Skip to content

Mark Marino


Mark Marino serves as the resident farmer and gardener at Carmel Valley Ranch, overseeing the resort's two-acre organic garden and leading weekly tours for our guests—where you can geek out on gardening tips. Mark also works hand-in-hand with our executive chef to ensure the on-site garden supports his seasonal menus while showcasing the freshest and highest-quality ingredients straight from The Ranch.

Mark’s background in organic farming and gardening spans more than 35 years. After studying Alan Chadwick's innovative Biodynamic French Intensive Method at Red Horizon Farm in Santa Barbara, California, Mark embarked on a lifelong passionate quest to develop and refine techniques for growing specialty organic produce, flowers, herbs and experimental crops.