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Monterey

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Ag Venture Tours & Consulting

City
Monterey
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.

California Rodeo

City
Salinas
County
Monterey
Products
Rodeo

Castroville Artichoke Festival

City
Castroville
County
Monterey
Products
Festival

Galante Vineyards

City
Carmel Valley
County
Monterey
Products
Wine and gifts. Corporate event site, wedding site. 700 acre cattle ranch, vineyards and winery.

Garden Variety Cheese

City
Royal Oaks
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

Monterey Bay Equestrian Center

City
Prunedale
County
Monterey
Products
Horseback riding on Monterey Bay, horsedrawn carriage rides and wagon rides, pony rides. Petting Zoo.

Monterey Co Vintners and Growers Association

City
Monterey
County
Monterey
Products
Grape growing tours and ag technical tours. Winery tours.

Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

City
King City
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.

Monterey County Agricultural Education

City
Spreckels
County
Monterey
Products
Educational and historic tours along Salinas Valley's River Road, including agricultural sites. School tours available.

National Steinbeck Center - Valley of the World Agricultural Wing

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

Outdoor Recreation Center

City
Monterey
County
Monterey
Products
Whitewater Raftinf, kayaking, climbing, whale watching, surfing lessons, environmental camps, family tours

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center

City
Pebble Beach
County
Monterey
Products
Camp, riding lessons, pony rides, horse shows, pony parties

Pezzini Farms

City
Castroville
County
Monterey
Products
Artichokes, french fried artichokes, steamed artichokes, steamed vegetables, fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet items

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

City
Lockwood
County
Monterey
Products
Horse Sanctuary

Rocking 7 Ranch

City
Coalinga
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.

Scheid Vineyards

City
Greenfield
County
Monterey
Products
Wine Tasting Room & Gift Shop. Small meeting accomodations, Vineyard tours.

The Farm

City
Salinas
County
Monterey
Products
Fruits and vegetables, flowers, farm animals, and customized tours for groups, families and schools

Thistle Hut

City
Castroville
County
Monterey
Products
Fresh produce stand

V6 Ranch

City
Parkfield
County
Monterey
Products
Guest Ranch, Wedding and event facilities. 8 room lodge and 6 room bunkhouse. Grassfed beef. Participatory cattle drives and trail rides. A working cattle ranch. Located on the San Andreas fault most studied spot on earth for earthquakes.

Ventana Vineyards Winery

City
Monterey
County
Monterey
Products
Wine tasting and wine related merchandise

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San Benito

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B & R Farms, LLC

City
Hollister
County
San Benito
Activities
Growers & processors of Blenheim Apricots
Farm Gift Shop

Products
Dried Blenheim Apricots, savory and sweet dried apricot Preserves, Chutney and Toppings.  Chocolate covered dried apricots, scone and pancake mixes, gift baskets and gift cards. Free recipes.

Bar SZ Ranch

City
Paicines
County
San Benito County
Activities
The Bar SZ Ranch is a genuine working family ranch.  A few days here will immerse you in a lifestyle that we love to share with others.  Enjoy horseback riding, roping, morning and evening animals feedings, hayrides, skeet and trap shooting, archery, creek walking, hiking, BBQs, and campfires.

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San Luis Obispo

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alcea rosea farm

City
templeton
County
san luis obispo
Activities
cheese making classes

Alpacas at Crossroads Ranch

City
Paso Robles
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

Avila Valley Barn

City
San Luis Obispo
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Vegetables, pumpkin patch, hay rides, picnic area

Bar B6 Ranch (B6) Bitterwater Land & Cattle Co.

City
Paso Robles
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

Bear Creek Ranch

City
Los Osos
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Farm/ranch vacation

Blue Sky Gardens

City
Atascadero
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Blackberries, pumpkins, apples, tomatoes, pears and cherries

Carriage Vineyards

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

Chanticleer Vineyard Bed & Breakfast

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Bed & Breakfast

Chesebrough Farm

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
This is a working farm operation. Observe fields at different stages, barn, tractors, small cattle operation. Farm stand and pumpkin patch available in October only.

