On June 22nd, the community will gather at Live Earth Farm for their annual Summer Solstice Celebration. This longstanding tradition of celebrating Santa Cruz agriculture at the changing of the seasons will include lots of farming fun for the whole family. Celebrants will be invited to pick and eat warm strawberries right from the field, join Farmer Tom on tractor tours, make pizzettes in the cob oven, milk our goats, make farm fresh cheese, get their faces painted, explore our hay bale fort, and sample craft beer and sausage, all before our potluck, bonfire and live music at sunset.

9edcfbfa0f_1367626558_summersolsticecelebration.vs2On June 22nd, 2013, 2pm to dark at 172 Litchfield Lane in Watsonville, the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration, will welcome the local community to the farm to celebrate summer in the fields. Tickets are $10 per car in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased on the event web page. In keeping with our mission to provide programs for everyone in our community, no on will be turned away.

The LEF Discovery Program entreats guests to participate in our local food system through farm and garden projects and games, goat milking, cob oven baking, a farm stand and several local artisan booths. The day will culminate in a community potluck dinner, bonfire, live music, and fire dancing.

This year we welcome local artisans to share their craft including Penny Ice Creamery, Happy Girl Kitchen Company, Companion Bakeshop, 3 of a Kind Juice and Corralitos Meat Market & Sausage Company.  We are also happy to welcome two musical additions Joshua Lowe & the Juncos and Kuzanga Marimba.

The Summer Solstice Celebration is one of three annual, on farm celebrations open to the public; all of which aim to further our mission of helping local, under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment.  Children and adults will delight in interacting with farmers, animals and harvest, all with expert help and child friendly tools.

We welcome volunteers in number of different capacities including greeters, station leaders, potluck handlers and more.  Volunteer and their families attend for free. Please get in touch!