Tour the historical 1850s William J. Pleasants Ranch now known as "Joyful Ranch", meet the alpacas, meet some Jacob Sheep, tour an animal sanctuary, and take a native plant/wildflower walk.
Learn about the different varieties of lavender, how to prune lavender, how to dry & clean lavender, how to make lavender ice cream, lavender wands, and a lavender distillation demo!
Meet a Beekeper, take a walk through an olive grove, see what goes into making limoncello, learn some new cocktail recipes, and watch a plein air painting demo.
Go on a tour of Be Love Farm and learn about "regenerative farming", hang out with a farmer while they pick the fruit and then show us how to make raspberry lemonade jam, go on a tour of an organic farm, meet a flower farmer, and find out how to raise baby chicks.
We are open and selling our farm eggs, produce & other products but we have adjusted how you can pick up items due to our current Coronavirus situation. We love to grow food for people. With all the craziness going on in the world right now, we need each other more than ever. If there is something that you need and you don't see it listed on this website, please reach out to the farmers directly. We're in this together! Call or email ahead of time to insure we have what you need and to confirm pre-payment options as well as pickup or delivery options.
WATCH ALL OF THE VIDEOS FROM OUR VIRTUAL OPEN FARM DAYS!
Weekend 1: Sheep, Alpaca, Native Plants
Weekend 2: Lavender
Weekend 3: Wine, Olive Oil, Honey
Weekend 4: Produce & Value-Added
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On behalf of all of the farmers,
Many small farms have previously sold primarily to restaurants, but with Covid-19 many of their accounts have closed. The Soul Food Farm CSA is a temporary CSA set up to distribute food. We are passionate about connecting farms, ranchers and food producers to the public and creating a vehicle for nutrient-dense food to get out into the community. We’re excited to join with others in the Bay Area in this effort to stay connected and build creative new solutions to food access.
In our efforts to make things as simple as possible our CSA is a bit nontraditional. There is no membership or upfront fee. We are going to open orders weekly so you can choose what you want. Each week we will go live on Saturday at 10 a.m. and take all sales until Wednesdays at 5 p.m. At 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, we will close the week’s sales and prepare orders and pickups for Saturday and Sunday. Each Saturday all pickups will be at Soul Food Farm and Sundays will be scheduled with pickups in Berkeley and San Francisco.
Learn how to care for chickens, make ricotta cheese, learn how to paint outdoors in the country, plant a garden with culinary herbs and more.
The original "Pleasants" family home is now Joyful Ranch, a non-profit located on Pleasants Valley Road. Tours are by appointment only.
Brazelton Ranch has been growing and selling fruit for over 50 years. Mid-June their farm stand will open with Nectarines.
We will send monthly newsletters about what's going on at the farms in our area as well as notifications for PVAA events.
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T-shirts come in crew neck or v-neck and in sizes Small to Extra Large. Send us an email if you are interested in purchasing one. T-shirts are $25 and sweatshirts are $40.
**All events are on hold until we know more about the Coronavirus/Covid-19 quarantine. Contact us to find out if any of our events will be made available online!
Take a class or workshop, taste wine, learn to make cheese, take a plein air painting class, attend an open house, walk a lavender labyrinth!
We are an association of farmers in Vacaville, California who have a collective interest in agriculture tourism, preserving agriculture land, and cross-promoting with local businesses in Solano County
Pleasants Valley is in Vacaville, California which is located just off Interstate 80 - between San Francisco and Sacramento in Solano County
We meet monthly. If you are interested in learning more or attending one of our meetings, send us an email.
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