Get ready to learn about farm life here on The San Francisco Peninsula! This area is home to over 50 working farms, and several are embracing agritourism to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look through farm tours, farm stands, u-pick options, and cooking classes. From exploring farms with animals and local produce to learning about sustainable aquaponic farming, bring the whole family out for a day of fun.


1. Harley Farms - Pescadero, California

Near the California coast in Pescadero, Harley Farms Goat Dairy is open every day from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Visitors to the farm can see the milking goat herd, as well as several other farm animals. While drop-ins are welcomed, tours allow visitors to get closer to the animals and learn more about dairy farm life. The Baby Goat Tours in the spring are an excellent choice for young children. You’ll also enjoy an exclusive discount on any farm shop purchases when you book a tour. Browse from a selection of goat cheeses and specialty items like goat cheese ravioli, honey, olive oil, and lavender lemonade.

Tours are $55 per individual, and private tours are available.


2.  Pie Ranch - Pescadero, California

Also located in Pescadero, Pie Ranch cultivates a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer training, and regional partnerships. Tour options include a milling demonstration in the historic Roadside Barn and an introduction to small-farm operations. Other options include cooking lessons with a chef educator and baking pies from scratch!

Contact if you are interested in bringing a private group to the farm.


3. Ouroboros Aquaponics Farms - Half Moon Bay, California

Located in popular Half Moon Bay just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Ouroboros Farms is one of the largest commercial aquaponic farms in the United States. Aquaponics is a sustainable farming method that uses less water than traditional soil farming. Public tours of the farm are available on an early Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Visitors can also book a private tour for a more in-depth look at aquaponics operations. For those who are interested in urban farming at home, classes are available which also include a tour of the farm.

Public tours are $15 per person and children 12 and under are free.


Looking for more ways to explore the rich agriculture here on The San Francisco Peninsula? Learn about the San Mateo County As Fresh As It Gets program and view our guide to Farmers’ Markets.


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