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California Agricultural Tourism Directory
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Name and County Listing by Educational Experience : historical exhibits

Businesses sorted by county.

J & K Smith Family Farms

County
Contra Costa
Activities
Products

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

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

Products

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

Fleming Jones Homestead B&B

County
El Dorado
Activities

A Bed & Breakfast Inn in the Apple Hill (Camino USGS District) centrally located to El Dorado Wineries.  Champion miniature horses, a small vineyard and fruit orchard where fresh grown products grace our breakfast table laden with gourmet treats for the foodie.

Products

Gourmet breakfasts, evening treats, comfortable rooms in an 1883 farm house with personal concierge service and as much or as little participatory experience one wants with our miniature horses.

American Whitewater Expeditions

County
El Dorado
Activities
Products

AWE River Store. River rafting trips on the South, Middle & North Forks of American River. In-ground swimming pool, stocked fishing pond, volleyball, horseshoes.

Hillcrest Tree Farm

County
Fresno
Activities
Products

Pumpkins, Christmas trees. Live steam train rides

Simonian Farms

County
Fresno
Activities

Farm stand

Products

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.

Rainbow Pack Outfitters

County
Inyo
Activities
Products

Horseback riding, trail rides, camping, historical exhibit

China Ranch Dates

County
Inyo
Activities
Products

Sept. - Dec, watch and purchase as fresh dates are harvested. Dates, dried fruits & nuts. Fresh date bread and cookies baked daily. Birding, canyon and hiking

Rankin Ranch

County
Kern
Activities

All Inclusive Ranch Stay, horseback riding, square dancing, lodging, children's program, hay wagon rides, pool tournaments, and much more

Products

beef, honey, goat milk soap

Eleven Roses Ranch

County
Lake
Activities
Products
Historic family ranch settled in 1883 that is still aworking cattle and hay ranch. Abundant flora and fauna. Mule-drawn wagon tour. Complete Chuck Wagon BB-Q. Very senior friendly. Photographs of ranch, T-shirts and hats with ranch logo available.

Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store

County
Los Angeles
Activities

The Farm Store is part of the AGRIscapes complex which includes a large farming operation, green houses, retail store, visitor center and petting farm. Group field trips and tours are also available. Contact Brenda Orozco at (909) 869-6722.

Products

Cal Poly Pomona produced citrus, avocados, melons, berries, vegetables, and plants. U-Pick strawberries in the spring (weather permitting) and tons of pumpkins in the fall.

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.

Grange Farm School

County
Mendocino
Activities

The Grange Farm School's Practicum Student Program aims to prepare the whole farmer, with a curriculum covering agricultural production skills, industrial arts, marketing and business skills essential to a profitable farm. Practicum Students earn college credits for internships through Mendocino College, and have the option to live on site. They may enroll in a second session for further independent work on a Capstone Project or for mentorship with a local farmer.

Products

Okuye Farm Homestay

County
Merced
Activities
Products

Almond farm in Japanese-American community

Romero Overlook Visitor's Center

County
Merced
Activities
Products

Visitor's center

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

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

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.

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

Rustridge Ranch & Winery

County
Napa
Activities
Products
Horse breeding and training. Bed & Breakfast, vineyard.

Napa Valley Museum

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

The Wickerd Farm

County
Riverside
Activities
Products

Pumpkins, honey, Christmas trees. Seasonal Farmers Market call to see if it's in progress.

Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District

County
Riverside
Activities

tours of sustainable agriculture

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

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

Hatfield Creek Winery

County
San Diego
Activities

Winery, tasting room, tours, education

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

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

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

Forgotten Barrel(formerly Ferrara Winery)

County
San Diego
Activities

Forgotten Barrel now occupies the former Ferrara Winery, which was designated a California historic point of interest in the late 1970’s and a historic site by the city of Escondido in 1989. The winery, was established in 1886 as one of San Diego county and Southern California’s first vineyards.

Products

Wines produced in our Napa Valley facility as well as wines crafted in our Southern California Winery, located in Escondido. Grapes sourced from Napa, Sonoma, Central California and San Diego.

