From Petaluma With Pride
Sample award-winning products at the source
Petaluma is a leader in the movement known as agritourism which connects people with growers and producers in authentic experiences. Our rich farming and agricultural heritage is proudly represented in numerous farm tours and locally produced products. Whether you choose to visit a working dairy where your children can see how butter is made (they might be surprised to find out it doesn't come from the cow in cubes), sample award-winning artisan cheese through the ripening stages, or choose your favorite shade of pink rose at a nursery that grows hundreds of varieties, Petaluma's bounty awaits you.
News flash: At the 2011Cooking Light Taste Test Awards, Petaluma's Bellwether Farms Whole Jersey Ricotta was named "Best in Cheese" in the Artisanal Category. Evidence yet again that Petaluma products are some of the best in the nation. (At this time, Bellwether Farms is not open to the public but their award-winning cheese can be purchased at Petaluma Market and Whole Foods.)
|Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour||
Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour
750 Chileno Valley Road 707-763-1025
Traditional Tour: Guests will be treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the loafing barn and milking parlor to the cheese plant and aging rooms. Naturally there will be plenty of cheese sampling before you head on down the road. This Tour includes: Full Ranch Tour, Cheese Plant Tour and Cheese tasting.
|Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens||
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane 707-664-8656
1915 working homestead has something for everyone. Learn how "old timers" cared for the land. Stroller, toddler, pet, walker & wheelchair friendly. The kids love Plant-a-Plant. Allow 2 hours. $10 each (under 4 free). Open Studio Gallery. Call to schedule. Country gardens; dance floor, ceremony site, buffet and reception area for up to 100 guests, with tall, shady trees.
|Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds||
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
199 Petaluma Blvd. North (707) 773-1336
More than 1,200 varieties of heirloom seeds, plus tools, books and gift items. Closed Saturdays.
|Dempsey's Restaurant and Brewery||
Dempsey's Restaurant and Brewery
50 E Washington St (707) 765-9694
Enjoy a variety of award-winning, hand-crafted ales on site. Restaurant open daily.
|First Light Farm and Pumpkin Patch||
First Light Farm and Pumpkin Patch
4588 Bodega Ave.
A traditional U-pick pumpkin patch and corn maze. This is one of the only certified organic pumpkin patches in Northern California.
|Garden Valley Ranch||
Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Rd. (707) 795-0919
A newly restored cottage set amongst distinctive gardens. Perfect for a romantic getaway, honeymoon suite or even a girls getaway weekend in the country. Nine-acre rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes; Weddings, special events; up to 150.
|Green String Farm||
Green String Farm
3571 Old Adobe Rd. (707) 778-7500
A focus on aiding, rather than fighting natural processes to grow happy, healthy fruits and vegetables. Call for info.
4415 Kastania Road (707) 763-6348
A 60-year-old dairy barn has been converted into a tasting room with views of the vineyard and Petaluma River. Tasting on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm and by appointment.
|Keller Estate Winery||
Keller Estate Winery
5875 Lakeville Hwy. (707) 765-2117
The southernmost winery in the Sonoma Coast appellation and the first to establish a winery in the Petaluma Valley. Tastings are conducted in a relaxed sit-down setting in our Tasting Room lounge or outside on the patio overlooking the olive grove. Please call (707) 765 2117 for reservations.
|Lagunitas Brewing Company||
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Blvd. 707-778-8776
Tour their facility and then chill out in their 3,500 square foot "TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary" where you can enjoy special release brews that you won't find on shelves anywhere.
|Marin French Cheese Company||
Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Rd. (707) 762-600
Sample award-winning cheeses including their famous Triple Crème Brie and learn about how their cheeses are made. Enjoy lunch from their deli in the picnic area by the pond. Country setting with shady trees, picnic tables and open space for reunions and casual parties.
|McClelland's Dairy and Pumpkin Patch||
McClelland's Dairy and Pumpkin Patch
6475 Bodega Ave. (707) 664-0452
Pick your pumpkins along with a variety of gourds, ornamental corn, and a U-Pick edible squash section plus Hay Maze, Petting Farm, and Bounce House. Saturdays & Sundays in October 10am to 6pm.
5935 Red Hill Rd (707) 778-2307
A variety of tours are offered in the spring including a “Garden Walk and Lunch,” and many others. Visit their website under “Events’ for a full description and schedule.
|North Coast Native Nursery||
North Coast Native Nursery
2700 Chileno Valley Rd.
|Petaluma Bounty Farm||
Petaluma Bounty Farm
55 Shasta Ave (707) 775-3663
Visitors are invited to drop in and learn from their volunteers how they are working to create a sustainable Petaluma food system. Call or visit the website for info.
2805 Spring Hill Road (707) 658-2581
Offers a limited amount of hand-crafted Pinot Noir and traditionally made sparkling wine. Tasting by appointment.
|Sonoma County Farm Trails||
Sonoma County Farm Trails
Design a visit to Petaluma farms and ranches. A free map is available at the Petaluma Visitors Center.
613 2nd Street (707) 769-5203
Indulge yourself, and taste award-winning ports and after-dinner wines at this Foundry Wharf tasting room. Sonoma Portworks is the only winery in Sonoma County specializing in dessert wines. Open noon to 5pm, Thursday through Monday.
|Tara Firma Farms||
Tara Firma Farms
3796 I St. Ext. (707) 765-1202
Free tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 10am, noon and 2pm. Learn about their all natural and environmentally friendly farming practices. This 300-acre farm hosts private events with live music & organic farm-fresh catering.