Tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm Day visitors travel at their own pace since they drive themselves to the farms they select. Each location is unique, but all feature a number of activities such as educational tours and free produce sampling. A barbecue lunch is available at Engel & Gray, Inc. (http://www.engelandgray.com/)
Participating agricultural organizations include:
Babé Farms, Bonipak Produce Company, Innovative Produce, Driscoll's, Engel & Gray, Inc., L & G Chavez Family Farms, Main Street Produce, Plantel Nurseries, Primus Labs, Rancho Laguna Farms, Reiter Affiliated Companies/Union Valley Ranch, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery and Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery. More are expected to be added.
Santa Barbara County Farm Day officially kicks off the night before, Friday September 27 at Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery (http://treshermanaswinery.com/). From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the public can enjoy live music, a "Farm-to-Table" Santa Maria-style barbeque dinner and a Tres Hermanas wine flight.
There is no charge to visit the farms.
For information about participating farms and dinner, visit https://www.santabarbaracountyfarmday.com/ or call 805-901-0213.