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  July 2017 -
     
      Lavender Harvest
     

  September 2017 -
     
      Heirloom Tomato Tasting
     

 October 2017 -
     
     
      Pumpkinpalooza
      School Field Trips

December 2017 -
     
      Letters to Santa
      Wreath Making Workshop
     

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2017  Special Events

June through October

Little Buckaroo Birthday Parties on the Farm

July

Lavender Harvest Festival - Saturday July 8th & Sunday July 9th

September

Heirloom Tomato Tasting - Saturday September 16


October

School Field Trips - October 2 - October 31

Pumpkin Palooza - Saturday October 7


December

Letters To Santa - Begins Friday November 24

Wreath Making Party - Special Olympics Fundraiser - Saturday December 2

 

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July 2017

Lavender Harvest
July 8 - 9



Come into the farm market on Saturday July 8th, or Sunday July 9th, and we will be giving away FREE lavender bundles with any purchase!


We will be offering many lavender treats inside the farm market including locally made lavender taffy, honey lavender gelato, lavender cookie mix, lavender bundles, lavender buds, lavender soap, and our own made from scratch freshly baked lavender butter crisp cookies.





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September 2017

 


Heirloom Tomato Tasting
~ Date Pending Due to Late Harvest ~
(please check back for updates)

Pre-buy wristbands $10
Day of wristbands $15
All wristbands are redeemable for a $5 credit on any
tomato tasting producer purchase.



Ever wonder what a Cherokee Chocolate, Red Zebra, or Mortgage Lifter Radiator Charlie heirloom tomato tastes like? This event will be your chance to try them, as well as many more! We will be sampling a dozen different varieties of our favorite heirloom tomatoes that we grow on our farm. In addition, we will have available many products from our local artisan food producers.
The event will feature:

Heirloom Tomatoes from Jack Creek Farms
Infused Vinegars from Chaparral Gardens
Sage Honey from Rock Front Ranch
Olive Oil from Tiber Canyon Ranch
Walnut Oil from Limerock Orchards
Pistachio Butter from the Pistachio Factory
Honey Lavender Gelato from Leo Leo
Fresh Fromage from Dairy Goddess
Salami from Alle Pia


Advance wristbands are $10 per person ($5 refundable with any tomato event vendor purchase). You can purchase wristbands in advance at the discounted rate from our farmstand, or from Eventbrite.com

Click Here to purchase your tickets online


Wristbands on the day of our event will be $15 ($5 refunded upon purchase).



 
October 2017

Pumpkin Palooza
Saturday October 7th
11 am - 3 pm

Pumpkin Palooza
Click the image to download a full size pdf

We will be celebrating all things pumpkin during our 5th Annual
"Pumpkin Palooza"
.
There will be something fun for everyone.


FREE activities and tastings will include:

Fort York Mountain Maze
Tractor Tire Garden
Farm Animals
Hay Stack
Wooden Train
Strawbale Ponies
Sawhorse Horses
Dummy Steer Roping
Educational Corn Maze
Gather Eggs at The Henhouse
Lil' Buckaroo Cafe

$8 will buy a ticket to enter the Pumpkin Painting Corral. Inside the Corral you will be able to choose your choice of one pumpkn from the selection offered to be your very own masterpiece! We will have all of the supplies including paint, brushes, glitter, glue, pompoms, ribbon, wiggle eyes and more! We will provide aprons for the kids to wear.

We take care of the mess - you take home memories!


 

Last year we had a suprise visit from Cinderella!

Cinderella

 

Pumpkin Painting

 







Halloween at the farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event

 

Halloween at the Farm
2015 Halloween at the Farm Event

A special thanks to the many churches in the past who hosted booths at our Halloween at the Farm event. Those churches included: Templeton First Presbyterian Church, Templeton Bethel Lutheran Hall, the Atascadero Bible Church, and the Atascadero Gospel Chapel.

 

 

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December 2017

Check back for details!

Christmas Trees at Jack Creek Farms

Unfortunately due to the west coast drought, and a lighter harvest than normal, we were not able to get our order filled for fresh cut trees last year. We are small compared to the large outfits and just don't have the buying clout that the big sellers do. We so appreciate those of you who bought trees from us in the past.

Not to worry though, the Christmas spirit will be very much alive at our farm. Santa will be paying a visit (details to come soon!) and we are once again an official mail box location for letters to Santa.

