Saturday at the Farm
This Week at the Farmstand: August 18 • 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.
Classes & Tours
8 to 10am: Bird Walk with Cliff Hawley • Meet at Oak Shelter • Register >>
8am to noon: Beekeeping II with Brian Fishback • Meet in Schoolhouse • Register >>
11am to noon : Family Farm Tour with Vanessa • Meet at 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. 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: Summer crisp lettuce, chard and salad mix; Alliums: Garlic, storage onions: Cabernet, Walla Walla, Sierra Blanca and Torpedo; Fruit: Peaches, plums (TBA), melons and watermelons; Herbs: Basil, rosemary, herb bunches to make tea; Misc: Cucumbers, summer squash, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, red and heirloom tomatoes, peppers, corn, green beans and practical gifts; Flowers: Sunflowers and mixed bouquets made with love from our Flower Power program.
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.
Garden to Pantry• 8:30am to 12pm
U.C. Master Food Preservers offer tips about making the most of the summer harvest.
Join Us for Lunch • 11am to 12:30pm
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 flower crowns 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 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.