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Weekly Online Marketplace

Drive-thru Farmstand Pickup on Saturday

Good news! Our Online Marketplace is re-opening on Tuesday, January 18 with Drive-thru pick up on Saturday, January 22. We will not open Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar, sell produce or merchandise on Saturdays or host live music until February 5. Until then, we will only have pre-registered classes and activities. Please note that all of the delicious baked goods we offer at our snack bar are available for pre-order on the Marketplace under the Milly’s Mercantile baked goods section. Walk-up and bike-in appointments will be available. Check in at the concierge drive-thru station in Oak Shelter by the picnic tables. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Our marketplace features organic produce, prepared foods, seedlings, fruit trees and an assortment of organic pantry and baked goods that we have curated from over 35 local farms, bakeries and small businesses (see details below). Our intention is to create a safe, one-stop shopping experience that will support you and our favorite farmers, bakers, artisans and entrepreneurs as we move together down the road to recovery.

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Order and Pickup Schedule for the Week of January 17

Order Online: Tues., Jan. 18 from 5pm through Thurs., Jan. 20 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., Jan. 22 between 8:30am and 12pm.

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to schedule your pickup time after placing your order.

Look for the big green button in your confirmation email that you will receive after purchasing your products. This link will take you to a form to schedule your pickup appointment. Please arrive at your scheduled time to keep things on track.

Did You Know?

Our Market Match Program helps your CalFresh EBT dollars go further. Receive dollar-for-dollar Market Match discount* when you purchase vegetables, fruit and fresh cut herbs with CalFresh EBT through our online Marketplace. Email a list of the items you would like to order AND your phone number to info@soilborn.org. Our customer service team will call you and take your EBT payment over the phone. Please note that some items may sell out before we can process your order. *Maximum $20 Market Match given per week/while funding lasts.
Pickup location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
Cancellation policy: The cut off time for cancelling or changing orders is Thursdays at 9am, when the store closes.

Online Marketplace Details >>

Ask a Farmer

A Grow Your Groceries Zoom Class Series

Join us for an inspiring presentation on a seasonal gardening topic each month. The classes will provide basic information plus time for your questions. You’ll learn tricks of the trade that will help you create and maintain a thriving edible garden. Get expert advice and learn practical strategies to grow organic nutritious food for you and your family. Zoom classes provide a basic foundation on featured garden topics and help prepare students for the hands-on skills-building workshops that will be held in-person at the farm on Saturdays. The Ask a Farmer lectures are not prerequisites to the hands-on workshops, but are recommended for a comprehensive learning experience. Beginners and seasoned gardeners will benefit. Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30pm.

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January 18: Winter Fruit Tree Care
February 8: Crop Planning for Gardens and Small Farms
March 8: Preparing a Spring Garden

Presenters: Shawn Harrison and Tyler Stowers. View bios >> 

Price: $15 per class

Questions? Contact Adriana >>

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I do not allow myself to be overcome by hopelessness, no matter how tough the situation. I believe that if you just do your little bit without thinking of the bigness of what you stand against, if you turn to the enlargement of your own capacities, just that itself creates new potential. ~Vandana Shiva

Soil Born Farms emerged from the hearts of changemakers in 2000, a vision grounded in hard work, a commitment to the greater good, perseverance, teamwork and love. With imagination, we move towards new possibilities. We think of ourselves and our donors as co-creators helping to build a local food system where everyone has what they need. We remember sacred traditions and integrate regenerative agriculture practices that honor right relationship with the land and each other. Creating the Center for Food, Health & the Environment is the work of today infused with the vision of a healthier and more equitable tomorrow. We need your financial support to continue this invaluable work.

Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the soil crisis, the hunger crisis, the health crisis and the climate crisis and the crisis of democracy

~Dr. Vandana Shiva

Projects & Programs

  1. Harvest Sacramento


    A collaborative effort of area residents, non-profits, community groups and businesses which harvest underutilized fruit and vegetables from backyards and small orchards and donate it to local food assistance agencies.

  2. Grow Your Groceries

    A beginning farmer and gardener training program designed to provide knowledge and hands-on experience to the aspiring urban grower. Our instructors are experienced masters of organic agriculture and horticulture and experts in farm entrepreneurship.

  3. Eat Your Veggies

    Cooking demos and educational projects at the farm stand and in the community.

  4. Growing Together

    Teacher training program supports the Garden in Every School movement, established by Delain Eastin and includes hands-on trainings and an annual symposium.

  5. Eat the Rainbow

    eatrainbow_171x107An educational program promoting healthy eating habits and adventures in the culinary arts

  6. Flower Power

    flowerpower166x104Flowers and herbs home-grown on the farm…

  7. Roots & Wings

    roots_wings200x110Our youth education program focuses on experiential, hands-on learning in the natural world and in the kitchen. Activities include: field trips, classes, workshops, farm tours, summer camp and job training.

  8. Farmer Training

    Soil Born Farms offers a unique apprenticeship in sustainable agriculture on an urban community farm. Through a combination of hands-on field work, formal classes, field trips and reading discussion, this intensive experiential education aims to train the next generation of organic farmers in the Sacramento area. The farming apprenticeship also provides a valuable foundation for those interested in working to address issues of food security, social justice, and public health. More info >

Our Goals

Local Organic Food Production

Create, manage and support urban organic farms and gardens that are accessible to the public, permanently protected for future generations, and that practice and promote responsible land stewardship.

Community Education

Develop a food and environmental education program focused on service and experiential learning in the natural world and in the kitchen for youth and adults. Activities include classes, hands-on workshops, tours, job training and youth leadership development.

Food Access for All

Address food security needs by developing alternative food distribution and food donation programs that target our underserved communities.

Reconnect with the Land

Bring people together to celebrate cultural diversity and share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature.

Regenerating Our Soil

Soil Born Featured in Comstock’s Magazine

Read the Comstock’s Magazine article about regenerative agriculture practices in our area. Soil Born Farm’s shift toward a regenerative management plan is slow and one of continuous learning that strategically introduces new agricultural methods. As the farm reopens to the public—that’s expected late spring or early summer—those practices will have an even stronger presence in the farm’s (urban agriculture educational) curriculum. Read the article: Regenerating Our Soil >>

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Help Us Survive and Thrive

If ever there was a time to support local nonprofits that mean something to you, it’s now. We know many of you are struggling too. But, if you are able and Soil Born Farms is special to you, please consider giving what you can to help us continue our work in these trying times. Thank you!

Enjoy sweet stories shared by the talented individuals making the magic happen at Soil Born Farms. Sweet Stories >>