California Artichoke Advisory Board
  • Artichoke Field Tours

Artichoke Field Tours

The CA Artichoke Advisory Board – in conjunction with the Castroville Artichoke Festival – is now offering field tours which will include visits to several different locations to highlight the differences between annual and perennial varieties, entomological and cultural practices, harvesting and packing, and a demonstration of preparation and cooking tips. Depending upon the season, the tours will include a visit to a shipping facility and a stop at a “fruit stand” that highlights artichokes and has a working old fashioned packing line.

The tour and demonstration will require 1 to 2 hours, depending upon the group’s interests.


No less than 10 persons or more than 50.
Transportation must be provided by the group.


Field tour only, $25 per person
Field tour and demonstration, $35 per person

Reservations must be arranged at least one week prior to the tour. For more details call 831-633-4411 or 831-633-2465.