To the Professional Photographers taking family portraits in the gardens there is a fee of $35. Please call ahead and let us know. Thank you.
Our Special Events
During the year the farm hosts several special events.
Don't miss out on the always popular Sweet Pea Day, and the Antique & Craft Fair twice yearly. Pumpkin patch the month of October fun for the whole family. These days will feature food, music and fun! Make plans to visit us on these festive special event days.
When: Saturday, June 9th; Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm. Over 40 fine craftsman and expert artisans can be found at this event. Crafts, collectables, antiques, and a garden sale all on our spacious lawn area. Enjoy your day shopping at this great outdoor event.
Live Music with Jim Earp
Come celebrate the fragrance and beauty of lavender. Spend the day with a friend at the farm and shop in the barn for great lavender gifts like lavender soaps, candles and linen spray. My favorite product is still the Lavender Flower Garden Salve. Lavender herbal soaps fill the soap shop with the scent of the south of France~come and experience it. Fill your garden and containers with many types of lavender during our one day plant sale. Picnic while listening to live music in our spacious coffee bar or grass area. Lunches will be available for purchase at the coffee bar. Remember to wear lavender!
Pumpkin Patch Month of October
A favorite time for Summers Past Farms. Wonder in the pumpkin patch during the week and pick your favorite pumpkin! Open Wednesday - Sunday each week of October.
Holiday Open House
When: Thursday, November 8th; Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm. You are invited to start your holiday season at Summers Past Farms. Be inspired by our selection of fall and Christmas gifts and home decor. The Barn will be filled with lights and the trimmings of the season. The store is a special place to be in the evening with all the holiday sparkle and the scents of the season. The Soap Shoppe will have special holiday soaps and gifts ready for the giving. Come with all your friends. Making this an old fashion open house please bring a plate of your favorite homemade cookies for the cookie table. We will have Christmas music & hot wassail for you to enjoy at this most enjoyable event under the Christmas lights. Live music with Jim Earp!
Antique & Craft Fair, Now a Two Day Event!
When: December 1st, Saturday 9am - 3pm; December 2nd, Sunday 10am - 3pm. An extraordinary Craft Fair! Over 70+ fine craftsman and expert artisans can be found at our Fall Craft Fair. Crafts, collectables, antiques & a garden sale all on our spacious lawn area. Enjoy your day shopping for the holidays at this great outdoor event!
Class Registration Information
Classes are located in the airy, bright loft.
No handicap access. You will be surrounded by colorful everlasting flowers that are available for you to choose from. Be sure to register early to ensure that the class you want is not canceled as a result of low enrollment! All materials and taxes are included in the cost of the class.
(619) 390-1523. Phone-in registration will be accepted using Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express. Registrations are paid in full. Please call during business hours.
Visit us during business hours and pay by check, cash, or credit card. Remember we are closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Send a check in the full amount of class fees (all taxes are already included) or credit card number and expiration date or money order, payable to: Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021.
If you must cancel, notify Summers Past Farms by phone (619)390-1523 three days prior to class, and we will issue you a full refund. A full refund will be issued for any class canceled by Summers Past Farms.
The Barn Shoppe
Our country store is a rustic post and timber barn we built ourselves. The Barn is always a fun place to shop and see what is new for the season! Come see all the new fairy items, gardening and cook books, country furniture and garden statues. We have a beautiful collection of wreaths just in time for spring. Also, get a friendly greeting from our cat Autumn who will be sleeping in the sunny window.
Summers Past Farms Lavender Lemonade flour sack dish towel. Perfect gift for all your friends .
Every summer Sheryl makes her favorite lavender lemonade for the lavender festival in June now she shares the recipe on this flour sack dish towel.
Summers Past Farms Tomato Soup flour sack dish towel.
Perfect gift for all your friends.
Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs (serves 6)
1/4 cup Butter; 1 small Onion, chopped; 1 Carrot, chopped; 1 cup chopped Celery, stalks & leaves; 1 bay leaf; 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Basil; 2 sprigs each fresh Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme; 3 cups peeled, seeded and chopped Tomatoes; 4 cups Chicken Stock salt freshly ground black pepper.
In a 2-quart saucepan, heat the butter and sauté the onion, carrot and celery for 5 minutes. Stir in the fresh herbs, tomatoes and stock. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stir occasionally. Use a stick blender to slightly puree and leave small chucks. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh herbs. Don't stop there! This is an excellent soup base to use with fish, vegetables and rice to your liking!
Sheryl's recipe for Garden Fresh Tomato Pasta was featured in the "Homescape" section of the San Diego Union Tribune on July 19th, 2009.
This recipe was adapted from Favorite Recipes with Herbs.
Green Bean Coffee Bar
pastries available on the weekends.
Green Bean Coffee Bar
A great area for those who like to relax with a coffee drink or other refreshment, come see the Green Bean Coffee Bar with its shade structure and impressive panoramic view of our gardens and El Capitain mountain. Come enjoy and watch the garden grow!
Days & Dates
Wednesday - Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.