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Farm Discovery’s Harvest Festival 2016

CANCELLED due to weather

We are very sorry. There will be a pumpkin & apple stand, and cider pressing in our Education Barn on the Upper Farm from 10-2. So please come for a muddy walk and get your Halloween and Thanksgiving pumpkins.

 

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Annual Fall Harvest Festival 2015

October 24th, 2015 2:00PM – Dark

Join Us on the Farm to Honor the Change of the Seasons and Celebrate the Harvest and Bounty of the Pajaro Valley and Monterey Bay Area!
Fun Events and Activites for the Whole Family!

Come to the “Upper Farm” at 172 Litchfield Lane
$15-$20 sliding scale per car in advance or $20 “at the door”, supports our education programs. *Free passes available when needed

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Events and Activites

  • Fun & Games
    • Farm/Garden Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Decorating, Pumpkin and Apple Games, Hay Bale Fort, Family Yoga with Luma
  • Food & Farm
    • Pumpkin Patch, Cob Oven Pizzettes, Apple Cider workshops, Goat Fun, Tomato Canning with Chef Rebecca
  • Marketplace

Tentative Schedule

  • 2:00 – 3:30 – The Down Beets
  • 3:30 – Family Yoga with Luma Yoga
  • 4:00 – The Shapes
  • 4:30 – Pie Judging
  • 5:45 – Community Circle and Pie Contest Awards Ceremony
  • 6:00 – Community Potluck Dinner
  • 6:30 – Sunset Bonfire

The Marketplace

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Participating Businesses

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Sponsors

APPLE ORCHARD

BARREL OF APPLES

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*PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE FARM*
We have dogs on the farm, whose purpose is to protect the farm from other animals. For the safety of the children who visit, we ask that you leave your animals at home. There is rarely adequate shade for you to leave your animal in the car while on site.
*If you need your service dog to accompany you to our site, please contact us in advance and have your service dog clearly marked. We will do our best to prepare for your animal’s visit and accommodate your needs for a service animal.

Contact: Peter, Education Coordinator: LEFDPeducation@gmail.com or call 831-728-2032

A to Zucchini Ticket Raffle

Add your name to our mailing list by Sunday September 20, 2015 and be entered for a chance to win 2 tickets to A to Zucchini.
*We will contact you quarterly with a fun newsletter about the incredible transformations taking place on the farm.

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The 2015 Feast in the Fields Benefit
September 26th, 4pm – 8pm
“Upper Farm” 172 Litchfield Lane

Support the transformation of kids’ relationships to food, their empowerment to become engaged citizens in our community, and the building of skills to steward the natural world.

A multi-course dinner in the fields with a view of the Pajaro Valley featuring local food, wine, live music, silent & live auction, and great company!

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The outstanding Chef Andrea Mollenaur of Lifestyle Culinary Arts will create a farm fresh, wine paring gourmet, multi-course meal featuring sustainable Monterey Bay area farms and vintners. Partake in farm fresh fare while together, we build the future of healthy children, farms and communities.

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Artisans set to participate

Chef Andrea Mollenaur, Lifestyle Culinary Arts

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FALL FUND DRIVE SPONSORS

A FOR APPLE

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C FOR CAULIFLOWER

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D FOR DIRT

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Sierra Utility Sales

Z FOR ZUCCHINI

Bay Federal Credit Union
Coke Farm
Falcon Trading Company
Nordic Naturals
Pajaro Valley Irrigation
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Santa Cruz Montessori

DISCOVERY SPONSOR

Tony Scurich

MEDIA SPONSOR

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PRINTING SPONSOR

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Community U-Pick: Tomatoes & Apples

Join us Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 10:00am – 3:00pm to U-pick Dry-farmed Early Girl Tomatoes, Royal Gala Apples, and more!

