The Sanrio and Tanaka Farms collaboration continues through the holiday season as our favorite farm in Irvine, California has added special weekend tours to see Santa in the Sanrio Village! Take a wagon ride around their 30 acre farm to sample winter vegetables. After the tour, take a “Walk through the Seasons” in a winding path filled with Hello Kitty & Friends decor celebrating each of their harvest seasons all leading to the Sanrio Holiday Village. It will be specially decorated for the holidays where Santa awaits, and there will be lots of photo opportunities. The total experience lasts about one hour. Each paying guest receives a limited edition Sanrio button! After your … READ MORE >>
Tanaka Farms in Irvine California hosts Melon Tours in the summer (July-August) where they take us on guided wagon rides around their farm, sample fresh summer vegetables along the way, and then we stop to taste our fill of several freshly cut melons including a yellow watermelon. Some of the farm fresh produce that we got to try today were green beans, carrots, grape tomatoes, white corn, cucumbers, Saticoy Melons (looks like a cantaloupe), seedless and seeded watermelons. It was fun to see the children attempt to try them all. The melon selections may vary upon the harvest season. For example, they sold out of the Yellow Watermelons (my favorite) early … READ MORE >>
Have you heard the exciting news?? TANAKA FARMS has partnered up with SANRIO for a year! I must repeat! It’s a TANAKA FARMS + Hello Kitty and SANRIO friends (Keroppi, Chococat, My Melody and Pochacco) collaboration! Debuting at the Pumpkin Patch this year in Irvine, California, it just made my favorite pumpkin patch sweeter! You take a working farm that promotes education, healthy eating, teaches sustainability, responsible farming and agriculture, and you add supercute ambassadors, photo ops, daily activities and seasonal celebrations – What’s not to love? The partnership kicks off September 30th PLUS a limited edition commemorative Tanaka Farms + Sanrio branded merchandise will be available for purchase at the Farm’s Market Stand. I CANNOT WAIT!
Halloween is one of our most favorite time of year! It is a month long celebration for us. We love to visit pumpkin patches and themed attractions, coordinate costumes, attend parties, and last year we added painting pumpkins. I really can’t wait to do it all over again this year. Pumpkin Patches are the perfect backdrop to get some wonderful seasonal photos to share with family and friends. I love how the fall colors just pop in the background. We tell all new families to take their children to pumpkin patches for photos and take advantage of the natural lighting. They’re also a great place to find the perfect pumpkins. They are very popular and tend to get busy later in season so if you have small children, you might want to plan ahead like go early, avoid weekends if possible o go right when it opens, and pack a change of clothes because it’s still hot through the end of October. Here are six locations in Orange County! Please check their websites for the most information.
One of our favorite places to pick strawberries in Orange County is at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Right now they have STRAWBERRY TOURS which is an hour guided wagon tour around their 30 acre farm. We learn about the different produce they grow, history of the farm, farming methods, sample a variety of farm fresh vegetables next to where they are grown, and then we stop to pick our own strawberries. Each paying customer receives a 1-pound container to fill to take home. I have been taking the children for years, and we still love it!