Oct. 14: Shone Farm to Celebrate 45 Years with Fall Festival

September 11, 2017 -  Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Shone Farm invites the public to its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free at this family-friendly event complete with children’s games and farm activities. The farm is located at 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville.

This year’s celebration recognizes 45 years of the Farm’s history with opportunities to experience authentic farm activities like apple pressing, wood milling demonstrations, harvesting pumpkins and vegetables from the garden, rotten fruit slingshot and compost lessons, farm equipment displays, tastes of our award-winning wine and olive oil, and tours of the 365-acre farm, forest, and garden.

Special children’s activities will feature face-painting, craft projects, exploring how compost gets made, and other farmyard games. Many activities will be presented by the students of SRJC’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Department, supported by Shone Farm staff and other student clubs and groups.

Shone Farm encourages visitors to come hungry and enjoy delicious and affordably priced lunch and snack options; featuring fresh Shone Grown™ ingredients. Our farm stand will have Shone Grown™ fruits, vegetables, products, and award-winning wine and olive oil available for you to buy - you can take a taste of the farm home with you at the end of the day.

Shone Farm, a 365-acre farm in the Russian River valley, has been used as a field laboratory and teaching resource for SRJC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources students for more than four decades. Students benefit from direct, hands-on experience as they learn about natural resource management and conservation, sustainable agriculture, winemaking, viticulture, and animal health and livestock management.

More information about the Fall Festival is available on the Shone Farm Facebook page.