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Hillcrest Ranch Sunol LLC

County
Alameda
Activities

Hillcrest Ranch Sunol LLC offers open house events every other month.  Visitors are welcome to hike up to the ranch or take a shuttle to enjoy: olive oil tasting, olive oil small mill demonstrations, soap making demonstrations, olive brining classes, sampling of baked goods made with EVOO, and a self-guided tour of the historic ranch.

Products

Organic certified EVOO (extra virgin olive oil):  Picholine/Mission EVOO and Manzanillo EVOO.  Soap:  baby soap (fragrance-free & gentle to skin) and gardener's soap (lavender-scented with lavender pieces).

Lodestar Olive Oil

County
Butte
Activities
Products

Olive oil. See web for more infomration.

Berkeley Olive Grove 1913

County
Butte
Activities

Celebrations in the grove: weddings, birthdays, other events ....
Under century old heirloom Mission olive trees (using canopies if weather requires) one may share a meal at family style tables or at intimate Bistro tables. We provide a tour with history of the grove as well as guided tasting of premium organic oils.

Products

Graced with volcanic ash at the base of Table Mountain, our  organic 400 acre estate's micro-climates allow us to offer robust, medium, and delicate intensity olive oils from the estate's heirloom California  Mission olives. We also offer certified organic antioxidant rich dried olive leaves for making cool or hot tea.

Odyssey Winery and Vineyards

County
Butte
Activities

Odyssey Winery features award-winning wines, gourmet foods, a rotating art exhibit, regularly scheduled Jazz events. Picnic tables around the vineyard.

Products

Award-winning red, white, dessert, and port-styled wines. Local gourmet foods and olive oils. Winery is available for corporate and private events.

Willow Creek Ranch

County
Calaveras
Activities

Farm Stay, 600 sq ft cabin 3 bedrooms sleeps 8. Seasonal activities include seasonal farm chores. Seasonal chores include gardening, milking cow when "fresh", gathering eggs, feeding farm animals. Above ground pool and trampoline for warm sunny weather. Demo/help make mozarella cheese, butter and seasonal items. Help as much or as little as you like. Watch our video on "America's Heartland"

Products

Jams, embroidery, (as available) butter, eggs, mozzarella cheese and other. Cabin sleeps 8 - can add family style breakfast or dinner.

J & K Smith Family Farms

County
Contra Costa
Activities
Products

Heirloom tomatoes, vegetables, fruit, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas trees, honey

Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

County
El Dorado
Activities
Products

Iris nursery, with over 4000 cultivars, the majority being tall bearded irises.  Bluebird Haven is a member of the Historic Iris Preservation Society and most of the stock is considered historic (at least 30 years old). Website purchases can be made between January 1 through August 15, with shipping in July and August. 

Wakamatsu Farm

County
El Dorado
Activities

Historical site of the Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Farm colony in 1869, registered National & State historical landmark, site of first Japanese settlement in USA, trained docents lead public and private tours of this property.

Products

Organic produce and sustainable animal products offered by 2 farming operations that lease land from the ARC

Basilwood Farm

County
Fresno
Activities

During a visit to Basilwood, you can meet the goats who contribute to our Luxe goat milk soap & body products, tour The Soap Room, shop at The Farm Store and meet the rest of the critters & family who live here in Basilwood. Book a private cheese-making class or sign up for a Wooie workshop.

Products

Luxe Goat's Milk soap made from our own raw goat's milk, goat's milk lotion, goat's milk bath bombs, body butters, sugar/salt scrubs, pasture-fed farm fresh eggs (when available)

A Little House on the Fish Farm

County
Fresno
Activities

Soak in the sights and sounds of a working polyculture farm from the comfort of a new, modern farmhouse. Interact with friendly cows, sheep, goats, and chickens as you learn how they enhance orchards, vineyards and fish ponds. View rare and beautiful birds that are attracted to the 30 acres of ponds. Taste waterlily honey, fresh eggs, gourmet fish dishes and aquaponic vegetables. Opt for a "Guaranteed Catch" fishing expedition.

Products

Local raw honey, ranch eggs, fresh fish, water lilies, aquaponic vegetables and landscape plants.

Blossom Bluff Orchards

County
Fresno
Activities

Bus tours are welcome. On site farm store.

Products

We grow over 150 varieties of certified organic fruit. That includes peaches, nectarines, apricots, Apriums, plums, pluots, persimmons, pomegranates, figs, and citrus. We dry and dehydrate many varieties too.

Chateau Fresno Organics

County
Fresno
Activities

Creamery, milking sheep, making cheese

Products

Cheese,soap and herbs

Country Pumpkins

County
Glenn
Activities

U-pick pumpkins, gourds, other fall decorations, and a 10 acre corn maze run by the local 4-H clubs.