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Details:

– Use our Green Valley Entrance (click for directions)
– Price will be $1.50 per pound for Tomatoes & Apples
– No harvest limit
– Other possible u-pick opportunities: Berries, Peppers, and Cherry Tomatoes

What else:

– Bring your own bags or boxes for harvesting, and a wagon or other method of transporting your harvest from field to car
– Wear hats, sunscreen, etc. for protection from the elements
– Bring snacks and water, or a lunch to picnic on the farm
– Bring cash for paying (small bills really help!)
– Other farm veg and fruit will be available at our Farm Stand
– Snacking on tomatoes in the field is allowed, so bring your salt shaker
– Feel free to walk the farm and explore
– Other possible harvest opportunities: berries, peppers, and cherry tomatoes
– We ask that you do not bring dogs to our farm; please leave them at home – thanks!h-tomato u-harvest
Community Farm Day – June 27, 2015

 Join us on the Farm!
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Details:

Use our Green Valley Entrance
(click here for directions)
– Follow the Signs for Parking
– No Entrance Fee

What else:
– Our Green Valley Barn Farm Stand will be OPEN, so you can load up on other fresh Farm produce, and here is where you will be able to get some of our Blenheim Apricots!
– Be prepared to spend time outdoors: wear hats, sunscreen, etc. for protection from the elements
– Bring snacks and water, or a lunch to picnic on the Farm
– Bring cash for paying (small bills really help!)
– Farmer Tom will be giving Tractor Ride Farm Tours
– Enjoy walking and exploring the Farm
– There’s also goats, hens, ponies, and a cow to visit
– Though we appreciate canine friends, we ask that you do not bring dogs to the Farm; please leave them at home – thanks!

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Community Farm Day & Strawberry U-pick

On Saturday May 30th, everyone is invited to come to the farm for a Community Farm Day and Strawberry U-Pick.  Participating in Community Days is a great way to get to know the farm; experiencing it from a more hands-on perspective.

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Details
When: Saturday May 30th, 10am – 3pm
Where: Use our “Green Valley Entrance” at 1275 Green Valley Road (click here for directions)
Parking: Please follow the parking signs when you get here. No Entry Fee.
Pricing: $2.00 per basket / $20 per flat

Other:
– Bring your own containers for harvesting
Although we appreciate canine friends, we ask that you do not bring dogs to our farm; please leave them at home.

This is also the launch of our Saturday Green Valley Barn Farm Stand, so you can load up on other fresh Farm produce, too.  Come prepared to spend time outdoors, wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring water and maybe a picnic lunch to enjoy on the Farm.

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Fall Harvest Festival 2014

October 25th, 2014, 2pm – dark
“Upper Farm” 172 Litchfield Lane
$15-$20 sliding scale per car in advance or $20 “at the door”, supports our education programs.
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Free passes available for under served community members

Sign up & prepay for the event

Celebrate the Bounty of the Pajaro Valley and the Monterey Bay Area! Join us for fun on the farm for the whole family. Honor the changing of the seasons and celebrate the Harvest with us on the farm:

  • photo-92:00-5:00 – Fun & Games
  • 2:30 – 5:00 – Food & Farm
  • 4:00 – Pie Contest Raffle Winners Announced
  • 4:30 – Pie Judging
  • 5:45 – Community Circle and Pie Contest Awards Ceremony
  • 6:00 – Community Potluck Dinner
  • 6:30 – Sunset Bonfire
  • Live Music by the Robin Leah Band
  • Fun & Games
    • Farm/Garden Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Decorating, Pumpkin and Apple Games, Hay Bale Fort, Family Yoga with Luma
  • Food & Farm
    • Pumpkin Patch, Cob Oven Pizzettes, Apple Cider workshops, Goat Fun
  • Marketplace
    • Live Earth Farm Stand, Sausages and Kraut, Local Beer TBD, Ice Cream by Penny Ice Creamery, 3 of a Kind Juice

 

*PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG TO THE FARM*
We have dogs on the farm, whose purpose is to protect the farm from other animals. For the safety of the children who visit, we ask that you leave your animals at home. There is rarely adequate shade for you to leave your animal in the car while on site.
*If you need your service dog to accompany you to our site, please contact us in advance and have your service dog clearly marked. We will do our best to prepare for your animal’s visit and accommodate your needs for a service animal.

