The Sonoma County Farm Trails group invites visitors to experience Blossoms, Bees and Barnyard Babies April 29–30, a self-guided, family-friendly tour that allows participants to map out their own routes, selecting from dozens of locations, for a full weekend of farm-hopping. Adding to the cute factor, expect to see baby bunnies, lambs, chicks, dairy goats, piglets and even water buffalo calves. Other activities include beekeeping demonstrations, farm tours, tastings (honey, cheese, wine, olive oil, jams, juices, etc.), games and crafts for kids, flower arranging, and more. Many farms offer snacks, lunches and picnic sites. The tour and most stops along the trails are free.
Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.