Products

U-pick pumpkins, gourds, other decorative items, local honey and produce, petting zoo, hay pyramid, 10 acre corn maze.

Plants by Mel

County
Glenn
Activities

Honor-basis farm stand, simple living with nutritional health cooking classes, gardening

Products

 Fresh vegetables September thru May, fruit May thru November, baked goods

FARM SMART

County
Imperial
Activities

FARM SMART  is an  agricultural and natural resources  outreach program  featuring the unique aspects of Imperial Valley agriculture. The program includes a classroom presentation, research field tour, produce harvesting.

Products

Adults: "Top 10 Crops of Imperial Valley"
School Programs:  Alfalfa: Ice Cream in the Making  -- Fall Festival -- Vege-Ventures -- Insects!  All programs include haywagon research farm tour and  produce harvesting.

Indian Point Ostrich Ranch

County
Kern
Activities
Products

Decorated ostrich eggs, edible food eggs, feathers, ostrich oil & lotion, jerky, jewelry

South Coast Botanic Garden

County
Los Angeles
Activities
Products

Garden/Nursery tours, lecture/presentations and school tours

Quail Run Ranch

County
Los Angeles
Activities

We raise Ostrich with a hatching facility so that people can see the ostrich from egg to adult. The Tour includes feeding the youngsters and education about these wonderful, ancient animals.  We also care for injured and abandoned birds.

Products

We have Ostrich Oil products including lotions, soaps, health aids, and feather products, art work with eggs and shells, fresh eggs, and eventually lessons on how to produce art work.  We also feature a picnic area and an outdoor special event site for weddings, parties, anniversaries, etc.

The Valley Hive

County
Los Angeles
Activities

We sell bees and  equipment and offer services for the backyard beekeeper. We also sell our local honey and other bee-related gifts.

Products

We offer honey and gifts from the hive as well as teach people about bees, how to keep bees and why they are important.

Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery

County
Madera
Activities

Brief tour of mountain vineyard and extensive tasting of the fruit of the vine. Expect to stay at least 2 hours. See you soon !

Products

 Two Estate grown co-fermented field blends of seven red Bordeaux varieties and ten clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. Also wines from other local growers of quality and conscience.

Historic Cobb Ranch

County
Madera
Activities
Products

U-Pick Christmas Trees, Pizza Farm, Corn Field Maze, Birthday Parties, Company Picnics, Family Reunions

Marin French Cheese Company

County
Marin
Activities

Marin French is open to the public every day for picnics, to learn about cheesemaking and to purchase locally made products and picnic items in our retail shop.

Products

Varieties of cheeses made by Marin French and neighboring dairy producers. Salads, sandwiches and beverages for picnics on the grounds.

Gospel Flat Farm

County
Marin
Activities

Groups of all ages enjoy an inspirational tour of our family farm. We explore the whole process of growing large scale vegetable crops, medium scale poultry and goats, and the radically simple 24 hour honor system vegetable market.

Products

Danehill Agricultural Education Center

County
Marin
Activities

Breed, train horses from birth to competition level.

Products

Classes in horsemanship, leadership through horses. Property available for event rentals.

Lovepatch Farms

County
Marin
Activities

A Miniature Horse Farm which provides "hands-on" tours, educational presentations & classes for all ages & abilities interested in learning more about the Miniature Horse. Miniature stallions, mares & babies are available for viewing. Families, school groups, seniors, and organizations serving developmentally disabled clients welcome!

Products

Miniature Horses and Handcrafted items available for sale.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

County
Marin
Activities
Products
Hikes and tours visit many of the family farms and ranches in Marin County, including dairies, cheesemakers, grass-fed beef operations, oyster farms, and historic ranches in Pt. Reyes National Seashore. Pre-registration required at www.malt.org.

True Grass Farms

County
Marin
Activities

 

Farm tours, field walks, bird watching, wild plant life observation, livestock, poultry and small animal watch in free range environment, panorama views of Estero's in
Marin County

Products

 

Buy a Cow Share; Wagyu (Kobe) Beef, Wagyu Angus cross, Pork, Poultry, Produce and Blueberries in Season

Kirby Peak Ranch

County
Mariposa
Activities
Products

Tomatoes, lettuce, herbs and assorted vegetables. Hydroponic growing systems, workshops and internships.

