Taste of Home magazine recently showcased the best farm tours in all 50 states, although they use the term “farm tour” with a certain amount of poetic license. However wonderful Calistoga’s Castello di Amorosa is, we wouldn’t describe the Tuscan-inspired castle and winery as a “farm.”
Much as we appreciate the Napa Valley shout out, we’d have suggested Harley Farms, the goat dairy in Pescadero, or Pennyroyal‘s farmstead creamery and vineyard in Boonville. Or Ardenwood in Fremont, which mixes history with the farm frolic. Or Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, where the farm fun is very hands on. Or — you get the idea.
That said, the Taste of Home list includes some treasures, from a Kona coffee plantation in Hawaii to a crawfish farm in Roanoke, Louisiana, and — wait for it — a pizza farm in Waseca, Minnesota. (They grow tomatoes and oregano, not bales of pepperoni, but we’re still charmed.)
Flower lovers can head for Washington’s tulip farms in April for the colorful Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. And if goat yoga’s your thing, the Oregon farm that pioneered that trend is on the list.
Here’s a peek. Find the full list and all the details at www.tasteofhome.com.
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, Juneau, Alaska
Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga, California
Greenwell Farms, Kealakekua, Hawaii
The Farm, Las Vegas, Nevada
No Regrets Farm, Albany, Oregon
Tulip Town, Mount Vernon, Washington
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