First Annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day – “Explore, Learn, Taste"
Santa Barbara County farms in Santa Maria Valley and Lompoc will open their doors to the pubic during the first annual Santa Barbara County Farm Day. On Saturday, September 28, visitors will create their own itinerary to experience a day of agricultural activities and meet the farmers who grow the food they eat. Farm Day is free to attend, and tour hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm Day visitors travel at their own pace since they drive themselves to the farms they select. Each location is unique, but all feature a number of activities such as conducting educational tours and offering free produce samples. Santa Barbara County Farm Day officially kicks off the night before, Friday, September 27, with a "Farm-to-Table" dinner at Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery in Santa Maria. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the public can enjoy live music, a gourmet farm-fresh dinner and a Tres Hermanas wine flight. Santa Barbara County Farm Day is organized by the nonprofit Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG). SEEAG’s mission is to help children understand the farm origins of their food through classroom agricultural and nutrition education and free farm field trips. For a list of participating farms and dinner ticket information, visit SantaBarbaraCountyFarmDay.com
or call 805-901-0213.