Mendocino County's Casari Ranch is a dream come true for Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi and Casey Mazzucchi. Ariana and Casey were each raised on coastal ranch lands. Together they have made a move from ranch land and Wool Mill in Valley Ford to form Casari Ranch, a 15 minutes north of the Sonoma County coastal border .
Ariana grew up at the foot of Mount Tamalpias in a little valley that was one of the last farmsteads of southern Marin County. She frolicked on the coastal beaches and the last of the dairies between Tennessee Valley, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and Bolinas before the government took over the lands. Casey grew up on a 4th generation sheep ranch along the Estero De Americano in Valley Ford. They moved north to Mendocino County to diversify their agricultural operations.
When the couple first stepped onto what they describe as an amazing wonderland (now known as Casari), they found home. Casari is positioned between the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino County Forest, only 15 minutes north of Sea Ranch and a little over an hour's drive from Cloverdale.
Now it's time to share. Visitors are invited to enjoy a day walking through the world of fibers — a feast for the senses with sheep shearing daily at 11 a.m. — weaving/spinning/felting demonstrations, 'Farm to Home' artisan craftsmanship, hands on felting, fleece trading, music and delicious regional foods.
Satisfy your well being while steeped in the wonders of wool and its natural calming and inspiring effects, Saturday & Sunday May 21st & 22nd, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in Point Arena, Casari Ranch is a 532 acre Ag Preserve just 1 mile North of downtown Point Arena. "We look forward to enjoying a weekend of 'Revolutionizing' your idea of wool!" says Ariana.
Casari Ranch offers abundant wildlife sightings, ocean views, magical meadows and fragrant forests, sheep, horses, gardens and farm animals.
"Here at the ranch we believe in environmentally friendly living, ranching and farming practices," says Ariana. "We enjoy sharing our beautiful, natural surroundings with guests in a variety of venues including educational programs, retreats, and vacation stays. In addition to offering unique and custom experiences, our ranch produces wool products which we grow, mill and make right here on the ranch. We also feature 100% grass fed lamb, and seasonal ‘farm to table’ goods, which can be found for purchase at our Casari storefront in downtown Point Arena (just 1 mile from the ranch). As of 2016 we are developing a plan to grow grains in a balanced way on portions of the ranch".
Why not make the most of a visit to the area by staying on for a Night Tour of the historic Point Arena Lighthouse, Saturday, May 21st?
Experience a spectacular view from atop the Lighthouse. Enjoy a panoramic view of the sea. Join Lighthouse Keepers as they take you on your journey into the past and discover the unique history of this historic landmark; the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. Click here for more info.