Valley Orchard Tour
Sunday, August 26, 9 am to 5 pm
Visit Lagier Ranches' organic almond orchard in Escalon, CA. If we're lucky, this tour will occur during harvest and we'll see the almonds being shaken from the trees. We'll also be there at the peak of ripeness for pawpaws, Bronx grapes, and Charentais melons! We'll tour the packing shed, where almonds are roasted and nut butters are made, and then have lunch in the shade of the cherry orchard. Afterwards, we will visit Hidden Star Orchard in Linden, CA. The Smits will show us their apple trees, which are trellised using a technique called "espalier". Taste an apple fresh off the tree! We'll also see their cider room, where apples are pressed into juice and bottled, and visit the table grape vineyard. Learn about apple varieties, farming, and their process of transitioning some of their acreage from conventional to organic. The tour is $25 and includes lunch made with farmers' market ingredients.
The tour is $25 and includes lunch made with farmers' market ingredients.
There is no minimum age, but the tour is geared toward adults and not recommended for children under 12.
We sincerely thank our 2007 Farm Tour Sponsor, First National Bank of Northern California, for underwriting tour costs and Coach 21 for providing a discount on the bus charter fee.
Meeting place: In front of the Ferry Building
Meeting time: 8:45 am. Please be on time--the bus leaves at 9 am.
What to bring: Water, sun protection, walking shoes, clothes that can get dusty. Be aware that the air quality can be very poor in the Central Valley during harvest time.
San Francisco, CA 94111
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|