Farms & Ranches

Casitas Valley Farm & Creamery
A multi-enterprise system using Permaculture principles to provide our local community with certified organic crops, artisan crafted cheese and sustainably raised heritage pigs. Farmstand open Sundays 11am–4pm at 4620 Casitas pass Rd., Ventura (Hwy 150). 805 649-8179; CasitasValley.com

Drake Family Farms
Making locally produced farmstead artisan goat cheese in Ontario, California. At Drake Family Farms every goat has a name and their goat cheeses are made on the farm with milk exclusively from the farm’s own animals. Available at local farmers markets and at DrakeFamilyFarms.com

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
Fairview Gardens is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997 to preserve and operate the historic farm where their products are grown. Farm stand is open daily 10am–6pm at 598 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta; 805 967-7369; FairviewGardens.org

Fat Uncle Farms
Fat Uncle Farms grows almonds in Wasco, just northwest of Bakersfield, and they sell fresh whole raw almonds as well as roasted and flavored almonds and many other almond products at the Saturday, Tuesday, Friday and Thursday farmers markets. 866 290-0219; FatUncleFarms.wordpress.com

Global Gardens
Global Gardens® is Santa Barbara county’s premiere Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil producer. Visit their Los Olivos demonstration farm and world famous tasting bar for signature tasting palette of over 12 tastings, education, worldly recipes and more. 2450 Alamo Pintado Rd., Los Olivos; 800 307-0447; GlobalGardensOnline.com
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Jimenez Family Farm
Small family-run local farm specializes in sustainably grown food and their famous handmade pies, quiches and small batch preserves. Visit them at the farmers market to purchase produce, pies, jams and naturally fed and farm-raised rabbit, lamb, pork, goat and poultry. 805 688-0597; JimenezFamilyFarm.com
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Rancho Olivos
Located in beautiful Santa Ynez, Rancho Olivos creates distinctively fresh artisan extra virgin olive oils from their sustainably grown Italian and Spanish varietals of olives. Open for olive oil tasting daily noon–4pm. 805 686-9653; RanchoOlivos.com
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