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Ag Venture Tours

Monterey, CA, USA
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About Ag Venture Tours
Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country (Carmel Valley, Salinas) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and customized to your interests. Each tour includes pickup and return at your residence or hotel.
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Dchu0430 wrote a review Yesterday
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Evan was an excellent tour guide. He shared a lot of his knowledge of the agriculture industry. My background was produce manufacturing and it was great seeing everything on the farming side. The tour was very educational and there is a lot to see! I recommend the tour to anyone who is interested in learning more about agriculture and learning about where your procedure come from.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Steve F wrote a review Sep 11
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Evan was entertaining and educational. Very knowledgeable about the wine business and grapes but also the entire Monterey Peninsula
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Date of experience: September 2021
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mariebT8502UA wrote a review Aug 2021
Ajo, Arizona2 contributions
Where does your food comes from? This van tour, guided by Evan Oakes, agricultural consultant, stops by the colorful fields of Salinas Valley to see more closely what is cultivated and how. Learn about soil preparation and management, seeding, planting, irrigation and water use, crop rotation, equipment and skills needed. Why the soil and climate in the region are optimal for growing. Walk into an artichoke field to look at the plants close-up. See the equipment that washes and sorts the chokes, and the process of packing. On my tour, watched harvesting of lettuce and strawberries. Field to table--crops picked and packaged on the spot. Learn how farm laborers are compensated. At a distribution and shipping facility, watched trucks bringing in fresh strawberries for coding, immediate cold storage, and transport. Went by organic farms and learned about specialty crops and flower growing that are the focus of smaller operations. Also learned how vine berries are cultivated under hoops. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates food and wants to see why California is called the “Bread Basket of the World.”
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Deatra W wrote a review Aug 2021
Houston, United States30 contributions3 helpful votes
Evan is the most knowledgeable guide you’ll find. Lots of back stories amd close up views. Book him early and often! We’ve used him repeatedly amd always learn new things.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Gary T wrote a review Aug 2021
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Our tour was great! We didn't realize Evan was an ag specialist in addition to running his own tour business! His knowledge of the area and of the ag industry was a definite plus! We were amazed by all the aspects of the vegetable/fruit industry that take place in the field, from planting to packaging.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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