Join Us for Farm Day!
Self-Guided Journey through 20+ 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 10 agricultural 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 and hydroponically grown food, to livestock ranches and more, all while having the option to shop for fresh and local products at various farm locations.
Farm Day Locations 2018
Tour one of the world's leading food safety and agricultural laboratories. AGQ Labs has more than 20 years of experience in advanced analytical testing, agronomic consulting, specialized engineering, and environmental project management. Tours will be led every hour, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., by scientists who help farmers and producers meet the regulatory and industry requirements for food safety.
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.
Apricot Lane Farms
*Tours at this location are now full
Apricot Lane Farms is dedicated to creating a well-balanced ecosystem with rich soils that produce nutrient-dense foods while treating the environment and animals with respect.
GUESTS NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TOURS IN ADVANCE.
Official BBQ Lunch Location! Only $5.00!
Beardsley & Son
Since 1935, Beardsley & Son has been a family owned and operated fertilizer dealer specializing in liquid, dry conventional and organic fertilizers, tractor application, agronomy services and customized farming.
Boku is a family owned organic superfood company that specializes in the highest quality, plant based superfood powders in the world. We are in our 12th year and serving customers in 65 countries. Located at the gateway to Ojai on two beautiful acres, we operate a USDA certified organic and kosher blending and packaging facility onsite.
Alisha Taff from Rock Front Ranch will be present at Boku Superfood on Ventura County Farm Day! Come and learn about how the Jujube fruit is grown and used in Boku Superfood!
Chivas Skin CAre
(Fillmore, CA) *Will be at Otto & Sons Nursery
Chivas Skin Care raises goats on their small family farm and uses the fresh goat milk to hand-craft gentle and moisturizing goat milk soaps. Visit their booths at Otto & Sons Nursery, where you can join one of their FREE soap making demos or browse their selection of goat milk skin care products.
GUESTS NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR SOAP MAKING DEMOS IN ADVANCE.
Deardorff Family Farms
Visitors will enjoy tours of Deardorff's LEED Certified, sustainable,"green" facility. Tours will be held every 45 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. Visitors will also get to sample fresh produce and learn all about this fourth-generation farm!
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, dandelions, green leaf lettuces, and kale. Farmer BD will be on site guiding visitors around the farm, but you are more than welcome to tour the grounds yourself.
SEEAG’s Farm Lab
(Saticoy, CA) *Located at Petty Ranch
Student’s for Eco-Education & Agriculture (SEEAG) is the organizer of Ventura County Farm Day! Throughout the year SEEAG educations thousands of children about the farm origins of their food and their nutritional impact on their well being. SEEAG’s Farm Lab at Petty Ranch in Saticoy provides students with a hands-on learning experience by immersing them in a working farm.
Learn how this processing plant in Oxnard is 100% waste-free by turning its onion waste into bio-fuel to generate electricity.
Crisalida Farm welcomes the community to Farm Day on November 3rd from 10:00am - 3:00pm for a unique on farm experience. Take a guided tour of our farm approach in raising a variety of high-quality strawberries. Gain knowledge on how the displayed farming machinery helps harvest superior produce from farm to table.
Learn about hydroponic greenhouse growing and sustainable farming. Sample some scrumptious hydroponically grown tomatoes while you are here!
GUESTS NEED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR TOURS IN ADVANCE.
Laguna Farms, a partner of Reiter Affiliated Companies
Come meet Jose Martinez and his family as they guide you around their all organic raspberry ranch named after his youngest daughter, Andrea. See and hear about growing traditional in-ground raspberries and how innovation and technology are playing their part in the future of farming with substrate raspberries. Sample berries while learning about Sembrando Salud, a farmworker health and wellness initiative.
The Abundant Table at McGrath Family Farm
Farm tours take place from 11am-2pm There will be a food truck, games and activities, plus roadside farmstand shopping.
Ojai Olive Oil Company
Tour an olive press house and taste delicious cold-pressed olive oil.
Otto & Sons Nursery
Come tour their full selection of roses, fruit trees, berries, and general landscape plants. Free hayrides through 40 acres of Valencia orange orchard and nursery, and check out the kids' area featuring BUGS!
Oxnard Historic Farm Park
Antique tractors & implements including two 1903 Lima Bean threshers; historic crops including sugar beets, lima beans and corn; grapevines corca 1880; cottage home and brick winery circaw 1870s.
See how Petty Ranch grows citrus, avocados, figs, and other speciality fruit.
Rancho Camulos Museum
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.
(Saticoy, CA) *Will be at Petty Ranch
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.
Ventura County Ag Museum
(Santa Paula, CA)
Come learn how the agricultural industry helped 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 experience exhibits showcasing the machine-age artwork by artist Wendell Dowling, the history and evolution of tractors, and the role of aviation in agriculture.