Buchanan Hollow Nut Co

County
Merced
Activities
Products
Orchard tours of organic almonds, walnuts, pecans and pistachios, tastings, gift boxes, dried and fresh fruit, candies

Romero Overlook Visitor's Center

County
Merced
Activities
Products

Visitor's center

Cookie Cutter Alpacas

County
Merced
Activities

Cookie Cutter Alpaca Ranch raises and breeds elite Alpacas to sell and to produce fiber to process. Visitors welcome and encouraged to meet the sweet alpacas and see their many values and learn how alpaca flees is spun into finished products. Close to the 49er trail, Yosemite National Park and Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

Products

Alpaca breeding and sales. Walking tours of our ranch including hands-on experience with our Alpacas, having over 100 Alpacas

Pageo Lavender Farm

County
Merced
Activities

Hidden among a grove of redwoods and surrounded by a sweet aroma, Pageo Lavender Farm is a unique place of enchantment. Located in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, our farm rests on five acres of beautifully restored farmland. We grow and harvest over an acre of lavender by hand every season and distill the pure essential oils for use in our quality lavender products.

Products

Come to Pageo to wander through the lavender fields, take a tour of the farm, or enjoy lunch under the redwoods. Our gift shop is full of handmade lavender products, decorative pieces for your home and garden and fresh lavender plants ready to take home.

Frontier Pack Train

County
Mono
Activities
Products
Trips in the back country with horses and mules. UC extension programs with UCR Photo work shops Trips with alpine schools and the Washoe Valley tribe

Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

County
Monterey
Activities

Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey and Santa Cruz wine countries, agricultural tours feature the Salinas and Pajaro Valleys, sightseeing/local history tours (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur), wine tasting and agricultural education lectures, gourmet cooking classes, beer tasting, chocolate tasting, olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, farmers market tours, local attractions, shopping, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, whale watching, kayaking, mountain biking, nature hikes

Products

Education tours of the Monterey Bay region and agricultural consulting.

Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

County
Monterey
Activities

Agricultural & Rural Life Museum. Gift shop, 19 century school house, 19th century ranch house, 19th century working blacksmith shop, 19th century train depot, irrigation museum, educational garden, history of agriculture exhibits, extensive antique farm equipment collection both running and stationary.

Products

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

County
Monterey
Activities
Products
Horse Sanctuary

Rocking 7 Ranch

County
Monterey
Activities

Visitors to come and get a first hand feel of raising animals and different variety of birds. Also, experience being in a rural setting and able to see many types of wildlife in the area.

Products

Altamura Winery, Visitor Center, Ranch and Family Farm

County
Napa
Activities

Wine, food, vineyard and agricultural information. Family farm operation promoting Napa Valley agriculture.  Raising of animals and crops for food and education. Visits, wine tasting and tours by appointment.

Products

Wine and vineyard related items

Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead

County
Napa
Activities
Long Meadow Ranch proprietors Ted, Laddie, and Chris Hall are pleased to announce the opening of Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, a sustainable food, wine and agricultural center located in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa Valley. A local gathering place and Napa Valley destination, the multi-use location is anchored by Farmstead restaurant and Long Meadow Ranch Winery’s new tasting room, as well as wine flavor and vegetable gardens, a seasonal farm stand, and an organic nursery. This exciting destination offers an array of experiences for lovers of local food and wines, including fresh farm-to-table dining, wine and olive oil tasting, and engaging educational experiences that underscore Long Meadow Ranch’s time-honored motto of “Excellence through Responsible Farming.” Located on a two-and-a-half-acre site with an agricultural heritage dating from the 1870s, the entire property is solar powered and is maintained using the traditional, sustainable, and certified organic practices long employed by Long Meadow Ranch – hailed by local food advocates for its full circle farming methods that rely on each part of the ranch contributing to the success of the whole.
Products
Wine, olive oil, grass-fed beef, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs. Farm-to-table restaurant with outdoor patio and bar.. Full-line organic nursery and organic feed & seed.

Grass Valley Fiber Farm

County
Nevada
Activities
Products

Fine Alpaca fiber, processed into rovings for spinners, yarn and other Alpaca products. Farm fresh eggs, organic gardens. Babydoll sheep and alpaca's for sale. Children's classes: knit, spin and dye fiber and yarn. School tours in spring to see babies.

Loomis Alpacas

County
Placer
Activities
Products

Sales of hand-spun yarns from alpacas raised on small family farm. Visitors welcome and encouraged to meet the alpacas and see their many values. Farm tours and Alpaca raising information available by appointment. Learn how alpaca fleece is spun into yarn

Snowy Peaks Tree & Berry Farm

County
Placer
Activities

Berries and chilis are U-Pick and Christmas trees are Choose & Cut.

