Saturday at the Farm
This Week at the Farmstand: June 23 • 8am to 12:30pm
Bring the whole family out to the American River Ranch for activities, tours and classes. We will be open every Saturday through November 17, 8am to 12:30pm. Taste and purchase fresh-from-the-field produce, organic coffee and delicious Magpie Café baked goods.
Tours and Talks
9 to 9:30am: Explore Volunteer Opportunities with Adriana Jones • Meet at Oak Shelter • FREE
10 to 11am: Farm Tour • 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. New volunteers please arrive at 9:15am for a brief orientation. Meet in Oak Shelter. Pre-registration is required >>
Fresh from the Field
This week, stock up on: Greens: Dino kale, Rainbow chard, Piracicaba brocollini, green and red cabbage; Alliums: Scallions, Sierra Blanca and Long of Tropea spring onions; Herbs: Basil, parsley, rosemary, herb bunches to make tea; Misc: Cucumbers, Dunja and Yellow Crook Neck summer squash, and the first of tomatoes and practical gifts.
Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar • 8am to 12:30pm
Delicious Magpie baked goods, organic coffee, herb tea and other beverages.
Eat Your Veggies Demo • 8:30am to 12pm
Learn how to prepare seasonal produce in simple and delicious ways. Tasting samples, recipes and nutritional information will be available.
Join Us for Lunch
The Culinary Arts Team is having a fundraiser. Enjoy a healthy lunch featuring produce grown at the farm. Proceeds benefit our education programs. Purchase tickets at Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar.
Fun for Kids • 8am to 12:30pm • FREE
Kids’ Activity Tent: Make a flower bouquet at our kid’s activity tent located near the Farmstand checkout.
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: Ice Cream Stringband • 9am to 12pm
Location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova.
We encourage you to bike or walk to the ranch, bring your shopping bag, and take a self-guided tour around the farm. Cash, credit card and EBT accepted.