There’s a property I’ve long been fascinated with – the so-called Redman House, just off Highway 1 outside of Watsonville, down by the Red Roof Inn. It’s a historic old Victorian farmhouse that has fallen into a sad state of disrepair, and a group of concerned citizens has banded together to save it. To aid in this effort, they’ve organized the Redman House Apple Annual 2008.
They’ve got big plans for the house and the acreage, of course. You can read all about it on their web site, redmanhouse.com. It’s a really fascinating project (to me, anyway!) – Santa Cruz has a number of historical structures, and we owe it to our children’s children to do what we can to preserve them.
The Redman House Foundation is putting on its “Apple Annual 2008” – a food and wine tasting event plus, of course, the de rigeur silent auction. It costs $50 to go, and you must be 21 or over to attend. They have a special page on their web site where you can buy tickets for the Apple Annual 2008.
Update March 25, 2015: The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting that the land upon which the Redman House sits has been sold. The new owners plan to continue to farm the land, but the plans for the historic home remain uncertain.