Products

Berries, Chilis, and Christmas trees.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

County
Riverside
Activities
Products
Dates; grill items/café. Garden/nursery tours, school tour, lecture/presentation, petting zoo, conference facility/meeting, guide/outfitter operation.

The Ranch House

County
Riverside
Activities

 

We have several different fruit tress in our orchard as well as olive trees.  We can offer a tour of the orchard.  Also we are a working horse ranch.  We have chickens onsite and prepare organic breakfasts for our guests.

Products

 

Organic Breakfast
Orchard Tours
Ranch Tours
Organic Lunches

123 Farm at Highland Springs Resort

County
Riverside
Activities

Farm and historical ranch tours available to groups of 10 or more with previous arrangements. Self guided, walking tours available also with check-in at main lobby. Farm Camp operates year-round for schools and the public during summer months.

Products

123 Farm makes many products with the certified organic lavender we grow. These products include: Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lavender lotion, sleep mist and body oils. We also sell Garlic in early summer (sold out for 2014) as well as Olive Oil, from our own olives in the late fall and winter.

Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District

County
Riverside
Activities

tours of sustainable agriculture

Products

Small Batch Swinery

County
Riverside
Activities

Tour of swinery - heritage Kunekune Pigs (piglets, sows, breeding boars, meat pigs).  Kunekune Pig keeping courses.  Farm includes gardens, Olde English (Babydoll) Southdown Sheep, heritage breed egg layers, meat birds, seasonal turkeys, and small heritage cattle.  Animals and products for sale.

Products

Live pigs, chickens, turkeys for sale.  Processed chickens, turkeys.  Live pigs for feeding out or harvesting.  Garden produce.  Farm antiques and handmade crafts.

The Yisrael Family Urban Farm

County
Sacramento
Activities

We are an urban farm located in the Oak Park community of Sacramento.  We've turned a half of an acre into homestead which boasts vegetables, fruits, chickens and bees.

Products

R. Kelley Farms

County
Sacramento
Activities

Lecture on California agriculture and farm tour by Ron Kelley farmer and retired Agricultural Production Consultant. Shaded picnic area for guest and scheduled small group events. U-Pick vegetables and melons. Farm Stand.

Products

Specializing in fresh blackeye, purple hull, crowder and cranberry beans. Also fresh okra, onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, sweet corn, squash and several varieties of sweet melons.

The Pumpkin Farm

County
Sacramento
Activities

Harvest and Halloween Fun for the Whole Family. School and youth tours, antique farm equipment

Go-Kart Train Ride, Haunted Barn, Farm Zoo, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Tower Slides, 8 Car Train, Jump Castle, Corn Maze

And Pumpkins!

Products

R&G Ranch Stay and Oils of Paicines

County
San Benito
Activities

We have a Farm Stay business, R&G Ranch Stay where guests can stay in a guest cottage, visit our Farm Stand, hike our property, learn about our organic olive farm and the production of olive oil (from tree to table). We also have a variety of farm animals and native plants.

Products

We have a Farm Stand on site open to the public where we sell our organic olive oil & olive leaf tea, gourmet mustards, White Peacock Bath & Body products, saddle oil, llama fiber and other items.

Terra Cultura

County
San Benito
Activities

Workshops, tours, volunteer opportunities, farmstays

Products

Stone Soup Farm & Heritage Orchard

County
San Bernardino
Activities

There is something wonderful about farm living and that's why at Stone Soup Farm, we engage in preserving a heritage community through heirloom growing, historical educational programs and artisan workshops.

Products

apples
blackberries
pumpkins

Greenspot Farms

County
San Bernardino
Activities
Products
Fresh Local honey, U-Pick Oranges and Apples, Importance of beekeeping and honey tasting tour. Wedding and party facilities. Pumpkin patch, general store, christmas trees. Horse lessons for beginners and summer horse day camp for children

Eden AquaPonics

County
San Diego
Activities

Tour of working aquaponics farm, with scheduled classes on aquaponics.

Products

Seabreeze Organic Farm

County
San Diego
Activities

We schedule tours, special events and classes.

Products

Site destination for tours, special events and classes.

Camp Stevens

County
San Diego
Activities

Since 2000, Camp Stevens Organic Garden has grown from a small kitchen garden into two, year-round, productive sites with about 2 acres under cultivation, providing spaces for reflection, inspiration and learning as well as physical nourishment for our guests, campers, and resident staff.

In 2009, we began farming another acre on nearby farmland. Our fields there include corn, garlic, greens, beans, onions, potatoes, cauliflower, and more throughout the year. We also raise egg-laying hens.

