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.)
|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
Over 1,000 varieties of roses in their retail nursery. Self-guided and docent guided tours of their gardens are offered year-round, Wednesday through Sunday.
|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.
|Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire||
24th Annual Petaluma Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire
More than 60 vendors featuring woodworks, ceramics, clothing, gourmet foods, photography, jewelry, pet products and more. Open Saturday 10 am-5 pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Free admission at the Petaluma Community Center.
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.
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. They offer wine-tasting Thursday thru Sunday, 11am-3pm and by appointment.
|Lagunitas Brewing Company||
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Blvd. (707) 769-4495
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.
|Leaf & Vine||
Leaf & Vine
1884 McSween Lane (707) 478-1725
One of Petaluma's newest tasting rooms, chat with the winemaker at their Petaluma Ranch. Call for an appointment.
|Marin French Cheese Company||
Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Rd. (707) 762-6001
Sample award-winning cheeses including their famous Triple Crème Brie and learn about how they are made. Enjoy lunch from their deli in the picnic area by the pond.
|Master Pumpkin Carver||
Master Pumpkin Carver Ray Villafane at Two Locations
Called the "Michelangelo" and the "Picasso" of pumpkin carving by Martha Stewart and by the Wall Street Journal, Ray Villafane will be appearing at Copperfield's Books (140 Kentucky St.) at 10:30 am and Adobe Pumpkin Farm (2478 E. Washington) from noon to 4 pm.
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