Elderberry Evening: Reserve Your Space Now!

Wednesday, July 27 • 6:15 to 8:30pm • American River Ranch

ElderberryJoin two of Soil Born Farms' Educators and Naturalists Guy Galante and Alyssa Kassner on a guided walk into the American River Parkway where the native blue elderberry thrives. Participants will learn about elderberry, other native plants, and wildlife on the 2.5 mile hike.

The summer evening will be capped off with yummy homemade elderberry muffins and elderberry syrup with organic vanilla ice cream while stories of the day are shared in the Youth Garden.

Please note: Space is limited. This event is best suited for ages 5 and up. The event will begin promptly at 6:15 in the Youth Garden at Americn River Ranch.

Adults and Children: $12.50

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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 Beets, braise mix, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chard, collards, fennel, green sage, lemon verbena, mixed herbs, oregano, purple sage, rosemary, winter savory, thyme, Dino Kale, red Russian Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, nettles, scallions, spinach, summer squash, turnips, bok choi, radishes, mulberries, arugula, salad mix, apricots, strawberries, pluots, arugula, salad mix and flowers. Fun activities, tours and classes!

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)

Fun activities, tours and classes every Saturday, May 21 through November 19, 8am to 12:30pm at the American River Ranch.

July 23 :

Yoga on the farm from 9 to 10am in the Outdoor Classroom led by Summer Ward and other local yoga teachers including Michelle Sweezy, Ellie Holloway, Jim Meek and Christine Latino. The suggested $10 donation helps support our educational programs and projects including construction of a shade structure over the outdoor classroom.

Join Jim Meek this weekend for Yoga.


Rod Stinson 9am-12pm  

Special Visitors:

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps will have an outreach tent starting at 9:30am with information about their national service program. NCCC members are 18 to 24 years old and spend 10 months getting things done for America while developing their own leadership skills. They serve on teams to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters, build homes, and help the environment.  

Soil Born Farms is proud to offer bread from Grindstone Bakery. The breads are certified organic made from freshley ground grains and seeds.

  • Authentic sourdough (yeast)
  • Vegan
  • GMO Free
  • Sugar Free 

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Gardening Activities for Kids

ABC News 10 Feature Video with Shannon Hardwicke

Check out this ABC News 10 video segment about the Growing Together School Garden Initiative. Shannon Hardwicke talks to kids about where and how food is grown. This is a part of our goal to have a garden in every school by 2020!

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