Pie Ranch cultivates a healthy and just food system from seed to table through food education, farmer training, and regional partnerships.
Next is Saturday, November 18th
NOTE our earlier winter hours!
1:00pm / Work Day
We love farm volunteers! The workday begins at noon at the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band's Native Garden, located behind Pie Ranch's Roadside Barn. At 1pm you can join our farmers in the production fields or continue working in the Native Garden. Farm projects change each month with the passing of the season. These tips will help prepare you:
- Parking is behind the Roadside Barn.
- Check-in at the Amah Mutsun Native Garden where everybody will join up to start.
- Please leave dogs at home. (We love them too, but this isn’t a good event for them!
- For comfort bring bottles of water to stay hydrated, layers of clothing for changing weather, sunscreen and hats, and please wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet!
- To pitch in, bring work gloves to protect your hands, gardening tools, and plenty of enthusiasm! (We have backup gloves and tools in case you forget, so don’t fret!)
3:00pm / Optional Farm Tour
Cost is $12–20 per person.
Meet your tour guide at the Roadside barn and submit payment with our farmstand employee before your tour. Our tour discusses our sustainable agricultural practices, ranges over the entire 27 acres of the farm, takes folks in to peek at the historic Steele Ranch buildings, visits the goats, cows, chickens, and pigs and when possible, and includes sampling from the fields.
5:00pm / Potluck Dinner followed by music and dancing (6:00 pm)
The potluck brings a few dozen people out, each with a dish they’ve brought to share.
Cost for the dance is $15–20 per person on a sliding scale; everyone contributes what they can! PLEASE NOTE THAT AN RSVP IS RECOMMENDED but not required and is helpful for our own planning purposes. Nobody will be turned away.
The 6pm Dance lasts 3 hours and features the County Line Pickers (Jim Davies, bass; Joni Davies, guitar; Hide Kawatsur, mandolin; Ken Clarkson, banjo; Luke Abbott and Nancy Vail, fiddle) with caller Andy Wilson to lead the do-si-dos and more!
To encourage a friendly family atmosphere and encourage safe driving out on Hwy 1, the potluck and barn dance are alcohol-free events. Please register using the "Sign Up" button at the top of this page and note that we can only accommodate groups of 10 or less. Our office is closed on Saturday and Sunday so the latest RSVP we can accept is the Friday before the barndance, by 3pm.