Weekend Along the Farm Trails Spring on Sunday April 18th!

We highly encourage you to go to this wonderful event! 16 of Sonoma County’s Farm Trails members present “Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies”,  an adventurous and unique tasting, and on-the-farm experience of Spring’s bounty. Local farms and agricultural businesses from Healdsburg to Petaluma will open their gates and barnyard doors to offer a behind-the-scenes peek at Sonoma County’s finest food and agriculture.

See newly-born barnyard babies.

Foggy River Farm of Healdsburg, Barlas Boer Goats, Green String Farm, Canvas Ranch and Tara Firma Farms of Petaluma are just a few of the Sonoma County members showcasing newborn goats, sheep, chickens and pigs. Children are welcome at all Farm Trails stops for an up close and personal spring interaction.

Walk through orchards and fields in bloom.
What better way to understand where our food comes from than to start at the source?  Fruit trees will be in full bloom; attracting birds, bees and farmyard animals. Bring your camera for some beautiful Sonoma County landscape shots. Stop by Petaluma’s Olympia’s Apple Orchard, Sebastopol’s Gabriel Farm or French Garden Farm, Fulton’s Kendall Jackson Wine Center, or Valley Ford’s Skyhorse Ranch for some glowing examples of Spring’s bounty.

Sample local honeys and learn the art of beekeeping.
Feeling adventurous? At Santa Rosa’s Bear Foot Honey Farm you can suit up like the professionals to learn the inner working of a beehive. Sample any one of their 15 raw and creamed honeys in their on-site shop. Many Farm Trails members are in the business of bees these days as the world turns it’s focus to modern day threats against our pollinating friends. Take time on April 18th to join the wave of bee enthusiasts.

Meet the farmers who grow your food, and have a taste!
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies is the chance to create an intimate connection with local farmers. Nothing comes closer to the source than eating and learning about agriculture on-site from the experts themselves. Sebastopol’s Redwood Hill Creamery will be offering tours of their Grade-A goats milk dairy to visitors with a farm passport, as well as tastes of three of their well known cheeses.  Want to start your own urban farm?  Baker Creek Seed Bank of Petaluma will be stocked
with instructional staff to help you hone your gardening knowhow. After a stop in for a free packet of seeds and an on-site olive tasting, visitors can start growing blossoms and attracting bees to their own backyards.

How to join? Tickets are $25.00 per vehicle through advance online purchase. For more information, please visit Sonoma County Farm Trails! Come spend the weekend up here in wine country and enjoy what Sonoma County has to offer!

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