Visit Our Market Place at Alladin Nursery:

 

Alladin Nursery has partnered with Open Farm Tours again this year in creating a vibrant place to celebrate our farm based community. Stop by the Market Place located at 2905 Freedom Blvd. in Watsonville, for fresh artisan food, live music, a kid’s activity area and food preservation demonstrations going on throughout the entire day.

Stop by for lunch! We’re serving it up fresh with Corralitos Sausage sandwiches, Something To Taste, My Mom’s Mole, and Sleight Of Hand Pizza. Local vendors from the El Pajaro CDC Commercial Kitchen Incubator… plus local wine, Corralitos Brewing Co., Santa Cruz Cider Co., delicious refreshing beverages, desserts and much more!

Register online through Eventbrite for a chance to win free lunches and to enter our drawings.

All online donations of $10 or more receive a FREE iced tea or strawberry lemonade at the Market Place.

Food & Beverage Vendors:

Corralitos Sausage Co.

Sleight of Hand / Pizza

My Mom’s Mole

Something To Taste

Rogue Pye

Almighty Kombucha

Serendipity Farm

Oh! Dip licsious

              Vinegirl Products

              The Walnut Farm

Demonstrations:

We have three fantastic demonstrations lined up for this year. Learn step by step instructions used in making your own food items & for preserving the bounty of the season. Learn about the role apples played in Corralitos history & taste local heirloom varieties you won't find at the markets! Find out how nutritious and satisfying it is to preserve & prepare your own food.

Demonstration Schedule:

Heirloom Apple Tasting with Ellen Baker & Freddie Menge – 11:00 – 12:00

Kvass Making with Kelly Dearie– 12:30 – 1:30

Simple/Easy Salads with Sandi Rechenmacher – 2:00 – 3:00

Live Music:

Taki-Runa- playing from 10:30am - 1pm

Steve Abrams Quartet – playing from 1:30pm – 4pm

Kids Activity Area!

Lakeside Organic Gardens is sponsoring our popular “Play With Your Food” area this year. Kids can let their imaginations go wild using an assortment of produce to create a variety of food fun themes and sculptures.

Santa Cruz Community Farmers Market is sponsoring a photo booth with fun props and costumes!

4H Farm Animal Corral - Teen leaders will be on hand helping kids get "up close & personal" with a variety of farm animals!

Local Artisan Lunch:

Open Farm Tours will be serving up Corralitos sausage sandwiches with a variety of sides sourced from our participating farms. Stop by our food court for a fabulous selection of local artisan food items from all our participating vendors!