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Farm fresh veggies are harvested daily

East County News Service

August 21, 2023 (Alpine) - San Diego Animal Sanctuary & Farm (SDASF), a 20-acre animal sanctuary in Alpine, announces the first harvest of its new, organic garden, which is available for sale. Funds earned from garden sales will go directly to the animals and sanctuary. Produce includes lettuce, carrots, radishes, kale, squash, zucchini, chard and more, harvested daily. In the growing stage, the farm also has a variety of tomatoes, spinach, fruits, bell peppers, corn and more. 

“Creating an organic farm has been a goal of the sanctuary since inception, and we’re so thrilled to see it come to life and feed, both our animals, and be available for the community,” said Agnes Barrelet, executive director. “Now is the perfect time to come for a visit to the Farm – there are plenty of shady spots to take in the peacefulness, and even misters to stay cool, even on the warmer summer days, plus you can take home some fresh veggies too. 


The Sanctuary & Farm is open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Farm fresh produce is available for purchase seven days a week; no admission fee is necessary to buy produce, also from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The garden is producing enough to feed the sanctuary’s tortoises and pigs and share with the community as well.  


Visits to the Sanctuary & Farm help provide care and financial support. They have also designed family packages, such as two adults, two children for $99. Groups of 12+ benefit from a 15% discount. Single day admission is $38 for adults and $20 for kids (children under 2-years are free); seniors (65+) are $28. Alpine residents, military, first responders, teachers and veteran families receive a 10% discount (purchase tickets at the Farm). Parking is complimentary. 


Guests can feed orchard hay through or over the fence and poultry feed for the chicken and ducks. People can see and feed some of the 200+ domesticated livestock and exotic animals around the world – 30+ different species and 70+ distinct breeds. Private guided tours, up-close and personal experiences can be added to the visit as well. To make a reservation, please visit  


The Farm is located at 5178 Japatul Spur in Alpine (91901). For more information, visit

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