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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).

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.

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.

Sienna Ranch

County
Contra Costa
Activities
We offer school year and summer programming to participants ages 4-14.

Products
Summer Camps, Homeschool Enrichment, After School Programs, Birthday Parties, Weekend Archery, Summer Camp, Riding Lessons, Animal Care Apprenticeship

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

Harris Tree Farm

County
El Dorado
Activities
Member of Apple Hill Growers Assoc. and El Dorado County Farm Trails Assoc.

Products
Blackberries, blueberries, vegetables, apples, pears, pumpkins, and choose and cut Christmas trees.

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.

PineOMine Ranch

County
El Dorado
Activities
Offering Pick Your Own berries and fruit, Hayride in the orchard and berries, activities for children

Products
Berries and Fruit, Arts and Crafts

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

Aspen Acres

County
Fresno
Activities
Narrated morning  tours of fainting and pygmy goats, miniature horses, guinea fowl, llamas, and Great Pyrenees dogs.  Animals are friendly and almost all like to be petted. Goats are for sale. Reservations are required.  e-mail: lillian.pauls@gmail.com website: aspenacresca.com    Telephone: 559-291-3099.

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.

Elk Creek Buckarettes

County
Glenn
Activities
Treat yourself to this unique outdoor experience, featuring rides on a private working 5000 acre cattle ranch, excellent catered cowgirl cuisine, charming accommodations, and the camaraderie of Women of the West. If you have been busy mending fences, the holes in your baby's britches or battles in the boardroom, it is time to load up your horse and come ride with us!

Products
All-women ranch ride vacation, retail products, wildflower rides, clinics.

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.

Murray Family Farms

County
Kern
Activities
Family owned and operated Bakersfield area farm specializing in cherries, berries, peaches, plums, nectarines and much more.

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

Rosa Brothers Milk Company

County
Kings
Activities
Brothers Rolland and Noel Rosa have opened up their family-owned dairy to you. By embarking on a Rosa Brothers Dairy Tour, you get the chance to see an operating dairy farm. In fact, this is an inexpensive excursion for your whole family.

Products
Petting baby calves, a small theatre experience, a ride on the "Moo-mobile", milking our simulated cow named Rosie, several photo opportunities and souvenirs available to purchase

Six Sigma Ranch

County
Lake
Activities
We are located 2.5 hours north of San Francisco in beautiful Lake County.  Come taste our wines while relaxing under majestic oak trees at our historic tasting room. Feeling adventuresome?  Schedule a special ranch/vineyard tour in our all-terrain Pinzgauer vehicle, take a hike, bird watch, or simply enjoy a picnic under the oaks.

Products
We sell wine, beef, pork and lamb.

Leonardis Organics

County
Lake
Activities
Farm visitors are welcome and encouraged to come out, look around and see where your food comes from....or where it could come from. Direct sales to the public by appointment or arrangement. I don't stock anything, but rather pick to order so everything is as fresh as it can be. Come out and visit.

Products
Organic walnuts, vegetables, fruit, flowers, eggs, chickens, pumpkin patch. Farm tours possible.

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.

New City School Farm

County
Los Angeles
Activities
The New City School Farm is the only school farm in Long Beach and is the ultimate outdoor classroom.  We facilitate hands-on, garden-based learning to improve academic achievement, promote healthy lifestyles and encourage environmental stewardship and community involvement.

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.

Angeles Crest Creamery

County
Los Angeles
Activities
There is a new Airstream trailer parked overlooking the barn and lake. The Airstream is available for rent on AirBnB. Optional farm meals, hiking with goats, cheese making lessons, goat milking lessons, etc. See AirBnB listing for more details. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12084253

Products
Goat milk, goat milk yogurt, chèvre, sweet yogurt pudding, goat milk enriched bread, piñon pine tea, pine nuts, piñon pine syrup, wild harvested juniper berries, meats: chicken, gamble quail, goat.

Fäsi Estate Winery

County
Madera
Activities
Wine Tasting Room

Products
High Quality locally grown and certified Organic Syrah grapes make this winery a must stop for the Award winning Madera county wines.

Appellation: California! Wine Tasting & Visitors Center

County
Madera
Activities
ApCal is a "One Stop Shop" for San Joaquin Valley products. We only pour LOCAL wines and sell only LOCAL added-value farm products. Relax with a glass of wine and snack on a gourmet meat-n-cheese plate in the shade of our 100+ yr old Oak Tree and enjoy the view of our 200 acre vineyards.

Products
LOCAL wines, dried fruit, nuts, olives, cheese, oils, wine related gifts, etc

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.

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.

