Join Us for Farm Day! An annual multi-location event featuring tours and activities on over 20 working farms in Ventura County.
How to make the most of your Farm Day adventure:
- Plan your day from 10 am - 3 pm
- Download and print the Farm Day Map and bring it with you to help plan your trip
- Pick two or more farms from the list below
- Bring the whole family - It's free
- Pack a lunch with water or visit Oxnard Farm Park for lunch, the official lunch location for Farm Day
- Wear a hat and comfortable close toed shoes
- Buy tickets to the end of day BBQ
- Stay the night and see the best of what Ventura has to offer
Houweling's Tomatoes645 W Laguna Rd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Come tour a world-renowned greenhouse tomato facility and sample delicious hydroponically grown tomatoes.
McGrath Family Farm1012 W Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010
Tour with Farmer Phil at 11 am and 1 pm, or shop in season at their roadside farmer's market right off the 101 Freeway in Camarillo.
Reiter Affiliated Companies at Santa Rosa Ranch8585 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012
Come learn about the genetics and research behind the berries we grow and visit our oldest and very first blueberry field in Ventura County. See and hear about how we grow traditional in-ground raspberries and how innovation and technology are playing their part in the future of farming with our substrate raspberries. Sample berries while learning about our farmworker health and wellness initiative, Sembrando Salud.
Chivas Skin Care2220 Bardsdale Ave, Fillmore, CA 93105
Chivas Skin Care raises French Alpine goats and uses the fresh milk to handcraft goat milk soaps. Sign-up now for a free tour of the farm and soap workshop (fully booked last year). While the farm and soap workshop are only accessible to those on a tour, the soap showroom will be open all day.
Otto & Sons Nursery1835 E Guiberson Rd, Fillmore, CA 93015
Tour their full selection of roses, fruit trees, berries, and general landscape plants. Free hayrides through the 40 acres of Valencia orange orchard and nursery, and also a kid's area featuring BUGS!
Apricot Lane Farms10700 Broadway Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
Apricot Lane Farms is dedicated to creating a well-balanced ecosystem with rich soils that produce nutritent-dense foods while treating the environment and animals with respect. The property is home to Biodynamc Certified avocado and lemon orchards, over 75 varities of stone fruit, a vegetable garden, pastures, pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, guinea hens, horses, highland cattle, and Maggie, their swiss dairy cow. Please register online to take part in the farm tours. Once filled, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be put on the waitlist.
Friends Ranch15150 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023
Ojai citrus history, family lore, fresh-squeezed orange juice and tastes of a variety of seasonal citrus fruits. On this special farm day folks will be allowed to squeeze their own cup of juice and taste the way real orange juice should taste. You can learn how we are gearing up for next spring's record breaking Ojai Pixie tangerine crop (valley-wide we plan to harvest over 7 million pound of fruit)! Before you go you can purchase our local honey, fruit and Ojai shirts, cups and hats.
Earthtrine Farm1091 Cuyama Road, Ojai, CA 93023
Earthtrine Farm is a 12-acre paradise in the Ojai Valley that grows more than 100 different crops throughout the year. They are famous for their culinary herbs, and a wide assortment of greens; including, chard, dandelion, green leaf and kale. Farmer BD will be on site guiding people around the farm, but you are more than welcome to tour the grounds yourself.
Ojai Olive Oil1811 Ladera Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
Tour olive press house and taste cold-pressed olive oil.
AGQ Laboratory2451 Eastman Ave, Ste 1, Oxnard, CA 93030
Tour a high-tech laboratory that specializes in Nutritional Monitoring and Food Safety! Tours will be given every hour from 10:30 until 2:30 and will be led by scientists who help clients get the best out of their land as well as test the food we're eating to make sure it's safe to eat.
Agromin will show visitors how the green waste they put in their recycling barrels is turned into compost that is then used by local farmers to help them grow healthier and more productive crops. Those who take the tour at Agromin will receive a complimentary bag of organic potting soil. Tours will be held at the top of each hour.
Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce1980 S. Rice Ave., Oxnard, CA 93033
Guests to the farm will be able to see newly-planted strawberries, blueberries, brussel sprouts, and hydroponic strawberries. State-of-the-art harvesting aid machines will also be on display.