Cotton Tail Creek Ranch

City
Cayucos
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Farm animals, pottery, sculpture

Covells Clydesdale Ranch

City
Cambria
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Our Ranch is 1/2 endangered Monterey Pine Forest and 1/2 Meadows overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We have several herds of Clydesdale horses living like wild horses. It is a wildlife preserve as well. Tis is an exceptional tour like no other for the horse,wildlife, and nature lover.

Products
Clydesdale Ranch Related items

Dragon Spring Farm

City
Cambria
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Produce, herbs and juice

Dunning Vineyards and Winery

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Wine and soaps. Country Inn: two private guest suites on the vineyard/ one with full kitchen. Private tour with winemaker.

Enterprise Program

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

Eufloria Flowers

City
Nipomo
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Hydroponic hybrid tea roses

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.

Finley Family Farm

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
We feature California natives, Tuscan olives, David Austin roses, a large selection of lavender and other fine perennials, shrubs and trees in a farm atmosphere.

Gopher Glen

City
San Luis Obispo
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Apples

Harris Stage Lines

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

Hollyhock Farms

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Observe fully functioning organic farm. Hands-on farm experience if desired. U-pick veggies, fruits and flowers. Farm stay accomodates 2 people in cottage and four people in Bungalow. Cottage guests receive full breakfast every morning.

Islay Hill Alpaca Ranch

City
San Luis Obispo
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Alpaca related products, clothing and yarn, are available for purchase

Jack Creek Farms

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
We are a 5th Generation Family Farm. We direct sell what we grow through our roadside stand. We offer u-pick in season and have farm animals on site as well as a picnic area. Additionally we have many fun things for kids to see and do including a hay stack and hay maze in the fall.

Products
Summer: Honey, u-pick olallieberries, heirloom tomatoes, lavender, herbs, peaches and plums.

Fall: Honey, wheat berries, whole wheat flour, apples, u-pick pumpkin patch, jack-o-lanterns, winter squash and dried and decorative gourds.

JD Family Farms

City
Arroyo Grande
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
JD Family Farms is an "Honor Stand" open most days. The family is expanding its operation each year, yet primarily focuses on English Walnuts and Haas Avocados. We grow seasonal gourds which are made into birdhouses and we are expanding our berry selection and potted plants.

Products
English Walnuts, Haas Avocados, Gourds, Potted Plants

Justin Winery

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Wine tasting, restaurant, Bed & Breakfast, hiking and bicycle rides

Kuhnle Ranch

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

Lazy Arrow Adventures

City
Santa Margarita
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,

McCall Farm B & B

City
Cambria
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Apples, Tomatoes, Peppers, on-farm B & B

Orchard Hill Ranch

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
All fruits, figs and walnuts. See a 90-tree orchard in operation at a small local spot with gorgeus views. Horses, chickens, Nubian goats, Jacob and Suffolk sheep.

Orchids of Los Osos

City
Los Osos
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Orchid Plants

Peachy Canyon Winery

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Wine tasting and sales

Rancho Dos Amantes

City
Bradley
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

Rinconada Dairy

City
Santa Margarita
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Farmstead cheesemaking dairy using the milk from East Friesian/Lacaune dairy sheep and Nubian goats. Pasteured chickens and whey fed pigs. Accomodations: a hacienda style room for two in house, plus an apartment in barn for four. Breakfast included.

River K Pumpkin Patch

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
U-pick

SLO Creek Farms

City
San Luis Obispo
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
40 Acre Apple U-Pick Orchard

Products
U-Pick Apples, Pumpkins, Flowers and Vegetables

Stepladder Creamery

City
Cambria
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

Talley Farms/Talley Vineyards

City
Arroyo Grande
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

Templeton Valley Farms

City
Templeton
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
Farm tours, "you pick" all produce on site, picnic area, honey bees on site, educational opportunity to learn about fruit tree pruning, honey extraction, berry planting, vegetable seed planting, tractor work, composting, harvesting, flower bouquet gathering, and straw bale structure on site.

Products
Fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, flowers, and eggs

The Groves on 41

City
Templeton
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.