Products

Apple Lane Orchard

County
San Diego
Activities
Products

Apples, apple cider

Cunningham Organic Farm

County
San Diego
Activities
Products

Large variety of fruits, avocados, mac nuts, Fuyo persimmons, especially exotic citrus

Bates Nut Farm

County
San Diego
Activities

For over 40 years the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch has provided visitors with a true farm experience.  Bates Nut Farm specializes in pumpkins grown right on the property weighing anywhere from 50 to 200 pounds. Throughout the year, Bates offers tours and educational talks to schools and organizations, in addition to ongoing special events and guest speakers.

Products

Pumpkins,dried fruits, nuts, gourmet food items, homemade fudge, candy, gifts, home decor, clothing, jewelry.  Seasonal craft fairs, entertainment, food.

Turtle Rock Ridge Winery

County
San Diego
Activities

Wine tasting, Wine production tour by appointment, Vineyard installation classes

Products

Wine

Brooking Vineyards

County
San Diego
Activities

Tours and wine tastings. Our estate wines are 100% grown, crafted, aged, and bottled here on our estate. We specialize in the historic wine styles of San Diego County. In the 1800's San Diego County was famous for it's Port and Sherry style wines. Come by and learn about this forgotten history

Products

Historic fortified wine styles of San Diego County, including:
California Mission Angelica
Estate Tempranillo Angelica
Estate Muscat Canelli

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center

County
San Diego
Activities

Beautiful organic small farm and historic Victorian home includes educational kitchen, garden, chicken coop, and composting.

Products

Oasis Camel Dairy

County
San Diego
Activities

Oasis Camel Dairy, the first and only camel diary in America, supports the efforts of furthering the education of the public world wide about the amazing nature of camels and their milk.

Our Camel Care and Rehabilitation Program assists camels with varying needs including basic socialization with other camels to intensive medical treatment.

Oasis also provides entertainment and education of exotic birds through 'Nancy Riegler's Bird Show' (as seen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Tonight Show) as well as other useful information on turkeys, sheep, horses and various other livestock.

Products

SHOWS:  Camel Dairy Life Show, Nancy Riegler's Bird Show, Turkey Stampede
PRODUCTS:  Hand Crafted Camel Milk soaps, lip balms, lotions, imported Camel's Milk chocolate and more
RENTALS: - Rent a Camel (for events, parties, stage, Nativity, TV/Movies/Media)
RIDES: - Onsite Camel Rides (and offsite via rentals)

California Garden Tours

County
San Diego
Activities

We conduct garden & farms tours throughout San Diego County from Spring through Fall

Products

Cut flowers and plants, a horticultural experience for all

Myrtle Creek Nursery

County
San Diego
Activities

We offer tours and classes. Tours include viewing our production areas, historic farm buildings and sales areas. Classes are conducted in composting, organic gardening, succulent wreath making, ad gardening for kids.

Products

We sell landscape plants, bedding plants, garden gifts, statuary, and pottery. Wine tasting is coming soon!

Golden Hop Farm (SD Golden Hop Farm)

County
San Diego
Activities

We offer tours and explanations of how hops are grown and used by both home and commercial brewers to vary the tastes of their beers.  During the harvest season we offer u-pick opportunities, by appointment, and sales of our "wet" hops.  We also sell "dried" hops all year long.  We have a picnic area that overlooks both our hop field and avocado grove where visitors are encouraged to relax and enjoy our quiet surroundings while watching the abundant wildlife and birds that coexist on our farm.  For those who want a greater hands on farm experience, please inquire about staying overnight in our guest suite.

Products

We are a Certified Naturally Grown producer of seven different varieties of hops that we sell either "wet" or "dried"

Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery

County
San Diego
Activities

Ramona Ranch has been focused on  sustainability since it’s inception, with an on-site wind-turbine, solar, owl boxes, and an insectary, is recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and is San Diego’s only certified sustainable Vineyard & winery.

Products

Ramona Ranch consistently wins medals for the quality of it’s wine, which help  establish the reputation of the Ramona wine region; including the Best of Class, Double-Gold for the Estate Wines.

Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture

County
San Diego
Activities

Guided two-hour tours, hands-on workshops, lectures, open hours, and an annual Marketplace. We blog about growing chemical-free and low-water use.

Products

Canned, frozen, dried and fresh foods: Jams, jellies, curds, pickles, candies, juices.

K&S Blueberries

County
San Joaquin
Activities

Our farm gives educational tours to school-aged children. We are a u-pick farm and sell our fruit locally to fruit stands, grocery stores and markets. We have also sold fruit commercially.

Products

Blueberries

Dell'osso Farms

County
San Joaquin
Activities
Products

U-pick pumpkins, Halloween decorations, food. Video presentation. Open for school field trips.

