As early as 1920, Sonoma County was ranked as the eigth most agriculturally productive U.S county and a leading producer of poultry products, hops, grapes, prunes, apples and dairy products, largely due to the extent of available, fertile agricultural land, in addition to the abundance of high quality irrigation water. Sonoma County encompasses a wide variety of landscapes, from oak-studded hills to flood plains, from redwood groves to windswept beaches.
This trip will lead us to a variety of organic farms in Sonoma County. All of them represent high quality and long term experience with farming. The farmers have the opportunity to talk about their work, their experience working on a organic farm and how it changed their lives. After the farm tour, the group will have time to enjoy the lunch which has been freshly prepared on the farm in advance.