Greenhouse Grown Farm Tour
Sunday, April 20, 9 am to 6 pm
Spend a day visiting two farms that rely on greenhouses to help grow their crops.
We will first visit Bruins Farms in Winters, where greenhouses allow Paul, Eva and Bart Bruins to bring their heirloom and hybrid tomatoes to market well before the local field-grown fruits are available. See the tomatoes at several different stages, and learn how the Bruins family produces such perfect-looking tomatoes without using pesticides. CUESA will provide a delicious lunch made from farmers' market foods.
Then enjoy the bus ride through the scenic and fertile Capay Valley, home to numerous small family farms. A representative from Capay Valley Grown will narrate along the way and will tell us about how the farms in this valley work together to market their crops.
Our final destination will be Orangewood Farm in Rumsey. Mother-and-daughter team Jackie and Bonny Scott run this nursery that utilizes a greenhouse to grow organic plant starts for home gardeners, including 67 varieties of tomatoes. The Scotts also have citrus and pecan trees, and are working to restore the hills on their property by planting native grasses. Each participant will receive a nursery plant to take home.
The tour is $25 and includes lunch made with farmers' market ingredients. Tickets are nonrefundable.
There is no minimum age, but the tour is geared toward adults and not recommended for children under 12.
We sincerely thank our 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, San Francisco
Meeting time: Please arrive between 8:45 and 9:00 am. The bus leaves promptly at 9:15 am.
What to bring: Water, sun protection, sturdy walking shoes, clothes that can get dirty.
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|