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Its a Whale of a Good Time

There’s more whales in the Monterey Bay this season than we can remember!  Come out to Sand Rock Farm and take an ocean adventure with Sanctuary Cruises.
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News from the Sand Rock Farm blog

Fall is here

Nov 8th, 2013 by kris | 0

Fall at Sand Rock Farm is not defined by falling leaves and the onset of welcome rain. But, rather it is the end of the outdoor Wedding Season. As every year, the weddings through spring, summer and early fall were happy events with families and friends gathering to offer their best wishes to the couple […]

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Fall Feasting and Frolic

Sep 22nd, 2013 by kris | 0

Come to Aptos and Santa Cruz this Fall. Visit Sand Rock Farm and enjoy our bounty as we harvest grapes, apples, pears, figs and still plenty of raspberries from our orchard. We showcase fruit in our breakfast selections, and will be happy to give you a carton to pick ripe fruit for your own enjoyment. […]

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Changes at the Farm

Jul 25th, 2013 by kris | 2

Summer came in so quickly in July with a wedding every week. Brides and grooms, with families and friends gather at Sand Rock Farm wandering through forest green and gardens dressed in colorful flowers with ripening grapes tumbling over the fence tops! The Barrel Aging Cellar, long a favorite spot for the Ceremony or Dancing […]

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Happy Birthday, Nan

Jul 21st, 2013 by kris | 0

Remember, we featured Nan’s wedding in a blog last summer. Nan was the first bride we have pictured at Sand Rock Farm, August 24, 1957, as she married Don LIntz. Nan’s parents, Florence and Alvin Waugaman owned Sand Rock Farm then. July 17th was a very big day for Nan Lintz ,her 80th birthday! She […]

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Spring has Sprung!!! Now, Summer is All Around.

May 5th, 2013 by kris | 0

Summer came sooner with no April showers. April flew by with two weddings celebrated with friends and family in the Carriage Barn, the Redwood Grove, the Wine Meadow and the Barrel Aging Cellar. Lilacs, the elegant pink dogwood and our old tulip tree were beautiful and fragrant but, did not linger. Our gardens are ever […]

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Mavericks at Last!

Jan 19th, 2013 by kris | 0

After the icy nights and cold days we have had the past week this weekend is a fabulous change. The sun is shining on Aptos, Santa Cruz and up the coast. The temperature is our normal January 60+ degrees. Surfers and surfing enthusiasts are anticipating Mavericks big waves. Not since February, 2010 have the waves […]

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Dec 16th, 2012 by kris | 0

But, it is not too late to give a Gift Certificate to your favorite friend, relative, or even yourself. You will see attached, a downloadable Gift Certificate. You may print and fill it out yourself, but will need to have a Certificate number to make it valid as a gift. It will take just a […]

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Up in the Mountains hunting for that perfect tree!!!

Nov 18th, 2012 by kris | 0

It might seem early for some as Thanksgiving is not till next week, but you need to be first to get the best! This year we were searching for a very special 18-20 foot tree to for my daughter’s living room with its 40 foot ceiling. As she is currently in Asia, she entrusted me […]

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Autumn at Sand Rock Farm

Nov 4th, 2012 by kris | 0

At Sand Rock Farm, summer came, and went too quickly. Our Wedding Season was amazing! Beautiful brides, handsome grooms, gorgeous flowers, danceable music and delicious food created memories galore for families and friends. Autumn –When did that happen! While away some time in the Spiral Garden with the birds noshing the bright currant berries as […]

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Wedding Season is here at Sand Rock Farm!

Jul 15th, 2012 by kris | 0

Every year is different from the year before. No two wedding couples are alike, nor are the weddings, whether large or small. Each is memorable. Not too long ago we were fortunate to have Joan, (Sand Rock Farm’s second owners, the Waugaman’s), granddaughter, visit. Joan brought pictures with her of her mother and father, Nan […]

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