Becoming an Agritourist might be one of the best ways to taste the wonderful foods and beverages that are grown and prepared in this beautiful region. Find inspiration and bookmark this list for local and healthy fun in the sun.

On the Farm

Wild Willow Farm - San Diego


Summer classes on the farm (see website for dates)

Farm tours, jamming and canning, summer farm school, eco printing & plant dye

Sand N’ Straw Community Farm - Vista


Farm tours, feed animals, gardening workshops, and farm stand Wednesday and Saturday

Coastal Roots Farm - Encinitas


Events and farm tours (see website for dates)

Farm stand Sunday and Thursday

Oasis Camel Dairy - Ramona


Farm tours select Saturdays 

Camel “meet-and-treat” + camel milk products

Twin Creeks Farm Fallbrook


Goat pilates, farm tour, and animal walk (see website for dates)

Olivenhain Farms - Encinitas


Playtime at the Ranch - Monday and Wednesday 9:30–11am

Farm Kid Fridays - 1:30–4:30pm

Morning Song Farm - Fallbrook


Stay on the farm, classes + workshops, and farm store

Mellano Farm Stand - Oceanside


Farm stand Thursday–Sunday

Fort Cross Farm Adventures - Santa Ysabel


Golden Door Country Store - San Marcos


Community events (see website for details)

Farm store Tuesday–Sunday


Carlsbad Flower Fields - Carlsbad


Tours and activities

San Diego Botanic Garden - Encinitas


Tours, classes, and activities 

The Water Conservation Garden - El Cajon


Garden tours 

Wine Tasting

Winery Train Tour


Bernardo Winery - Rancho Bernardo


Southern California’s oldest winery

Summer concert series - July and August

Hungry Hawk Vineyards and Winery - Escondido


Vineyard tours

Beach House Winery - Oceanside


Tastings by appointment complete with ocean views

U-Pick Fruit Farms 

Carlsbad Strawberry Company


Open daily February–July

Julian Farm and Orchard


Open Friday–Sunday

Berries: June, July, and August

Apples and flowers: September


Scratch House SD - San Diego


Vegan cheesemaking classes (see website for details)

Venissimo Cheese - Mission Hills


Tastings and classes (see website for details)

Fermenters Club 


Sourdough and fermentation classes (see website for details)

Blackmarket Bakery - East Village


Pastry and baking classes (see website for details)

Solare Lounge - Liberty Station


Cooking classes 

Beekeeping Classes

Girl Next Door Honey


Hive tours and beekeeping classes (see website for dates)

Guide produced in partnership with Edible Phoenix. Originally published in issue 74.

Cover illustration by Tim Topalov for Edible San Diego.
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