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2022 OFT- Pajaro Pastures Farm Tours

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    Sat, October 8, 2022 to Sun, October 9, 2022 (1:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Pajaro Pastures Ranch
1241 Amesti Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
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Guided tour of animal areas and a goat petting zoo! 5-7:30 special evening tours include a farm to table dinner.

Back in 2008 during his freshman year at UCSC, Ryan Abelson got active in sustainable agriculture by launching the Kresge Garden co-op. One thing led to another and in 2012, Ryan founded Pajaro Pastures.

Today he produces pork, eggs, lamb and beef utilizing regenerative and sustainable methods on his 12-acre ecological ranch in Corralitos. All of his animals are raised on pasture with a 100 % GMO free diet. Their mission is to help build a more robust and equitable regional food system that serves the needs of the community.

Tour Description

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 and 9

One hour guided tours both days at 1:00 pm & 3:00pm

Tour cost is $10 per person & kids are free.

Meet & greet with the animals plus a goat petting zoo! Learn fun facts about animal husbandry, livestock production, and the meat supply chain. Quick lesson on the different cuts of meat, preparation technique, and various cooking styles.

Special Tour + Dinner Details

Join us from 5–7:30 PM for a special evening tour and fabulous 3 course meal prepared by renowned local chefs Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumplings, on Saturday, and Jessica Yarr of Chicken Foot, on Sunday. Both meals feature products from Pajaro Pastures & produce from local organic farms. Local  wine, beer, & cider are included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $150 per person & kids ages 13 & under are $45 each.

Products for Sale

A  selection of their meat and eggs will be available for purchase at a 10% discount.

Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food
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