All Seasons Carriage Company, Inc.

County
San Joaquin
Activities

Horse-Drawn Carriages for All Occasions

Products

Tours

Justin Winery

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Products
Wine tasting, restaurant, Bed & Breakfast, hiking and bicycle rides

Bar B6 Ranch (B6) Bitterwater Land & Cattle Co.

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities

Working authentic cattle ranch demonstrating real life ranching skills in conjunction with CA Dept of Fish & Game's PLM program

Products
BarB6 Hunting club providing hunting of Tule elk,wild hog, and upland game. Historic Ranch tours for groups; Natural Resource Management tours for groups

Harris Stage Lines

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Products
Horse driving, training, & entertainment ranch, Training, lessons & clinics. Childrens events, horse drawn vehicles & rentals. Events & parties. Bus groups welcome.

Enterprise Program

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Products
A variety of crops including citrus and avocados

Orchids of Los Osos

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Products

Orchid Plants

The WineYard at Steinbeck Vineyards

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Products

Wine education via the vineyard. Six generation family farmers discuss sustainable wine growing. Jeep tour of 500 acres included. 2 hours

The Groves on 41

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities

We are a hands-on family run olive farm for the production of the freshest extra virgin olive oil. We offer tours, tasting and lots of fun information about this sustainably grown specialty crop.

Products

Certified Extra Virgin & Award Winning Olive Oils as well as many assorted flavors. We also have a beautiful vacation rental on the property along with a 3000 square foot, well-appointed barn and huge patio area perfect for our guests to host their own private party or country wedding.

FARMstead ED

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities

Our goal is to promote SLO County FARMsteading skills and practices via educational experiences, events and gatherings at pop-up FARMsteading classrooms held at local farms, ranches and Ag related venues.

Products

Ag related classes, events, fundraisers & experiences.

Santa Barbara Blueberries

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

Educational tours of the farm and the Showcase Regenerative Farm project sites. Outdoor education retreats for youth. The annual Buellton Blueberry Festival.

Products

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, melons, cantaloupe, raw honey, jams, frozen pies, herbs & spices, fresh produce from local organic farms.

Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

Each month we visit farms and food related events to meet our farms and learn about local food production

Products

Rancho Palomino Santa Barbara

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

Camping, Birthdays, Events, Gatherings, Chef services, Art, Archery Lessons, Horseback riding, Archery Range, Fresh Fruit and Eggs, Kids and adult programs and workshops. Summer, And other holiday fun, Farming, Agriculture,
Humanities, bird watching.+ More

Products

Limes, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons, eggs, seasonal fruit and Veggies, Chicken, Turkey, Ham when available.

Return To Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

Return to Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America's wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world.

Products

Sanctuary Tours (the most basic of our tours) Wild Horse Walks (hiking into the hills to observe wild horse herd behavior and social dynamics) Kid's Days (focusing on ranch activities) Photo Safaris (for professionals and amateurs: capturing herd behaviors on camera). We also offer the sanctuary as a venue for clinics and special events

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

We have free self-guided tours, or guided tours that we charge a fee for.
Our education programs range from our Urban Homesteading series for adults, to summer camp and after school programs for youth.
We also host multiple festivals throughout the year.

Products

Our farm stand carries the full line of products that we grow here on the farm

Lightheart Cellars

County
Santa Clara
Activities

Winery and Vineyard tours, wine tasting,

Products

Boutique wines and associated merchandise

Veggielution Community Farm

County
Santa Clara
Activities
Products

Nonprofit community farm at Emma Prusch Park in East San Jose. Farmstand open to the public on Saturday afternoons. Sliding scale so everyone can afford fresh healthy veggies. Volunteer workdays, youth programs, community workshops

Garden to Table

County
Santa Clara
Activities

Pick the freshest vegetables that downtown San Jose has to offer!  Also join us on the last Saturday of every month at 11am for a gardening workshop.

Products

Taylor St. Farm is your downtown San Jose destination for just-harvested veggies, farm fresh eggs, local honey, locally roasted coffee, fresh baked bread, and more.

Life Lab Science Program

County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Products

Life Lab is located on a 25 acre organic research farm, and runs a 2-acre model school garden which is open to the public. Life Lab has many resource guides for educators. Please check the website for more information.

Arapaho Rose Alpacas

County
Shasta
Activities

We offer tours of the ranch with the opportunity to visit with the alpacas in their pastures.  A little history of the alpacas and how their fiber is used.

Products

Alpacas, breeding stock, fiber/pets, alpaca yarn, alpaca fiber, alpaca socks, alpaca rovings, alpaca sweaters

Nickell's Cuttin Quarter Ranch

County
Shasta
Activities

Possible ranch tours for groups. On-ranch sales of drought tolerant and pollinator beneficial plants.

