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    • 2nd Saturday on the Farm- Aug 9

      Join us on Saturday, August 9, as we celebrate Beef, Broncos and Berries! There’s always something for everyone, including roping, rope making, crafts and story telling from our own Laura Taay! This month we will be showcasing a new berry exhibit for the first time. We’ll also have a horseshoeing demonstration by Kim Kobow. Enjoy live animals, including chickens and rabbits. As always, there will be tractor driving and hayrides.

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    • Join us for 2nd Saturday on the Farm- July 12th 11am-3pm FREE!

      Join us Saturday, July 12, as we will have fun with Games and Grilling! Come on out and learn how to play old-fashion games like jacks, marbles, three-legged races, sack races, hopscotch and bean bag tosses. Summer is the season for grilling, and we’ll have an array of meats and veggies on the grill waiting for you to taste! Kids will have a great time planting seeds

    • Making Butter
      Making Butter

      Making delicately delicious butter at home is so easy, it’s surprising that butter making isn’t more popular. All you need is some high quality cream, a pinch of salt (optional), a cheesecloth or clean napkin, a strainer, and something that can mix the cream together vigorously (stand mixer/food processor/blender).

      There are many methods for making butter, but all methods involve the same set of ingredients and the same technique of

Discover the fascinating agricultural history of Santa Cruz County, Pajaro Valley and Watsonville

School groups and families from Santa Cruz County and all over the US spend hours exploring our educational exhibits, historical archives, and the agriculture research in the Codiga Center & Museum. When you visit, be sure to stop by our charming gift shop “Country Corner!”

Pajaro Valley Fields

We are located at the entrance to Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, California. As you discover the rich agricultural history of Santa Cruz, Monterey and Pajaro Valley, you will learn about the crops, people, artifacts and farming practices that have made the Central Coast of California what it is today. Over 80 crops are grown in this area as a result of unique combination of soils and climates. From potatoes and wheat to lettuce and strawberries, the Central Coast has supplied the world’s tables for over 150 years!

Fun Activities on the FarmEducational kids’ activities in Santa Cruz County

A visit to AHP is a wonderful family activity; there is something for everyone. Your children will be engaged as they explore the tools, plows, tractors, implements, antique train, milk bottles and fruit jars of yesterday’s farming life.

Admission is free, but visitors are asked to help support the work of the Agriculture History Project (AHP) with a donation of $2 per person.

We welcome school tours and researchers to our agricultural archives, and we always looking for great volunteers with a love of history!

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