Get A Look At Your Food's Roots With San Diego's 'Farm Tour Day'
If you typically reserve your grocery shopping for the weekends, then this Saturday you can do one step better and see where some of your groceries come from.
The San Diego County farm bureau is sponsoring its fifth annual Farm Tour Day.
More than a dozen farms in the North County ranging from egg farms to greenhouses and vineyards will open up to the public. It's an effort to make more people aware of how significant farming is to the San Diego economy and community.
Farmer Tim Connelly, who runs Connelly Gardens in Ramona, will be participating in the farm tour day for the first time this year.
Connelly grew up in the city of Pasadena, but his family had a large garden, which became a necessity.
"I learned how to turn dirt into dollars," he said.
Connelly has been farming for 30 years now and said he loves teaching people about the trade. He said the secret is in the soil.
"The most important thing for good healthy plant is good healthy soil filled with microorganisms and fungi that will retain water and buffet the plant on hot days," he said.
He's had plenty of hot days this year already, and Ramona is expecting temperatures in the 80s and 90s this weekend.