farm tours

Barn Open House

SRJC SHONE FARM BARN OPEN HOUSE 10 AM – 3 PM Saturday, September 9th Our open house will allow the public to explore the gardens and barn. Come, meet our animals and speak with the students in the animal science department who care for them. Shop our farmstand full of fresh produce grown by students, check out our flower stand full of gorgeous bouquets, and enjoy some wine on our patio overlooking the pastures! Event details: – Meet our animals – Farm stand stocked with freshly picked goodies – Flower stand with bouquets grown by our sustainable agriculture students –…

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Culinary Farm Plant-Based Estate Pairing

Join us as we showcase our flourishing Culinary Farm in a unique presentation of our Estate Pairing experience. Our Special host, resident Culinary Farmer Jimmy Hill, will introduce guests to the evolution of our Farm to Table legacy. Enjoy shared tapas-style dishes masterfully crafted with 100% plant-based ingredients, seamlessly paired with our select Artisan Collection wines. Tour our Culinary Farm and Wild Oak Estate Vineyard with personal tours from Farmer Jimmy. Learn about new plantings of native Sonoma County crops, our continued focus on sustainability, and the exciting things to come in our trending culinary adventures. This distinct Estate Pairing…

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Earth Day at Luther Burbank Experiment Farm

he Luther Burbank Experiment Farm in Sebastopol is celebrating a beautiful Spring 2024 with free activities on Saturday, April 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Earth Day at the farm will feature garden tours, displays, demonstrations, and plant sales. Nursery sales will include garden plants and heirloom fruit trees, available only during our Earth Day celebration! Our gardening and fruit tree experts will be on-hand to discuss fruit tree planting and care and show our fruit tree nursery and 20+ year old apple espalier of 10+ different varieties. Learn how to build soil health and reduce waste at home…

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Fall Farm Trails weekend, October 14-15, 2023

Join us for the Sonoma County Farm Trails Fall Tour! We’ll have fun things for the kids to do and will be having our fall perennial plant sale at the farm stand. We will be offering several tours, each lasting about 45-60 minutes. Check our website for times and to sign up. Tours are $5 for each person, including kids. 1) The Buzz About Bees: Learn what the bees are doing at this time of year as they prepare for winter. Includes a visit to the top-bar beehive with a window, so you can see the bees at work. 2)…

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Fall Festival

SRJC Shone Farm welcomes the community to experience the garden during harvest season. SRJC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Department students and instructors will facilitate activities and present an abundance of food. Entrance fee is $5 per car and tickets are available online. A farm stand will highlight Shone Farm fresh seasonal produce, and the tasting room will be open to try our wines. Enjoy lunch in our food court featuring Black Piglet + Catering and burgers from the Sebastopol FFA. Farm activities include: • U-pick pumpkins, apples, and sweet potatoes • Kid’s zone including rotten fruit slingshot and compost lessons…

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Farm Trails Fall Tour: free garden tours

The Luther Burbank Experiment Farm will be offering docent-led tours through our garden and orchard. This historic site was where Luther Burbank ran thousands of experiments in creating world-renowned plants and trees, including the Shasta Daisy, the Santa Rosa plum, the Burbank russet potato, and the spineless cactus. The Luther Burbank Farm is a project by the Western Sonoma County Historical Society.

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Jennifer Bice, Redwood Hill Farm — Capracopia

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The history of Sonoma County agriculture is filled with a similar theme: Tired of city life, folks go back to the land, relearn lost skills, and raise animals. Through a combination of good timing, risk taking, and innovation, they create a successful business for the next generation to shepherd.  Such is the story of Redwood Hill Farm — Capracopia. One of the earliest members of Farm Trails — they originally joined in 1974 — this pioneering goat farm has evolved with the times but always kept its footing firmly planted in Sebastopol, and in the hands of the Bice family.…

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SingleThread Agricultural Workshop

Our Agricultural Workshops are an opportunity for guests to join us in the field, where we will not only discuss our farming practices but put them into action with hands-on activities – unique to each season and month. Led by our knowledgable and hospitable Farmer and Director of Farm Programs, Adam Smith, we will discuss the use of hand tools, varietal selection and crop planning, greenhouse practices, growing techniques, seasonal transitions on the farm and much more. Refreshments from the SingleThread chefs will be served. Group sizes are kept small to allow for individual interests and questions to be addressed…

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SingleThread Farm – Field Walks

Following in the footsteps of the chefs and farmers who walk our fields weekly, discussing what is in season and finding inspiration for new dishes and new crops to explore, guests will be led on an edible journey through our farm. Refreshments from our SingleThread Chefs will be served. While tasting is always the focus of these experiences, our small group size is intended to allow for conversation and plenty of room for questions regarding farming practices and more.

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Summer Bar(n) Crawl

We’ve taken your traditional Bar Crawl and added pigs, cows, goats, and more! Join us Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary for brews and bites at this 21+ Barn Crawl event. Located just minutes from downtown Sonoma, our sanctuary is the perfect place for all animal lovers to visit. You and your friends will love tasting a selection of wines from local producers alongside plant-based bites from Dahlia while you make your way from barn to barn meeting some incredible rescued animals. This experience lasts approximately 1.5 hours with entry of smalls groups at staggered start…

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