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Name and County Listing by Educational Experience : processing or packing facility tour

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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).

Calolea Extra Virgin Olive Oil

County
Butte
Activities
Olive oil tasting room in Bangor, CA. on our olive orchard.

Products
Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Citrus crushed olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and olive oil body products.

Tri-L Mandarin Ranch - Lodigiani Orchards

County
Butte
Activities
Local producer of satsuma mandarins, offering farm tours by appointment

Products
Our gift shop is open during harvest season from mid November until January or when our mandarins are gone. We also offer local products including nuts, chocolates, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Mad Dog Mesa

County
El Dorado
Activities
We are growers and producers of Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  We have approximately 3,000 olive trees comprised of about 50 different varieties that are planted within an Oak Woodland.  We have an on-site olive mill which is used to produce our Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a tasting room in our mill building.  We are open by appointment only.

Products
Growers and Producers of Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Simonian Fruit Company

County
Fresno
Activities
Farm stand coming soon. Processing and packing facility tours available by appointment. Fresh fruit and pomegranate jelly for sale at our office.

Products
apricots, peaches, nectarines, grapes, plums, pomegranates, persimmons, pomegranate jelly

Milla Vineyards

County
Fresno
Activities
Boutique winery with wine tasting and tours. Meet the winemaker or his wife anytime you come. They are inviting you into their own backyard to taste wine and learn all there is to winemaking.

Products
Wine including Pomegranite Wine. Pomegranite honey an juice. Seasoning and snacks.

Chateau Fresno Organics

County
Fresno
Activities
Creamery, milking sheep, making cheese

Products
Cheese,soap and herbs

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.

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.

Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Company

County
Glenn
Activities
We have a 100% grass based dairy where we make a raw milk cheese. Come tour the dairy and cheese plant and even get to see a few baby calves.

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.

Madera Wine Trail

County
Madera
Activities
Thousands of tourists visit the Madera Wine Trail every year. Just south of Yosemite National Park, the Madera Wine Trail is comprised of over a dozen family owned wineries producing high quality wines. Visit a tasting room now and discover Madera's wine heritage.

Products
Wine, Wine Tasting, Special Events

West Marin Food & Farm Tours

County
Marin
Activities
Come savor beautiful Point Reyes with a guided culinary tour to the many farms and food producers in the area.

Products
- Flavors of West Marin Tour
- Cheese Lover's Tour
- Oyster Lover's Tour
- Wine & Cheese Tour
- Farm Dinners

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

Garden Variety Cheese

County
Monterey
Activities
Twice yearly we host an Open House at the farm and offer tours of the dairy and cheesemaking facility and a chance to meet the animals.

Products
sheep cheese, sheep yogurt, lamb meat, pork, eggs, wool blankets

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

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

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

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

Talley Farms/Talley Vineyards

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
We have scheduled Farm Tours and Winery/Vineyard Tours.  Our farm tours include cooling facilities, nursery, and fields.  Winery tours include tasting, barrel, bottling rooms and vineyards.  We also have a Farm Stand at Talley Vineyards open spring through fall.

Products
Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA farm boxes, Fruits & Vegetables at our Farm Stand, Wine and gifts at Talley Vineyards

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

Alpacas at Crossroads Ranch

County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Working livestock ranch. Alpacas- Sales, Breeding, Fiber sales. Educational workshops, visits and classes. Onsite gift shop, Alpacazonia. Limited RV drylot parking for special event days or by weekend arrangement. Ask us to send you our agtourism brochure for details on arranging visits.

Products
Alpaca garments and related items. Retail store, tours, demonstrations and classes. See website for class schedule.

Make arrangements to help with halter training alpacas, then take a walk with us to talk about our ranch environment. Come Wednesday afternoons and join fiber group exploring all aspects of working with and using natural fibers. RSVP required in advance. Free

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.

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

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.

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

Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company

County
Solano
Activities
 

Artisan olive oil producer. Custom olive oil production. Olive oil and wine tasting room. Private event and meeting venue. Cooking and sensory evaluation classes.

Products
 

Premium extra virgin olive oil. Co-milled flavored oils. Balsamic reductions. Suisun Valley wines.

Achadinha Cheese Company

County
Sonoma
Activities
Cheese Production

Products
Cheese

Stewart & Jasper Orchards

County
Stanislaus
Products
Glazed and seasoned almonds, gourmet chocolate almond selections, roasted salted in-shell almonds, dried fruit selections, preserves and fruit sauces, custom gift baskets, and customized corporate gift programs.

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

Rumsey House B&B and Farm

County
Yolo
Activities
I grow or gather many of the foods used in my country breakfasts. My B&B is relaxing, with the main sounds being birdsong and frogs. Large valley oaks, stone pines, California Black Walnuts, English Walnuts and fruit trees are nurtured with my own compost. A large wrap-around porch and fountains make for a peaceful getaway.

Products
Walnuts, pecans, wild pine nuts, and products created from them.

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