About Open Farms Tours
Welcome to year four of the Open Farm Tours. Connecting farms with community is what we’re all about! Welcome back to our eight returning farms, Prevedelli Farms, Lonely Mountain Farm, Live Earth Farm, New Natives Farm, Thomas Farm, Blossoms Farm, Dos Aguilas olive grove and Whiskey Hill Farm. Welcome to our two new participating farms this year, Blue Heron Farm and Stone Meal Farm! All farms are located within a ten- mile radius of each other in the Corralitos area.
We are excited to partner again with Alladin Nursery in hosting the Market Place this year! Alladin Nursery has been a prominent fixture in the Corralitos Community since it’s inception in 1919. Gustavo Beyer realized his dream when he purchased the business in 2005, and business has been booming ever since.
Stop by the Market Place for lunch, watch a food preservation demo, listen to some live music and sample local food products in a festive environment that the whole family will enjoy! This year we are adding a children’s activity area to our Market Place. Lakeside Organic Gardens will be sponsoring a children’s “Play With Your Food” tent… plus the 4H organization is sponsoring an interactive farm animal corral area that kids will be sure to love!
Click on the “Events” tab in the menu bar above for a complete schedule of all farm the day’s events.
Farms, Food & Families
The Corralitos Community is an area of nine square miles and approximately 2490 people. Officially, it is part of the Pajaro Valley,the “Heart of the Monterey Bay”. Pajaro Valley counts over 50,000 residents and stretches from Aptos/Rio Del Mar to Prunedale/Castroville. It encompasses some of the most fertile and productive farm land in the world. Over 90% of the people living in Corralitos make their living in some form of farming. Farms and Food are the bloodline of Corralitos. From the iconic Corralitos Meat Market to the thousands of acres producing fruit and veggies to the Sunday Corralitos Farmers Market – community in Corralitos is farm-centered.