VOLUNTEER & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available.

 

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Participating Local Businesses and Artisans

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Contact: Grace, Program Coordinator: LEFDPeducation@gmail.com or call 831-728-2032
2014 Community Farm Days & U-picks

“Love Apples galore, come and get some more!”

Join us Saturday, August 30th and again on Sept 6th from 10:00am – 3:00pm to U-pick tomatoes and more!

These will be great days to enjoy the farm and directly support our educational efforts, as 20% of the proceeds benefit the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program.

Details:

– Use our Green Valley Entrance (click for directions)
– Tomato price will be $1.50 per pound
– 20% of proceeds benefit the Discovery Program
– No harvest limit
 

What else:
– Bring your own bags or boxes for harvesting, and a wagon or other method of transporting your harvest from field to car
– Wear hats, sunscreen, etc. for protection from the elements
– Bring snacks and water, or a lunch to picnic on the farm
– Bring cash for paying (small bills really help!)
– Other farm veg and fruit will be available at our Farm Stand
– Snacking on tomatoes in the field is allowed, so bring your salt shaker
– Feel free to walk the farm and explore
– Other possible harvest opportunities: apples, berries, peppers, and cherry tomatoes
– We ask that you do not bring dogs to our farm; please leave them at home – thanks!
 

U-Picks, Fall Tours, Harvest Festival

We have so many great thing to look forward to!

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Join us on Saturdays, August 30th and September 6th for U-Picks featuring apples, tomatoes, and a kids activity. These community events are always a good time for the whole family. 20% of proceeds help fund LEFDP farm and nutrition eduction programs. See the events page to learn more.

It’s time to schedule a Fall Farm Tour. If you are an educator and have a class or a group that would like to visit the farm for an Applemania field trip and apple pressing, send us an email. lefdpeducation@gmail.com and see the program webpage for more information.

 

Our Harvest Festival is on Saturday October 25th this year. AKA Pumpkin Patch & Apple Bash. Join us for a day of fun, food, and community, including a tractor rides, a pie contest, pumpkin decorating, apple cider making, cob oven baking, face painting, local beer, sausages and kraut, potluck, live music, sunset bonfire, and lots more.

Check out the event webpage to sign up & prepay!

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The Joy of Community Farm Days

The French called tomatoes “pomme d’amour” or Love Apples, and I agree, what is there not to love about tomatoes – this year’s crop of dry-farmed tomatoes with it’s “alluring” deep red colors are bursting with “seductive” rich flavors.

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Saturday’s Tomato U-Pick was testimony to how much we love tomatoes. The image that brings a smile to my heart is of a baby girl accompanying her dad, who is carrying two large bags of freshly harvested tomatoes, while she is munching on a large red tomato with juice dripping down her chin and shirt. “This is the first tomato she ever tasted” her dad commented.

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As a farmer this may be the most rewarding moment – to experience the joy and pleasure at the completion of a crop’s lifecycle, tended from seed to maturity.

When children come to the farm they can engage their senses to discover the pleasures of real food. With Live Earth Farm’s Discovery Program, we have expanded our ability to reach out to children and youth in this county by stewardship. Last year in addition to our monthly community farm days and seasonal celebrations, over 1500 children and young adults came to the farm, attending farm tours, workshops, summer-camps, and curriculum based work-leadership programs.

“Love Apples galore, come and get some more!”

Join us for another Community Farm Day on August 30th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

This will be a great day to enjoy the farm and directly support our educational efforts, as 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program.

With apples reaching their peak of ripeness, we will open the U-Pick to our Royal Gala Orchard as well as the Dry-farmed Tomato field. The day will include tractor rides, farm tours, apple cider pressing, and child friendly farm games and activities. Invite friends and family; help us spread the word as we invite everyone to enjoy a nourishing, fun and bountiful summer day on the farm.

Click here for more pics from last Saturday’s Community Farm Day & U-pick