Pajaro Pastures Ranch


1241 Amesti Rd., Watsonville CA 95076

Back in 2008 during his freshman year at UCSC, Ryan Abelson got active in sustainable agriculture by launching the Kresge Garden co-op. One thing led to another and in 2012, Ryan founded Pajaro Pastures.

Today he produces pork, eggs, lamb and beef utilizing regenerative and sustainable methods on his 12-acre ecological ranch in Corralitos.  All of his animals are raised on pasture with a 100 % GMO free diet. Their mission is to help build a more robust and equitable regional food system that serves the needs of the community.

Tour Description

Saturday & Sunday, October 8 & 9
Tours are at 1:00 and 3:00pm
Special tour + dinner both days from 5:00 - 7:30pm
Registration for all tours and the dinner are required.

Meet & greet with the animals plus a goat petting zoo!  Learn fun  facts about animal husbandry, livestock production, and the meat supply chain. Quick lesson on the different cuts of meat, preparation technique, and various cooking styles.

Special Tour + Dinner Details

Join us from 5–7:30pm for a special evening tour and fabulous 3 course meal prepared by renowned local chef Andy Huynh of Full Steam Dumplings, (on Saturday), and a special Brunch on the farm with Jessica Yarr of Chicken Foot, (on Sunday). Both meals feature products from Pajaro Pastures & produce from local organic farms. Local  wine, beer, & cider is included in the ticket price of the SAturday evening meal.
Tickets for the Sat. dinner are $150 per person & kids ages 13 & under are $45 each.

Tickets for the Sunday Brunch are $50 each.

Click HERE to Register & Purchase Tickets

Products For Sale

A  selection of their meat and eggs will be available for purchase at a 10% discount for participants.

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