Saturday at the Farm
This Week at the Farmstand: November 17 • 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 December 15, 8am to 12:30pm. Taste and purchase fresh-from-the-field produce, organic coffee and delicious Magpie Café baked goods. Note: The farm will be closed Nov. 22-25 so our staff can spend time with family during the Thanksgiving weekend.
8 to 10am: Intro to Urban Backyard Beekeeping with Rachel Morrison • Meet in the Schoolhouse • Register >>
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: Escarole, frisée, baby bok choy, Napa and Red Napa cabbage, Gem lettuce heads, spinach, salad mix, dandelion greens, arugula and chard; Alliums: Garlic; Fruit: Pomegranates; Herbs:Culinary herbs, herb bunches to make tea; Misc: Radishes, salad turnips.
Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar • 8am to 12:30pm
We’ve added our signature hot beverages to the menu: fresh brewed herbal tea, hot spiced apple cider, chai and Coco-Cocoa! Enjoy freshly-baked scones, muffins and more from Magpie Café and listen to music in the barn.
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.
Millie’s Mercantile & Greenhouse Garden Gift Shop
Get a head start on holiday shopping. We have a unique selection of practical gifts and tools for cooks and gardeners. You’ll find great stocking stuffers and sustainable items to support a healthy lifestyle and the Earth. We have culinary and medicinal herbs, handcrafted garden boxes, quality organic seeds and more. Purchase a limited-edition Home Grown T-shirt and USA-made ceramic Soil Born Farms mugs. Proceeds support the restoration and development of the American River Ranch Center for Food, Health & the Environment
Fun for Kids • 8am to 12:30pm • FREE
Kids’ Activity Tent: Make gratitude cards at our kid’s activity tent located near the Farmstand checkout.
Enchanted Youth 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 Union 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.