Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo’s FARMFEST A Celebration of Local and Organic Farming


By on Mon, May 14, 2012

Organic herb and vegetable grower Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo will host FARMFEST, a free celebration of the coast’s rich agricultural heritage and diversity. On Saturday, May 26, from 12-5 pm, FARMFEST will take place at Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo’s new venture FARMSTAND, in Pescadero. During this fun, informative afternoon, visitors can learn of the area’s agricultural history and future, while connecting directly with members of the local farming community.

Located in the historic Level Lea barn at 1743 Pescadero Road and surrounded by bucolic farmland, FARMFEST kicks off at noon with hands-on activities and a chance to enjoy fresh organic strawberries, locally roasted coffee and more from local purveyors. Kids and adults can get up close and personal with pasture raised chickens from a local egg farmer, pot up organic herb starts to take home and enter a contest to win a canvas tote full of organic goods produced by Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo. A wide selection of organic farm-fresh produce will be available for purchase from FARMSTAND. Talks by local farmers and food producers will span the afternoon, highlighting innovative projects and diverse agriculture in the region.

Saturday, May 26, 12-5 pm
12:00 pm: History of Farming in San Mateo County
Larry Jacobs and Sandra Belin , organic pioneers and Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo founders
1:00 pm:  Beyond Organic: Organic Farming and Agroecology
Brendan Miele, Director of California Farming Operations for Jacobs Farm / Del Cabo
1:30 pm: A Local, Organic, Diversified Farming Model
Teresa Kurtak, co-founder, Fifth Crow Farm
2:00 pm: Organic Coffee Production: It’s All About the Birds and The Beans
Local roaster Patti Spooner of Davenport’s Alta Organic Coffee and Tea
2:30 pm: There’s Still Gold in Them Hills
Celine Cohen of Farm Fuel on innovative biodiesel fuel and agricultural products from local mustard
3:00 pm: The Real Buzz on Coastal Beekeeping
Catherine Fraley of Coastal Bee
3:30 pm: Pasture Raised Chickens and Eggs
Andie Nichols of Wildland Farms, joined by a few of her fine-feathered friends

FARMSTAND showcases organic, and local farms and food producers in Pescadero and neighboring communities. The market also shares information on other local food producers, including grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry farmers. Visitors can gather helpful tips on preparation, nutritional facts and recipes for weekly offerings. Located in a historic 150 year old barn at 1743 Pescadero Road,  FARMSTAND is owned and operated by Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, a certified organic herb and specialty produce grower based in Pescadero, CA. FARMSTAND is open Friday – Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm and on Monday holidays, throughout the summer and fall. Check our Facebook page for updates. http://www.facebook.com/JacobsFarmDelCabo.