Green Valley Farm Is Open For Retreats!
By Courtney Aldor
Hey SF Yoginis and Yogis, there’s a new private retreat space in town! Just 90 minutes from SF and Oakland, Green Valley Farm + Mill is tucked into the lush foothills of Sonoma County just outside of Sebastopol. I was privileged to have been able to attend their soft launch last month, a dinner for 50 in the dining space of their newly refurbished 8 bedroom Farmhouse. Chefs cooked local produce, including ingredients raised and foraged from the land, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about their famous golden butter since. In fact, I got hungry just writing that.
So when avid Yogini, award-winning author of Farmer Jane, and Green Valley co-owner Temra Costa told me they were opening up their event space (with intro specials!) for all sorts of private events including Yoga retreats, I couldn’t wait to spread the word. And that’s because beyond all the golden milk, bread, wine, fresh fruits and veggies on offer from their farm, their guest and event spaces are so full of old-world charm. As a team of various sustainability specialties, the folks at Green Valley refurbished the space, choosing to highlight its original beauty, emphasizing details that generations before them held dear. There are photos of the families who worked the land before them, 100-year old floral motifs on the floor, and repurposed remnants, all lovingly considered. In fact, in their 2-story event space, you can still feel the warm vibes of the families who lived, ate, and danced there for decades. And did I mention the site also comes with an adorably rustic 4,800 square foot A-frame barn?
But perhaps what I love most (well, second most) about the place is its diverse landscape - from trails, to forest, to open meadows to lie out and Savasana in - they’ve got it all. But really the best part of this place is the Green Valley ”FAM.”. With their warm hearts and huge smiles, the 6 families who now call this verdant 200 acres ‘home’ are dedicated to re-connecting us with the land. And trust me, I’ve connected. After some time in this magical place, you just might want to stay.
To find find out more about booking your next event at Green Valley Farm + Mill you’ll have to reach out to them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to check out what they’re up to, visit them at gvfam.com.
Photos by: Anne Hamersky