Tuesday, October 06, 2015 • 09:25

Farm Tour Day opens barn doors to public

A scene from last year’s farm tour.
June 05, 2013
San Diego farmers, including some in Valley Center, will open their gates and give tours of their farms, showcasing the county's diverse agriculture for the Fourth Annual Farm Tour Day, on June 15 from 9 a.m.—3 p.m.

Hosted by the San Diego County Farm Bureau, this event is an opportunity to spend a day in the country, in our own backyard.

Valley Center, Fallbrook, and San Pasqual Valley have participating farms, ranging from one of the last San Diego dairies and organic vegetable crops to one of the largest greenhouses in the country and nursery plant propagation. Each tour route has four or five farm locations that attendees will drive to and experience a day of rural fun.

This is an opportunity for the public to go into farming operations that are not typically open to visitors and guests. See how food is grown, how it gets from the farm to the store, and learn tricks of the trade from the farmers. A billion dollar industry in San Diego County, farming is a key part of our local culture, yet is unseen to most residents.

Purchase tickets and find more information about the farms on each route here: http://sdfarmbureau.org/FarmTour/

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