Because of the pandemic, this year's event may look a little different so please bear with us! We do hope that you will join us on an enjoyable one mile walk around a real working farm for young and old alike. This year we may or may not be able to sample our delicious freshly harvested fruits and vegetables but we will surely have educational signage, entertaining performances, friendly volunteers and children's crafts available along the way. This year we will be featuring the "Issei and Nisei Farmers: Their Legacy'" a collection of farm family memories of stories and photographs.
This year's Walk the Farm fundraiser commemorates the ten year anniversary of the devastating 9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami where waves as high as 56 feet destroyed an estimated 60,000 acres of farmland.
Since 2011, thousands of us have joined together every year at Tanaka Farms in Irvine, California. As a community, we've raised funds for farmers to rebuild, for agricultural students to receive scholarships, and for new farmers to receive much needed assistance.
Tanaka Farms and the OCO Club hope to spread awareness and help send a message of hope, or kibou, to farmers around the world devastated by natural disasters.
100% of the net proceeds go to providing support for farmers suffering from natural disasters, both locally and abroad.