|Stewart and Laurel Loew, the husband and wife team of Agua Linda Farm
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Owners Stewart and Laurel Loew have been farming for the past two
decades. These days, the couple leaves most of the farm work to (younger!) interns and volunteers who help grow pumpkins
for the annual Fall Festival, Garlic and onions for a savory summer harvest festival in June and other vegetables for their own consumption. Most of
the 63 acres is pasture for horses and beef cows. The farm is surrounded by over 1000
acres of private ranch land and an environmental preserve.
spends much of his time with his first passion - music. He provides D.J. (disk jockey) services for weddings on the farm and "moonlights" as
a DJ and sound mixer for weddings and corporate and private events in Tucson, Rio Rico, Sahuarita
and even out of state.
main job these days is consulting for her wedding clients and has recently added vintage and antique rentals as a side business along with her sister, Erika
The farm is a popular place for families to spend the day (Fall Festival, October; Easter) and Laurel (a former teacher) books educational field trips for students in October. Visitors to the farm enjoy the perks of the warm, dry desert climate while relaxing on green grass under
giant shade trees.
The adobe hacienda is closed to the public except
for the occasional home tour and weddings (the bridal dressing room is in the main hacienda). It was built in the 1940's by Carlos Ronstadt and was designed by Josiah Josler. The Loew family (of Loew's Theaters, MGM and Paramount Pictures) purchased the property in the 50's. Some of Hollywoods most glamorous stars frequented the home including Elizabeth Tayler, Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly and Paul Newman.