Santa Barbara County Farm Day
More than 10 venues in Santa Maria Valley ,
Contact: 805-901-0213
Sponsor: Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture

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More than 10 Santa Barbara County farms, ranches, wineries and nurseries in Santa Maria Valley and Lompoc will open their doors to the pubic during the first annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day.

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. (

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 ( 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 or call 805-901-0213.