1050 Frenchmans Creek Road
Half Moon Bay Directions
For years, we've talked about growing organic food. In 2013, a beautiful 60-acre farm in Half Moon Bay became ours, just a few miles from the ocean. There's a crew working nearly every day during the growing season (March-November) and a warm invitation to join in the fun any time you wish. Everyone who has visited has felt their breath taken away by the beauty and peace we feel there. There is something unusual — almost magical about this place. Perhaps it's because water is available year-round from a mountain-top spring that American Indians have long considered sacred. Perhaps it's because the land has been lovingly farmed for more than 100 years. Come on over, get your hands dirty, and your spirit cleansed from the bustle of life on this side of the hill.
2nd Saturday each month
March - November
(1st Sat in August)
Everyone is welcome — all ages, all skills. Confirm on our online calendar before coming out. You can come for all or any part of the day. The schedule:
9:30-12:30 Morning volunteers 12:30 Meditation 1-2 Lunch (bring bag lunch)
There’s something for everyone to do: create new garden beds, add compost to enrich the soil, sow seeds for the new crops, join in clean-up projects, harvesting, packaging, caring for our chickens, and other fun opportunities to serve together in joy. Add your energy to the land in tending to the plants and fruit trees, landscape beautification, and giving the farm the loving care it needs to continue thriving.
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After volunteering...things to do nearby
- Spend the afternoon at beautiful Half Moon Bay beaches
- Hike the valley trails on the farm or the oceanside trails nearby
- Hang out with friends on the new farm benches around the pond or up in the orchard.
- Enjoy the sunset on the beach nearby (a 5 minute drive)
- Have dinner in Half Moon Bay.
Wild Foods Foraging
Saturday, March 25, 10 am-2 pm, $65* Register
Bring in the glorious spring season learning about local wild foods known as “weeds,” abundant in our fields and orchard. Learn to identify and gather an array of delicate wild greens and edible flowers. With our bounty we will then prepare a delicious gourmet lunch to enjoy together.
Creamy Nettle Soup
Wild Greens Frittata
Floral Studded Salad
Confetti Butter with Bread
Class attendees should bring (wear):
· Long Pants
· Long sleeved shirt
· Sturdy shoes that can get muddy (no sandals)
· Pen & notebook or pad, and if they wish, a camera to record photos in the field
Instructor: Suzanne Elliott, Master Herbalist and Health Educator
*Guest presenter program costs apply to everyone, including tithing members
Ananda Valley Farm
(Note: Google maps will get you close, but you may appreciate this, too)
+ At Highway 92, turn north on Highway 1 and go .7 miles
+ Make a right at Frenchman's Creek Road and go straight for 2 miles
+ Bear left when there is a choice
+ Frenchmans Creek Road ends at our farm