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Tanaka Farms U-Pick Tours

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The cooler temps this week make it a great time to take advantage of the U-Pick tours and and the Melon tours at Tanaka Farms.

The FREE U-Pick tour crops include tomatoes, bellpeppers, lettuce and more. U-Pick Tours will take place on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 2:00 pm. No reservations are required and you pay only for what you pick.

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The guided Melon Tours include a ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables they grow, and finally step into the watermelon patch under a tent to sample some of the delicious home grown watermelon. then pick a Melon to take home.

Melons tours will take place on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 12:30 pm. No reservations are required. Please arrive 15 minutes early. Melon tours cost are $18 for adults, $18.00 for children over the age of 2, children (age 2 yrs old and under) are free.

Tanaka Farms is located at 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA.

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Tanaka Farms Watermelon Tours

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You can’t have a 4th of July celebration without Watermelon. Why not pick you own watermelon before heading out to your celebration. Tanaka Farms is offering Watermelon tours beginning today and run through August 30, 2015.

The Summer Watermelon Tours begin. Take a guided wagon ride around the farm, stop at different areas and try different summer fruits and vegetables they grow, and finally step into the watermelon patch under a tent to sample some of our delicious home grown watermelon.  Take home a mini watermelon to experience everything all over again. Tours begin at 9:30 every morning

  • Watermelon Tours start and will run at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm
  • Strawberry Tours will run 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.

Tanaka Farms is located at 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA.

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Tanaka Farms U-Pick Tours

Tanaka Farms U-Pick Tours
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Looking for something fun to do in the afternoon? Come to Tanaka Farms this week for U-Pick tours and Walk-On Strawberry tours. There are No reservations required  and you only pay for what you pick.

U-Pick Tours:

This FREE, guided wagon ride around the farm, takes between 45 minutes to 1 1/4 hours. You’ll be able to pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables in the fields, so be sure to wear closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Vegetable picking is seasonal and based on availability, but U-Pick produce may include:carrots, tomatoes, beets, baby bok choy, lettuce, kale, butternut squash and more. It’s a surprise every day! Pay for what you’ve picked at the end of your tour.

This week tour time are as follows:

  • Monday (6/22) 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday (6/23): 2.00pm
  • Wednesday (6/24): 2:00pm
  • Thursday (6/25): 2:00pm
  • Friday (6/26): 2:00pm

Walk-On Strawberry:

Again, no reservations are required, just arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Strawberries are wonderful right now – sweet and juicy and you get to pick them right off the vine! Don’t miss out!

This weeks tour times are as follows:

  • Monday (6/22): 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday (6/23): 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday (6/24): 11:00 am and 1:00pm
  • Thursday (6/25) 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • Friday (6/26): at 11:00am, 12:00pm, and 1:00pm

Tanaka Farms is located at 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine, CA. Come on out for an educational and hands on experience!

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Gleaning at Tanaka Farms

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If your looking for a family volunteer opportunity, Tanaka Farms has an option for you. Tanaka Farms and OCO ‘s Helping Farms Feeding Families Program hosts gleaning events.

Gleaning is the process of picking or gathering of vegetables  in the field when there is an abundance of a crop.  The vegetables picked by volunteer gleaners will go to families in need connected with the food pantries at South County Outreach and Families Forward in Irvine.

  • Limited to 20 volunteers per gleaning date.
  • Every child 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gleaning will last about 2 hours.
  • Must wear closed toed shoes. Be prepared to get dirty and muddy!
  • Everyone must pre-register.
  • Click on the preferred date below

Saturday, May 23, 2015 1:45pm

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Gleaning at Tanaka Farms

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If your looking for a family volunteer opportunity, Tanaka Farms has an option for you. Tanaka Farms and OCO ‘s Helping Farms Feeding Families Program hosts gleaning events.

Gleaning is the process of picking or gathering of vegetables  in the field when there is an abundance of a crop.  The vegetables picked by volunteer gleaners will go to families in need connected with the food pantries at South County Outreach and Families Forward in Irvine.

  • Limited to 20 volunteers per gleaning date.
  • Every child 16 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gleaning will last about 2 hours.
  • Must wear closed toed shoes. Be prepared to get dirty and muddy!
  • Everyone must pre-register.
  • Click on the preferred date below

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:45pm

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:45am

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Tanaka Farms U-Pick Tours

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The strawberries are sweet at Tanaka Farms! Come this weekend for a Strawberry U-Pick Tour. This guided tour around the farm takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 1/4 hour on a tractor- pulled wagon.

You will see how fruits & vegetables grow and sample many of those that are in season. The last stop on this tour is in the strawberry patch will you be able to pick and eat strawberries! My Girl Scout troop and I took this tour last year and let tell you, I have NEVER tasted sweeter strawberries! Each person will take home a one (1) pound basket of strawberries!

Tour Times are: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Walk-ins are welcome this weekend

Tanaka Farms U-Pick Tours
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Tanaka Farms is located at: 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine, CA

Cost for tours are Adult – $18, Child – $18, Children (age 2 yrs old and under) – Free

Public Drinking Water Is Not Available, please bring your own or bottled water is available for purchase at $1.50/bottle.. This is an actually working farm, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

They do not allow pets or wagons on the property. for safety reasons.

