Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center
University of California
Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center

Lunch at the Ranch

“Lunch at the Ranch” is available to students in grades 2-12.

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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.

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.

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This is an ideal program for classes who may have visited the ranch previously and would like to return for a different experience.  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.  Typically the time is 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

The cost is $15.00 per person. There is no charge for the classroom teacher or the first 6 adults. Reservations are required.

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

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