 

Christmas Trees at Jack Creek Farms

Letters to Santa
November 24th through Saturday, Dec 23rd

Jack Creek Farms is so pleased to be chosen by Santa to be an official location for a North Pole Mailbox. Santa will send his elves regularly to pick up his official mail. We will be accepting your child's letter through Saturday, December 23rd. Bring your letter into the farmstand and we will give you a special "North Pole Express" stamp to send it on it's way!

Below are some ideas you can print to get you started!


Click the picture above for a printable .pdf


Click the picture above for a printable .pdf


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Wreath Making Party - A Special Olympics Fundraiser
Saturday December 2nd 11 am - 1 pm

Wreath Making Party

Spruce up your home for the holidays while benefitting San Luis Obispo Special Olympics. $30 per wreath includes everything you need for your wreath, plus sweet treats to enjoy and take home! Family-friendly for all ages; feel free to bring any additional personalized items for your wreath. Supplies are limited - reserve your spot today!

By phone: 805-544-6444

Via e-mail: kshannon@sosc.org

Visit our website: http://sosc.org/sloc/wreathmakingparty



 

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Celebrate Your Birthday on Our Farm!

Create a lasting memory with your child on their special day. Jack Creek Farms is pleased to offer the opportunity for your child to have their birthday celebration on a working farm.

Little Buckaroo

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party

Let us do the work, and you can enjoy the party! You will not need any additional decor - just bring a cake, plates and forks and you will be set!

Reserve one Picnic Table and one Cake/Gift Table for a party for up to
8 children - $80. Each additional table (seats 6 adults or 8 kids) is $20.

Party times: 10:30 - 12:00 and 1:30 - 3:00

Party reservations are available any Thursday through Monday. October Parties are only available on weekends due to the many field trips we host on week days. Additionally, be sure to check our calendar at the top of this page, as we do not host parties on Special Event Days.

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required for week days, a $40 non-refundable deposit for weekends to reserve your date. The deposit is applied to the total amount

due, payable in full before your party starts.

We provide:

  • Decorated Picnic Table(s) (red & white checkered table cloths with old west lanterns, bandanas & sunflowers)
  • Decorated Table for Gifts & your Decorated Cake
  • Happy Birthday Banner
  • Cowboy Hats and Bandanas (on loan*)

Picnic Area Jack Creek Farms



Activities:
  • Fort York Mountain Maze
  • Hay Bale Stack to climb on
  • Tractor Tire Garden
  • Saw Horse Ponies – this is a great photo op
  • Wooden Train Play Structure
  • Hay Bale Horses
  • Farm Animals to Visit

Picnic area at Jack Creek Farms

Dummy Steer Roping
Dummy Steer Roping

Hay Stack
Kid's Haystack

You are responsible to supply:

Birthday cake, cake plates, forks, napkins, cake server, balloons, party favors, goodie bags or additional table decorations if desired.

PLEASE - NO piñatas, confetti, glitter or painting activities!!!

Party duration is 1.5 hours.

*We have available at no charge straw cowboy hats and red bandanas for each party guest.  They must ALL be returned after the event.  If you believe your child might be disappointed to find these items are on loan and not a gift, we encourage you to supply your own. 

 Cowboy Boots

You may download and print a copy of a .pdf flyer detailing
Little Buckaroo Party information by clicking the image below.

Little Buckaroo Birthday Party

 

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Weddings & Events

Have you always thought is would be special to be married on a farm?

We are offering couples a chance to exchange their vows in a simple outdoor environment surrounded by fields of grain and growing crops.

The ceremony would take place in our upper grain fields next to our historic 1800s barn and stately oak trees. We can arrange to bring the bridal couple to the ceremony in one of our restored Model T's.

Model T Touring Cars

The reception could take place above in the field, or below near our farm store in our shaded picnic area.

Wedding theme ideas include:

  • Farm
  • Old West
  • Country
  • Garden
  • Nature

If you are interested please call the farm stand at 805.239-1915. The folks at Jack Creek Farms will be happy to set up an appointment for a free consultation and tour.

We are also available for other special events including:

  • Family Reunions
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Car Clubs
  • Class Reunions
  • Office Picnics
  • Church Picnics
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Club Meetings

Give us a call to discuss how we can work together to create the perfect event for you.

Vintage Car Club

Vintage Car Club

Vintage Model Ts

 

Pumpkin Season Field Trips

              Pumpkin Patch

We are once again offering field trips to school age children. Dates are booked on a first come first served basis. We offer two different field trip options.

School Field Trip

Teacher Self Guided Field Trips - $6 per child - 15 child minimum

We offer two types of field trips. Self Guided and Farmer Guided. For Self Guided Field Trips, Teachers will check in and recieve a printed guide. Teachers will take their group to visit with the farm animals, through the Fort York Mountain Maze, into the Tractor Tire Garden, and then they will lead their group through our educational stations. Educational stations will be shown on a map.

