Over 20 Ventura County farms, ranches, nurseries and other agricultural operations, from organic to conventional, row crops to orchards, will open their doors to the public during the 7th Annual Ventura County Farm Day. On Saturday, November 9, visitors will experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who grow the food they eat. Farm Day is free to attend. Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm Day visitors can go online to select three or four agricultural operations (some require reservations) and then drive themselves to each location. Every stop is unique, but all farms feature a number of activities such as educational tours and free produce sampling. Farm Day will officially kick off Thursday, November 7 with a “Farm-to-Table” barbecue at Old Creek Ranch Winery in Ventura. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the public can enjoy live music and a farm-fresh barbeque and pig roast catered by Craft Woodfired Catering. The menu features meat and vegetarian options, artisanal cheeses, locally-sourced marmalades and an Old Creek Ranch wine flight. Ventura County Farm Day is organized by the nonprofit Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). SEEAG’s mission is to help children understand the farm origins of their food through classroom agricultural and nutrition education and free farm field trips. For more Farm Day information, a list of participating farms and barbecue ticket information, visit venturacountyfarmday.com or call 805-901-0213.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Free farm tours throughout Ventura County
Tour Locations Include: Alpacas At Windy Hill, Apricot Lane Farms, Deardorff Family Farms, Earthrine Farm, Gill’s Onions, Houweling’s Nurseries, McGrath Family Farm, Ojai Olive Oil Company, Otto & Sons Nursery, Petty Ranch, Reiter Affiliated Companies