Webb Ranch

Gary Webb brings organic herbs to market

For an enterprise that’s been around as long as Webb Ranch — 35 years, if you’re curious — using the word “startup” sounds a bit curious. But that’s exactly how second-generation farmer Gary Webb characterizes the organic herb business he started earlier this year. “In a way, it’s something to keep my 91-year-old Dad involved,” […]

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Spotted: Last of season’s berries at Webb Ranch

The blackberries and boysenberries are still plentiful, but it’s slim pickings for raspberries at Webb Ranch’s U-Pick fields. There were many families on hand today, as well as eager pie makers who wanted to stock up on the organic berries before the picking season ends. Tomorrow, 7/24, is the last advertised day for berry picking, and there will […]

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Spotted: Barnyard themed jumpy house at Webb Ranch

If you’re thinking of making a first-of-the-season run out to Webb Ranch this weekend, you might want to take the kiddies along. A barnyard themed jumpy house is there through Memorial Day.

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Local Christmas tree lots open in Menlo Park

For many families, the day after Thanksgiving means not only leftovers but the purchase of the family’s Christmas tree – and Menlo Park’s two tree lots were ready, both opening for business yesterday. The Nativity School Christmas Tree Sale is the relative newcomer to Menlo’s lots, first appearing 13 years ago, according to organizers. 100% […]

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On a rainy Sunday, Farmers Market shifts seasons

The fruits and vegetables of the summer are fast disappearing, being replaced by fall bounty at Menlo Park’s Farmers Market. Mellody Ranch of Watsonville is a year-round vendor; loyal customers arrive early to buy farm fresh chicken and duck eggs. On this rainy morning, they were also lined up to buy the Ranch’s robust variety […]

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Meet the Green Warty at Webb Ranch’s Pumpkin Patch

Webb Ranch’s annual pumpkin patch, which opened today and runs through October 31,  is the usual great mix of pumpkins and kiddie fun. There are 18 varieties (pumpkins, not children)  available in five colors – orange, red, white, blue, and green – grown organically on the Ranch or supplied by local farmers. Gary Webb was […]

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It’s Ace tomato time at Webb Ranch – they’re great for making “Mary’s Famous Rustic Tomato Sauce”

We stopped in at Webb Ranch yesterday afternoon to check  on the supply of just-picked corn and just-ripe Ace tomatoes – the two items that year after year are the ranch’s most popular with customers.  We found both in abundant supply. The Ace tomatoes – “Lycopersicon esculentum” – are newly-arrived and at a season low […]

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It’s berry picking time at Webb Ranch

First came the blackberries. This weekend loganberries and raspberries make their debut. All are ready to be plucked from the vine – part of the 6,000 organic berries planted at Webb Ranch on Alpine Road in Menlo Park. There’s a $3:00 admission to the fields per picker, but print out the U-Pick page on the […]

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Last minute Halloween preparation

The Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch was a busy scene  as local families  made their final Halloween preparations.  The city of Menlo Park will hold its annual Halloween festivities this Saturday – October 31 – beginning with a costume parade for youngsters from Burgess Recreation Center to Fremont Park starting at 11:45 am.  A magic show […]

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Featuring farm fresh produce for almost 50 years

The Webb Ranch acreage may be on Stanford land but  its bounty – and that of other local organic farmers – is on display at its produce stand on Alpine Road in Menlo Park. It was a second generation Webb – Stanley – who first opened the stand in 1961, although the family had been […]

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