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Hello Goodbye

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This winter the skies have been mostly cloudy, dropping rain on the earth- like a true California winter, like the ones I experienced when I first moved here a decade ago. Everything is lush. Vibrant green cloaks the mountains, and the air is fresh and full of nature’s scents. On those strong blustery days,

Winter Work with Wavecrest

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It has been a wet winter this year, but we can always rely on seeing our Wavecrest crew. Santa Cruz Montessori Junior High School, Wavecrest, brings their program to the farm every Thursday, and have for the past decade. They helped give birth to Farm Discovery, and they come bearing an energy of wonder

Rhubarb Banana Bread

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With these foggy mornings, I’ve been craving a big mug of hot coffee with a thick slice of banana bread. One recent afternoon, as I was strolling around the farm, I stopped at a forgotten rhubarb patch and grabbed a few stems. At the time I wasn't sure what I was going to do with

Warm Dates with Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Lemon Zest

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Dates are something I’ve been a bit obsessed with lately. I’ve been eating them with everything, whether I stuff them with peanut butter as a quick bite or chop them up and add them to wild rice with herbs and almonds, they are so versatile. I use them in baking, cooking, smoothies and snacks.  This

Winter Reflections

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring! We kicked off our spring season last week and we are hoping to leave this very wet winter behind. Although I don’t think we are free from the rains just yet, it’s at least nice to feel some sunshine and heat. It has been quite a winter

Pumpkin Carving & Apple Pressing

The traditional Harvest Festival is cancelled for 2016 due to rain. However, you can still come by to purchase your Halloween and Thanksgiving pumpkins, buy apples, press cider, and carve pumpkins from 10am - 2pm in our Education Barn, located at 172 Litchfield Lane. Hope to see there!  

Farm Camp 2016 Photos

Farm Camp 2016: that’s a wrap!

Summer Day Camps in 2016 went great. We had more campers than ever and thanks to generous donors and partner organizations we were able to offer more scholarships and financial aide to local kids who otherwise wouldn’t get the chance. Thank you Pajaro Valley Shelter Services, Second Harvest Food Bank, CASA, Loaves and Fishes, and

Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers

This dish is simple yet delectable dish. And with the tomatoes and peppers going off right now, this seems to be a great dish and one the kiddos will love to help with. Ingredients: 2 lb mixed tomatoes and/or bell peppers (approx 15 vegetables, less if they are large) Rice Mixture 2 cups of cooked

Summer Day Camps at Farm Discovery

Summer day camp at Farm Discovery is right around the corner! Beginning June 13th campers will enjoy exploring the vast beauty of Live Earth Farm with all their wonder and senses. Art on the Farm, Farm to Table and Sprouts Camp is a wonderful way to get kids outside, down in the dirt, and connect