Coastal Autumn Farm Tour- San Mateo
On Saturday September 28th, 2013, fifty lucky participants will board a luxurious biodiesel bus and be whisked away for a full day of discovery and exploration on sustainable farming along the San Mateo Coast. Our tour guide, Peter Ruddock will share the history of this unique farming region on the drive down this spectacular coastline.
Dedicated to providing food for today's generation while protecting the land for the future, San Mateo County stresses sustainable agriculture by promoting organic and local farming.
Our journey will begin with a visit to Harley's Goat Farm, a restored 1910 dairy farm, with 200 alpine goats, and the home of delicious, critically-acclaimed cheese. While there, we will enjoy a private tour and a cheese tasting.
Next, we will move on to Pie Ranch whose sustainable farming practices emphasize soil fertility, biological diversity, and creating a relationship-based food system. Delicious, fresh, seasonal, humane; they grow food to sustain themselves, their community, and their environment. We will tour the farm before sitting down to a buffet style lunch cooked by their private chef.
Before bidding farewell to this magnificent area, we will make one final stop to the Pescadero Lighthouse. Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. After taking one last look at the ocean, we will load into the bus for the ride home.
Pick Up Information:
Tour participants are requested to arrive at their stop 10 minutes beforehand to check in.
Pick up in Berkeley (bus leaves at 9:00 am):
David Brower Center,2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA
Pick up in San Francisco (bus leaves at 9:30 am): Waterbar, 399 Embarcadero Drive, San Francisco, CA
Pick up in Half Moon Bay (bus leaves at 10:30 am): Strawflower Village, 5080 Cabrillo Hwy N, CA
After the tour is over, the bus will drop off passengers in the reverse order. Final drop off time will be 6 pm.
The bus is equipped with a bathroom, microphone and video. A documentary, "Sonatas of the Soil", directed by Debra Coon will be played on the ride home for your viewing pleasure.
For your comfort, please wear closed shoes with low heels. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and/or sunglasses, and extra cash for souvenirs.
Tours depart rain or shine. Tickets can not be refunded but can be transferred to friends or future tours.
Bay Area Green Tours (View)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
|Minimum Age: 0|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|