Deardorff Family Farms400 North Lombard St, Oxnard, CA 93030
Visitors will enjoy tours of our LEED Certified, sustainable,"green" facility. Tours will be every 45 mins starting at 10:00 am. Visitors will also get to sample fresh produce and learn all about our fourth generation farm!
Gill's Onions1051 Pacific Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030
Visit one of the largest fresh-cut onion operations in the nation and the 10th largest grower on the West Coast. Learn how this processing plant in Oxnard is 100% waste-free by turning its onion waste into bio-fuel to generate electricity.
- Lunch from 11:00-3:00 - Taco Truck
- Book Signing - Oxnard Sugar Beets - Ventura County Lost Cash Crop
- Games - corn hole, jenga
- Vintage printing press demonstration
- Site Tour - historic buildings and farm equipment
- Music, beer, wine
San Miguel Produce4444 Naval Air Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033
Come learn more about our family farm specializing in dark leafy greens, Asian vegetables and Persian Herbs! Visitors will have the opportunity to pick their own Organic "Lacinato" Tuscan Kale from one of our fields at the top of each hour from 11 am-2 pm. We will also be sampling our NEW Kale-icious Cardio blend of greens in a delicious and nutritious smoothie! Come join us to learn all about our local family farm and our array of nutrient-dense specialty greens.
Rancho Camulos Museum5164 E Telegraph Rd, Piru, CA 93040
Rancho Camulos is situated within an 1,800 acre working ranch and is the best remaining example of a Spanish-Mexican rancho in its original rural environment. Visitors at this National Historic Landmark will tour the 1853 adobe home, cocina, winery, chapel, schoolhouse and the beautiful gardens featuring over fifty varieties of roses. The tours detail the lives of the native Tataviam Indians, the del Valle family who established Rancho Camulos in 1853, and the Rubel family, who purchased the ranch in 1924.
UC Hansen Ag Center14292 W Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Tour a farm that has a very active education outreach program. Hansen has 4-H youth agricultural literacy programs including farm field trips and classroom outreach serving K-5th-grade students countywide. Additionally, the Center is an approved site for the VC Master Gardener Program.
Calavo Growers1141 Cummings Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Join Calavo at our booth in the park near the Cummings Road entrance, then accompany us on a tour of our high-density avocado orchard to learn about the journey of an avocado. Guests should enter at 1141 Cummings Road and park in the parking lot on the left by the basketball courts.
Ventura County Ag Museum926 Railroad Ave, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Come learn about how the agricultural industry helped to attract settlers to Ventura County from around the world beginning in the 1800s. In addition to learning about the history of agriculture within the region, visitors to the museum can also experience exhibits showcasing the machine age artwork by artist Wendell Dowling, the history and evolution of tractors, and the role of aviation in agriculture. Providing essential context, this stop is a wonderful complement to the rest of your Farm Day tour itinerary.
Petty Ranch11971 Darling Rd, Saticoy, CA 93004
Meet-and-greet 5th-generation farmer Chris Sayer, and learn about the Farm Lab, which is SEEAG's hands-on field trip site located on the farm. See how Petty Ranch grows citrus, avocados, figs, and other speciality fruit.
Rincon will be at the Farm Lab at Petty Ranch. Come learn about insectraries' important role in agriculture, and how Rincon Vitova participates in SEEAG's Farm Lab Education Program.
Alpacas at Windy Hill7660 Bradley Rd., Somis, CA 93066
Come and join us for the Fall Alpaca Festival, which will include food, vendors, raffle prizes, crafts, and more! Check out the Festival Flyer for more details.
Diamond W Cattle Company#1 Canada Larga Rd, Ventura, CA 93001
Learn about how cattle ranchers raise grass fed beef in diverse drought conditions. 15-20 mintue long hay rides through the pasture leaving on the hour from ten to three. Tours start at 12:00 pm!
Salad Bar Farms at Balboa Middle School247 S Hill Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Tour Salad Bar Farms, a farm that incorporates permaculture and native pollinator habitat. Visitors will learn about farm to school in Ventura County and how students are learning how to grow food, deliver it to their cafeteria for consumption that day, and composting their own food waste. Tours will take place every hour.