Jack Creek Farms

Jack Creek Farms

 

My family owns and operates a small fifth generation family farm in the coastal foothills of San Luis Obispo county California. We live near the small towns of Templeton and Paso Robles. We are located on scenic Highway 46 West at the Jack Creek Bridge. We are named after the creek that runs adjacent to us - thus our name "Jack Creek Farms". Pumpkin Season is our favorite time of year on our farm. It is a time to enjoy the sites, colors, scents and sounds of autumn. Our fields are filled with an array of pumpkins and winter squash in a myriad of shapes, color and sizes.

 

Jack Creek Farms

 

 

 Becky and Mandy

The best part of the season is the harvest. We have a u-pick pumpkin patch so you can help. None of us ever tire of looking underneath vines and hunting for a treasure. Each pumpkin has its own personality. We call our favorites "porch pumpkins" as they would look perfect sitting on our porch.

Our visitors are in luck. Our porch is quite small, so we have lots of wonderful "porch pumpkins" to share with you!

This photo shows my daughters with some of their favorites.

 

This bin is filled with Cushaw Green, Cushaw Gold, Pink Banana, Green Hubbard and one of our favorites . . . Red Warty Thing!

The Pink Banana squash and Blue Hubbards are perfect for making pies. They are sweet, refined and never stringy.

The Cushaws make a very tasty stand-alone dish. My husband will sit down and make a meal of one lightly buttered with salt and pepper for seasoning.

Cushaw Banana Hubbard
Pumpkins

 

 

 

 

This is a photo showing the view from in front of our farm store. We are so blessed to live here!

Our farm is on scenic Highway 46 West 6 miles west of Highway 101. We are about 15 minutes as the crow flies from Highway 1 and the Pacific Ocean. We are about a 20-minute drive from Cambria and a half hour from San Simeon and Hearst Castle.

To the south on Highway 1 is Cayucos and then Morro Bay. A bit further south is San Luis Obispo, Avila and Pismo Beaches.

 

 

There are many things to do and see on our farm. We bring the goats on weekends. They love to show off for our visitors.

In June we have a Wild West Frontier Day event. In September we host an Old-fashioned Threshing Bee and an Heirloom Tomato Tasting.

Our farm store has a small certified kitchen. We make all sorts of baked goods using our own brown ranch eggs, honey harvested from beehives on our farm, wheat we grow many varieties of fruits including our own olalliberries, peaches, apples and of course pumpkin! Guests love our Pumpkin Spice Harvest Cookies.

Kinder Goats

You can also sample fresh Apple Cider, Pomegranate Cider, and all sorts of jams and jellies. We make our own fudge too. Our most popular variety in the fall is naturally "Pumpkin".

During the summer months we u-pick a variety of summer veggies and herbs. Below is a photo of our u-pick herb garden.

U-pick Herb Garden

 

Feel free to visit our website to learn more about our farm. We hope if you are ever in Central California near the coast that you will stop by and say "Howdy".

www.JackCreekFarms.com

Tractor with Poppies

An antique McCormick Deering 10-20 tractor greets visitors at our gate.