On The Farm

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

On October 1st, 2023, a Nature Walk around the Orchard and farm was one of the activities. The Nature Walk is an activity GreenFriends offers, check the newsletter for upcoming events. Below is a review from one of the participants from the October 1st walk. […]

Bags of Hope Project 2023

Bags of Hope Project 2023

This is the 3rd year that GreenFriends Farm has offered the “Bags of Hope” project to local unhoused shelters in honor of Amma’s birthday and life message stating, “The world needs to know that a life of selfless service is possible.”  Every year through this […]

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

During the week and weekend, GreenFriends Farm and volunteers prepare for the Farmers Market. There are the tasks of weeding, pruning, and mulching., followed by receiving the fruits of the labor by harvesting the apples, pears, and plums. During the setup of the Farmers Market […]

Everybody has got to eat…but

Everybody has got to eat…but

At GreenFriends Farm we recognize and accept that everything has to eat. We are happy to share, however, some of our friendly residents don’t realize the tomatoes (and cucumbers, etc.) are to be shared with humans. The insects and critters think otherwise. Some of our […]

First Day at Farmer’s Market

First Day at Farmer’s Market

On September 9th, 2023 it was our first day at the Farmer’s Market in San Ramon for the fall season. As you will see from the pictures it was a great day for the team and customers. The fruits for sale included plums (Santa Rosa […]

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Visit us at San Ramon Farmer’s Market

Starting September 9th, 2023, Green Friends Farm will have a booth at the San Ramon Farmer’s Market. The market is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information about the market, directions and address click here. It has been a remarkable harvesting period. […]

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

Mulching, Compost Tea and Compost Extract

This past Saturday (26th August 2023) was a busy day of activities in the Lotus Orchard. The team of volunteers was harvesting Gala apples, weeding, and using the trimmers to clear weeds. It was also time to apply mulch to the trees including the sacred […]

Honey Harvest Collage August 2023

Honey Harvest Collage August 2023

On Saturday 19th August 2023 there was a honey harvest. Approximately 50 frames of honey were collected and processed. It was a project that started early in the morning with many hands and preparation that started last week when Bill and Dan (the “Bee Guys”) […]

The Vegetable Farm Stand

The Vegetable Farm Stand

It has always been the intent of GreenFriends Farm to expand from fruit to include vegetables. Over the past year or so, the team and volunteers have been preparing the vegetable garden area, and planting began early this year. The harvesting of the vegetables has […]

Saturday, August 5th Seva

Saturday, August 5th Seva

The team was busy adding mulch to the many fruit trees on the first Saturday of the month. Mulch gets placed around the tree perimeter to curb evaporation and protect the soil from the Sun. We all love a cold drink on a hot summer […]