Weekend Along The Farm Trails

Sep 23 – Sep 24, 2017 | 10am to 4pm

Sonoma County farmers will open their gates and barn doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at life on the farm in September 2017. 

Most of the stops are FREE. All you need is transportation, a map of your route, a cooler to keep your purchases fresh, and a sense of adventure! 

TIPS FOR THE TRAILS:
•    Plan your route. Keep in mind, the nearest distance between locations ranges from 3 - 15 miles.
•    Use a trusted map or GPS, as cell reception is not reliable in some areas.
•    Read itinerary closely. Some destinations are only open one day.
•    Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during the warm weekend, & bring protection from the sun.
•    Bring a cooler and basket or bag for purchases. Please carry out anything you bring with you.
•    Absolutely no pets allowed, even in cars, please.
•    Wear good walking shoes.

2016 LOCATIONS BY CATEGORY (See the 2016 Map & Program:

Especially "Kid-Friendly" Stops:
Artful Arrangements - Children & parents Plant-a-Plant together
Green Star Farm (Sunday Only) - Get up close & personal with farm animals
McClelland's Dairy - Pumpkin Patch, games, milk a cow & more!
Preston Farm & Winery - Pumpkin patch & scavenger hunt
Tara Firma Farms - Meet baby chicks & piglets, too

Food Options on the Trails (* Full Meals Available):
Backyard at Green Star (Sunday Only, South-West)* - Farm-to-Table, Select Menu
Bodega Bay Oyster Co. (South-West)* - Seafood, Select Menu
Bohemian Creamery (West) - Cheese Tasting ($20 with Special Tour)
Dry Creek General Store (North)* - Farm Fresh Sandwiches & More
Fig Cafe & Winebar (East)*- Rustic, Farm-to-Table French Menu
Freestone Artisan Cheese (West) - Cheeses, Charcuterie
Laguna Farm (Central Sebastopol)- Farm-to-Blender Smoothies & Juice
Kozlowski Farms (Central Sebastopol)- Sweet & Savory Treats
McClelland’s Dairy (South) - Organic Hot Dogs, Nachos
Petaluma Pie Co.(South)* - Sweet & Savory Pie 
Tara Firma Farms(South)* - Grass-Fed Hamburgers, & Hotdogs
Union Hotel (West)* -Traditional Italian, FREE Antipasto served with meal

Farm Animal "Meet & Greets" (See program for times & details):
Green Star Farm (Sunday Only) - Dairy goats, piglets, and miniature donkeys
Icssoma Farm's Well Trained Horses (Saturday Only) - Rescued horses
McClelland's Dairy - Dairy cows
Shanti Permaculture - Sheep, llama, goats, chickens, ducks, & a goose!
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue - Goats, chickens & more
Tara Firma Farms - Baby chicks, piglets, turkeys, & cattle

U-Pick Stops:
Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch (Sunday Only) - Apple picking!
McClelland's Dairy - U-pick Pumpkin Patch
New Carpati Farm (Sunday Only) - Harvest your own mushrooms
Preston Farm & Winery - U-pick Pumpkin Patch

Workshops & Demos (Check program for times):
Beekind (Saturday Only) -"Intro to Beekeeping" at Sebastopol Grange ($10)
Bohemian Creamery - Brief into to cheesemaking with tour ($20)
Monte-Bellaria di California - Lavender Fragrance Workshop (Free)
New Carpati Farm (Sunday Only) - DIY Mushroom Growing ($20)
Tilted Shed Ciderworks (Saturday Only)- Home Cider Making Demo (Free)

Free Tours (See program for times & important details):
Bodega Bay Oyster Co.
Bohemian Creamery
Laguna Farm (Saturday Only)
Live Oak Farm
Luther Burbank's Gold Ridge Experiment Farm
Monte-Bellaria di California
Oak Hill Farm (Saturday Only)
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Shanti Permaculture
Tara Firma Farms
Tierra Vegetable (Saturday Only)

Farm Stands:
Green Star Farm (Sunday Only)
Green String Farm
Laguna Farm (Saturday Only)
Live Oak Farm
New Carpati (Sunday Only)
Oak Hill Farm (Saturday Only)
Tara Firma Farms
Tierra Vegetable (Saturday Only)

Sample the Bounty (Free Samples Offered While Shopping):
Beekind - Sample honey varieities
Bohemian Creamery - Visit the cheese shop for samples
Freestone Artisan Cheese - Visit the cheese shop for samples
Kozlowski Farm - Sweet & savory homemade treats
Laguna Farm (Saturday Only) - Farm-to-blender smoothies & juices
Petaluma Pie Co. - Sweet & savory farm-to-table pies

Sample Libations (Free Tastings Offered, Must Show Ticket or Program):
Dutton-Goldfield Winery (2-for-1 Tasting)
Larson Family Winery
Preston Farm & Winery
Tilted Shed Ciderworks (Saturday Only)