June 6, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
You’re invited to our farm on Saturday, June 15th for a mix of garden demos, farm tours, outdoor games and shopping! Fun for the whole family, especially Dads and Grads!
Reserve your spot for gardening demos and farm/soap workshop tours here.
April 29, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
You’re invited to our (pre) Mother’s Day tea Party on May 4th. Details below. You can purchase tickets and make tour reservations here.
Here’s the Menu…
February 4, 2013 Written by LaurenJ
Valentine’s Day Open-House and Clearance Sale
farm tours + DIY massage workshop + clearance sale
We are hosting a Valentine’s Day open-house so you can tour the farm, shop our special clearance items and, perhaps, take our DIY massage oil workshop*.
- When: Saturday, February 9th from 10am to 3pm
- Where: please call or email to confirm event address
- Schedule: 10am gift shop opens, 11am first tour starts, 12pm DIY massage oil workshop*, 1pm second tour starts, 3pm gift shop closes
- * Cost: entrance and tours free; workshop $10/per person
March 23, 2011 Written by LaurenJ
I had never heard of Santa Margarita before, but since reading Sunset Magazines’s article on “18 Places to Welcome Spring” I’ve been dying to go… and you should be too! Luckily this weekend is the Santa Margarita Wildflower Festival and Chivas will be there with a table full of our floral-inspired goat milk soaps, goat milk face creams, lip balms and more. Want to join the festivities with a last-minute weekend excursion? Read on…
A petal drive-by on the coast
“For some of the best blooms on the Central California Coast, cruise along Shell Creek Road in Santa Margarita, where meadows are carpeted with baby blue eyes, goldfields, and tidytips. Petal peepers park in roadside pullouts for photo ops and picnics. From Santa Margarita, take State 58 east 20 miles and turn left on Shell Creek Rd.; San Luis Obispo visitor bureau, 805/541-8000.” Information & image via Sunset.com
This weekend’s Wildflower Festival
Learn more at http://visitsantamargarita.com/wildflowerFestival.html
December 14, 2010 Written by LaurenJ
Below are our favorite photos from the Holiday Open House that we hosted on December 5, 2010. You can also view the entire Flickr album here. If you did not received an invitation this year and want to be invited next year, simply sign-up for the invite list here. NOTE: If you took any photos at the event and would like to share them with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna leading a tour of the Chivas goat farm
Donna feeding Piggles carrots with the tour group. Piggles was the hit of the party
Young boy feeding our goat, “Charmette”
Tour of the Chivas soap workshop. A big thanks to our neighbors and the Fillmore community at large for coming out to support us!
Lauren using iPad to process payments – also a big hit! You can see our soap display in the background before we had to quickly move everything inside when it started to sprinkle.
Relaxing with homemade food and drinks by the outdoor fireplace.
Karen Keltner of Soma Get Fit leads a yoga class on our front lawn. A good way to burn off all of the goat cheese and rhubarb tarts we ate
*** A special thanks to Karen Keltner of Soma Get Fit for shooting and sharing all of these pictures ***
More about Karen: Born and raised in New York City, Karen developed an early passion for environmental, mind, body and soul well-being and sustainability. Karen is a lifetime athlete, outdoor adventurer, and yogi who enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, SCUBA diving, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, beach volleyball, pilates and yoga. Through her adventuresome spirit she has dedicated her passions to integrate personal, educational, and professional interests to create inner and outer renewal, strength, empowerment, and inspiration retreats and healing for individuals, communities, and businesses. Having trained with a wide variety of professionals, athletes, scientists, environmentalists, gurus, monks, and yogis, Karen offers a unique approach of being a life, mind, body and environmental coach for creating and stepping into a life you love powerfully!
Karen is certified in neuro-linguistics life coaching, Hatha yoga, Wilderness Medical Associates First Aid and First Responder, SCUBA, rock climbing and ropes course instructor and emergency safety, low and high elements team challenges, and American Sailing Association kayak and sailboat instructor. Karen teaches fitness and well being of the body at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club and is the director of the Ambassadors of the Environment nature outdoor, sustainability education programs for Jean-Michel Cousteau around the world in California, Alaska, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Brazil, Greece, and France. At home in Santa Barbara, Karen combines all her passions for retreat, growth, renewal, and empowerment with SOMA Get Fit.
December 6, 2010 Written by LaurenJ
Shop from over 300 local designers & artists – including Chivas Skin Care – at the largest independent design & gift show in the country this Saturday and Sunday in downtown LA. Learn more at http://uniquela.com/.