Saturday at the Farm: Signs of Spring
Saturday, February 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 winter vegetables.
Tours, Walks & Classes
9am: Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley • Preregistration Required >>
9am to 12pm: Aromatherapy for Home and Health with Ann Sibbet • 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 12:45pm
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 Feb. 24:
•Early spring planting
•Spring cleanup in the veggie fields (weeding)
•Preparing the orchard for spring (mulching)
New volunteers please arrive at 9:15am for a brief orientation. Please sign up in advance >>
Pop-Up Farmstand • 9am to 3pm
Visit us in the barn and take home: Lettuce: Romaine lettuce, Red Gem lettuce, Green Leaf lettuce heads, Red Butter lettuce heads, Green butter lettuce heads; Chicories: Frisee, Escarole, Bulk mixed chicories; Greens: Fava Greens, Red Russian kale, Dino kale, Rainbow chard, Green Cabbage, January King Cabbage, Red Napa cabbage, Piracicaba brocollini, Belstar broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts; Roots: Loose beets, red radishes; Alliums: Spring onions, green garlic, scallions; Herbs: parsley, rosemary; Misc: Small kohlrabi, fennel, white celery, grapefruit, 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.
Peasants’ Lunch Fundraiser • 11:30am to 2pm
A simple lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts team of soup, salad, bread and a cookie will be served at the Farmhouse Kitchen. $7 donation.
Fun for Kids • 9am to 3pm • FREE
Kids’ Activity Tent in the Barn: Make coffee filter butterflies and flowers.
Enchanted Garden: Calling all fairies, elves, gnomes and nature spirits: follow the signs, come play and explore. Build fairy and gnome homes, construct a toad abode and create a magical fairy door to take home.
Live Music: Millington Strings • 10am to 1pm
Our favorite string quartet plays a broad repertoire of classical and popular music.
California Nursing Students’ Association • 9am to 3pm
CNSA is composed of 5,500 members who are committed in seeking optimal educational, developmental, and professional growth within today’s various healthcare settings. They will be offering BP, body fat, and BMI screening and nutrition education for kids and adults.
Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova
This is a rain or shine event.