Agromin is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 3rd
Annual Ventura County Farm Day, taking place Saturday, September 26. Presented by the
Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (www.seeag.org
the day includes tours of local farms, our compost facility at Limoneira Ranch
and a BBQ with live music, gourmet salads with farm-picked veggies and beer and
wine from local breweries and wineries.
Twenty farm and agricultural entities are participating
this year including:
Come tour a world-renowned greenhouse tomato
facility and sample delicious hydroponically grown tomatoes.
Pick your own organic strawberries or shop in
season at their roadside farmer's market right off the 101 Freeway in
Meet their goats, pigs, tortoises and chickens,
and learn how they handcraft goat milk soaps. Tours on the hour, soap showroom
open all day.
Tour and learn about everything you wanted to
know about Valencia oranges.
Tour their full selection of roses,
fruit trees, berries and general landscape plants.
Meet and greet the Farmer Connor Jones, and
tour a permaculture food forest with a large variety of fruits and vegetables,
as well as goats, pigs, chickens and more.
Ojai citrus history, family lore,
fresh-squeezed juices and taste tests of a variety of seasonal citrus fruits.
On this special farm day, folks will be allowed to squeeze their own cup
of juice and taste the way real orange juice should taste! There will also be a
blind taste test of fresh-squeezed orange juice versus some of the popular
Tour olive press house and taste cold-pressed
Tour a high-tech laboratory that specializes in
agriculture and food safety.
Tours of our LEED Certified, sustainable, "green" facility will be every hour starting at 10:15. We will have 2 tours
going on, led by Scott Deardorff, one of the owners of Deardorff Family Farms,
and Joe Diaz, our Facility Manger. Each of the 2 tour groups can have about 20
guests. Christine Smith will be at a booth in front of the building, sharing
about DFF and letting guests sample fresh produce!
Walking tour operation with viewing of
fresh-cut celery facility. Display of products and samples given out prior to
departure of guests.
Visit one of the largest fresh-cut onion
operations in the nation and the 10th largest grower on the West Coast. Learn
how this processing plant in Oxnard is 100% waste-free by turning its onion
waste into bio-fuel to generate electricity.
Tour one of the largest avocado producer's
packing house in Oxnard. See all the steps, from washing to grading, to shoring
and packing avocados.
Tour a packing facility that is a
vertically-integrated grower, and fresh-cut processor and shipper specializing
in dark leafy greens with brands San Miguel Produce, Cut 'N Clean Greens, and
Jade Asian Greens.
Tour a farm that has a very active education
outreach program. Hansen has 4-H youth agricultural literacy programs including
farm field trips and classroom outreach serving K-5th-grade students
countywide. Additionally, the Center is an approved site for the VC Master
With nearly 3,200 acres of agricultural
production in Ventura County and 11,000 total around the globe, Limoneira is
one of the largest providers of lemons and avocados in the United States. Tour
the grounds from a hay ride and tour their historic visitor's center. The
End-of-Day BBQ will be held at Limoneira's north lawn starting at 4 pm.
The Painted Pony Farn
Wool washing, goat milk soap making, apple
pruning, seed collecting and late season apple picking. We will have goat milk
skincare products and imprinted t-shirts,bags and hats for sale.
Meet-and-greet the farmer, U-pick, citrus, avocados,
figs and other specialty fruit.
Take a tour of a producer and distributor of
beneficial insects and other natural organisms for biological, organic pest
SEEAG's Agricultural Education Programs, known as "The
Journey of Our Food From Field to Fork" and SEEAG's "STEM-based Careers in Agriculture"
are offered to schools in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. To learn more about
these education programs, visit www.seeag.org
For more information, go to http://venturacountyfarmday.com
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