Celebrate agricultural arts and sustainable rural living at the annual Hoes Down Harvest Celebration in the Capay Valley (Yolo County). Two fun-filled days of workshops and events will be held at Full Belly Farm, located within two hours of San Francisco and Sacramento’s busy metropolitan areas. The rural Capay Valley region is home to many small farms that supply Northern California’s families, restaurants, and neighborhood grocery stores with fresh organic produce. The Celebration will offer the public a special chance to enjoy rural life and deepen their understanding and connection to the local food system.
The Hoes Down Harvest Celebration
October 5 - 6, 2013 at Full Belly Farm
This two-day celebration of the harvest season offers an opportunity to enjoy rural life on an organic family farm with educational tours, workshops, hay rides, food, music, kid’s arts and crafts, nature walks, storytelling, games, a petting zoo, and terrific contests! Other all ages activities include hands-on workshops, craft booths, farmers’ market, farm tours, dancing, and much more.
Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6, 2013
Full Belly Farm
County Road 43
Guinda, CA 95637
Adults $20 each ($25 at the gate)
Children (Ages 2 - 12) $5 each, under 2 free
Camping Saturday Night $25 per car
Sunday Workshops throughout the Capay Valley (advanced registration is required)
Basics of Backyard Beekeeping: Explore the busy world of bees and gather the information and tools necessary to successfully start your own hive in your backyard! (11am- 12:30pm
Introduction to Small Scale Dairy Farming: Spend the morning at a local small herd dairy farm. Try your hand at milking, explore the pastures, and find answers to all of your dairy questions! (9am- 11am) $15
Suburban Homesteading: Get excited about turning your back yard into a productive space, this small 'farm' grows almost all of their own food. Learn how you can take these skills back to your own home. Light refreshments included. (11am- 1pm) $15
Bike Tour: See the sights by bikes; tour several smaller farms in the Capay Valley on a 10-mile round-trip tour. Lunch included. (9am- 1pm) $25
Full Belly Farm Walking Tour: Walking tour of an organic farm in operation since 1984, see a variety of crops and livestock. (11am- 12:30pm) $10
Full Belly Farm Kids' Camp: Kids will help with farm chores and explore the animals on the farm. Lunch included. (9am- 1:30pm) $30
Pastured Poultry: Chickens and eggs and everything in between! See a working pastured poultry operation in action. Light refreshments included. (10am- 12pm) $15 All of the proceeds from the Hoes Down Harvest Festival go to non-profit organizations that support sustainable agriculture and rural living.
Greenhorns Film: There will be a screening of this great film about young farmers followed by a panel discussion with the brightest young farmers in our area! (11am - 12:30pm) $5
All of the proceeds from the Hoes Down Harvest Festival go to non-profit organizations that support sustainable agriculture and rural living.
Online ticket sales are closed. Purchase tickets at the gate.