Following the educational stations, teachers will help their students choose a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, and the tour will end in the wooden train and hay stack play area. There will be a group photo opportunity at that time.

This tour does not include a snack or formal talk. Each tour lasts about 1 hour.

We ask that you have 1 chaperone on hand for each 5 children to ensure a safe visit for your group.

Cost is $6 per participating child.  Siblings in strollers or carried by adults may attend at no charge. Additionally, there is no charge for teachers or chaperones.

 

Farmer Guided Field Trips - $12 per child 10 child minimum

 

Your farmer guide will give an age appropriate talk to the children about pumpkins, their history, life cycle, origins, uses etc.  This is an interactive show-and-tell type format.  We will remove the top off of a pumpkin and take a peak inside.  All children will have a chance to touch and feel the different pumpkins.

Following the educational talk, children will grind wheat with an antique grinder and touch and feel wheat kernels. Following this children will learn a few facts about goats and visit the goat area. Next the children will be taken through the Fort York Mountain maze, and then through the tractor tire garden.

Children will then enjoy a dried apple ring and a cup of cider in our picnic area.  Families are welcome to bring a pack lunch.

After their snack, children will be led to several educational stations, and then into the pumpkin patch to choose their pumpkin. After this portion kids may play on the hay stack, and on the wooden train play structure. There will be a photo opportunity on the hay stack at this time.

We ask that you have 1 chaperone on hand for each 5 children to ensure a safe visit for your group.

Cost is $12 per participating child.  Siblings in strollers or carried by adults may attend at no charge. Additionally, there is no charge for teachers or chaperones. Siblings who have a snack and choose a pumpkin from the patch will also pay the $12 fee. Cider, apple rings, and other treats are available at the farm market if adults would like to have a snack with the children.


Grinding Wheat
Grinding wheat kernels into flour

Dates and Times

October pre-school and school age children field trips are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout October.  Morning tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and afternoon tours begin at 1 p.m. We can also book late afternoon tours at 3:30 p.m. 

Click the calender below to view available dates

Field Trip Calendar

Click the image below to view a .pdf Teacher's / Leader's Guide

Field Trip Guide Page 1

Field Trip Guide Page 2

Click the photo below for the "Day Of" Self Guided Leader's Guide

Field Trip Guide

 

Details & Specifics:

We request a minimum of 15 paying guests per self guided tour, and 10 paying guests for the farmer guided tour.

We ask that money be collected beforehand and be presented at the time your group arrives to give your group maximum tour time. If your school requires a purchase order please plan ahead.

We ask that your group arrive on time as a courtesy to other guests that may be coming later in the day.

We suggest that children wear long pants and closed toe shoes.  (Seating is on hay bales and pumpkin plants can be prickly!)

We have portable restroom facilities, a hand wash area and picnic tables on site.

We are located directly off of Highway 46 West for convenient access.  We have a large parking area that can easily accommodate school buses.

Please note:  As the tour is outdoors, we are fully exposed to weather.  Rain will necessitate canceling and rescheduling your tour.  Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you need to cancel your tour for reasons other than weather.

Please call 239-1915 if you would like to schedule a 2015 Field Trip for your group.  We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  
 
         Wooden Train

We feel honored to have the opportunity to share our way of life with your students and families. Small family farms are fast disappearing in today’s global marketplace.  We are striving to educate young people about the value of wholesome fresh foods, and the many benefits agriculture brings to our community.

Hay Stack

 

Visiting the Farm Animals

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Current Harvest
Our next harvest will be:
  

August

Eggs
Honey
Lavender Bundles
Sweet Onions
Heirloom Tomatoes
Peaches
Nectarines
Plums
Apples



Scarecrow

  Coming Soon

Winter Squash
Pumpkins

We just harvested our amazing sweet onions. Perfect for grilling and caramelizing - yum!

Click here to see our
Harvest Calendar.

 

 


  


Fresh Eggs

Cage Free Brown Eggs
We are so pleased to offer local cage free hen eggs from Natalie's Nest Eggs. Natalie is a freshman in high school and is using the profits from her flock to start a college fund. Her hens are pampered and loved Rhode Island Reds that lay brown eggs. Call ahead and we will hold a dozen for you!

Totally Awesome Honey
We have several new varieties of honey in stock including a near water white colored sweet clover, and a dark wildflower honey that tastes like wild honey gathered from wild beehives.

Totally Awesome Honey

 

 

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