Guided tour

Monterey County Salinas Valley Farm Tour

Activity provider: Ag Venture Tours

Monterey County Salinas Valley Farm Tour

Activity provider: Ag Venture Tours

From US$ 105 per person

Learn all about the Salinas Valley agriculture industry from an expert guide including production and harvesting techniques for over 40 different vegetable/fruit crops.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
A confirmation email with detailed itinerary will be sent in advance. Please reply to this email. A confirmation text will be sent to customers not replying to the email. Please wait in the hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. There is an additional fee for being picked up in Monterey.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Taste deep-fried artichoke hearts, artichoke cupcakes or fresh berries!
  • The only agricultural education tour of its kind in California!
  • Discover the fascinating history and thriving environment of Monterey County, CA
  • Van transportation from the Monterey Peninsula can be arranged.
  • Explore a working farm with a local guide connected to the agricultural industry
Full description

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.

  • Tour starts/ends at Pezzini Farms Artichokes (460 Nashua Road, Castroville, CA)
  • Guided walking tour of Pezzini Farms Artichokes
  • Optional artichoke tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off costs extra
  • Guided driving tour/transportation
  • 40 fuel fee for groups less than 4
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Artichoke tasting
  • Tips (15-20% recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Mobility scooters
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Bikes
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • If the total group size is less than 4 people there will be an additional $40 fuel charge per group collected on the day of the tour

Product ID: 417700