Extra Special Day at the Farmstand: October 27 • 8am to 12:30pm
Wear your Halloween costume on Saturday for a delicious treat at Phoebe’s Snack Bar. 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. Our organic produce is spectacular this season. Get inspired with beautiful greens, colorful squash, sweet root veggies and seasonal fruit. Our demo chefs will be cooking up some simple recipes to taste and prepare at home.
Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar
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.
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 the Whole Family • 8am to 12:30pm • FREE
Decorate a pumpkin or create a wreath. (For all ages. Note: There is a small fee for materials.)
Try pumpkin bowling.
Explore the Enchanted Youth Garden.
Take a farm tour at 11am.
Make nature wands at our kids’ activity tent located near the Farmstand checkout.
Culinary Arts Fundraiser
We will be serving brunch beginning at 8:30am until we run out. Proceeds benefit our education programs.
Green Plate Special: $8 donation: Organic farm fresh frittata with seasonal vegetables, organic roasted potatoes, organic mixed green salad and baguette and butter
Kids Plate: $5 donation: Farm animal-shaped Belgian whole grain waffle with organic maple syrup, organic apple sauce pouch, organic juice pouch.
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.
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, bok choy, dandelion greens, arugula and chard; Alliums: Garlic, storage onions: Walla Walla, Sierra Blanca and Torpedo; Fruit: Grapes, Asian pears, pomegranates and watermelons; Herbs: Culinary herbs, herb bunches to make tea; Misc: Turnips, peppers and practical gifts.
Live Music: Rod Stinson & Friends • 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.