The Luffa Farm

City
Nipomo
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Farm grown Luffas. Herbal Products, hand poured soap products. Catered lunches available. Cookie & tea tours available

The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides and Petting Farm

City
Los Osos
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Pony rides, wagon rides, petting farm animals. Party area. Also, mobile pony rides and petting farm animals at your door or party place. Learn about care and feeding of farm animals. Pony rides and Pony Wagon rides. Petting zoo. Great photo opportunities

The WineYard at Steinbeck Vineyards

City
Paso Robles
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

Visit Paso Robles

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Visitor information

Vista Del Rey Vineyards

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Wine Country art items, walnuts, pistachios, wine cordials & gourmet condiments

Winemakers Porch Bed and Breakfast

City
Paso Robles
County
San Luis Obispo
Activities
The winemaker will pour wines from the vineyard and explain the process of operating a vineyard and winemaking. Bed and Breakfast Inn

Work Family Ranch

City
San Miguel
County
San Luis Obispo
Products
Trail rides, nature and farm tours, overnight farm stay, guided hunts, youth horse camps, women's horse camps, family reunions, prayer retreats, marriage encounter weekends

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Santa Barbara

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Alisal Guest Ranch

City
Solvang
County
Santa Barbara
Products
horseback riding, golf, tennis, fishing

Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard

City
Los Olivos
County
Santa Barbara
Products
Wine tasting and tour. Fess Parker's Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

City
Buellton
County
Santa Barbara
Products
Brewery tastings and Brewery tour

Good Land Organics

City
Goleta
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.

La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

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

Manzanita Berry Farms

City
Santa Maria
County
Santa Barbara
Products
Strawberries

Rancho Olivos

City
Santa Ynez
County
Santa Barbara
Activities
We offer free olive oil tastings from our estate grown fruit at our farm stand.

Products
4 different extra virgin olive oils.  We also sell seasonal fruit and vegetables - lemons, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, apples squash, and herbs, rosemary, lavender.

Return To Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary

City
Lompoc
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

Santa Barbara Blueberries

City
Buellton
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.

Santa Barbara Co Vintners' Association

City
Santa Ynez
County
Santa Barbara
Products
Wine Country Touring Maps

Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures

City
Summerland
County
Santa Barbara
Activities
Each month we visit farms and food related events to meet our farms and learn about local food production

Santa Maria Fairpark

City
Santa Maria
County
Santa Barbara
Products
Festivals and fairs, camping, special events, conference

SZ Ranch

City
Cuyama
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

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens

City
Goleta
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

The Price Ranch

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

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Santa Cruz

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Agricultural History Project

City
Watsonville
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Agricultural museum and gift shop

Bargetto Winery

City
Soquel
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Wine tasting

Crystal Bay Farm

City
Watsonville
County
Santa Cruz
Products
All organic vegetables, strawberries, herbs, flowers, pumpkins, coastal California native plants

Farm Discovery at Live Earth

City
Watsonville
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.

FlipJack Ranch

City
Santa Cruz
County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Farm to table bed and breakfast providing deluxe accommodations on a real working ranch. Cuisine features ranch raised meats and produce from our organic garden as well as seasonally foraged ingredients.

Products
FlipJack Farm Store offers blue ribbon winning preserves, jams and pickles. Our ranch raised rabbit, chicken, pork and turkeys are available for sale through our CSA.

Gizdich Ranch

City
Watsonville
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Pies, fresh berries, apples, jams, apple products, U-pick, gift shop

Life Lab Science Program

City
Santa Cruz
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.

Live Earth Farm

City
Watsonville
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Organic fruit and vegetable farm with events, workshops, tours and classes . Please see website for the wide variety of programs offered including: community farm days, school and private tours, a 0-3 year olds program. We have two day use facilities.

Patchen California - Rancho

City
Los Gatos
County
Santa Cruz
Activities
Choose & Cut Christmas tree farm with picnic tables, giant pond, walking trails, gift shop and more

Products
Douglas Fir, Monterey Pine, Redwood, Noble Fir, Silvertips, others

Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Assoc.

City
Aptos
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Winery tour, vineyard walks and tours

Swanton Berry Farm

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

UCSC Farm & Alan Chadwick Garden

City
Santa Cruz
County
Santa Cruz
Products
Fresh produce & flowers. Mid June - late Oct. Tue & Fri, 12 - 6 pm (farm stand hours).

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