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Noble Goat Farm Tour
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join us for a tour of this 3-year old farm in the Dry Creek Valley. Our tour will be led by Noble Goat’s farmer, Jon Vandervelde, who will describe what it takes to create a bio-diverse farm from a neglected orchard, and how they work with Farm to Pantry and Farm to Fight Hunger to reduce food insecurity in our community.
Bring your lunch if you’d like to eat together at picnic tables in the farm’s Grove after the tour.
Full disclosure: there are no goats on the farm yet!
Tickets are $10 for Slow Food members and $15 for non-members.
Owners Shalie and Jeremy Jonkers describe their farm this way:
We’re a family-run truck farm in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley watershed. Established in 2020, we started by reviving a neglected pomegranate orchard. Working alongside a team of local experts, we’re on journey to develop a sustainable, bio-diverse farm. From revitalizing the soil and fixing irrigation, to selecting our seasonal crops, we’re growing every day. For every pound of produce we sell, we donate a pound to local organizations fighting food insecurity in Sonoma County.
Reinvigorating the soil, and restoring the biodiversity, will not only lead to higher-nutrient produce, but will also increase carbon draw-down and support climate improvement.
Today, the property includes 400 pomegranate trees and 4 acres of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. We aspire to build a sustainable family farm using a holistic and ethical approach to growing. We believe that mindful farming practices, bio-diversity, and local engagement will positively impact the health of our community and the planet.