Community Night at the Farm

Wednesday, September 2, 5 to 8:30 pm at American River Ranch

community nightJoin us for an evening of intergenerational camaraderie at your community farm. Enjoy the sunset, delicious food, a walk, the 2nd Chance Fall/Winter plant sale, an inspiring presentation and lively conversations.

2nd Chance Plant Sale: 5 to 7pm

If you miss our Fall/Winter Plant Sale on August 29, take advantage of this second chance to fill your garden with fall/winter veggies, culinary and medicinal herbs, and edible perennials.

Community Dinner, Reserve a Green Plate Special: 5 to 7pm

Bring your own picnic or sign up for our Green Plate Special, a delicious vegetarian meal featuring farm fresh produce served between 5 and 7pm. Pick up and pay at the check-in table. $10 adults/ $5 kid's plate. Must reserve in advance (use link below).

Special Presentation and Book Signing: 7 to 8:30pm

To mark the launch of his new book on urban and suburban permaculture, The Permaculture City, Toby Hemenway will give a free talk in the Schoolhouse on how permaculture design can help city, suburb, and small-town dwellers meet their needs in sustainable, resilient ways. The presentation will show that the permaculture toolkit can be expanded beyond gardening to offer solutions for energy, community, place-making, livelihood, decision-making, and many of the other challenges of living in cities and towns. Filled with innovative examples of city-style permaculture from all around North America, this presentation offers inspiration and hope for moving toward a regenerative culture.

Toby will sign books following the presentation. There will be a place nearby for children to draw and color during the presentation. This talk is free, but donations are always appreciated.

Reserve a Green Plate Special or a seat for the presentation >>


Farm Stand: Saturdays 8am to 12:30pm

Fresh, Seasonal, Local and Organic Vegetables and Fruit

Kurt Spataro at Farm StandTaste and purchase fresh from the field produce and enjoy organic coffee and delicious Magpie Café baked goods. Stock up on tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, potatoes, basil, lettuce, kale, chard, beets, carrots, turnips, radishes, garlic, cherries, corn, winter squash, pumpkins, strawberries and more. Fun activities, tours and classes!

Fun activities, tours and classes every Saturday, May 23 through mid-November, 8am to 12:30pm at the American River Ranch.

August 29 on the Farm:

8am to 2pm: Free Garden Clinic! Sign up for clinic classes >> After the garden clinic or in between classes, pick up your fall and winter plants at our Fall/Winter Plant Sale. We will have seasonally appropriate vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, and edible perennials such as ashitaba and tree collards. Additionally, we will have native plants from Elderberry Farms and succulents from The Succulent Marketplace for sale.

Join us for an all-levels Yoga class from 9 to 10am in the Outoor Classroom led by Summer Ward and other local yoga teachers including Stacey Swimme, Michelle Sweezy, Ellie Holloway, Jim Meek, Halsey Boyd and Linda Thepot. The suggested $10 donation helps support our educational programs and projects including construction of a shade structure over the outdoor classroom.

Jimbo, Johnnie & Junior will be performing in the barn.

We encourage you to bike or walk to the ranch, bring your shopping bag, and take a self-guided tour around the farm. Cash and EBT accepted. (Photo by Joan Cusick)

big day of giving

We Cockle-Doodle-Did-It!

Thank You for Your Generosity and Support on Big DOG

GiveLocalNow's Big Day of Giving was a huge success for the Sacramento region! (Sacramento came in #2 in the nation with $5.6 million raised, exceeding the $5 million goal set for the single-day event). Soil Born Farms received $22,570 in donations not counting the prize we won and the match money we earned.

View the Big DOG leaderboard to see how our community stepped up to support our local nonprofits.

Thank You!