Cabrillo Farms is a third-generation family farm located in Moss Beach, California, active since the 1930s and known for growing Brussels sprouts, English peas, artichokes, fava beans, and pumpkins. The Cabrillos were affected by the “artichoke wars” of the 1930s, when mafias ravaged 2,000 acres of artichokes to coerce growers into selling to a New York-based food racket. This led to a ban on selling artichokes in New York, and eventually, several hoodlums were convicted of racketeering charges. Thankfully, things are quieter in Half Moon Bay these days.