Summers Past Farms
April 23, 2013 (Alpine) – The public is invited to sample wines from California and the world, as well as enjoy tastings from restaurants throughout the County at Vintage Alpine on Sunday, May 5 from 1-4 p.m. The event will be held at Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Highway 80 in Flinn Springs. Guests can also stroll through the gardens, listen to music and bid on silent auction items.
The event is sponsored by the Alpine Kiwanis Club. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis projects including Bike Rewards for perfect attendance in elementary schools, equipment for youth sports, local scout troops, plus East County Special Olympics Track and Field.
April 2, 2013 (Flinn Springs) -- Find your way through a towering fragrant sweet pea maze at Summers Past Farms in Flinn Springs, celebrating this fragrant old –fashioned flower in its full glory. You will cut your own sweet pea bouquets during this event while they last. Bring the kids, walk through the maze and enjoy live music in the coffee bar areas or picnic on the grass.
View the maze from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cutting bouquets starts at 11 a.m. Arrive early – these vanish quickly! Cost is $3 per bouquet. Sweet Pea Day activities continue until 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.summerspastfarms.com
May 17, 2012 (Flinn Springs) – The Strings of Spring Music Festival is being held at Summers Past Farms, 15602 Olde Hwy 80, Flinn Springs on May 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. The event benefits the Challenge Center which provides physical therapy and assisted fitness services for the disabled.
By Miriam Raftery
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October 20, 2011 (Flinn Springs) – Free family fun will blossom this Sunday at Summers Past Farms, where a Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Alpine schools. A pumpkin patch, maze, draft horse-drawn hay ride, craft and gift booths, 4-H animal exhibits, treats and more are all part of the festivities.
June 6, 2011 (Flinn Springs) – The South of France is famed for its lavender fields. Yet many local residents don’t realize that lavender is grown right here in East County.
Summers Past Farms invites you to celebrate the fragrance and beauty of lavender on “Lavender Day”, Saturday June 18th. Jim Earp will provide live music while guests stroll through gardens and shop for lavender gifts such as soaps and scented drawer liners. You can also find many varieties of lavender at the garden’s nursery, where all plants are 20% off. Pack a picnic, or purchase lunch at an outdoor coffee bar. Summers Past suggests, “Remember to wear lavender."
April 8, 2011 (Flinn Springs) -Guests are invited to stroll through a towering fragrant sweet pea maze--and cut your own sweet pea bouquets during this event, while they last! The event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.—however ECM’s editor arrived too late last year to snip the fragrant blooms, so early arrival is recommended. Viewing time starts at 9 a.m. and cutting time begins at 11 a.m. at a cost of $3 per bouquet.
October 15, 2010 (El Cajon) – A pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animal exhibit, draft horse-drawn hay ride, and mobile video game truck are among the attractions at the Alpine Education Foundation’s Fall Festival at Summers Past Farms, 15602 Old Highway 80 in El Cajon.