Mediterranean-like micro climate is fertile
grounds for agritours. A growing trend among urbanites, agritours are
educational and fun for the whole family and a natural fit in
Ventura County, where life contains one acre of farmland for every acre
of city with plenty of fresh
produce stands and Farmer’s Markets nearby.
Since the first prolific San Buenaventura Mission garden back in 1793, Ventura farmers have grown a plethora of fruit trees, vegetables, nuts and other delicious edibles. Today, Ventura County is a patchwork of farmland, suburban areas and small cities. While this delicate blend doesn’t come easily - especially neighboring populous L.A. - agritourism strives to keep a healthy balance.
What are Agritours?
By 1950, the perky yellow lemon replaces the lima bean but eventually looses out to the sweet strawberry as Ventura’s # 1 crop in 2001.