Placer Farm & Barn Tour

2017 Farms & Activities

When: Oct. 8th, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Placer County farms, ranches, and orchards (map will be provided)
Cost: Tickets are FREE, please register here for the farm tour map

The PlacerGROWN Farm & Barn Tour, is a self-guided expedition of farms, ranches, and vineyards in the beautiful countryside of Placer County. Visiting a working farm is a wonderful family activity, educational and entertaining for children and adults alike. Each farm venue will feature different activities, tours, and demonstrations. Locally grown produce, meats, wine, and more will be available for purchase.

7 Tips for a great Farm & Barn Tour

1. Map your trip. Study the map and locations of farms and plan your route in advance.  (You'll receive a link to printable map on registration).
2. While visiting the farms, be curious and ask questions.
3. Wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes.
4. Prepare for the changing weather by wearing layers. Bring a hat.
5. Keep sunscreen handy.
6. Please drive with caution on country roads.
7. Please leave pets at home. For their own safety and the safety of farm livestock; pets are not permitted on the farm tour.

Farms and activities on the 2017 tour include:

Alpacas All Around, Loomis
4300 Hansen Rd, Loomis, CA 95652

Coffee Pot Ranch, Sheridan
4225 Karchner Rd, Sheridan, CA 95681

  • LUNCH STOP – Lamb or Chicken Kabobs, green salad, and rice plate
  • Beverages: Water, Tea or Coffee
  • Farm Tours Guided and Self guided
  • Music by Dan Whitney
  • Farm Animals
  • Antique Tools
  • Photo Booth
  • Heavy Metal Cowboy
  • Children’s Animal Masks, wool samples
  • Picnic Area/Scenic View
  • USDA inspected: Grassfed Beef and Grassfed Lamb
  • Non-GMO Pastured Chicken
  • Non-GMO No Soy Pork
  • Ms. Harper: Jar Pies, Pie Pops, Fruit Sauces, Gourmet Jar Pie Kits
  • Wine Scent Candles, by Sara Harper
  • Pet Treats:USDA Pet Pate’, Chew Toys
  • Heavy Metal Cowboy: Metal Art
  • Dirty Cow and Dirty Pig soap (Homestead Soap)

Colwell Thundering Herd Mandarin Ranch, Penryn
2500 Penryn Road, Penryn, CA

  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar,
  • Mandarin blossom honey
  • Chocolate sauce tasting.
  • Variety of fruit pies for sale.
  • Farm tours and a history of the local fruit industry.
  • Free carousal rides for young children.
  • Mount Saint Joseph’s Winery for tasting
  • handcrafted jewelry
  • Mountain Mandarin Growers Association
  • We will also have a quilt and antique display
  • 100 year old buggy that can be used for family/visitor photos.
  • Wine tasting by Mount Saint Joseph Wines

Foothill Roots Farm, Meadow Vista
17565 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista 95722

  • Bear River Winery Tasting

Fowler Ranch
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the “corner” of Sierra College and Hwy 193 (top of the T intersection) Lincoln, CA

  • Pumpkin Patch

Goat House Brewing, Lincoln
600 Wise Road, Lincoln, CA 95648

  • Enjoy the taste of handcrafted ales made onsite in our converted barn. Walk the hop fields where the ingredients are grown, and experience the art of beer making
  • ​Smokers Wild BBQ

Highland Orchard
2170 Aguilar Lane, Penryn, CA 95663

  • LUNCH STOP – Hot Dogs, chips and sodas
  • Orchard tour
  • Willow Creek Ranch
  • Citrus Graphing
  • Citrus Planting 101
  • Kettel Korn
  • Mandarin Baked Goods
  • Mandarin Jelly
  • Mandarin Glazed Smoked Salmon
  • Penryn History talk

Lincoln High School Farm, Lincoln
6060 William Lane, Lincoln, CA 95648

  • Hay Ride through the Student Farm
  • Student Projects on Display

Little Bear Tree Farm, Alta
960 Meadow Road, Alta, CA 95701

  • LUNCH STOP– Food Truck
  • Yoga by the creek at 9 am
  • Farm Tours
  • Children’s Activities
  • Hiking Trails
  • Gift Store
  • Gold Panning
  • Live Music
  • Meet the Animals of the farm
  • Winding Way Vineyard tasting

Loomis Alpacas, Loomis
3600 Holly Hill Lane, Loomis, CA 95650

  • Fiber spinning
  • Fiber Arts

Mandarin Hill Orchard, Penryn
2334 Mandarin Hill Lane, Penryn, CA 95663

  • LUNCH STOP– Street tacos and Tamales
  • Pierce Family Farm Pumpkin Patch
  • Calolea Olive Oil
  • Pierce Family Farms Produce
  • Smart Pots
  • Bow-Wow-Licious Biscuit Company
  • 56 green bean
  • Mandarin Festival
  • Mandarin Orchard Tours
  • Wine Tasting by Ciotti cellars

Rickey Ranch Vineyards & Pumpkin Farm, Granite Bay
6950 Cavitt Stallman Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • tractors,
  • hay ride,
  • pony ride,
  • haunted house,
  • goats,
  • pigs,
  • chicks

Sinclair Family Farm, Newcastle
645 Lozanos Rd, Newcastle, CA 95658

  • LUNCH STOP – Purchase food, water, and snacks as well as seasonal produce, honey, meat and Western art
  • Tractor Hay Rides
  • Western Art
  • Face painting
  • Sheep Dog Demonstrations
  • Sierra Foothill Producers
  • Wine tasting by PaZa Winery and Poppie Winery
  • Township Pesto Farms

Struble Ranch, Loomis
4927 Hansen Road, Loomis, CA 95650

  • Barn Quilt Founder will talk about the History of the Barn Quilt and show off the 3 quilts on their ranch
  • Mandarin Orchard Tour

Twin Peaks Orchard, Newcastle
6150 Lincoln-Newcastle Highway, Newcastle, CA 95658

  • LUNCH STOP– Pig Roast
  • Long Dream Farms- Dairy products, Ice Cream, Butter, Milk and More
  • Man vs. Food Pig Roast
  • Snow’s Citrus
  • Produce Alive
  • Pilz Produce
  • ​Lone Buffalo Winery