Visit Humboldt Bay oyster farms

 

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, UC Cooperative Extension-Humboldt’s “Let’s Get Local – 2013 Farm Tour Series” kicks off with a tour of a local oyster farm. The Farm Tour Series offers an opportunity for the community to learn about where Humboldt’s food, wood, and power come from. The tours provide a rare chance to visit farmers and managers of local oyster, beef, dairy, vegetable, wine, redwood, and manufacturing facilities and to see firsthand what makes this region so special.

The Farm Tour Series begins with a visit to the oyster farms of Humboldt Bay on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. On the morning low tide, the tour will depart aboard the Madaket with oyster producer Greg Dale to see how local oysters are grown.

Eight other tours are already planned from June through October and include visits to many local farms, the Loleta Cheese Factory, a redwood mill, and a biomass energy plant.

All tours are free. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register for the tours visit http://cehumboldt.ucanr.edu/ or call UC Cooperative Extension at 707-445-7351.

Humboldt’s Cooperative Extension program started in July of 1913 and was the first UC Cooperative Extension office established in California. This year it is celebrating its 100-year anniversary, and the Farm Tour Series is part of this centennial celebration. Over the last 100 years, UC Cooperative Extension-Humboldt has offered practical solutions to life’s problems by connecting people to the University of California’s informational resources and by providing trusted research-based solutions.