The Seventh Annual Farms of Tuolumne County Farm and Ranch Tour – Experience Groveland will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10-4.
All five host farm locations are in the beautiful Groveland – Gateway to Yosemite area: Deer Creek Cherry Farm, Red Tail Ranch, Mountain Sage Nursery, Joanie Gisler’s Lazy G Bar Ranch, and Big Creek Meadow Ranch. There will be live music, plein air painting, hay rides, exciting equine demonstrations and lots of other animals – llamas, rabbits, sheep, chickens and cows. Seminars on water conservation and many more activities for all ages. In addition Priest Station Café, Red Tail Ranch and Hopping Rabbit Organic Farm will offer free samples of local food. Indigeny Reserve will have free hard apple cider tasting; Inner Sanctum Cellars and Yosemite Cellars will offer free wine tasting. Other FOTC members will be at the Tour Farms to sell their wares and offer samples.
At night Mountain Sage Nursery will host a family friendly concert with music by Hot Buttered Rum. Farm Tour ticket holders get into the concert for half price ($10). Inner Sanctum Cellars will be on hand with wine tasting.
Farm Tour ticket price is $8 in advance; $10 the day of the event. Those under 18 years of age get in free.
NOTE: You will not be mailed your tickets. Instead, please go to the ticket table at your first Tour stop. Your name will be on a “will call” list. If you wish, you may present your printed ticket purchase notification; however, it is not necessary.
The ticket price covers all activities except product that is for sale and the concert at Mountain Sage Nursery. As always, this is a self guided event, in that you drive to each location. Brochure with map, as well as tickets available on this website. You can download the brochure here: 2014 Tour PDF. Tickets are available also at the following locations:
Community Thrift Shop, 797 W. Stockton Road (209-532-5280)
University of Calif. Cooperative Extension, 52 N. Washington St. (209-533-5695)
Gold Country Honey Farm booth at Mountain People Organics Farmers Market, 10800 Airport Road, Columbia (Wed & Sat 12N-6pm)
Sonora Certified Farmers Market beginning Saturday, May 17, 2014.
Priest Station Café, Top of Old Priest Grade & Hwy 120, Big Oak Flat (209-962-1888)
Mountain Sage Nursery, 18653 Main St., Groveland (209-962-7455)
The Farm Tour raises funds for Farms of Tuolumne County’s Scholarship Program.
FOTC thanks its 2014 Tour Sponsors: Bob’s Greenley Pharmacy, Buck’s Construction, Golden State Cellular, Joanie Gisler’s Lazy G Bar Ranch, Kalkowski Brush & Timber Management, Nature’s Whole Food Depot, Sierra Herbal Institute, Sierra Watershed Progressive, Oak Valley Community Bank, Yosemite Bank, Indigeny Reserve, and Priest Station Café.
This project is partially funded through a grant from the Sonora Area Foundation.
For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 209-928-3775.