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By Nicole Cormier

(Credit, Tanaka Farms)

(Credit, Tanaka Farms)

The beautiful Southern California climate is home to many farms that provide fruits and vegetables for the whole country. Though there are many different farms, very few offer tours to learn the ins and outs of working and living on one. Tanaka Farms is the exception, and the working, family-owned, mostly organic farm is fun for people of all ages.

The 30-acre farm grows food for its own produce stand as well as other agriculture dealers in the area. Tanaka grows more than 60 varieties of food and vegetables, but the farm prides itself on its strawberries, and boasts that you will never taste a fresher berry. From spring through fall, Tanaka Farms offers several tours to see the farm in action while also tasting the delicious crops. This includes the Strawberry Tours (Mid-March to end of June), Cookout Tours (Mid-March to end of August), Watermelon Tours (July to August), and the Pumpkin Patch Tour (September to Oct. 31). Escape the city and enjoy a simpler life.

The drive to Tanaka Farms in Irvine is a pretty straight shot from Los Angeles by taking the 5 South to Jeffrey Road. Take Jeffrey West until you see the sign for Strawberry Farms Road, and welcome to Tanaka Farms. Be sure to take the scenic drive in a vehicle that represents performance and luxury like a 2013 SLK250 Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino.

Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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