About Open Farms Tours
Welcome to 2022 Open Farm Tours. Spending time outside with our farming community is always a great day! All the farms on our tour are family owned, implement sustainable agriculture practices and grow organically. We're fortunate to live in a region that has so many farms that grow high quality produce. Farming has the most variables of any profession. Sustainable agriculture and building relational wealth is at the core of what Open Farm Tours is about. The reality of the Covid19 virus has greatly intensified the inadequacies of our industrial food system and the affects it has on our health & the planet. This years focus is on a broader spectrum of how our farms are adapting to the reality of climate change and transitioning our food systems towards a sustainable future. Healthy food and healthy soil is the foundation of sustainable agriculture.
Farms, Food & Families
We are partnering with the nonprofit CAFF, Community Alliance with Family Farms, this year & will be working together to expand public farm tours & workshops that educate and inspire throughout Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties. CAFF was selected to receive the “California Nonprofit of the Year” award in 2021 for the entire state of CA. For 40 years, CAFF has advocated for state and national policies that create more resilient family farms, communities and ecosystems. Open Farm Tours is honored to join together with CAFF towards building healthy regional food systems centered around community.