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Community - July 25, 2012

SMIP Ranch produce available for pickup

Boxes with weekly selections of lettuces, herbs, green beans, summer squash and other veggies from SMIP Ranch in the hills above Woodside are now available for pickup at the Village Pub in Woodside and Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto from 4 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Cost is $28.

The boxes will include a recipe and/or tips on how to properly care for and cook ingredients in the box.

Since 2001, SMIP Ranch has supplied local produce to restaurants in the Bacchus Management Group, which includes the Village Pub, Mayfield Bakery & Cafe, and Spruce and Cafe des Amis in San Francisco.

Mary and Brian Shipman use sustainable farming methods to raise the produce on the five-acre farm. Restaurant team members also help with planting and cultivating the crops.

Pre-orders are required. However, Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Town and Country Village in Palo Alto offers a few extra boxes to those unable to reserve in advance.

E-mail or call 793-2324 for more information.

Visit to see the Facebook page.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the Bacchus restaurants will host their annual SMIP Ranch harvest dinner. Guests will meet the farmers, tour the land, and enjoy a multi-course family-style dinner prepared by chef Mark Sullivan and his culinary team.

Editor's Note: The harvest dinner has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 6.


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