One of the charms of visiting Sonoma County over other wine regions is the agricultural diversity. You don’t even have to visit a single winery or even like wine, to be an agricultural tourist here. And the Sonoma CountyFarm Trails makes it easy.
The association of area farms has just published its new 2011 Map and Guide to help you plan a day in the nearby country. More than 100 farms, nurseries, ranches, wineries and artisan food producers are featured in the guide.
Everything is organized in a user-friendly way in eight different regions, with close-up maps, descriptions of produts and services, dates and hours a farm is opened to visitors, and contact information. But you can also shop the guide alphabetically by product, whether you want to see alpacas or buy a wreath.
The free guides are available at the various visitor centers in Sonoma County as well as Oliver’s Markets, The Seed Bank on Petaluma Boulevard in Petaluma and at the Farm Trails office, 930 Shiloh Road, Building 40, in Windsor. You can also download it for free at farmtrails.org. To arrange to have one mailed (for a $5 fee), call 837-8896.