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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
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.

Blue Sky Blueberries

County
Calaveras
Products
Fresh blueberries

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

Bluebird Haven Iris Garden

County
El Dorado
Products
Iris nursery

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

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

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.

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

South Coast Botanic Garden

County
Los Angeles
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
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Conlan Ranches California

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

Mariposa Loofa

County
Mariposa
Activities
Timed, drip watering system using recycled containers & green housed plants.  Seasonal walking explanation tour of growing operation, obstacles and showing harvested products.

Products
Loofa sponges and their products, gift baskets, soaps (with & without loofa), lotions, crèmes and more.


Kirby Peak Ranch

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

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.

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.

Buchanan Hollow Nut Co

County
Merced
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
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

Frontier Pack Train

County
Mono
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.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

County
Monterey
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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

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.

Greenspot Farms

County
San Bernardino
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

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

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"

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.

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!

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.

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

Eden AquaPonics

County
San Diego
Activities
Tour of working aquaponics farm, with scheduled classes on aquaponics.

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.

Apple Lane Orchard

County
San Diego
Products
Apples, apple cider

Cunningham Organic Farm

County
San Diego
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.

Dell'osso Farms

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

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

All Seasons Carriage Company, Inc.

County
San Joaquin
Activities
Horse-Drawn Carriages for All Occasions

Products
Tours

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.

Justin Winery

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

Orchids of Los Osos

County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Orchid Plants

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

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

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

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.

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.

Veggielution Community Farm

County
Santa Clara
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

Lightheart Cellars

County
Santa Clara
Activities
Winery and Vineyard tours, wine tasting,

Products
Boutique wines and associated merchandise

Life Lab Science Program

County
Santa Cruz
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.

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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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.

Swallow Valley Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities
U-Pick Saturdays - Visit Swallow Valley Farm this Saturday to harvest your own box of seasonal organic produce. During your visit you can also interact with pastured pigs, free range hens, and heritage sheep.

It is a day for families interested in getting out on the farm and giving kids a memorable experience in learning where the best food comes from.

Shanti Permaculture Farm and Vacation Rental

County
Sonoma
Activities
Shanti Permaculture Farm offers the following: Farm stand; Farm Stays in a Cottage next to the Garden or a Yurt in the Redwoods: U-pick Berries and Greens: Help Feed Chickens, Ducks, Sheep & Llamas; Farm Tours; Biochar Making Classes/Events; Farm to Table Dinners; Farm Trails Festivals Participation.

Products
Cape Gooseberries both fresh and nectar form, every type of greens and tomatoes, apples, blueberries, yakon, duck and chickens eggs, peppers, corn, sunflowers, zinnias, other flowers in season, basil.

Great Valley Center

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

Modesto Convention & Visitor's Bureau

County
Stanislaus
Products
Information on all agricultural areas

The Watershed Research & Training Center

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

World Ag Expo

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

Wicky-Up Ranch Bed & Breakfast

County
Tulare
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

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
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
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
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.

Heidrick Ag History Center

County
Yolo
Products
 

Antique trucks and tractors, gift shop, event center.

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.

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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