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Join us for Farm day!

Self-Guided Tours through local farms!

 The county's beautiful countryside is filled with experiences to fill your senses and connect you with friendly people and their agricultural roots. Nine of the top ten agriculture counties in the U.S. are in California. That means our farms provide the majority of the food for our country. We welcome you to learn about the farms in your backyard. You can explore everything from berry fields, to livestock ranches and wineries, all while having the option to shop for fresh and local products at many different farm locations.


Farm tour locations in 2019


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Allan Hancock College

(Santa Maria, CA)

Allan Hancock College's Agriculture Program provides a wide range of courses, designed for students preparing for, or advancing in careers in agricultural sciences. Tailored to prepare students for employment within the local agriculture industry, this program offers a variety of options for students seeking employment or transfer. 


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Babé Farms

(Santa Maria, CA)

We welcome guests to stop by our production office for a "Farmers Market" style set-up, displaying our brightest specialty vegetables. Staff will be on hand to share the Babé Farms story, discuss our farming operation, specialty vegetables and answer questions. 


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Bonipak Produce Company

(Santa Maria, CA)

Bonipak Produce is a multi-generational, family-owned agricultural company. For over 85 years, Bonipak continues to be a leader in the produce industry through sustainable farming practices and a dedication to quality. Bonipak grows, packs, cools and ships over 20 varieties of fresh produce across North America. 


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Engel & Gray and Harvest Blend Compost

(Santa Maria, CA)

See the equipment that is used to transform organic waste into beneficial compost products. We will have hands on demonstrations planting vegetable plants in compost amended soil. Up to 1 yard of Harvest Blend Compost will be available for each family. Bring a bucket or a pickup and we will help you with your fall garden.


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Innovative Produce

(Santa Maria, CA)

Innovative Produce is a sixth generation fresh produce farming company that strives to lead the industry by continually evolving innovative practices and quality products to maximize the well-being of our customers, community and company. 


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Main Street Produce

(Santa Maria, CA)

Main Street Produce, located in the fertile Santa Maria Valley of California, grows, cools and ships strawberries and broccoli. We farm our own product through our sister company, Freshway Farms, and cool it at our own top-of-the-line facility so that we are never dependent upon outside growers or packers.


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Plantel Nurseries

(Santa Maria, CA)

Plantel Nurseries has been in business for 30+ years growing vegetable transplants. The Telephone Road Nursery is dedicated to growing organic transplants.


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Primus Labs

(Santa Maria, CA)

Primus Group (PrimusLabs powered by Azzule Systems) serves the fresh produce and other food industries from small growers to large retailers by providing stellar customer support and an integrated approach to food safety, including laboratory testing, data management and analysis, training, counseling, and audit scheme development. Implemented individually or collectively these services help clients confidently meet or exceed their own food safety standards, government regulations, and buyer requirements. 


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Rancho Laguna Farms

(Santa Maria, CA)

Rancho Laguna Farms is pleased to present our newest and most innovative farm of the future. A unique 14 acre ranch has been developed for soil-less berry farming. We are offering limited tours showcasing our substrate raspberries and table-top strawberries, grown for Driscoll’s.


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Reiter Affiliated Companies at Union Valley Ranch

(Santa Maria, CA)

Come learn about the genetics and research behind the berries we grow.  See and hear about how we grow traditional in-ground blueberries and blackberries and how sustainable farming practices are playing their part in the future of farming on our all organic ranch.


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Riverbench Vineyard

(Santa Maria, CA)

Vineyard Manager Jim Stollberg will be touring guests through the vineyard, describing viticultural operations, and answering questions. Walking tour will be outdoors and in soft dirt, so prepare accordingly.


Make sure to check back as more locations join farm day!