Farm News

Say Hello to Our Spring Babies!

We know that many of you missed visiting our Spring babies at the Farm. The animals missed you so very much as well. Thankfully, our Spring babies were safe, healthy, and thriving this season, with our mothers keeping close eyes on their young. The Farm welcomed baby lambs, goats, bunnies, and a new cow.

Our sheep, Mint, welcomed three lambs, two girls and one boy, while our Dorset sheep Pepper, delivered a boy and a girl.

Our goat, Penny, welcomed two boys and one girl, Merry delivered two baby boy goats, Twiggy, had two baby goats, and Pippin the Nigerian Dwarf goat welcomed two boys and one girl.

Flemish Giant rabbit, Peaches, welcomed eight newborn baby bunnies. The Farm also welcomed to our family a new, 2-year-old miniature Jersey cow, Jelly Bean. All of our newborns can’t wait to meet you!


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Dearest Friends of Deer Hollow Farm,

We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during this trying time.

Here in Silicon Valley, schools are closed and many are working from home, but our small and mighty team is still at the farm taking extreme precautions and providing extra loving care to our beloved animals.

The Spring Farm Tours, which were cancelled this season to follow public health guidelines, help pay for our animals food and care each year. With your generosity, you could help provide a considerable amount for meals, bedding, medical needs, and general animal upkeep at the farm.

With you at our side, we’re able to do more for the community of Deer Hollow Farm.

We appreciate you all for your support and dedication that truly makes a difference for our animals.

With sincere gratitude,
Deer Hollow Farm


Yes, I want to help!

As excited as we were, it breaks our hearts to say that the Spring Tours scheduled for March 21 and April 18 are cancelled. In addition, the Farm itself will also be closed to the public until further notice.

The County’s Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody, announced on Thursday, March 5, that 20 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Santa Clara County. And we are likely to see more. To protect the health of the community and stop the spread of the virus, the Public Health Department is recommending postponing or canceling mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. When large gatherings can’t be avoided, anyone who is sick or in a vulnerable category should not attend. Earlier this week, Dr. Cody provided new guidelines to protect people who are at a higher risk of serious illness from the virus.

We here at Deer Hollow Farm prioritize everyone’s health and safety due to the current COVID-19 situation. As this situation develops, we will continue take proactive steps to continue operate safely and effectively. We are wishing you all the very best during this time. Thank you for understanding.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

Farm reopens Friday, February 21. Farm Tour operations are underway.

See you soon!

As you may be aware of, there was a mountain lion incident in the Preserve last Sunday involving a young child, who sustained minor injuries. As a result, the Preserve will be closed for the indefinite future as they seek out the offending cat. While they are actively trying to catch it, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space authority does not want anyone coming into the preserve. We have been requested to close the Farm to all volunteers as well until further notice.

Please stay tuned via email or social media for any updates. We are hopeful we will be able to invite you back by last week of February! Fingers crossed they are able to resolve it smoothly and quickly!

UPDATE: Farm reopens Friday, February 21.

You’re invited to the Spring Farm Tours 2020!

Get up close and personal with the goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, and cows at Deer Hollow Farm.

Take a walk in our teaching garden and explore our historic barns.

When: March 21, Saturday. From 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Entrance fee is $7 for ages 1 and up.

Proceeds of the event will benefit farm programs and 100+ farm animals!

See you soon?


P.S. Farm will be closed for this event and parking will be impacted, so please try to carpool or arrange to be dropped off/picked up, etc.

The year 2019 is closing in a few weeks and the “Friends” are reflecting on this season’s highlights at the Farm – including Outreach efforts, a White Barn update, and our funding report.

Dig in to learn more! 


For those who’ve subscribed to a hard copy, newsletters will be arriving soon in your mailbox.

Have a moment? Take this brief survey and let the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District know how they can improve your experience regarding public access to the Friends of Deer Hollow Farm.

Thank you!


We are inviting you and your family to celebrate the spooky spirit of Halloween at Deer Hollow Farm!

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2019; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

WHERE: GPS address – 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, CA

$7 per person, $5 with costume
Children under 1 are FREE!
Come join the party, rain or shine!
Explore haunted barns, try your hand at children’s activities and crafts and of course, meet the residents of the Farm- sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and cows! Enjoy the Halloween season and help support the Farm.
All profits from this event will be used to provide care and feed for the livestock.

2019 Ohlone Day is happening soon! Save the date: Oct. 5!

Join us as we tour the Bay Area’s only replica Ohlone Village and participate in hands-on educational activities learning about the Ohlone way of life.

The event is held rain or shine and all ages are welcome to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the official flyer

$7 per person, children under 1 year old is Free!

It’s that time of the year again.

Applications for the annual school year field trip program is NOW OPEN!

Submit your registration form on or before Thursday, September 5 at 5:00 pm.

Please do note that space is limited and school groups are accepted in a lottery system.

A maximum of 70 students are allowed per visit so if you’re planning to register more than 70 students, kindly complete an additional form.

Click this link for more details. 


We are looking for a highly motivated, reliable, and skilled individual to join the Recreation Division for the position of Recreation Leader II at Deer Hollow Farm with the City of Mountain View.

You will join an enthusiastic and passionate team, supporting the School Year Program at Deer Hollow Farm.

This position assists with the daily needs of the environmental education classes held Tuesday- Friday mornings, with up to 29 hours per week.

What You Bring:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.
  • Valid California Driver License
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have some work and/or volunteer experience in Recreation

Bonus Points:

  • One year of college level education
  • Strong understanding of local natural and cultural history
  • Experience working with youth and/or adults in an outdoor setting
  • Familiar with environmental education concepts
  • Experience working in a farm environment
  • Experience working with volunteers

Who You Are:

  • You have strong problem solving skills
  • You have the ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • You have a willingness to learn
  • You possess excellent communication skills
  • You know how to talk to people
  • You are enthusiastic about connecting youth to nature
  • You value volunteers and everything they bring to the table
  • You enjoy working in an outdoor environment
  • You are comfortable working around people of all ages, from youth to senior citizens
  • Working with livestock (goats, sheep, pigs, cows, chickens, ducks and rabbits) is exciting to you

What You’ll Do:

  • Teach outdoor environmental sciences, social studies, and history classes for elementary age students
  • Recruit, train and supervise adult volunteers
  • Prepare class materials and facilities for use by participants
  • Set-up and take- down related program materials and supplies
  • Ensure participants conform to the established policies and procedures
  • Act as a professional role model, mentor and leader to youth, co-workers and other adults
  • Encourage group and individual participation in recreation activities
  • Enforce guidelines and maintain a safe, clean, well-organized environment at all times
  • Provide exemplary customer service
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Submit your application online at or to the Human Resources Division; City of Mountain View, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, (650) 903-6309 or to the Recreation Division c/o Deer Hollow Farm, City of Mountain View, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040, (650) 903-6430.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the Recreation Division at (650) 903-6430. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis. This recruitment may close at any time. The most appropriately qualified candidates will be invited to a department interview. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early!

Directions, Hours

The farm is open to the public 8am to 4pm daily except: Mondays (closed) and Wednesdays, open 8am-1pm.

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