ALBA Farm / Family Harvest Day
ALBA, Agriculture & Land Based Training Association, creates greater economic opportunities for small farms while promoting ecological land management and healthy local foods.
Recent estimates indicate that approximately 28% of Monterey County’s population is engaged in agricultural field or processing work. The number of laborers varies from 70,000 to more than 110,000 during peak season. ALBA’s 9 month farmer training program provides up to 40 aspiring farmers with training in organic farm production, marketing, record-keeping, labor law, irrigation, food safety, pest management and numerous other topics related to operating a small farm business. ALBA is growing our next generation farming community to produce fresh food within a healthy and sustainable eco system. Visit their website to learn more about their unique farmer training programs.
ALBA Family Harvest Day
Saturday, October 7th only
Open to the public from 11am - 3pm. (No Pass Required)
Join ALBA at their campus in Salinas for their annual Family Farm Day!
Besides a "fresh from the fields" farmers’ market, the day includes hay ride tours of the farm, kids’ art activities, delicious food and pumpkin decorating. This is a great way for both kids and adults to learn how their food is grown and harvested on a small farm.
Food Truck Vendor
Live art / face painting
Products For Sale
A large selection of freshly harvested organic vegetables, strawberries & other goods will be available for purchase at their farm stand.
Bring a cooler if you plan purchase farm items to keep them cool during transport.
Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food
“Growing our next generation of sustainable farmers.”