1. Monterey County Salinas Valley Farm Tour
Learn about the Salinas Valley agricultural industry during a 3-hour outing with a guide. See workers harvest vegetable fields and pack different crops and learn about these processes from your guide. Tour starts/finishes at Pezzini Farms Artichokes (460 Nashua Road, Castroville, CA) or van transportation can be arranged to/from the local Monterey Peninsula. Stroll through Pezzini Farms Artichokes on a guided walking tour. Learn all about artichokes including irrigation, planting, harvesting, packing and climate restrictions. Driving tour of the Salinas Valley where we observe and discuss over 40 different crops including lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, and wine grapes. Before you leave, enjoy an order of deep-fried artichoke hearts or a delicious artichoke cupcake. Throughout your tour, learn about the Monterey Bay region's wine, agriculture, fascinating history and beautiful environment.