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Day on the Farm Schedule

Subject to change

All Day Activities 10am-3pm

    • Live Music
    • Plant Sale
    • Great Food
    • Farm Stand
    • Children’s Activity Tent
    • Grow Zone for Kids
    • Interactive Community Booths
    • Face Painting & Photo Booth
    • Ask a Farmer Booth


Co-op Farmstand Café 10am-3pm

    • 11am-2pm Lunch
    • Equal Exchange Coffee
    • Magpie Baked Goods
    • Straus Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream
    • Fat Face Popsicles



See a pair of Draft Horses in Action
In the main field 11am - 12:30pm and 1:30 to 3pm
Featuring Book Family Farm's Nattie Book with Moose (a Belgian Gelding) and Dominic (a Percheron Gelding)

Stop by the Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery!
Over time Native plants evolved with our climate where they can survive and even thrive. Your ultimate goal may be to create a garden that takes little to no water or maintenance. Local native plants are drought tolerant, and they have connections—connections to birds, butterflies and bees. They have also been used by Native people for centuries, and they are endlessly interesting!


  • Native Plant Sale 10am-3pm
  • Introduction to Our Drought Tolerant Star with Nursery Director Chris Lewis 12:30 pm & 2pm (meet at Event Central)


Cooking Classes in the Co-op Cooking Tent.
Learn new ways to enjoy beautiful seasonal produce!

Herbalicious Sauces & Dressings
Ame Harrington 10:15 am

Mayumi Tavalero 11:15 am

Green Smoothies and Juices for Good Health
Jess Mendoza 12:15 pm

Herbal Mixers and Shrubs for Refreshing Beverages
Janet McDonald 1:15 pm

Seasonal Pickles
Marga de Hoed 2:15

Music on the Farm!
Great music

Mind X Quartet
11-3 in the barn
Northern California’s premiere groove-funk-bluegrass-jazz-psychedelic-rock band will playing in the barn

Millington Strings
10-11 in the barn
Classical String Quartet Good Music, Played Well

Rod Stinson
11-1pm in the outdoor amphitheater/classroom
An eclectic mix of solo acoustic covers and originals spanning decades and genres.

Brian Chris Rogers
1-3pm in the outdoor amphitheater/classroom
"Pulses raced and eyes dilated...The One-Man-Band We Didn't See Coming."

Guided Farm Tours Meet at Event Central
Take a guided tour of the farm with a member of the Soil Born Farms staff. Learn more about the vision and goals of our nonprofit community farm. These walking tours will last 45 minutes, covering some uneven terrain. Self-guided tours are encouraged as well and there are informational signs posted around the ranch.

    • 10:30am with Shawn Harrison (adults)
    • 11am with Guy Galante especially for kids
    • 11:30am with Antonio Garza (adults)
    • 12pm with Shawn Harrison (adults)
    • 12:30pm with Sarah Barnes especially for kids
    • 1pm with Elle Huftill-Balzer (adults)
    • 1:30pm with Antonio Garza (adults)
    • 2pm with Shawn Harrison (adults)

Especially for Kids and Families

  • Childrens Activity Tent
    Nature Activities • Games • Art
  • Eat the Rainbow
    Healthy Eating Games & Activities
    California Food Literacy Center Food Geniuses
    The Good Stuff with Janet McDonald
  • Kids’ Chill Zone
    Join librarian Carolyn Tucey for story time.
    12pm and 2pm.
  • Kids’ Chill Zone
    Join librarian Carolyn Tucey for story time.
    12pm and 2pm
  • School Garden Expo & Grow Zone
    Sponsored by School Garden Coalition a project of Slow Food Sacramento and Growing Together
    Stop by and check out some of the most innovative school garden projects and some of the students who are making them happen.

    Grow Zone Schedule
    10:15am Exploring pollination with kids
    11:15am Extending the garden into the classroom through fermentation
    12:15am How to make Plant Part Salsa
    1:15pm Starting and supporting a school garden - Q and A
    2:15pm Learning about the garden through games and songs
  • Ping Pong
  • Face Painting & Photo Booth
    Featuring artists from Happy Face Magic and Fantastic Face Paints.

Workshops (meet at Event Central)
All workshops are first come, first served. There may not be seating at all workshops for all participants.


F = Field Tent
= Greenhouse Classroom

O = Outdoor Classroom
= Pasture Tent

N = California Native Plant Society Nursery
= Outdoor Kitchen Patio
= Sacred Circle

Fruit Tree Care
with Antonio Garza – 10:15 am F

Container Gardening
with Kate Wilkins – 10:15 am G

Yoga on the Farm
with Summer Ward – 10:15 am O

Growing an Edible Food Forest
with Dominic Allamano – 10:15 am P

Our Drought Tolerant Superstars
with Chris Lewis – 11:00 am N

Urban Farming 101
with Chanowk Yisrael – 11:15 am F

Growing Flowers
with Elle Huftill-Balzer – 11:15 am G

How Well Do You Know Your Meat?
with Jon Gonzales, El Dorado Meat Collective – 11:15 am P

Eat Your Veggies Cooking Demo
with Therese Esperas – 11:15 K

Making Fermented Foods For Gut Health
with Janet McDonald – 11:15 am S

Herb Walk
with Daylin Wade – 11 am

Raising Chickens in your Backyard
with Greg Howes & Brian Fikes – 12:15 F

Growing Vegetables
with Michele Ranieri – 12:15 G

Water Conservation
with Rain Barrels & Graywater Systems
with Amanda Platt – 12:15 P

Your Backyard Medicine Chest
with Kellan Mackay – 12:15 S

Our Drought-Tolerant Superstars
with Chris Lewis – 12:40 N

Seed Saving
with Liz Hubbard – 1:15 F

Backyard Irrigation Demo
with John Shannon – 1:15 G

Composting 101
with Kate Wilkins – 1:15 P

Meditation & Breathing for Wellness
with Summer Ward – 1:15 S

Eat Your Veggies Cooking Demo
with Dio Esperas – 1:15 K

Our Drought-Tolerant Superstars
with Chris Lewis – 2:00 N

Grow Your Groceries Farmers Panel
with Sarah Barnes – 2:15 F

Growing Medicinal Herbs
with Daylin Wade – 2:15 G

The Importance of Bees
with Brian Fishback – 2:15 P