Products

Cacti and succulents

Scott River Ranch, LLC

County
Siskiyou
Activities

Here at Scott River Ranch, LLC  we want to be your own personal farmer giving you a connection to our land and way of life. We current sell our Organic GrassFed and Finished Beef via Farmers Markets, online, local delivery and at the ranch. We also host ranch tours, private events and public events.  Our Ranch is preserved by Siskiyou Land Trust and the entire ranch is certified organic. We are also the largest salmon safe ranch in country.  We invite you to contact us via phone or email to learn more about the ranch and what we offer.

Products

Organic Grass-fed and finished beef

Slow Foods Solano: Solano County Local Food Producers

County
Solano
Activities
Products

Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association

County
Solano
Activities

Wine tasting, fresh farm direct vegetable and fruit shopping, winery tours, pumpkin patch childres entertainment, wine and chocolate tastings, top notch dining in the valley and much more.

Products

Varied at existing vendor sites

Ahh...Sweet Alpacas

County
Solano
Activities

Alpaca Farm. Alpaca breeding. Alpaca sales. We conduct tours for groups or individuals by appointment only. Participants get to see and handle various alpacas. The alpaca's fleece and the products made from them are on display.

Products

Alpacas and Alpaca fleece for sale. The alpaca's fleece and the products made from them are on display.

Farm on Putah Creek

County
Solano
Activities
Products

Vegetables, fruit, nuts. Agriculture-related gifts/crafts. Restored wildlife habitat areas. Hands-on activities include farm to table cooking experiences, Birding workshops, demonstrations of conservation practices in agriculture.

Morningsun Herb Farm

County
Solano
Activities
Products
Specializing in culinary and medicinal herbs for the home gardener. More than 600 different herbs grown on site. Extensive demonstration gardens, a lavender field, classes. 40 tomato varieties, many other heirloom and unusual vegetable plants.

Gabriel Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities
Products
Certified Organic: Asian Pears, apples. Persimmons, 2 types of jam, juice, lavender and Asian Pear Brandy

Rivertown Avian Sanctuary and Breeding Facility

County
Sonoma
Activities
Products
Goat sausage, boer goats. Over 300 exotic birds, poultry, emu's and gamebirds. Incubation center too

Laguna Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities

Family and group tours of our working farming land, how we grow, produce and harvest your  food. Also, our pristine stretch of the Laguna de' Santa Rosa has attracted birders, plein-air painters, conservationists, and anglers. Tours must be scheduled ahead by calling (707) 823-0823 or e-mailing jennifer@lagunafarm.com

Relish Culinary Adventures

County
Sonoma
Activities
Products

Cooking classes, culinary tours, farm meals and classes, all featuring locally grown produce and meats

Sonoma Garden Park

County
Sonoma
Activities

Sonoma Garden Park is public garden just east of the town of Sonoma. There are winding paths with flowers, trees, and demonstration gardens, a seasonal Saturday Harvest Market, garden plots for rent, a native plant nursery, demonstrations of green building, water, and energy, and much more!

Products

Seasonal fruits, vegetables, and flowers
Eggs, honey, and olive oil

Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities

Self-guided tours available.  Docent-led tours by appointment, 707-829-6711.

Products

In the nursery are plants introduced by Luther Burbank (1849-1926) and other ornamentals, fruit trees for sale. The cottage museum offers home-made preserves in the gift shop.

Great Valley Center

County
Stanislaus
Activities
Products
Publications, agricultural statistics, news, technical assistance

Modesto Convention & Visitor's Bureau

County
Stanislaus
Activities
Products
Information on all agricultural areas

The Watershed Research & Training Center

County
Trinity
Activities
Products
Wood furnishings. Forest tour, wood products incubator, Healthy Forest workshop tour.

World Ag Expo

County
Tulare
Activities
Products

Agricultural Trade Show. Attendance 100,000. Food for visitors.

Wicky-Up Ranch Bed & Breakfast

County
Tulare
Activities
Products
Bed & Breakfast, orangewood carvings

Garrison Gourd Farm

County
Tulare
Activities

Friar and Yummi Beaut Plums, other fruits and vegetables on small scale.  Special Events venue, classes on growing and creating art with the Lagenaria Gourd

Products

Plums grown for commercial sales.
Lagenaria Gourds, raw and finished for sale, tours of three acres of flower gardens and outdoor rooms, special events

Al's Bonsai / Al Judnich Gardening

County
Tuolumne
Activities

No appointment necessary:
bonsai selection
sales of outdoor / indoor bonsai.

