Photograph of field of sunflowers by Gina Marraccini

Gina Marraccini

Photo of the Community letters at Soil Born Farms by Gina Marraccini

Gina Marraccini

Photo of two children playing in the water at Soil Born Farms

Photo of new plants in a greenhouse at Soil Born Farms

Kara Chin

Pictured: A cover crop at Soil Born Farms with a sign explaining how cover cropping works; photo by Nolan Kirby

Nolan Kirby

Summer Solstice Party

A Fundraiser & Fun for the Whole Family
Thursday, June 20 6-9pm

We are thrilled to bring back some of our popular evening events. Join us at the beautiful, historic American River Ranch to celebrate the arrival of summer. This celebration has something for everyone in the family. Purchase delicious food and beverages or prepare your own picnic. Bring your favorite board game, lawn chairs, blanket and share a relaxing evening on the farm with old and new friends. Proceeds benefit our Teen Empowerment & Job Training Program.

Live Music

Rod Stinson Band performs in the outdoor theater.

Family Fun

Horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball, volleyball, croquet and more!

Enchanted Youth Garden

Whimsical evening activities include art, fairies, gnomes, chickens, flowers, bugs and bubbles!

Nature

  • 6:30 & 7:30 pm regenerative agriculture farm tours
  • 7 pm plant ID & garden walk
  • 7 pm evening bird walk
  • 7 pm river walk
  • 6-9 pm Solar and Sky Viewing with the Community Observatory Astronomers

Food & Drinks

  • Pop-up Farmhouse Kitchen & Grill
    organic salad bowls • burgers • treats
    featuring special guest Scrumburger with Tyler Stowers
  • Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar
  • Local Beer & Wine
    Two Rivers Cider, Lucid Winery, Moniz Family Wines, Sean Minor Wines, Dunloe Brewing
Picture of a juicy, delicious looking Scrumburger

The Scrumburger Philosophy

“Scrumburger is the result of my quest for burger nirvana. The soft brioche bun, smashed patties, melty cheese, burger sauce, caramelized onions, and sliced dill pickle all fight for their rightful place on what I have determined to be the perfect burger. It’s elegant, simple, and complex. It’s the burger I crave. It is a textural delight, an umami wonderland, and a warm hug of a sandwich. Plus, ideally, the beef is sourced from ranches utilizing regenerative practices so when you eat a Scrumburger, you’re saving the world.” ~Tyler Stowers

Purchase Tickets for Our Fundraiser

proceeds benefit our teen empowerment & job training program

  • Adults & Teens $20 (in advance) $25 (@the door)
  • Kids 3-12 $5 (in advance)
  • Babies (2 years and under) free

*tickets available at the door, unless advance tickets sell out
*food & drinks are sold separately or you can bring your own picnic

Purchase Tickets Here

Thank You

Summer Day Camp

Register Today

This summer, students in grades pre-k through 6th have the opportunity to attend a unique, fun and educational summer day camp at Soil Born Farms’ 55-acre ranch located along the beautiful American River Parkway.
Our day camps provide a wonderful opportunity for youth to make the connection between food, health and the environment. With so much to do in each camp session, youth are guaranteed to find something that peaks their curiosity and gets them excited! Each week, participants will explore garden, field, creek and river environments, get their hands dirty and cook up tasty food. This memorable summer activity for your children has the potential to be life changing! Register for our camps >>

Little Sprouts

Campers ages 4–5 have an opportunity to meet the chickens, dig in the dirt, smell herbs and taste fresh fruits and vegetables. Using stories, songs, crafts, and games, our youngest campers will learn about our farm while enjoying playful, fun-filled mornings. Please note: This camp runs June 18-21 from 9–11:30am.

Farm Camp

Learn how to grow food and flowers, harvest and cook with our culinary team, and explore new spaces with us! Youth will spend the week learning about the American River Ranch and connecting to their food, their health and the environment. In the garden, around the farm, and at the American River, campers will become stewards of the natural world and build a new community of friends. Check out our sample schedule below.

Tuesday – Field and Garden Day

Campers will be oriented to the garden, get their hands dirty, and dig into what the week will be all about.

Wednesday – Farm to Fork Day

Campers will harvest produce from our fields and create delicious recipes with our culinary arts team.

Thursday – Creek and River Exploration

Campers will hike and explore as we adventure through Cordova Creek and the American River Parkway.

Friday – Art and Market Day

Campers will craft and harvest as they prepare their own Farmers Market Party for families and friends to experience.

Session Dates:

Gardeners (campers ages 6-8)

July 16 to 19 or
July 23 to 26

Jr. Farmers (campers ages 9-12)

July 9 to 12 or
July 30 to August 2

Weekly Online Marketplace

Drive-thru Farmstand Pickup on Saturday

Our marketplace features organic produce, prepared foods, seedlings, fruit trees and an assortment of organic pantry and baked goods that we have curated from local farms, bakeries and small businesses (see details below). It’s a one-stop shopping experience that will support you and local farmers, bakers, artisans and entrepreneurs on the road to recovery.

Shop from Tuesday at 5pm through Thursday at 9am >>

Order and Pickup Schedule for the Week of June 10

Order Online: Tues., June 11 from 5pm through Thurs., June 13 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., June 15 between 8am and 1:00pm
Note: Our services may be limited during storms. Check the website or social media for updates.

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.

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 >>