About Open Farms Tours

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Nurturing Community

Welcome to year seven of the Open Farm Tours. We are fortunate to have so many beautiful family farms in our region! Spending time outside with your farming community is always a great day. The reality of the Covid19 virus has required us to adapt this years farm visits to a format that places the safety of the farms and public as our top priority. Sustainable agriculture and building relational wealth is at the core of what Open Farm Tours is about. This years focus is on a broader spectrum of how our farms are adapting to the reality of climate change and what is needed to transition towards a more sustainable future.  Healthy food and healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture. The health of ourselves & our planet depends on it.

Farms, Food & Families

There are over 500 farms in Santa Cruz County. 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.

Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food