Products

BONSAI Sales; also; plants / trees, pots, substrate, top dress gravel, tools, wire, ornamental and viewing stones, books, tapes, T-shirts, Asian inspired paintings and memorabilia.

Sierra Institute of Herbal Studies

County
Tuolumne
Activities

Classes in the history and use of herbs, including medicine making, kitchen and garden cultivated herbs, wildcrafting, uses and benefits of select herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, planting and propagating herbs, soap making and home care produts, essential oils - history, use and safety.

Laureen will be teaching one day classes tailored to single subjects and you may request topics!  Look for Soap Making! Herbal Gifts! Home First Aid Kits! and MORE!  Bring your group, choose a topic and schedule a day - it is fun and you take lots home!

Products

Large herb garden for tours and herbal education classes. We teach students how to grow and use herbs for cooking, medicine,and many other useful purposes.

Full Belly Farm

County
Yolo
Activities
Products

Farm Stand open on Friday from 2:00pm- 6:00pm with seasonal vegetables. Also available: wreaths, wine, and some holiday gift boxes. Check website for classes and participatory activities. Summer camp for children. Farmstay coming soon.

Audubon Bobcat Ranch

County
Yolo
Activities
Products

Restoration projects compatible with ranching operations. We ask for a donation rather than a fee from all visitors to the ranch.

Capay Organic & Farm Fresh To You

County
Yolo
Activities
Products
Fruit and Vegetable Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Group tours by appointment the 2nd Saturday each month, March - December. All visits include guided farm walk & hands on activities such as harvest or art creation.

California Agriculture Museum

County
Yolo
Activities

Museum, tours, visit, events

Products

Admission, tours, events

Matchbook Wine Company

County
Yolo
Activities

Matchbook Wine Company is a family-owned winery tucked away in Northern California's gently rolling Dunnigan Hills. Located just 30 minutes north of Sacramento and Davis, Matchbook is a local Yolo County destination for wine lovers looking to discover quality estate-grown varietals.

Our 2,160 square-foot tasting room includes an open-space meeting area, a private meeting room, a wine bar constructed with repurposed wood from a local barn, and a 400 square-foot patio overlooking Matchbook's estate vineyards and the coastal mountain range spanning the western horizon. Surrounded by over 1,200 acres of scenic vineyards, Matchbook Wine Company's tasting room is a fantastic setting for intimate meetings, ceremonies, and get-togethers.

Our rolling hills are planted with the usual varieties – chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite sirah – and some that are little bit of a surprise – tempranillo, graciano, tannat and verdejo.

Products

Matchbook Wine Company offers rotating wines monthly in its tasting room with a broader selection of wines available for purchase on its website and in select retailers. The wines available for purchase from Matchbook Wine Company thrive out in the warm Dunnigan Hills climate, as well as 100% extra virgin olive oil from the groves on our property.

Star.Rose Ranch

County
Yolo
Activities

Tours and talks on the importance of heritage livestock breed & standard bred poultry preservation, history, uses and care of Dexter cattle, St. Croix sheep, American Guinea Hogs. Care and breeding instruction of Standard bred poultry, using Dorking & Delaware chickens. Walk through a small scale olive grove. Seasonal hand picking of olives available.

Products

Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Free range, pastured eggs. Registered breeding stock of Dexter cattle, St. Croix sheep & American Guinea Hogs. Laying hens, feeder pigs, butcher lambs. Grass fed beef on the hoof available on a limited basis.

Séka Hills

County
Yolo
Activities

Farm, Harvest & Olive Mill Tours throughout the year, as well as educational events. Wine tasting and olive oil tasting room.

Products

Olive Oil, Wine, Honey, Balsamic, Hummus, Beef Cuts, Beef Jerky and Sticks and much more!

Fancy Farms

County
Yuba
Activities

Small family operated farmstead with Nigerian goats, mini cows, llamas and chickens!

Products

Nigerian Goats, Mini Jersey Cows ,Eggs, Honey

Oregon House Farm Store/High Sierra Beef, Inc.

County
Yuba
Activities

Wildflower tours in the spring. Farm tours yearly by appointment. Pumpkin planting and harvesting for children in the Spring and Fall.
Photography tours. Foothill Fiber Guild Events. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings by local wineries and orchards. Historical "Yuba Room" is part of the historical barn that houses the Oregon House Farm Store where Yuba County history is showcased.

Products

High Sierra Grass-Fed Beef, Poultry,eggs, locally raised farm honey, seasonal fruits and vegetables, lamb, pork, turkeys, local olive oils, lavender products, herbal products, garden vegetable starts. Most products are CCOF certified

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