Events

The best part about being a family farm is inviting your family to our farm! Farm events are a great time for you to see where your fruits and vegetables are grown and find out more about your farmers. Unless otherwise noted, events are open to everybody, however please only visit us during scheduled events as we are a busy working farm.

Strawberry U-Picks

Saturday, July 18th, July 25th, August 1st, 2015

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Strawberry U-pick June 2015 6Bring the family to the farm to pick your own strawberries! Strawberries cost $2 per pound. Please bring your own containers if you can. It’s best to wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Admission is free and open to everyone.

Location: Our Home Farm, 521 Harkins Slough Rd. Watsonville. (at the West end of Green Valley road past Pajaro Valley High School). Map here.

Grassland Restoration Volunteer Day

Saturday, July 25th

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

grassland June 2015

521 Harkins Slough Road: The gate at the end of Harkins Slough Road will be open; please drive through the gate to the end of the road where it meets the water and park alongside the property fence to your left.

At High Ground Organics, 17 acres of land is located within a conservation easement. Instead of being farmed, for the past ten years this part of the property has been subjected to conservation management strategies that are aimed at restoring the native plant community and bringing the land back to its original state as a coastal prairie grassland.

Come out for a day in the grassland and experience it for yourself! Main activities will involve spreading mulch in areas of bare ground that surround native planting area. This will prevent non-native “weedy” species from reestablishing themselves in these areas. Water and strawberries will be provided; please bring sun protection, gloves, long pants, close-toed shoes, and ample curiosity! Note that this is probably not an activity for small children.

If you are planning to come, we ask that you please RSVP to Clare Peabody at clare.peabody@gmail.com so that we can get a sense of the size of the group.

Past Farm Events

Photos from Harvest Festival 2013

Photos from Harvest Festival 2012

Video from Harvest Festival 2011

http://youtu.be/dWOpiBTt3XI

 

Video from Harvest Festival 2010

by Jeff Langholz: Harvest Festival Video 2010

 

Photos from Harvest Festival 2010

Photos from Harvest Festival 2009

 

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