Farm Day 2018

“What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions farming?” is one of the first questions Allen asks the new group of 3rd graders crowding up to our booth. Hands shoot up and eager children yell “cows!”, “tomatoes!”, “carrots!” “pigs!”

Approximately 4 groups of 25 3rd graders come through in waves every 10 minutes from 9:30am to noon during Creekside Farms’ 5th annual Farm Day.

Allen and Teri patiently explained that although we are farmers and our business is indeed farming, we grow product like flowers, herbs and broomcorn – not your usual South Monterey County farm fare. We enjoyed the delighted looks on their faces as we showed them our finished products – wreaths made of herbs, flowers, fresh rosemary and heather and our trademark lavender. They were able to sink their hands in a big bowl of lavender bud and tickle their noses with big bunches of fresh rosemary and dried summer savory.

We were thrilled to be included once again in this day devoted to sharing and teaching about agriculture in its various forms.  Farm Day is a program that brings together business, industry, community and education to benefit third grade students. The hands on demonstrations and the information provided gives students an opportunity to be exposed to all the various aspects of agriculture.


Happy Autumn, Fields and Friends!

A Farm Tour
Waist high dill
Dill Harvest
Scott was surprised by an impromptu song of “Happy Birthday” and a gift of champagne!


Relay For Life 2017

For those of you who don’t know about the fundraiser called “Relay For Life”, it began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked for 24 hours straight to raise awareness and money for our fight against cancer. Since then, the passion for this cause has lit fires all over the world, becoming the largest fundraiser for cancer research.

The symbolism of walking all night brings very close to home the heart wrenching fact that cancer never sleeps. Relaying between team members signifies that we are all in it together, supporting and doing whatever we can.

We almost can’t believe that 2017’s Relay For Life has already come and gone and that we are already “remembering”.

It was a beautiful day and night and ended up cooling off more than we had thought it would. We held a silent auction for one of our wreaths, won by a local member of our community and one of our own team members won our raffle prize (NOT rigged – we promise!!).

Here are some pictures of Creekside Farms’ 5th year of participation.

Waiting for the butterfly release to happen.
Some of the family all set up and ready to start walking!
Relay Raiders!
And they’re off!
Good vibes and visiting during our walk
Starting them young – never too early!
Smiles for Miles
Lucky little one with some shade!
Best of Friends Forever

Farm Day 2017

We were invited to participate, once again, in our local community’s Farm Day, a day devoted to sharing and teaching about agriculture in its various forms here in South Monterey County.  It was a wonderful feeling to talk about what we grow and to explain that farming doesn’t just produce heads of lettuce, cabbage, onions and broccoli. There were “oooh’s and aah’s” as we held up bunches of herbs, lavender, yarrow and pepper berries that we have planted, grown and harvested right here on our farm. I think we may have “planted a few seeds” for some future female farmers whose love of the flowers and the wreaths we create out of them was evident.

Farm Day is a program that brings together business, industry, community and education to benefit third grade students. It provides information and hands on demonstrations about the agricultural industry of Monterey County. It gives students an opportunity to be exposed to various aspects of agriculture: everything from food production to wreath making.


Who knew that burying your hands in a large wooden bowl of loose lavender bud could elicit such delight and excitement from third grade children, their teachers, parents and chaperones?

Teri showing one of our Twig Heart Wreath designs 

Sweet, bright faces

Future Farmer?

Happy Farm Day participants 

We are already looking forward to next year’s Farm Day and having another 300 or so third graders brighten our day, learn about what we do and be inspired!