Conference Farm Tours - 2013
July 12-13, 2013
Del Mar Fairgrounds
San Diego, California
Village Nurseries is located in Escondido, California. This propagation nursery is one of 11 Village Nurseries locations found throughout California. The Escondido facility is the major propagation center comprised of 550 acres of growing grounds and suppling approximately five million small plants for growing seed, cuttings, stage three tissue culture and division. This facility also is the key location for growing most of Village Nurseries’ succulents and other popular drought-tolerant plants for the company’s southwestern U.S. customers.
Rockwood Ranch is located in the beautiful San Pasqual Valley of San Diego County. This diversified organic ranch produces California-grown avocados, grapes, and citrus. The Rockwood Ranch borders the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and is part of the 23,000 acre Rancho Guejito, one of the last intact Spanish land grants in California.
Stone Farms is a 19-acre farm located near Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido. Participants will see fields of organic produce that is used to create the world-class fare for their restaurants, as well as hop vines winding around an arbor, quail, chickens, and even peacocks! There is an on-site store for Stone Farms merchandise and freshly picked organic produce.