Lake Sutherland Farms

County
San Diego
Activities
Products
U-pick blackberries and rasberries

San Joaquin County Historical Museum

County
San Joaquin
Activities
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.

Lodi Wine & Visitor Center

County
San Joaquin
Activities
Products

Wine tasting, wine displays and programs, retail boutique, historical information

Enterprise Program

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

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

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

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,

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.

SZ Ranch

County
Santa Barbara
Activities

Ranch tours, horseback riding, pumpkin patch, hay maze, haunted barn maze, My town with western old-style jail, post office - open for visits, available for outdoor events

Products

We do Weddings, Parties, Relax in the Country with breath-taking views, hiking, horseback riding, campfires, ATV riding

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 Price Ranch

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

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

County
Santa Barbara
Activities
Products

Living history programs, hiking, horseback riding, tours, game and wildlife preserve

Casa de Fruta

County
Santa Clara
Activities
Products

Fresh fruit and vegetable stand, gift shop, wine tasting, deli, candy factory and bakery, 24 hour restaurant. Old farm equipment. Miniature train rides. Pumpkin patch. Farm animals, field trips.

Patchen California

County
Santa Clara
Activities
Products
Christmas tree farm. Holiday wreaths made daily. Hand made gifts. Firewood. Free pinecones and boughs. Free hot mulled cider. Patchen is one of the five "Ghost Towns of the Santa Cruz Mountains". Tours and picnic area. DSL available.

Swanton Berry Farm

County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Farm stand open year round. Group farm tours can be scheduled upon request. Strawberry U-pick open 7 days per week, subject to availability (generally May-Oct). Olallieberry and Blackberry U-pick open 7 days per week, subject to availability (generally mid-June to late July).
Products
Fresh strawberries, olallieberries, blackberries, artichokes, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, and kiwis in season. Jam and bakery treats.

Agricultural History Project

County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Products
Agricultural museum and gift shop

Nash Ranch

County
Shasta
Activities

October Pumpkin Patch with Corn Maze and Haunted House. Antique Tractor Show second weekend October.

Products

Pumpkin patch products include U-pick pumpkins and farm stand pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, decorative corn, bird seed millet, mini straw bales. Additional farm products include oat hay, barley grain, millet and lambs.

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

Rush Ranch

County
Solano
Activities
Products

Small meeting room

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

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

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.

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.

Benziger Winery & Wine Tours

County
Sonoma
Activities

Join us for a Sonoma wine tour! Enjoy a close-up look at our Biodynamic vineyards, visit the fermentation facility, crush pad, and explore our barrel caves. The wine tour is approximately 45-minutes, including a special tasting of our Biodynamic and other award-winning wines.

Products

Oakdale Cowboy Museum

County
Stanislaus
Activities
Products

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

Hughson Fruit & Nut Festival

County
Stanislaus
Activities
Products

Farmers market and samples of the valley's products

Coffee Creek Ranch

County
Trinity
Activities
Products

Family all-inclusive vacations, romantic weekends for couples, rodeo weeks, trail rides, supervised children's programs.

Heritage Complex

County
Tulare
Activities
Products

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

Wicky-Up Ranch Bed & Breakfast

County
Tulare
Activities
Products
Bed & Breakfast, orangewood carvings

McKellar Family Farms

County
Tulare
Activities

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a working citrus farm. You'll learn about citrus farming techniques such as irrigation, frost protection, and the picking and packing process! Experience the fresh taste of California citrus by hand picking your own oranges! Admission is $5, reservations required.

Products

We don't have any product available for sale; however, guests will get to pick their own oranges to take home.

Cedar Ridge Apple Ranch LLC / Indigeny Reserve

County
Tuolumne
Activities

Tasting Room, gift shop, tours, picnic area, hiking, photo opportunities, large lawns to play on and other seasonal activities.

Products

Hard apple cider, brandy, vodka, apples, pumpkins in season

Historic Oakdale Ranch

County
Yolo
Activities

By appointment only, event venue.

Products

Weddings/Receptions in the walnut orchard, along the stocked fish pond, or at the gazebo. We also allow guests to view historical buildings on the farm.

California Agriculture Museum

County
Yolo
Activities

Museum, tours, visit, events

Products

Admission, tours, events

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

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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