Halloween Celebrations – Pumpkins on Pikes

I bet you don’t think about farms when you consider Halloween.  I certainly didn’t.  At least until recently.

About 6 months ago, our family joined a sustainable meat CSA with Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.  You might remember that until last year, I hadn’t eaten meat for nearly 25 years.  But I began to eat it again conservatively from farmers that produce happy animals and care for the land.  We are very fortunate that such a farm exists so close to our home.  Visitors get to take a tour that covers many of the farm’s 300 acres, complete with meet-and-greets with many of the pastured animals – chickens, cows, pigs and turkeys.

happy pig

Aside from getting some tasty and sustainable food for our family, I also enjoy the family friendly and community building events that Tara Firma Farm offers.

Pumpkins on Pikes

Instead of spending the evening stuffing our faces with candy, we enjoyed an evening at the farm, shared food with other sustainable food lovers, and carved pumpkins, which decorated the landscape with our collective artwork.

Potluck food

Pumpkins on Pikes

Pumpkins on Pikes - Go Giants

Go Giants!

What was your family’s favorite Halloween celebration this year?

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One Response to Halloween Celebrations – Pumpkins on Pikes

  1. Philip Evans says:

    Welcome to Tara Firma Farms! We are a family owned, beyond organic farm founded by Tara and Craig Smith in 2009. We raise/grow all of our veggies bio-intensively and our animales on pasture. Our goals are to educate the communicty regarding REAL food, provide that food and build a training center for future farmers. We give free tours on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 to 3 on the hour. No appointment necessary. To schedule a private tour call us: 707 765-1202. Our store hours are 10 – 5 everyday and the farm is open for hiking, picnicing, and relaxing everyday.

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