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Join local food producers and land stewards to see first-hand how resilience is being built into our local food system from the ground up.
 
Tour countywide farms, ranches, community gardens, and processing facilities demonstrating regenerative and sustainable agriculture and food production practices.

Piedrasassi Wine & Bread (21yrs+)

Friday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

1501 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

Join farmer, miller, and baker Melissa Sorongon and winemaker Sashi Moorman at their winery/bakery Piedrasassi, located in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Learn how Melissa transforms locally grown grains into artisan bread, naturally fermented with grapes from her vineyard. Learn about heritage wheat, see how grains are milled, and taste the tang of traditional fermentation. Do a barrel tasting with the winemaker, then come back to the tasting room to taste finished wines and bread. Tour includes wine and bread tasting and take-home sourdough starter. Attendees must be 21 years or older to participate.

*Ticket price $25 per person

Restoration Oaks Ranch and Santa Barbara Blueberries 

Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Restoration Oaks Ranch / Santa Barbara Blueberries, 1980 U.S. Hwy 101, Gaviota, CA 93117

Join farmer and rancher Ed Seaman at his family’s 950-acre ranch to learn how they have applied agroecology principles to produce food in partnership with nature. See how limited resources such as water and topsoil and wild habitats are carefully managed – and meet the thousands of worms who transform local food scraps into “black gold” that builds soil fertility. If the berries come early, stay after the tour to pick – and taste – blueberries in the u-pick fields. If not, tour will include a complimentary $10 coupon for picking when the season does start. Keep in mind most years start in early June.

*Ticket price $25 per person

Center for Regenerative Agriculture at Jalama Canyon Ranch 

Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Camp Lyndsey at Jalama Canyon Ranch, 3635 Jalama Canyon Road, Lompoc 93436

Join Jesse Smith, White Buffalo Land Trust’s Director of Land Stewardship, and other members of the WBLT team at their 1,000-acre Center for Regenerative Agriculture, where they are working to restore the ecosystem via agriculture. Visit their vineyard and learn how what you eat (and drink) can improve the world. Enjoy tasting products from WBLT’s regenerative food brand, Figure Ate, and discover how these delicious products address ecological needs.

*Ticket price $25 per person

Rodeo Farms Strawberry Field Day 

Sunday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m.
Rodeo Farms / 1875 W. Main Street, Santa Maria CA, 93458

Description: Join grower Luz Gudino in the strawberry field to learn how this sweet fruit is grown and harvested. See first-hand how Rodeo Farms employs sustainable practices, such as drone technology for pest management, careful pruning to keep plants healthy, and organic amendments to boost soil health. Pick your own sun-ripened Monterrey and Cabrillo strawberries off the vine to take home – and taste them dipped in chocolate or topped with whipped cream. Tour includes two-pound clam shell basket to pick your own take home strawberries. 

*Ticket price $25 per person

Trinity Community Gardens and Organic Soup Kitchen

Sunday, May 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Trinity Gardens / 909 North La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Description: Join Trinity Community Gardens and the Organic Soup Kitchen to see first-hand how non-profit organizations can work together to grow food, provide nourishment, and build community. Tour the three-acre organic garden and “food forest” orchard, learn about small-scale sustainable practices and closed-loop systems that any gardener can employ, and taste a variety of delicious garden-to-bowl soups. Tour includes soup tasting.

*Ticket price $25 per person

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 556
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

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