchard that provides ingredients for the resort community's signature dining venue, Hualani's. The farm also offers homeowners their own private gardens for those who want to pick their own greens, vegetables, pineapples, and edible flowers. The Farm at Hokuala also offers Paint and Sip classes to recreate the surrounding landscapes on canvas. Three-bedroom Laola Nani residences from $5.9 million;

One&Only Mandarina Private Homes

Nayarit, Mexico

One of the most significant ($1 billion-plus) new resorts and residential communities on the shores of Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, the ultra-luxury One&Only Mandarina's 55 residences by notable architect Rick Joy (he designed the hideaway Amangiri Resort in Utah) incorporate jungle vegetation and dramatic cliffside views of the Pacific. Expect surf, sand (1.5 acres of pristine private beach), and a polo and equestrian center, but one of the big draws is the organic farm. "There's a worldwide trend of people getting back to what really matters ... organic and locally grown food," says Ricardo Santa Cruz, a development partner for the One&Only Mandarina project. "At the farmstead restaurant, homeowners eat local produce while watching horses graze in the pasture." The Farm encourages get-your-hands-dirty programs for both kids and adults. The villas feature Delos' Home Wellness solutions, including air and water purification systems, dehumidification system, and circadian lighting systems, offering a living experience that is in tune with its surroundings. From $4.4 million to $16.25 million;