Educational Experience - California Agricultural Tourism Directory
California Agricultural Tourism Directory
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Name and County Listing by Educational Experience : heritage/ag museum

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Forest Home Farms Historic Park

County
Contra Costa
Activities
self-guided tour of historic farm site, docent led historic house museum tour antique tractor/equipment barn. Sheep Dog demonstrations, gift shop

Apple Hill Growers, Inc

County
El Dorado
Products
Various activities - 55 ranches involved, some apple ranches, 4 wineries, 1 micro-brewing operation. Fruit, baked goods, wine tasting, Christmas trees.

Hillcrest Tree Farm

County
Fresno
Products
Pumpkins, Christmas trees. Live steam train rides

Simonian Farms

County
Fresno
Activities
Farm stand

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.

Marin Agricultural Land Trust

County
Marin
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
Beef,pork, poultry, produce& berries in season

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.

National Steinbeck Center - Valley of the World Agricultural Wing

County
Monterey
Products
New agricultural wing of John Steinbeck museum dedicated to the history, people, products, and technology of the local ag industry

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.

Napa Valley Museum

County
Napa
Products
Museum exhibits, heritage/ag museum, historical exhibits

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.

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

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

Protea Farms of California

County
San Diego
Activities
We take clients to beautiful private gardens/botanical gardens and Nursery tours in San Diego Co. By reservations

Products
Clients have options of purchasing cut flowers and nursery plants from this tour

San Joaquin County Historical Museum

County
San Joaquin
Products
Heritage museum with new Ag Equipment Center. Events: April-Legends of California, Wine Auction & Dinner. May-Springtime on the Farm, a family event, active participation, demonstrations, food, rides.

The WineYard at Steinbeck Vineyards

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

Lazy Arrow Adventures

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Hands on working ranch experience, guest cabins, camping, exotic animal tours and animal feeding for groups, family reunions,heirloom garden, pick up chicken eggs, weddings, stage for outdoor music and dances.

Products
Heirloom vegetables, chicken eggs,

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

Carriage Vineyards

County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Olive orchards, vineyards, cattle and horses, collection in large carriage house of carriages, carriage rides. B&B.

Harris Stage Lines

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

Kuhnle Ranch

County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Horse events, branding, team roping, old Blacksmith Shop and old farm equipment

The Price Ranch

County
Santa Barbara
Products
Old Dairy Farm, 1890 Victorian house, 1859 Adobe. Films (Movies and Photo shoots). Weddings, roundups, farm-stays

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

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

County
Santa Barbara
Products
Living history programs, hiking, horseback riding, tours, game and wildlife preserve

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.

Agricultural History Project

County
Santa Cruz
Products
Agricultural museum and gift shop

Slow Foods Solano: Solano County Local Food Producers

County
Solano

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.

Artful Arrangements

County
Sonoma
Activities
The tour: wood splitting, brush chipping, chickens, the Gardens and Amphitheater. Pass through The Portal of Time, a 12' diameter symbolic art installation, representing passage of time, from past into future. Visit Gift Shop & open Art Studio. See displays on Trellis Making, Secret Rock Writing.

Products
Plant arrangements. Native trees.

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

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

County
Sonoma
Products
Gardens and museum. Plant cart, plant sales year-round.

Oakdale Cowboy Museum

County
Stanislaus
Products
Ranching implements and memorabilia from pioneer ranching families. Also recognizes world champion rodeo cowboys who hailed from Oakdale, "cowboy capital of the world".

Great Valley Museum of Natural History

County
Stanislaus
Products
Museum

World Ag Expo

County
Tulare
Products
Agricultural Trade Show. Attendance 100,000. Food for visitors.

Heritage Complex

County
Tulare
Products
World class agriculture education experience, antique tractor museum, multi-media theater, banquet hall

Yolo County Historical Museum (Gibson House)

County
Yolo
Activities
The main themes of the museum are the establishment and development of farming and ranching in Yolo County, as shown through the life and work of William Byas Gibson and his family. The Gibson House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Products
Local history books, locally made crafts

Heidrick Ag History Center

County
Yolo
Products
 

Antique trucks and tractors, gift shop, event center.

Cache Creek Conservancy

County
Yolo
Products
Restoration projects

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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