Petaluma Ranch and Farm Tours
VISIT A PETALUMA FARM
Whether you call it agri-tourism or just want to know more about where your food comes from, Petaluma farms offers visitors a grassroots experience. A list of Petaluma farms, ranches, and creameries is available here.
Tara Firma Farms is passionate about providing consumers with “sustainable, local, and ethical sources to feed your family.” They believe that education is a key component of their mission so that people understand why eating high quality, fresh produce and meat from local farmers benefits their health, the environment and the animals.
Wouldn’t we all feel better if we ate “healthy and happy fruits and vegetables”? That’s what is grown at Green String Farm where they practice sustainable farming that aids the natural growing process. Their farm stand is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-5pm.
EXPERIENCE A WORKING RANCH IN PETALUMA
If cows are the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a ranch, get ready to experience some Petaluma Ranches of a very different variety.
Nestled in the hills west of Petaluma, McEvoy Ranch’s idyllic setting feels like you’re a million miles away from the hustle and bustle yet it’s only a 15 minute drive from downtown Petaluma. Many people say rural Petaluma reminds them of Tuscany and for good reason. With 18,000 trees on their property, McEvoy are the largest producer of Tuscan-style, estate grown olive oil in the US. They also produce distinctive wines from their Petaluma Gap vineyards.
McEvoy Ranch offers visitors many ways to explore the bounty of the ranch. Favorites include “At our Table Tastings” that include a flight of wine releases, seasonal bites from their organic garden, artisan cheese and their extra virgin olive oil, and “Walkabout Ranch Tours” that guide guests through the vineyards, gardens, orchards, and the beautiful and unexpected Chinese Pavilion.
Garden Valley Ranch in northwest Petaluma is a rose farm where 10,000 plants bloom in a rainbow of colors. A delight for the senses, the fragrance is almost intoxicating.
During the blooming season, just strolling through the cutting fields marveling at the natural beauty is worth the trip. But many in the know seek out Garden Valley Ranch for their nursery. They have over 400 varieties in stock including hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, tree roses, antique roses, English or David Austin roses, miniatures, and shrubs, plus the fertilizer and expertise to help you grow prize- winning roses or beauties for your garden.