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We Miss You!

We are Moving Forward with Modifications

As an organic farm committed to practicing regenerative principles in the service of wellness and providing healthy food to our customers and community, we are determined now more than ever to do everything possible to move forward with that purpose. Behind the scenes, we are digging deep and being creative. We are revising plans, seeking emergency funding, reaching out to partners, funders and friends to help our nonprofit farm and education center survive this crisis and carry on with our mission. We are evaluating the best way for Soil Born Farms to serve our community, provide jobs for our dedicated staff and support other local farms, bakeries and small businesses. During this stage of modified reopening in Sacramento County, while the American River Ranch remains closed to the public, we are launching our online Marketplace and scheduling appointments for pickup at our Drive-thru Farmstand on Saturdays. We are planning for the months ahead and we’ll keep you updated on expanded opportunities to learn, volunteer and explore at the American River Ranch.

Shop Our Online Marketplace

Drive-thru Farmstand Pickup on Saturday

Our new online marketplace will be accepting orders from Tuesday, May 26 at 5pm through Thursday, May 28 at 9am. The marketplace will feature organic produce, prepared foods, seedlings, fruit trees and an assortment of organic pantry items and baked goods that we have curated from local farms, bakeries and small businesses (see details below)Pre-scheduled drive-thru order pickup will be on Saturday, May 30.

This week is a soft opening and a chance for us to work out logistics. 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. We ask for your patience as we develop this business model over the next few weeks. We will be adding new items along the way. Shop early for the best selection, quantities are limited.

Shop at the Online Marketplace >>

Farmstand

Veggie Rx packs, vegetables, fruit and culinary herbs

Farmhouse Kitchen

Featuring prepared foods made with our freshly harvested certified organic produce and quality locally sourced organic ingredients. Take home nourishing and delicious veggie-centric dishes made from recipes that you have come to love at Saturdays at the Farm. Culinary educator and longtime caterer Terese Hollander leads this new endeavor with our culinary arts team. We are grateful to our friends at OneSpeed and The Waterboy for generously granting us the use of their kitchen for this new venture.

Greenhouse Garden Shop

Seedling collections, culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit trees, family activity packs, seeds, cut flower bouquets

Milly’s Mercantile

Local Goods (from our friends at Full Belly Farm, Real Pie Company, Grindstone Bakery, Camina, the Good Stuff, Pachamama Coffee, Carmazzi Caramel Corn, FatFace Popsicles, OneSpeed, Salt and Savor)
Herbal Goods (tea blends, salves, tinctures, soap, incense)
Organic Pantry
Tools for Sustainable Living
Books
Gifts
Soil Born Farms Swag

Shop this week!

Order: Tuesday, May 26 at 5pm through Thursday, May 28 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Saturday, May 30 between 8:30am and 2:30pm.

Soil Born Farms Marketplace Ongoing Hours

The Marketplace will now be open on a regular basis to accept online orders and schedule a pickup time for Saturday Drive-thru Farmstand. Check our home page for weekly details.
Order: Every Tuesday from 5pm through Thursday at 9am
Pre-Scheduled Order Pickup (Only): Saturdays at the American River Ranch Drive-thru Farmstand

Customer Service is Available to Help: info@soilborn.org

  • If you return to the online store to make a second order, please email us and let us know so you can pick up all your items in one time slot.
  • Email us if you want to use EBT and market match benefits.
  • Contact us to submit product requests and comments.
  • Let us know if you would be interested in home delivery in the future for an additional fee. (This is a service we are considering.)
  • Contact us if you would like to offer your local products through our marketplace.

Veggie Rx Farm Box

Good Medicine for the Times

Our organic farmers are committed to environmental stewardship of the American River Ranch by practicing regenerative agriculture principles. Working with nature, cultivating healthy soil, reducing weed pressure, choosing varieties that grow well in this climate results in healthy food that is nutrient rich and delicious. Our produce is incredible this year. We are excited to offer Veggie Rx farm packs starting this week for you and your loved ones. Order in advance at our online marketplace each week from Tuesdays at 5pm to Thursdays at 9am. We’ll harvest and pack your order to be ready at your scheduled pickup time on Saturdays at our Drive-thru Farmstand between 8:30am and 2:30pm.

There are two convenient pack sizes to meet your veggie needs. The Individual pack (4 items) is $15 and the Family pack (8 items) is $25. Each pack will be filled with good nutrition based on what we have in the field ready for harvest. This summer we will add a fruit pack. You will also be able to purchase individual items from a selection of organic produce grown at Soil Born Farms and other local farms each week. Weekly seasonal produce will be updated on Tuesday when the online marketplace opens. When you purchase produce from Soil Born Farms you are helping us continue our mission to train beginning farmers and inspire everyone to choose, cook and grow healthy food.

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.

Stay Home

A Poem by Wendell Berry

I will wait here in the fields
to see how well the rain
brings on the grass.
In the labor of the fields
longer than a man’s life
I am at home. Don’t come with me.
You stay home too.

I will be standing in the woods
where the old trees
move only with the wind
then with the gravity.
In the stillness of the trees
I am at home. Don’t come with me.
You stay home too.

Stay Tuned

Please check in regularly for updated information on our class and event schedule. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy.