Saturday at the Farm: Celebrate Spring
Saturday, March 24 • 9am to 3pm • American River Ranch
Every season at the American River Ranch is unique and beautiful. We have planned a day of activities the whole family will enjoy including a pop-up Farmstand in the barn with fresh-from-the-field spring vegetables.
Tours, Walks & Classes
9am: Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley • Preregistration Required >>
9am: Beginning Home Gardener Weekend Intensive with Daylin Wade • Preregistration Required >>
10:30am: American River Herb Walk with Candis Cantin • Preregistration Required >>
11am: Farm Tour with Shawn Harrison • meet at SBF info table • FREE
1pm: Family Farm Tour with Jenn Macleod • meet at SBF info table • FREE
Volunteer Activities • 9:30am to 12:30pm
Field Days: Interested in a new way to get fit and work up a sweat? Experience a day in the life of a farmer. Help with seasonal tasks and learn about the daily work required to maintain an organic farm. Activities for March 24:
•Early spring planting
•Spring cleanup in the veggie fields (weeding)
•Preparing the orchard for spring (mulching)
FULL for this weekend. Please sign up for April 7 or 28 >>
Pop-Up Farmstand • 9am to 3pm
Visit us in the barn and take home: Lettuce: Green Gem lettuce, green leaf lettuce heads, red leaf lettuce, red butter lettuce heads; Chicories: Frisee, escarole; Greens: Fava greens, Red Russian kale, Dino kale, Rainbow chard, spinach, Piracicaba brocollini, arugula; Roots: Red radishes, salad turnips; Alliums: Spring onions, green garlic, scallions, leeks; Herbs: parsley; Misc: Culinary herb starts and practical gifts.
Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar • 9am to 3pm
Delicious Magpie baked goods, organic coffee, herb tea and warm beverages.
Culinary Arts Demonstrations • 9am to 1pm
Eat Your Veggies: Learn how to prepare seasonal produce in simple and delicious ways. Recipes and nutritional information will be available.
Garden to Pantry: U.C. Master Food Preservers offer tips about making the most of the spring harvest.
Peasants’ Lunch Fundraiser • 11:30am to 2pm
A simple lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts team of chili, slaw, cornbread, chocolate chip cookies will be served at the Farmhouse Kitchen. $8 donation.
Fun for Kids
Kids’ Activity Tent in the Barn • 9am to 3pm: Create a magical fairy door to take home.
Enchanted Garden • 12:30 to 3pm: Calling all fairies, elves, gnomes and nature spirits: follow the signs, come play and explore. Build fairy and gnome homes, construct a toad abode.
Fun on the Farm • 9:30 to 11:30am: Kids will explore the Youth Garden and the American River Ranch learning what soil is made of, who lives in it and how it helps us. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in fun, educational activities, make a farm-fresh snack, meet the farm animals and create something to take home. This event is sold out.
Live Music: Up Close & Personal with Glenn & Katina • 10am to 1pm
Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova. This is a rain or shine event.