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All hotels have spas now, but farms? Along the California coast, hoteliers are taking advantage of the year-round good weather, planting their own fruit, vegetable and herb gardens--all organic, of course. Some of the best:

MARK HOPKINS HOTEL: Overlooking the entire San Francisco Bay, the rooftop garden includes wild blackberries, Meyer lemons, chamomile (for the hotel's tea creme brulee) and purple sage, to be used in Thanksgiving stuffing.; rooms cost $355 to $4,000 a night.

MEADOWOOD: The Napa Valley resort's one-acre garden has a flower bed (blooms adorn the guest rooms), old-growth walnut, apple and fig trees, and a newly planted olive grove.; $425 to $3,585 a night.

BACARA: The Santa Barbara hotel boasts a 1,000-acre ranch. You'll find 300 acres of Hass avocados and 100 acres of Lisbon and Meyer lemons--used in its signature spa treatment: an avocado-citrus body wrap.; $395 to $5,000 a night.