Pajaro Pastures Ranch
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 and eggs utilizing regenerative and sustainable methods on his 12-acre ecological ranch in Corralitos. He also partners with local ranchers to produce beef and lamb. 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. They offer a fully customizable, home delivery subscription program for their meat and eggs. They also host farm-to-table dinners and private events.
Tour times are:
Saturday, October 7 (2 tours)
10 -11:30 and 2:30 -4
Sunday, October 8 (1 tour)
2:30 - 4
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.
Click HERE to Register & Purchase Tickets
Farm Brunch and Dinner:
Oct. 7th - Saturday Evening Viet Cajun Feast with Chef Andy Hyunh from 5:30 - 8:30
Includes a farm tour and dinner. Tickets are $150 each for adults and $30 for a child. Click HERE for tickets
Oct. 8th - Sunday Brunch at the farm with Chef Jessica Yarr from 10:30 - 12:30
Includes a farm tour and 4 course brunch. Tickets are $70 each for adults and $20 for a child.
Click HERE for tickets
Products For Sale
A selection of their meat and eggs will be available for purchase at a 10% discount for participants.
Know Your Farmer – Know Your Food
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consumers, & the environment."