The 5th Annual Ventura County Farm Day will take place Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at farms throughout Ventura County. Farm Day is a free self-guided tour in which over 20 participating Ventura County farms open their doors, enabling the public to learn about agriculture firsthand. Farms feature a number of family-friendly activities, free produce, tours and food and beverage samplings.
Activities also include a family-friendly Farm Film Festival November 3 at the Ventura County Ag Museum in Santa Paula at 6:00 p.m., a free light and an easy breakfast Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Whole Foods at The Collection in Oxnard.
Following the farm tours will be a barbecue at the Hansen Agricultural Center in Santa Paula. The barbecue is from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features live country music by Coldwater Canyon and Friends, farm-fresh food prepared by Deerdorff Farms, locally produced craft cocktails, beers and wines; and kids’ activities.
Barbecue tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for kids under 12. Ventura County Farm Day is organized by Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). SEEAG’s mission is to help children understand the farm origins of their food through classroom agricultural education and free farm field trips. For more information, go to www.venturacountyfarmday.com or call 805-901-0213.