U-Pick Weekends are a great experience for the kids!
Bloomfield Farms is pleased to announce our 2013 Season Pass Program for U-Pick Weekends! This program is an evolution of our overwhelmingly successful U-Pick Sunday tradition established last year in 2012. This series of events attracts locavores, foodies and adventuresome families from all over Northern California and the Bay Area including Sonoma, Marin, Napa and San Francisco counties. U-Pick Weekends are truly one-of-a-kind immersion into farm life and a great way to get some fresh air, harvest certified-organic produce, and create memories that last a lifetime.
Here’s The Deal: For 2013 we are offering a limited number of season passes. We have twenty (20) passes for 8 harvests and another twenty (20) passes for 16 harvests available. This represents a 10% to 20% discount off our 2013 regular price of $30. For additional pricing and sign up details visit our ONLINE STORE.
This Offer Ends April 12th 2013 so if you see yourself as a regular, hardcore U-Pick guest this is a great way to receive a savings and commit to helping our local family farm at the same time . It’s going to be an amazing season!!!
Learn More: U-Pick Weekends last from April 13th until the end of October 2013.You can learn more about U-Pick Weekends Here
Purchase Your Season Pass Today: You can purchase your season pass at the Bloomfield Farms Online Store.
Have Questions? If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact the farm at 707.876.3261 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A happy group of U-Pick visitors at Bloomfield Farms!
Cabbage and Broccoli making everybody wave and smile!
After a long week of feeding, watering and singing to the veggies, everyone felt it was time to let lose and enjoy all the fun our U-Pick event has to offer. In the seven hours of this past event the fields were full of families! Small children, big children, mamas and papas, perhaps everyone felt a little like a child. Feeling the excitement that comes with hands covered in dirt. Discovering the wonders of being at least knee deep if not waist deep in Chard.
Ticiana helping U-pick goers knee deep in Chard.
There was a chalk table for lunch and drawings. The wagons were also in full use. These guys are great for pulling around the little ones, the veggie container and any extras. The farm only has four so bringing one for this Sunday guarantees you have one. This Sunday the wagons were given names Daisy, Willie, Lil’ Bit and Rover. I wonder if they will have different ones on the 12th.
Rover and Lil’ Bit in full use
Yesterday we had our first UPICK event. It was a smashing success. For starters the day was perfect, slight fog in the morning that quickly burned off followed by bright hot sun. Right at ten o’clock we had our first families arrive. Everyone was super excited to get their hands a little dirty and participate in harvesting their own food. As people picked Zucchini they discussed the various ways they would cook it, like in pancakes or as veggie chips. A few families with smaller children borrowed wagons to cart the kids and veggies around in. New comers, old friends, and staff had a great time. In fact we decided to keep going! Every Sunday from here to the end of August from 9am to 2pm, we will be hosting U-PICK events! Hope to see you there.
Everyone out there enjoys the red kale we grow. Our Maribor Kale is happy loving the hillside and the wind of Cheney Gulch.This is a very versatile crop that appreciates rich soil. Bloomfield soil is great for kale! We are glad to report we have acres ready for chips, spicy salads, wraps, stir fries… you name it.
Today I am making Kale Chips! So I thought I would share the recipe I got from Cassata- Sonoma at the Marin County Mart Farmers Market
1 bunch Maribor Kale, cleaned and de-ribbed
2 Tablespoons Lemon infused olive oil
Toss in a bowl. Lay out on cookie sheet cook at 250 for 20 minutes. Brown and crispy. Enjoy.
The potatoes are getting so big. With this heat they might be ready to harvest mid July.
Scarlet Russian Kale and a few Seascape Strawberries enjoy the golden view