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Free Veggies at Tanaka Farms

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If you know anyone in or around Irvine in need of some fresh produce – please pass this along to them. Tanaka Farms is offering one bag of fresh veggies per family next Sunday, January 4, 2015.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Tanaka Farms.  We have been closed for a couple weeks and we have an abundant supply of fresh vegetables, so we would like to share our harvest with the community.   We will be giving away fresh vegetables grown here on the farm.  No charge at all.
When: January 4th, 2015.  10am-12pm
Where: Tanaka Farms Produce Stand
              5380 3/4 University Dr.
              Irvine, Ca 92612

What: You will receive a FREE Tanaka Farms Produce bag.  You can fill your bag with our beautiful fresh picked produce.  (These will all be pre-picked for you.)   Examples we may have.  Cauliflower, Kale, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Beets, Spinach, and Broccoli.  Limit One bag full of produce per family.  While Supplies Last offer.

 This is on first come first serve so please arrive early.

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Weekend Roundup – December 12 – 18, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 12 – 18, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival every weekend in Laguna Beach

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Moonlight Stroll  at Santiago Oaks Nature Center in Orange – CANCELLED due to rain

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

**Weekend Hikes Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park & Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade in Laguna Niguel

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Christmas at the Zoo at the OC Zoo in Orange

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

**Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Follow the Star & Creche Event in Rancho Santa Margarita

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Huntington Harbour Boat Parade in Huntington Beach

Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach

A Night in Bethlehem in Newport Beach

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Regional Park and Aliso & Wood Canyons Park

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Harry Christmas at Tustin Library

Holiday Crafts with Ms. Grace at Orange Public Library & History Center

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Niños pidiendo posadas – Diego Rivera

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Las Posadas in Old Town San Diego

Menorah Lighting at Fashion Island in Newport Beach

Deck the Hulls

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Parent & Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Pinecone Crafts at Tustin Library

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade (12/17 -12/21) in Newport Beach

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Wonderland & Crafting Fun at Newport Beach Library

Cookie Decorating at Newport Beach Library

**Before going to any Weekend Events be sure to call OC Parks or check the website http://ocparks.com/ for cancellation of any scheduled events due to the rain.

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Weekend Roundup – December 5 -11, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

December 5 – 11, 2014

Make sure to check back as this list is updated throughout the week.

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All Month Long

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Free Shark Lagoon Nights Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

December Nights at Balboa Park in San Diego

Hospitality Night at Laguna Beach

Tustin Tree Lighting Ceremony in Tustin

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, O’Neill Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park & Mason Regional Park

Jr. Chef/Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Free Archery Class at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley

Storytime in the Garden at the Great Park in Irvine

STEAM Maker Festival at Del Mar Fair Grounds

Pearl Harbor Day at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego

A Christmas Carol Performance at the Aliso Viejo Library

Christmas at the Beach at Balboa Village in Newport Beach

Holiday Gifts for the Animals at OC Zoo in Orange

Deck the Cove at Crystal Cove State Beach in Laguna Beach

Christmas at the Mission at San juan Capistrano

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

December Nights at Balboa Park in San Diego

Campfire Program at Casper’s Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano

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Community Christmas Celebration

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park, Aliso & wood Canyon’s Park & Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Technique Class  at Williams-Sonoma’s – nationwide

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Pearl Harbor Day at Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego

A Christmas Carol Performance at the Cypress Library

Community Christmas Celebration in Orange

Target First Sunday at Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana & Childern’s Museum at La Habra

Family Fun Days at San Elijo Nature Center in Cardiff

Free Boat Rides with Santa at Dana Point Harbor

Legacy of the Carols at Calvary Church in Santa Ana

Christmas Walk in Corona Del Mar

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Parent & Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

Tamale Festival & Las Posadas in Old Town Placentia

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Weekend Roundup – November 28 – December 3, 2014

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Welcome to the Weekend Roundup

November 28 – December 3, 2014

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Festival of Lights

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Wild Tales at Upper Newport Bay/Muth Interpretive Center

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

The Ritz Carlton Gingerbread House in Laguna Niguel

Irvine Spectrum Tree Lighting Ceremony in Irvine

Weekend Hikes at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park & Irvine Regional Park

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma – nationwide

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

Free Archery Lesson at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Lighting the Bay at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort in Newport Beach

Weekend Hikes at O’Neill Regional Park & Irvine Regional Park

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Discover Nature Family Program at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim

Thomas & Friends at DiscoveryCube OC in Santa Ana

More Than Meets the Eye at Clark Regional Park

Family Science Sunday at the Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach

Science of Gingerbread at Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana

Illuminocean at Dana Point Harbor

Christmas Train at Irvine Regional Park in Orange

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Winter Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach

St. Regis Monarch Beach Tree Lighting & San Sculpture Dedication – in Dana Point

Weekend Hikes at Caspers Wilderness Park

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Balboa Bay Tree Lighting Ceremony in Newport Beach

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Christmas Carol – One Man Show at Heritage Library in Irvine

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Parent and Me Time at Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach

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