Events

Upcoming Events: 

U-pick this coming Saturday (7/16/16) from 8 AM – 3 PM. We have a lot of peaches (July Flame and Elegant Lady varieties) which will be $1/lb per pound for the U-pick as well as Flavor Top, Artic Jay and Fantasia nectarines and Late Brittany apricots for $1.50/lb. If you can bring your own box, that would be great – if not, we will have some there.

The address is 9055 Olmo Lane – parking will be at the north side of the orchard or our strawberry patch. Overflow parking will be on the south side of the barn. To get to the north side of the orchard where the peaches are, first take Kidwell exit off of I-80. Then follow the frontage road along the north side of the freeway, until you see a wooden sign that says “Journey’s End.” Take a left and then head right at the fork to the big red barn. Pass the barn (where the overflow parking is) and turn left at the T. Head past the fenced strawberry field on the left (or park there), and then past the netted field and you will see the orchard. The weighing area for your fruit will be in the peach orchard and Katie will be there to greet you!

Past Events:

We had Slow Food tour on 7/25/15. Homemade peach ice cream and peach crisp!

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The Cloverleaf Farm Tour

Saturday, June 9

9:00-12:00

Our harvesting season has finally begun and we are excited to show off the farm! Cloverleaf CSA members, friends and family are welcome to come out on Saturday, June 9th and check out where your food comes from! We’ll give a tour of the veggie field and orchard and talk a bit about the process of starting up a farm. We’ll also be holding a little work party afterward and everyone is invited to get their hands dirty and help out on some fun farm projects, like harvesting garlic & onions!

If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to thecloverleaffarm@gmail.com by Friday, June 8.
Pruning Workshop

Sunday, January 29

9:00-4:30

The Cloverleaf would like to invite you to a pruning workshop (for our peaches and nectarines) on Sunday January 29th, for all interested in getting out into the orchard and pruning to your heart’s content. We invite all experience levels, whether you were born with shears in your hands or you have never pruned a tree in your life.  We will be offering an introduction to pruning methods and techniques for those who need a refresher course or who are starting from the beginning. 

Below is a schedule for the workshop:

9:00-9:15 am Folks arrive at the farm, find parking, get tools organized

9:30 am Workshop begins 

            – Introduction to pruning methods and techniques starts.

            -Experienced pruners will be let out into the orchard to prune with one of the farm partners after a short demo of our expectations of how the trees should    be pruned.

12 pm Break for picnic lunch! Please bring your own picnic lunch. We will try to have water available for refilling water bottles, and would greatly appreciate it if you could pack out what you bring in. There are porta-pottys at the end of the orchard for bathroom needs, but no hand washing set up yet, so please come prepared.

4:30 pm workshop ends.

The Cloverleaf has a limited supply of pruning tools, so please bring any pruning equipment that you have available (ladders not necessary). Some things that would be great include:

  • Long pruning loppers (your main tool)
  •  Hand pruners
  • A small saw, or hacksaw
  • A pair of work gloves

Other things to bring:

  • Bring appropriate clothing to keep warm
  • A water bottle
  • Sunscreen for your face (amazingly, even with clouds you can get sunburned)
  • Your picnic lunch!

The orchard is located on the same property as the farm stand (8946 Olmo Lane Davis). By car, take I-80 W and use the exit for Kidwell Rd. Take your first R onto Olmo Lane (in front of you will be a red farm stand), follow Olmo Lane until you see a dirt road called Garden Lane (says Private) on the left. Take that L and follow the dirt road down to the orchard. The farm is also accessible by bike. Biking directions: take Arboretum drive to Old Davis Rd, take a L onto Old Davis Rd and follow it south past the highway for a good while. Then take a R onto Tremont Rd until you hit I-80 again (about 2 miles).Take a R onto Sparling lane, which parallels the highway. At Kidwell Rd take a L and go over the overpass. On the north side of the highway, Kidwell Rd will change into Olmo Ln at our farm stand and veer right (follow the car directions to the orchard). 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email us.

We hope to see you all there!

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