October 29th, 2016
Pumpkins on Pikes!
Pumpkins on Pikes is one of those very special events where magic is created and experienced by all who attend.
The festivities start in the afternoon with great food, music and pumpkin carving. Everyone will get the chance to display their Jack-O-Lantern on a pike in the corn field. When the sun goes down the pumpkins are lit. It is a truly heart warming feeling looking over the glowing corn field to see the individual creations of all who attend.
FREE pumpkin included with admission.
$10 BBQ plate will be available for dinner.
Special carving tools
Blanket (if staying after dark)
Favorite dessert (If participating in dessert potluck)
$15/ Person for Farm Members
Children 6 and under: FREE!
*No Dogs please
RECENTLY HELD EVENTS
October 16th, 2016
Slow Money Farm Fest 2016
DATE AND TIME
Sun, October 16, 2016
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
At Slow Money’s legendary Farm Fests, our community of entrepreneurs, investors, and food activists learn about exciting sustainable food and ag businesses in Northern California. The casual setting of a working farm is a hands-on illustration of what it means to bring money back down to Earth. Through the showcase and community potluck, new relationships and friendships are formed that often lead to further conversations about funding and other connections.
11am FARM FEST PROGRAM
of Tara Firma Farms
Bring a dish to share (preferably homemade)
Mark runs Good Earth Natural Foods in Marin County, with stores in Fairfax and Tam Valley.
Innovators of local food.
Farmer and author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat.
Marketplace of opportunities
Networking and tastings
4 pm RECEPTION
Libations and Live Music by Burnside, the Band
October 15th, 2016
Vilda Nature Programs Celebration
Come support our nature connection programs for children in Marin. Join us for an afternoon of local food, wine, naturalist skills and community. All proceeds from the event directly benefit our youth nature programs.
The event will include:
Local Wine Tasting
Organic Local Food
Primitive Skills Presentations
A Showcase of our Programs and Projects for 2017
Naturalist Led Tour of Vilda's New Farm Site
What: Fall Fundraiser for Vilda Nature Programs
When: Saturday October 15th, 4-7p.m.
Where: Tara Firma Farm, 3796 I St Ext, Petaluma, CA
Who: Unusually for us, this is an adults only event. Please invite friends and family as well.
Why: We need everyone's help to help get these exciting new projects off the ground and keep our existing programs running in Marin.
October 1, 2016
Barn Dance for a non-GMO Sonoma
To support Citizens for healthy Farms and Families' Ballot measure to prohibit growing genetically engineered crops in Sonoma County.
Our local farmers grow some of the highest quality food and agricultural products in the world and they need our support.
Live Music with Evie Ladin http://www.evieladin.com
Includes Organic Vegetarian Chili, Tara Firma BBQ Chicken, Appetizers donated by Amy's Organics and other local goodies.
Donation bar with Local beer & wine (complimentary Drinks with Silver & unlimited with Gold Tickets)
Raffle & Silent Auction on local goods and products.
So come out and support Sonoma County, bring the family, lots to do for all!
Kids 16 and Under Free, accompanied by paying adult.
Complimentary tickets available for volunteers.
Also please Vote "Yes" on "Measure M" in November! (for more information visit http://gmofreesonomacounty.com)
July 30, 2016
Pig Roast & Barn Dance!
Summer has arrived in all its glory and we feel like celebrating.
So we're putting on a good ‘ol boot scootin’ Pig Roast and Barn Dance!
Come on out to Tara Firma Farms on Saturday July 30th for a mid-summer Barn Bash. We have Northern California’s premier party band Blue Rock Country Clubguaranteed to get you out on the dance floor and keep your feet happy.
And for food? We'll be slow-smoking an entire hog, for an honest-to-goodness pig-pickin'. You've simply not experienced summer until you've enjoyed slow-roasted fresh pastured pork under the stars...
We'll be roasting up whole mess of our incredible free-range chickens, too:
We'll have vegetarian options and great side dishes, too. And yes, there will be a cash beer/wine bar!
So put on your dancin' boots and come join us!!
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Tara Firma Farms, 3796 I Street EXT, Petaluma, CA 94952
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APRIL 23, 2016
(read on below for more details & how to register for the event)
Icon of restorative farming, Joel Salatin, returns to Tara Firma Farms to share his wisdom, humor, and his latest learnings and best practices on how to use natural processes to improve soil health -- which in turn leads to healthier livestock and produce for us to eat.
This year, Joel will be joined by several soil management celebrities who are based right here in Sonoma County: Paul Kaiser of Singing Frogs Farm, and Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden, the best-selling permaculture book of all-time. We are very blessed to have such experts in our local community!
The main event for the day will be Joel's keynote presentation, which will begin at noon. After Joel, Paul will present on the success his team has had in making their 'no-till' farm one of the most profitable farms per acre in the country -- while simultaneously making it one of the richest in soil health. Toby will follow, explaining how to use natural processes to our best advantage to grow in both wet years and dry. We'll bring the event to a close with all 3 back on stage for a meaty "ask me anything" Q&A session with the audience.
Tickets for the main event are $40 per person. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.
In addition to the main presentations, Joel will be holding a 2-hour walking tour of the Tara Firma property at 4:00pm. Participants will get "hands on" instructions from Joel on the specific techniques he and his staff employ at Polyface Farm, as well as be able to directly ask him any questions they've always wanted to.
Participation in this tour is limited to 50 people, and tickets are priced at $60 per person.
For those looking for the fullest access possible to Joel (as well as the rest of the day's speakers), we will be hosting an intimate farm-to-table dinner at 7:00pm. This will be an unforgettable experience to enjoy the company, wit and wisdom of America's leading living expert on restorative farming -- all while dining on locally-grown cuisine prepared by several of Sonoma County's finest chefs.
Dinner is limited to 12 people, and tickets are priced at $200 per person.
And in the morning, together with Sonoma County's Farm Trails, we will also be offering a Farmer's Breakfast with Joel at 9:00am for local producers who want to get his advice -- "farmer to farmer"' -- on techniques to consider for their own farm operations. This opportunity is available only to Bay Area farmers, not the general public.
We are very, very lucky to have Joel back with us this year. And to have him joined by local experts like the Kaisers and Toby Hemenway simply makes the day even more perfect. The more we all learn how to grow our plants and animals naturally, the closer we move to a sustainable food production system that is healthy for both humans and the planet. What better legacy to leave the next generation?
We hope to see you at our farm on April 23rd!