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

Wet Winter Projects!

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We have been enjoying lots of rain and wet weather on the farm this winter. Although the weather hasn't been ideal to work in(saturated soil should be left alone!), we have been focusing on building projects and prepping for our upcoming season. We are so grateful to have been joined by a group of agricultural

Baked Parsnip Fries!

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Parsnips are in abundance during winter months. They are sweet and nutritious but, unlike carrots, need to be cooked. Baking is a quick and easy way to make a warming winter treat from a delicious root! Ingredients: Parsnips Salt Olive Oil Seasonings (Curry is a delicious addition! ) Instructions: Preheat oven to 45o degrees. Slice

Winter Upon Us

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Winter season is a great time for us farm folks to maintain, grow, and plan at a slower space. Because of the colder temperatures, harvest dates are farther apart, leaving us with some much needed maintenance time. Here at Farm Discovery, our strawberries have been planted and we are working to ensure each one has

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

Fall on the Farm!

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We have had a busy fall season with plenty of schools coming to enjoy the changing of seasons on the farm. Our homeschool session came once a month from October-January and enjoyed the rainy season we have been having. We crafted items like native wreaths (pictured below), hand salves, apple sauces, and explored curriculum focused

Homeschool and Wavecrest Programs Rock Winter on the Farm

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Root Vegetable Soup

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Although it currently feels like summer, I am crossing my fingers for a few more rains in March. I’ve definitely been yearning for those cold evenings when I curl up by the wood stove with a big, warm bowl of soup. While it was chilly and wet in January I frequently found comfort in this

Orange and Vanilla Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats have long been one of my favorite breakfasts because they are easy, delicious, and it saves me time in the morning. Since citrus are in full swing right now, I thought this recipe would be great to brighten up the day and relieve some stress from those hectic mornings. Furthermore, this is an