Lucky kids. Yesterday I got a note from a fellow San Franciscan describing the joys of old-fashioned farming of his 3000 sq ft veggie garden and 80-tree orchard up north, and how his “son’s eyes roll back in his head when he eats a peach, or [the] kids turn they’re noses up at store bought strawberries.” I want to taste one of those peaches!
Although not all kids are lucky enough to have such a dedicated gardener-dad, there are local farms that give kids (or all ages) the chance to see a working (organic) farm and experience Everyday Sustainable first-hand.
Green Oaks Creek Farm in Pescadero is one of these, and is the home of Airielle, the cycling farmer I bumped into in August. They will have their first annual harvest festiavl and fundraiser on Saturday, October 25, 1pm – midnight.
Green Oaks Creek Farm and Retreat, Saturday October 25th, 1PM on into the evening and night. This is our first annual harvest festival and fundraiser (accepting donation of $1-20 for admission but no one turned away) with the intention of raising funds to improve apprentice housing, to build a stronger community and to have a good time. We will have local artists exhibit and sell their work, live music from San Francisco, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, and the Pescadero area, farm fresh crepes, raffle prizes, local organic brew from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery, a haunted tipi, pumpkin carving and more. The bands will include: The 4th Street Experience, Todd Neil Page, Cellojoe and the Midnight Ramblers, John Henry’s Farm, Stitchcraft, Antioquia, and Byron Space Circus. Fun for all ages.
Airielle Love, Farm Manager
Green Oaks Creek Farm and Retreat
2060 Cabrillo Highway
Pescadero CA 94060
(just north of Ano Nuevo State Park)
650 879 9007