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Lunch at the Ranch

Our focus is on nutrition as we take students through the garden and ranch to collect fresh ingredients for a healthy lunch which students will cook for themselves in our commercial kitchen.

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Class showcasing their freshly harvested produce.
Class showcasing their freshly harvested produce.
 Throughout the program, students learn how their food is grown and processed, practice proper hand washing, safe food handling, and learn the importance of eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Ranch staff and adult chaperones will assist students with washing, peeling and cutting vegetables, reading and following directions in a recipe, and measuring ingredients while preparing a main dish, salad, dessert, and beverage.

Students create healthy pizzas for Lunch at the Ranch
Students create healthy pizzas for Lunch at the Ranch
This is an ideal program for classes who may have visited the ranch previously and would like to return for a different experience. 

Making healthy pizzas with produce from our gardens.
Making healthy pizzas with produce from our gardens.
The program is limited to 15-30 students, grades 2 and above, and one adult chaperone for every group of 6 students is required. Please plan to spend at least 4 hours at the ranch to complete this program. Program typically runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, unless otherwise arranged.

The cost is $17.00 per person. There is no charge for the classroom teacher or the first 6 adult chaperones. Reservations are required. 

Students learn how to create healthy, balanced meals during the program
Students learn how to create healthy, balanced meals during the program

Please call (650) 712-3151 or email elkusranch@ucanr.edu for more information or to schedule a program. 

Cancellation Policy

At Elkus Ranch we believe that there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. We do not cancel programs for weather related issues unless there is a safety concern. If you choose to cancel your program due to inclement weather (or any other reason) please let us know at least 48 hours in advance so that we may cancel the staffing for your program. You can call our office at (650) 712-3151 and leave a message or email us at elkusranch@ucanr.edu

If you decide to cancel, please keep in mind that we are rarely able to reschedule visits due to the popularity of our programs.