Black Mountain Farm

County
Marin
Activities
I teach classes all about fiber
I have Farm stay Pondhouse (off the grid)

Products
Farm Stays for couples
Sheeps wool, yarn, handknit hats,
Classes in indigo dyeing and spinning

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.

Petit Teton Farm

County
Mendocino
Activities
Farm and Aquaponic system tours

Products
Farm produced canned goods and fresh fruits/vegetables

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

Vista Ranch and Cellars

County
Merced
Activities
Vista Ranch and Cellars includes farm plots, a vineyard, tasting room, outdoor picnic area, and an event center. Throughout the year seasonal activities include summer nights with al fresco dining, wood-fired brick oven pizzas, live music, a pumpkin patch, educational field trips, and Christmas trees to name a few.

Products
Wine tasting, olive oil tasting, gift shop, seasonal farm stand, picnics, and wood fired pizza.

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.

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

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.

Alpacas All Around

County
Placer
Activities
Farm Tours, Alpaca Walk About
Shop in our alpaca boutique

Products
Alpaca rugs, gloves, scarves, apparel for children and adults, yarn

Charleston Lavender Farm

County
Placer
Activities
We sell lavender at various farmers markets and craft fairs. We are open for U-Pick and lavender sales during the summer.

Products
Fresh lavender bouquets, plants, dried lavender bouquets and buds, many lavender products including sachets, sprays, pillows, oil, flee powder, carpet deodorizer, and soap.

Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District

County
Riverside
Activities
tours of sustainable agriculture

Sycamore Springs Lavender

County
Riverside
Activities
Sycamore Springs Lavender offers tours of the lavender fields and event hosting.

Products
We offer farm tours and two U-Pick Festivals each summer where guests can harvest their own lavender, tour the fields, and sample products. We sell lavender and lavender based products such as sachets, eye pillows, dryer pillows, and lavender essential oils.
Sycamore Springs Lavender also has several dozen cage free chickens. Customers can purchase fresh eggs from Jack's Happy Hens.

Temecula Topless Tours

County
Riverside
Activities
Tours of local farms, ranches and farms in and around the Temecula, CA area. Tour in a 1957 Convertible Cadillac and enjoy a meal at the end of the tour, taste farm fresh produce, meats, cheeses, olive oils and wines

Products
Tours

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.

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.

Serendipity Ranch Bed & Breakfast

County
San Bernardino
Activities
Surrounded by an abundance of nature and animal life, the Serendipity Ranch Bed and Breakfast offers luxurious rooms and a relaxed and affordable getaway. During apple harvest season, you can enjoy many locally produced items, including apple butter, apple donuts, apple pies and more. You also can visit a nearby art museum and gift shops, enjoy the mountain scenery, or visit just the ranch's  farm animals. A relaxing night's stay with a full country-breakfast in the morning awaits you

Products
Aminals on property. Wildlife habitat.  Wildland conservancy within 1/2 mile

Flip Flop Ranch

County
San Bernardino
Activities
Come and stay the night with us!  Be a farmer for a day and get back to a slower way of life.

Hidden Haven Farms

County
San Diego
Activities
Milking a cow or goat. Collecting eggs. Learning about bees. Slopping the hogs.
Horseback riding. Fieldtrips.

Products
Eggs. Honey. Cow milk soap. Goats milk.

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.

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.

Seabreeze Organic Farm

County
San Diego
Activities
We schedule tours, special events and classes.

Products
Site destination for tours, special events and classes.

Suzie's Farm

County
San Diego
Activities
Suzie’s Farm is located on 130 beautiful acres near the Tijuana Estuary, 13 miles south of downtown San Diego. Founded by Robin Taylor and Lucila De Alejandro in 2009, we are a USDA-certified organic farm that grows over 100 different types of crops per year. We host private tours and events year-round, and offer public opportunities to visit the farm on the second Saturday of every month and during our family-friendly events. Suzie’s Farm products are found in many area Farmers’ Markets, grocery stores and restaurants, and through its Good Farm Box, Farm Raiser and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.

 

Products
Products: growing over 100 varieties of seasonal vegetables, fruit, edible flowers and herbs, pastured eggs, sprouts, micro greens, wheatgrass, dried teas and herbs, mushrooms, and merchandise (t-shirts, hats, stickers, etc).

Offerings: Interactive and educational tours for all ages, both open to the public and for private groups. Pick your own produce, plant your own seeds and taste things along the way! We love private events as well.

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

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"

Harbour Farm

County
San Diego
Activities
U-pick, winery, ag entertainment

Dickinson Farm

County
San Diego
Activities
Working urban farm - heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the Historic Wallace D. Dickinson homestead.

Products
Heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs. Harvest listed weekly online for preorder and purchase.

