Sierra Harvest: Farm Potluck at Cosmic Roots Ranch – Thur. July 18th, 2019

Jesse and Ellen - Cosmic Roots - with pigs Join Sierra Harvest for Potlucks throughout the growing season.  Celebrate our local food community on a number of different farms! 

All potlucks take place on the first & third Thursdays of the month from 5:30-8pm.  Farm tour starts at 5:40pm and potluck at 6:10pm. This potluck will be hosted by Ellen Cole and Jesse Olson of Cosmic Roots Ranch.

Cosmic Roots Ranch was established 2015 by Ellen & Jesse.  With a passion to farm, and create a space that the community could enjoy, they chose to primarily raise Mangalista pigs, which is a heritage breed originating from Hungry.  Mangalitsa is considered to be the Kobe Beef of Pork, and definitely lives up to its name.  You can find their pork at the ranch Farm Stand,cosmic roots ranch 2018

 and also locally at Mother Truckers, BriarPatch Co-op Market & The Ham Stand.  In addition to hogs, they also grow seasonal gardens, and make hand crafted soaps, candles and lip balms, deriving from the Lard they refine from their pigs.  They love what they do at Cosmic Roots Ranch, and hope to be a staple farm in the community for years to come.

Farm Tour – 5:40PM
The tour will consist of walking into the field area to view the larger pigs in their puddle and field area.  The pigs are very friendly, so people should wear appropriate clothing/shoes.  You maybe get dirty, as the pigs will want pets and will lay on people’s feet.  There will also be a “petting zoo” with 30 piglets, plus Smokey the pet pig & a sow with new babies.  You can also stand outside the pen and pet pigs as they come up to say hi.  There is also a chick house, and their new Soap Factory, where people can see how the soap is made! 

What to bring:
Utensils, a plate and cup for yourself/selves
A bountiful dish to share  (its nice to label key ingredients for those with allergies)
A blanket or chair to sit on
Cash/check or credit card to purchase direct at the farm: pork, eggs, soap, lip balm and candles. (bring a cooler with ice if you buy pork)

There is NO CHARGE and NO RSVP needed. 

Directions to Cosmic Roots Ranch: 16284 Indian Springs Ranch Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949

cosmic roots soaps 2018From Nevada City: Take Highway 49 south towards Grass Valley and take the Highway 20 exit and make a right onto Highway 20 and get into the right lane immediately and exit onto Mill St.  Make a right on Mill St.  Then make a right onto McCourtney Road and go about 5.5 miles.  Make a left onto Indian Springs Ranch Rd.  Park on the driveway or along the road.

For more information about Sierra Harvest Farm Potlucks – please call 265-2343.


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