Reserve your seat for this exceptional experience

Life runs fast these days. From social media to mashed potatoes, everything is instant.

Yes, we love our smart phones. At the same time, we know how important it is to slow down. Food and tradition can help. That is why Solano Land Trust is excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary at the historic Joyful Ranch with an old-fashioned Sunday Supper on October 9th.

Solano Land Trust is proud to have helped protect this historic ranch forever in partnership with Ethel Hoskins, a descendent of James Madison Pleasants, the man who bought this land around 150 years ago.

"There is value in legacy," says Ethel, who with her sister Jean Hoskins Callison placed 366 acres of the ranch in a conservation agreement when Ethel wanted to stay on the family farm and her sister did not.

"It was truly a godsend," says Ethel of the transaction that preserved the integrity of the ranch for future generations and settled the estate between amicable sisters.

Slow down for slow food

We hope you'll join us at this special place for a traditional Sunday Supper, some foot-tapping live music, and an auction that you won't want to miss. Sit down to a family-style farm dinner served in the historic olive grove adjacent to the Victorian house. Ask Ethel about her family's Sunday suppers as a kid. She remembers them well, especially her mother's homemade ice cream.

These are the kinds of stories that make Solano County special. Put your phone on silent for the afternoon and slowdown to the tune of a place and time in early California. Reserve your seat today!

Teacher Training

  • Apply by September 12:
    Teachers on the Estuary two-day professional workshop for 3rd - 8th grade teachers on Saturdays, October 15 & October 22
    Register here

Outdoor Adventures

Sunday Supper

    Sunday, October 9:
  • An extraordinary evening filled with friendship, stories, farm-fresh cuisine, and music 
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Please Note

  • Lynch Canyon may be closed on short notice due to extreme weather. Check for closure announcements, or call 530-795-2990 to speak with a Park Ranger.