Hatfield Creek Winery

County
San Diego
Activities
Winery, tasting room, tours, education

Products
Wine

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

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.

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 Dos Amantes

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
We offer Farm stay lodging, cooking and cheese making classes,
 U-pick vegetables and fruits. Goats, goat milking , chickens and egg collecting.

Products
Eggs, olive oil, forage hay

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.

Stepladder Creamery

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
We offer private tours of our farmstead dairy and creamery daily. The tours are a wonderful way to get to know our friendly herd of LaMancha goats and tour our dairy and milking parlor that were both built inside of the ranch's historic 100-year old barn.

The tours are 1-hour long and will give you a unique and personalized opportunity to see what’s happening inside of our milking parlor and view our creamery from the outside viewing window as guided by one of our Stepladder Creamery staff members. Tour guests will learn all about the cheesemaking process and conclude their tour with a tasting of the seasonal cheeses that we have available.

Tours from February - July, includes spending time with the farm's many baby goats aka "kids" that arrive in the Spring.

Products
Farmstead goat cheeses from pasture raised Lamancha goats
Pasture raised cow's milk cheeses
Haas avocados and citrus (oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes) and passion fruits

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.

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

Good Land Organics

County
Santa Barbara
Activities
Good Land Organics is an exotic fruit farm that produces a variety of rare sub-tropical fruit. Our family run farm holds strong to growing all of our crops organically and have a strong loyalty for local business. We have begun to offer a series of agritours focused on a view into the coffee process from seed to cup, while also highlighting our other exotic fruit offerings. 

Products
Exotic Fruit: Cherimoya, Caviar Limes, California grown coffee, and more.

Lightheart Cellars

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

Products
Boutique wines and associated merchandise

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.

Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm

County
Santa Clara County
Activities
Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm is an educational 501(c)(3) Nonprofit located in Cupertino, CA. The purpose of Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm is to educate the community on sustainable food production and what food looks

Products
Hollyhill Hummingbird Farm offers:
Farm Tours - a one hour guided tour of everything the Farm produces: eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains, craft beer, all natural soda, etc. The Farm Tour is private for just you, your family, or your group. All ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. http://hollyhillhummingbird.com/visit-us/

Farm to Picnic - includes the Farm Tour followed by an elegant Six-Course meal in the garden where the food was grown. The Farm to Picnic is private and the meal is custom tailored for you and your group. http://hollyhillhummingbird.com/farm-to-picnic/

Volunteering - (18+ years old) every Sunday is volunteer day for registered volunteers to come hang out, meet new friends, learn, and do farm work. A lunch is served and the Farm's Craft beer and all natural soda are available. Every volunteer goes home with a goodie bag of what is harvesting at the time.

Volunteer event days for companies or large groups are available. Email us for more information.

Farm Discovery at Live Earth

County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Farm Discovery at Live Earth engages kids and families with seasonal, organic, and local food systems for their bodies, the environment and their communities.

Food, farming and nature exist in complex, interconnected socio-cultural, economic and ecological systems. Farm Discovery empowers kids and families to make these systems regenerative and healing for individuals, communities, and the natural world.

Farm Discovery’s vision is growing healthy relationships through food, farming and nature.

Our farm, Live Earth Farm (LEF), established in 1996, is a 150 acre diversified, organic, family farm overlooking the Pajaro Valley in the Santa Cruz area of California. LEF runs a year round CSA, growing over 50 different fruits and vegetables surrounded by a native landscape of redwoods and oak woodland. LEF’s produce is directly marketed through local farmer’s markets, restaurants, a thriving web store, and a weekly CSA program. Education has always been a part of Live Earth Farm since its beginning, but in 2007 a separate non-profit entity, Farm Discovery was formally established to compliment and expand the educational programs at Live Earth Farm. We now host more than 2000 children on the farm each year for engaging farm-based, hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of formats.

Products
- Farm Discovery offers educational programs that inspire youth and families to transform their relationship to food, farming and nature through 9 different farm-based education programs for all ages.
- We steward our working farm and its wild spaces as an environmentally and economically viable piece of the food system and a learning space.
- We collaborate with community partners to learn from each other and extend our collective impact in the community.

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

Jess Jones Vineyard

County
Solano
Activities
Tour of vineyard and winery; free wine tasting

Products
Wine and Wine Grapes; Event Center

Meridian Jacobs

County
Solano
Activities
Jacob sheep ranch. Shop on premises.

Products
Shop: Fiber, wool, meat (lamb), lambskins, other items made from Jacob sheep, woven textiles. Spinning and weaving supplies and tools.

Farm Club: Sheep CSA, members can receive a fleece, yarn, or meat.

