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Enjoy a day in the country and get a behind-the-scenes look at how your food and flowers are grown on the Sixth Annual Farm Tour Day in San Diego County. This is an exclusive look at a side of San Diego County few people get to see. We take one day each year to allow the public an opportunity to experience farming life! We have three excellent tours this year in:
Oceanside Valley Center Encinitas
All three tours will include four farms and a great sample of San Diego agriculture.
Sit a spell while we talk abut how to raise (and, optionally, butcher) healthy chickens and ducks. We’ll cover housing, feed, lifespan, eggs, and the basics of how to legally raise these animals in an urban setting. Taught by Farmer Bill.
Free. No RSVP needed (but carpooling and bringing a spare chair recommended).
From event website:
Saturday, July 18
Wild Willow Farm
Volunteering, Class, Yoga, T-shirt making, Qigong, Native Plant Tour, Farm Tour, Potluck, Live Music, Wood-fired Pizza, Bonfire and more.
at Wild Willow Farm
click here for a map (we recommend you use our map)
(except classes or purchases; donations are always appreciated)
Check out photos from the May 2014 potluck,
taken by our friend Gregory Berg!
Schedule for the Day
11am to 4pm: Volunteer on the farm
Learn while doing.
1pm: CLASS: TBD
4pm: Farm Yoga with Shawna in the Classroom
4 to 7pm: Farmstand OpenPurchase freshly harvested WWF veggies and eggs. We’ll have our super-popular “I like big beets and I cannot lie” WWF t-shirts on sale, courtesy of our friends at the Roots Factory in Barrio Logan ($15 donation supports our programs).
5pm: Farm Tour
Led by Wild Willow staff and students. See what we do, and learn why and how we do it.
Know your farmer, know your farm, know your food.
5pm: Native Plant Wildlife Tour
Interpretive walk through the beautiful the TJ River Park to learn about native habitat and wildlife
led by local botanist Lisa Ordóñez.
with farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza (donations requested).
Please bring something yummy to share!
6:30pm: live music from Coral Bells
Learning to feel your Chi with Ken Veale. In the classroom.
Dusk: Fireside Community and Drum Jam BRING DRUMS
Our farm is all about community, so what better way to say that than by hosting a monthly community gathering? On third Saturdays each month from March through November, we host volunteer opportunities, tours, a grand potluck meal, and bonfire.
Something yummy to share (extra points for something homemade using organic, locally grown ingredients). Please label your dish and ingredients (share your recipes!).
Your own plate, cup and eating utensils help us keep this a zero-waste event.
Please pack out your recylables and trash.
Jacket and warm clothing. It gets surprisingly cold here at night.
We welcome everyone, but please leave your pets at home.
Children: You may bring kids of any age you feel suitable to be around a farm, including contact with dirt, bugs, thistles and burrs, farm animals, tools, and nature.Children must remain under your direct supervision or awareness at all times. Please no unacompanied children. Wild Willow Farm does not offer childcare services and the farm is not a playground.
About our potlucks: volunteering, free mini-workshops, farm tour, potluck, bonfire, drumming. Farming is all about food. And food is best when shared with community. At our potlucks Wild Willow gives thanks to our amazing community of students, volunteers, educators, fans and eaters of every stripe. Familiar faces and new smiles are always welcome to these joyous gatherings that include educational workshops, volunteer activities, farm tour, potluck dinner, and drum circle around our cob firepit. See photos from our May 2014 potluck taken by Gregory Berg.
Date: July 16, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
We will explore light and easy recipes using the latest in Suzie’s Farm organic produce.
*There will be opportunity to purchase your own Suzie’s Farm goodie box!
From event website:
Now that you’ve grown and harvested squash, root veggies and tomatoes…are you wondering what to do with them? Bring an item from your harvest and we’ll turn it into a complete meal or soup. Best of all, we’ll learn to make muffins/breads baked in clay pots. Be sure and bring your aprons. We’ll be harvesting from Farmer Bill’s garden as well as the produce you bring
Meat/Meatless options available.