The Farms of Lake County

A Journey Through Abundance: Exploring the Enchanting Farms of Lake County, California

Lake County, California, is home to a picturesque hidden gem between green valleys, shimmering lakes, and rolling hills: a vibrant tapestry of farms brimming with fresh produce, artisanal delights, and heartwarming stories. But these aren't your average farms; they're testaments to passion, sustainability, and a deep connection to the land. So, pack your basket, lace up your walking shoes, and prepare to be amazed by the agricultural wonders of Lake County!

A Feast for the Senses:

  • Big Valley, Small Farms Tour: Embark on a self-guided adventure, visiting six unique farms like The Ripe Choice Farm, offering farm-fresh produce and delightful tours. Indulge in juicy berries at Edenberry Farm, savor handcrafted vinegar at Campodonico Olive Farm, and witness the magic of regenerative agriculture at Finca Castelero Farm.
  • Peace & Plenty Farm: Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of this historic working farm. Learn about saffron cultivation, a rare and fascinating crop, and soak in the breathtaking views of Mount Konocti and Kelseyville. Take advantage of their farm stand, brimming with seasonal delights and handcrafted gifts.
  • 4550 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville, CA | http://peaceplentyfarm.com/
SimAvery and Melinda Price  Peace and Plenty proprietors
Simon Avery and Melinda Price | Peace and Plenty proprietors

The Peace and Plenty Farm Store
Peace and Plenty Farm Store

  • Edenberry Farm is a small holding, covering approximately 10 acres in Lake County, California. You can visit their farm stand for fresh produce, preserves, jams, vinegar, free range eggs and more. If you're looking for a fun outing, Edenberry has U-Pick option! They have 4 1/2 acres of berries planted.  The season typically extends from early-June to the beginning of September, with three types of raspberries and two types of blackberries (both thornless!) to choose from.
  • 3036 Stone Dr, Lakeport, CA 95453 | http://www.edenberryfarm.com/

Pauline Biron and Michael Edenholm proprietors of Edenberry Farm in Lakeport
Pauline Biron and Michael Edenholm proprietors of Edenberry Farm in Lakeport
The delicious blackberries of Edenberry Farm
The delicious blackberries of Edenberry Farm

  • Dancing TreePeople Farm: Experience the joy of connecting with nature at this certified organic farm. Pick seasonal vegetables and fruits, participate in workshops, and learn about sustainable farming practices. Their farm store is a treasure trove of organic produce, baked goods, and herbal products.
  • 1445 Pitney Lane, Upper Lake, CA | http://www.dancingtreepeople.com/
Dancing Tree People Farms picture of Farm and flowers
Dancing TreePeople Farm

Beyond the Harvest:

  • Lake County Wine Trail: Meander through the picturesque countryside, stopping at family-owned wineries crafting exceptional wines. Savor award-winning varietals, enjoy breathtaking vineyard views, and learn about the unique terroir of Lake County.
  • Lake County Farmers Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant community spirit at these bustling markets, Saturdays at the Mercantile, Kelseyville, and Tuesdays at Library Park in Lakeport. Stock up on fresh, locally-grown produce, artisan cheeses, handcrafted breads, and unique treats. Engage with passionate farmers and discover the hidden gems of Lake County's culinary scene.
  • lakecountyfarmersfinest.org
Living Bean Farms at the Farmers Market
Living Bean Farms at the Farmers Market
  • Farm-to-Table Experiences: Savor the essence of farm-fresh flavors at unique dining experiences. Many restaurants and wineries collaborate with local farms to create delectable dishes showcasing the season's bounty.

More Than Just Food:

The farms of Lake County are more than just sources of delicious produce; they're vital threads in the community tapestry. They offer educational opportunities, support sustainable practices, and connect people to the land. By visiting these farms, you're not just buying food; you're supporting local families, preserving agricultural heritage, and contributing to a healthier planet.

Farm to Fork dinner presented by Peace and Plenty Farms

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your agricultural adventure in Lake County, California. With its abundance of welcoming farms, breathtaking landscapes, and genuine hospitality, Lake County promises an unforgettable experience that will nourish your body, soul, and appreciation for the magic of food.

Bonus Tip: Check out the Big Valley Small Farms Tour happening on May 7th, 2024, for a curated glimpse into the heart of Lake County's agricultural scene!

Remember: This is just a starting point. With countless farms and experiences to discover, your Lake County farm adventure is waiting to be written!

Published on:

Friday, February 2, 2024

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