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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 kitchen.

Class showcasing their freshly harvested produce.
Class showcasing their freshly harvested produce.
 

Students create healthy pizzas for Lunch at the Ranch
Students create healthy pizzas for Lunch at the Ranch
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 as part of a balanced diet. 

They will visit our Upper Barn to learn about animal feed and collecting eggs from our Chicken Coop.

Making healthy pizzas with produce from our gardens.
Making healthy pizzas with produce from our gardens.
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.

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, in 2nd grade or above, and one adult chaperone for every group of 6 students is required. Program runs from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, unless otherwise arranged. 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.