Shavuot: A Festival of Summer, Gleaning & Kindness

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800 Ecke Ranch Rd

800 Ecke Ranch Road

Encinitas, CA 92024

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'I would like to go to the fields and glean among the ears of grain, behind someone who may show me kindness'

Shavuot is one of the three “Regalim” or pilgrimage holidays where our ancestors would bring their first harvest to Jerusalem to share, celebrate and give thanks. Shavuot celebrates the start of the summer harvest.

On Shavuot, we read the Book of Ruth which shows, through narrative, the power of the ancient Jewish agricultural practices of gleaning and treating others with kindness.

This year, Coastal Roots Farm will be celebrating Shavuot by inviting you to the farm for a Festival that is open to all!

Activities will include:

  • Storyteller Mindy Donner doing a live storytelling of the Book of Ruth
  • Flower Crown Making and Veggie Stamping with local Jewish educators Alison Wielechowski and Carina Rock
  • Dairy Making Workshop with Coastal Roots Farm
  • Tomato Growing Workshop with Coastal Roots Farm
  • A moderated conversation on the Book of Ruth and modern day gleaning with Rabbi Lenore Bohme and Nita Kurmins Gilson, Program Director of Produce Good
  • Nature Play with Rooted in Place
  • Contemplative Walks through the Farm's Labryinth
  • Storytime and Art with PJ Library and Shalom Baby and more!

Food Vendors to include:

  • Cucina Caprese
  • Bite
  • Food Sampling and Demonstration by Coastal Roots Farm

And LIVE music by LA's finest klezmer band: Richárd Bernard’s OY!Stars.

The festival will culminate in a parade through the farm.

Join us for our first ever Coastal Roots Farm Shavuot celebration!


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All are welcome!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you're driving to the event, you'll need to enter through 800 Ecke Ranch Road. Parking will be available and shuttle services from the parking lot to the event.

What can I bring into the event?

Feel free to bring drinks, snacks and food; although there will be food for sale at the event. You may bring a blanket to sit out on; although there will also be seating available. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at Coastal Roots Farm.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with any questions about the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we'll electronically check you in at the door!

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