Monday, January 17, 2011

California Farm Tours

California farms tours fall under the heading of Agritourism. Farmers and ranchers are now offering U-pick, farm stays, farm tours, on-farm classes, guest ranches, and even weddings. This agri-events give farmers an added source of revenue and teach city folks about farm products they consume in their daily lives. Learn about how food is processed from field to table from local farms and ranches. Farm Tours Links:

Southern California Farm Tours
Central California Farm Tours
Northern California Farm Tours

Agritourism, as it is defined most broadly, involves any agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Agritourism has different definitions in different parts of the world, and sometimes refers specifically to farm stays, as in Italy. Elsewhere, agritourism includes a wide variety of activities, including buying produce direct from a farm stand, navigating a corn maze, picking fruit, feeding animals, or staying on a farm.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Palm Springs Hiking Indian Canyons

Palm Springs California offers many options for relaxation away from the big city, but few know about the Indian Canyon trails that offer a true break from the hustle and bustle of the city and are a great alternative if you don’t have the time to visit nearby Joshua Tree National Monument. Creeks and waterfalls offer a chance to sit and enjoy a lunch after a stress-relieving hike. Three areas are available and each offers a unique experience. Be sure to pay close attention, as many endangered wildlife can be seen along the way. Hundreds of years ago, the Agua Caliente Cahuilla Indians settled in the region of Palm Springs. Communities developed around the fresh water supply, and ample hunting was available with the abundant wildlife. Read the fill Palm Springs Hiking Indian Canyons article.