Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California, 2005

Agricultural tourism, or agritourism, is one alternative for improving the incomes and potential economic viability of small farms and rural communities. Some forms of agritourism enterprises are well developed in California, including fairs and festivals. Other possibilities still offer potential for development.

The California Agritourism Database provides visitors and potential enterpreneurs with information about existing agritourism locations throughout the state.

Survey of agritourism operators 2009

Researchers from UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Small Farm Program conducted California's first statewide economic survey of agritourism operators in 2009. Early findings are now available.

Introduction to permits & regulations

This series of useful articles about "Agritourism enterprises on your farm or ranch" are written by the same UC Cooperative Extension authors as the book Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California.

Farm stands

The article "New farm stand regulations expand options" explores AB 2168 which took effect in 2009.

Consumer demand

These research briefs from the Small Farm Center are based on a 2004-2005 survey of residents in Yolo and Sacramento Counties, to examine consumer trends and agritourism.

Agritourism books

Planning and Managing Agritourism and Nature Tourism Enterprises - A Handbook, 2006

Each of these publications is available for sale through the Small Farm Center. Click on each title for more information or view all publications.

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