Find Fresh Seasonal Produce at Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden in Novato
June 9, 2015Posted by pamela |
This spring and summer, the Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden on the grounds of College of Marin's Indian Valley Campus is a great place to get organic fruits and veggies. A project of College of Marin, Conservation Corps North Bay, and the UC Cooperative Extension, this 5.8-acre certified organic education farm and garden is open to the public for produce shopping every Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Bring your own bags and browse the farm stand for a wide variety of seasonal produce grown right there on-site. Right now, you can get artichokes, beets, radishes, chard, kale, leeks, and more. They also sell plants like poppies and other flowers, fruit trees, and several kinds of strawberry plants. Bring your own plastic bags, as they aren't provided here, altough you can buy washable, reusable produce bags at the stand for $1.
The Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is located on the Indian Valley Campus at 1800 Ignacio Boulevard. To get there, take Highway 101 to the Ignacio/Bel Marin Keys Boulevard exit and head west on Ignacio Boulevard. Follow Ignacio Boulevard all the way to the end of the road near the campus police station. There's a $4 parking fee during the week. The farm is a short walk from the parking area near the baseball fields.
You can also reach the farm by hiking or riding through the adjacent Indian Valley Open Space Preserve, which is a great place for a family hike or bike ride.
For more information on the farm and its programs, visit www.conservationcorpsnorthbay.org. The farm also actively seeks out volunteers of all ages. Call (415) 454-4554 ext. 276 for information on volunteering.