Celebrating 10 years of Open Farm Tours! October 7th & 8th, 2023
Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know your farmer better and get a behind-the-scenes look into our regions vibrant working agricultural landscape? During the 2023 Open Farm Tours, you can meet the farmers and learn what it takes to bring your favorite high-quality local farm products to your plate.
All farms implement sustainable agriculture practices & are family owned.
The greatest part about Open Farm Tours is learning what makes every farm unique. Press apples for fresh juice at one farm, taste over 10 varieties of figs at another and then head over to another farm to pick tomatoes. Touring farms is a fantastic outdoor activity to do together and October is a great time to get out and explore!
We have 12 participating Farms this year:
Esperanza Community Farms, Fruitilicious Farm, Live Earth Farm, Sea To Sky Farm, Thomas Farm, Prevedelli Farm, Terra Sole Farm, Mariquita Farm, Beeline Blooms, Dos Aguilas olive grove, Pajaro Pastures Ranch.
ALBA Family Farm Day, (located in Salinas), is Free and open to the public on Saturday only from 11-3pm.
Click on the Farms menu tab for a listing of each participating farms profile page.Click on the Schedules tab in the drop down menu for what days each farm will be open and the times they are offering their tours, Click on the Activity tab for a list of all activities and animals at each farm.
We're celebrating our 10 year anniversary with our new "Friends & Family" weekend pass that allows up to 5 people per carload to tour 7 participating farms both Saturday & Sunday for one price of $20 per carload!
Due to limited access and schedules, not all of the farms can be included in this pass and 5 of the farms require pre-registration & are ticketed separately at $10 per carload.
Click on "Tickets" in the menu to purchase tickets through Eventbrite.
Thank You to our Valued Sponsors!
Open Farm Tours would not be possible without the support of our valued sponsors. Thank you to Edible Monterey Bay Magazine, Wild Roots Market and all our In-Kind Donation sponsors for your generous support!
The way we live greatly affects our environment and the sustainability of our actions significantly impacts the future of humanity. This year's Open Farm Tours continues to explore transformations in our food systems. From the planting of seeds to meat production to healthy soils, to how we package our food, to distribution & waste management, it's all an interconnected web that encompasses many facets. We will be exploring how our current systems work and how they fit with the culture and values of our region.
Developing our food systems on a regional level develops symbiotic relationships relevant to the populations that they serve. From day one, Open Farm Tours has been about developing a sustainable regional food system that values relational wealth. Supporting a healthy and nutritious food source is vital to the eco system of our planet and ourselves.