Eatwell Farm

County
Solano
Activities
Public Events throughout the year, Strawberry U-Pick, Garlic Braiding, Tomato Sauce Party, and Pumpkin U-Pick. Farm Stays, bring your own tent or rent our furnished canvas tent.

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

Icssoma Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities
Horse Summer Camps, riding lessons, farm tours and horse clinics.

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.

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.

Full House Farm

County
Sonoma
Activities
Full House Farm has been in operation since 1974, relocating from Los Altos Hills in Santa Clara County to Sebastopol, Sonoma County, in 1989.  You can experience farm life by staying in one of our Farmstays, taking a Farm Life Tour, scheduling a "Sustainable Living from the Inside Out" session with the horses, and/or purchasing fresh products from the farm's Honor System Kiosk.

Products
Fresh organic, vegetarian eggs, goat milk products, home-made jams & jellies, Asian Pear juice, raw honey, and more

Canvas Ranch

County
Sonoma
Activities
Canvas Ranch is a diversified, sustainable family farm, integrating animals and crops in a complete ecosystem -- similar to farms in Tuscany or Provence. From ancient wheat to the latest vegetable darling of high-end chefs, we grow over 50 different crops, and also raise Babydoll Southdown sheep and cashmere goats for fiber.

Products
Vegetables, fruit, jams, herb seasoning, lavender oils, vegetable soap, pastured eggs, fiber, art.

Relish Culinary Adventures

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

RAM Farms, Inc

County
Stanislaus
Activities
Corn Maze and pumpkin patch featuring over 40 different varieties of pumpkins, heirloom pumpkins, and gourds. In the winter we feature and ice skating rink.

Products
Pumpkn patch, corn maze, hay maze, pumpkin bowling, pedal tractors and sand box.

Triple J Alpacas

County
Tulare
Activities
We are a full service breeding facility for top quality alpacas.

Products
Alpacas, Alpaca fleece products

Horn Mountain Ranch

County
Tulare
Activities
Farm stay, close animal experience particularly for youngsters.  Fun at the farm.

Products
Grass fed meats and farm tours.  Seasonal fruits, vegetables and eggs available for purchase

ARO Pistachios, Inc. /Orandi Ranch

County
Tulare
Activities
For over 40 years, we have been in farming in Terra Bella, California. We have 3 distinct varieties of Pistachios which include Arya, Kallegoochii & Kerman. We harvest, roast & package in our own plant to ensure quality and freshness.

Products
Gourmet Colossal Pistachio In-Shell and Raw.  In-shell are Handcrafted with Himalayan Pinksalt.

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

Al's Bonsai

County
Tuolumne
Activities
A full service bonsai nursery garden, offering bonsai supplies, gifts, personal workshops, demonstrations, restyling, Rx and treatment and vacation care.

Products
Al's Bonsai has150+ bonsai; dozens of varieties - outdoor / indoor bonsai,  personal workshops, bonsai stock trees, pots, substrate, tools, and gift certificates.

Love House Farm

County
Ventura
Activities
Flower and veggie farm with bed & breakfast accommodations. Ducks, chickens and a horse. See our listing on Airbnb.com.

Products
Dahlias, sweet peas, lavender, other flowers, cut flowers, veggies.

The Painted Pony Farm

County
Ventura
Activities
We are celebrating our 24th year. Our farm welcomes over 7000 school age children to learn about Life on the Farm through Educational Field trips and Summer Farm Camp.

Products
Apples,Pumpkins

Rominger Trails

County
Yolo
Activities
Rominger Trails is a scenic Northern California destination where horseback riders can go trail-riding on 2,000 acres of scenic oak-studded foothills and flat terrain. The ranch is located about 7 miles northwest of Winters, 40 miles west of Sacramento and 60 miles northeast of San Francisco. Bring your horse and enjoy the fabulous view. Group discounts are available.

Rominger Trails is also proud to host special events at the ranch (with or without horses), providing catered food and Rominger West wine.

A wine-tasting event on the ranch can be a delightful way to entertain your guests or socialize with your group.

Please call us to make arrangements for your trail ride or special event!

Products
Horseback riding/trail riding

Wine Tasting

Catering available for special events

Jacob Mini Farm

County
Yolo
Activities
You-cut Christmas tree farm open Dec 1-23.

Products
Christmas Trees, cut green boughs, walnuts and  u-pick pecans
A small barn with animals open for viewing.

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.

Good Humus Produce

County
Yolo
Activities
Annual events: Peach Party (August), Spring Plant Sale (April), and Pumpkin Picnic (October). Classroom visits for children. Educational workshops for adults.

Products
Diverse array of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Dried fruit, jams and jellies. Dried flowers and dried flower wreaths. Classroom visits for children. Educational workshops for adults.

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.

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!

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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