John Swain and Thomas Bartlett

Sean Hagan

Joan Cusick

Terese Hollander Esperas

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Sign-up for the Fall/Winter Season

As a Soil Born Farms CSA member, the impact of your dollars goes beyond putting healthy, organic, delicious food on your table. This investment in Soil Born Farms allows you to reconnect with the land, know your farmers and participate directly in a local food system. In addition, you provide valuable support for innovative education programs, food access initiatives and the development of our nonprofit community farm and education center. You can choose to receive a CSA farm box every week or every other week. Sign up by phone with Kara, 916-363-9685 Ext. 1005. For more info >>

Saturday at the Farm

November 23 • 9am to 1pm

Bring the whole family out to the American River Ranch for activities and classes. Our organic produce is spectacular this season. Featuring organic fruit and vegetables, local honey, jams, baked goods, herbs, flowers, special products from local farms and unique and practical gifts for the cook and gardener. The Farmstand will be closed on Saturday, November 30 and will re-open on Saturday, December 7.


Fresh from the Field: Bok choy, rainbow chard, salad turnips, salad mix, leeks, gem lettuce, green tomatoes, arugula; Winter Squash: Lower Salmon River, Zucca Mantovana, Black Futsu, Burgess Buttercup, Delicata, Butternut, Sunshine, Winter Sweet, Tetsukabuto; Alliums: onions, garlic, scallions; Herbs: thyme, chives, parsley; Fruit: Pomegranate, Pink Lady apples, persimmons

Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar

Pachamama organic coffee and signature hot beverages, fresh-brewed herbal tea, hot spiced seasonal cider, Chai tea and organic lemonade! Enjoy freshly baked scones, muffins and cookies from Old Soul Co. We are proud to serve Real Pie Company pies by the slice, tarts, mini galettes and whole pies. Try Camina bread, Grindstone Bakery gluten free toast with The Good Stuff handmade preserves and FatFace popsicles.

Culinary Arts Fundraiser

Our Culinary Arts team is hosting a fundraiser. Served at the Farmhouse Kitchen window starting at 10am, until we sell out. Proceeds benefit our community education.

Milly’s Mercantile

We have a unique selection of practical gifts and tools for cooks and gardeners. You’ll find sustainable items to support a healthy lifestyle and the Earth. Purchase a limited-edition Home Grown T-shirt and USA-made ceramic Soil Born Farms mugs.

Greenhouse Garden Shop

We have organic culinary and medicinal herbs, handcrafted garden boxes, quality organic seeds and more.
Proceeds support the restoration and development of the American River Ranch Center for Food, Health & the Environment.

Fun for the Kids • 9am to 1pm • FREE

Kid’s Activity Tent: Gratitude cards
Enchanted Garden: Calling all fairies, elves, gnomes and nature spirits, follow the signs, come play and explore. Build fairy and gnome homes, construct a toad abode and experience the magic of the garden.
Li’l Sproutville: Kids of all ages can play and relax under the pine trees. Check out the growing fairy and gnome village, make music on the instrument fence, walk the garden labyrinth and more! Youth must be accompanied by an adult.


3pm: Farm Fresh Thanksgiving Sides with Dionisio Esperas,  A Healthy Kitchen Register >>


9am to 12:30pm: The Miner Flatts

American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova. We encourage you to bike or walk to the ranch, bring your shopping bag, and take a self-guided tour around the farm. Cash, credit card and EBT accepted.

Support Our Grow Your Groceries Program

Fund-a-Need: John Deere Tx 4×2 Utility Vehicle

With 55 acres to manage, the farm needs an all-purpose vehicle. This extremely mobile and durable vehicle will prove indispensable for miscellaneous farm projects like moving produce and supplies from the field to our packing shed. ($10,000)

We need additional funds to invest in priority needs for each program beyond our budgeted fundraising goals. Funding a need will be a game changer for our programs. Cash, check, card or pledges accepted. Donate online >>

Soil Born Farms is a sanctuary within reach. I was looking for a space to hold my conflict transformation workshops where people could feel off the grid but without having to drive several hours, Soil Born Farms was the answer. The schoolhouse was the absolute perfect setting to do deep, transformative work. It contained all the elements I was looking for: surrounded by nature, quiet, clean, light-filled, and plenty of space for movement with a group of 20 to 25. The staff was incredibly kind and accommodating and made each experience an easeful and joyful one. When I picture holding future workshops, I always see them taking place on the farm. ~Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang, Solh Resolutions International

~Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang - Solh Resolutions International

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.

Featured Classes

Winter Wellness Day: Urban Healing Retreat

Saturday, Jan. 11 • 9am to 5pm

Enjoy a day of inspiration, nature and rejuvenation at Soil Born Farms without leaving the city. A delicious, organic lunch will be served and an afternoon tea. Come make the connection between food, health and the environment. You will feel refreshed and motivated to take good care of YOU! Presenters: Maxine Barish-Wreden, MD, ABIHM, Rev. Candis Cantin, Daylin Wade, Ann Sibbet, Terese Hollander Esperas, Summer Ward, Kellan MacKay, Janet Zeller and Adriana Jones
Register  >>

Herbs for Healthy Digestion

Tuesday, Dec. 3 • 5:30 to 8:30pm

Many medical traditions view the functioning of the digestive system as the root of health. Current science supports this concept, as we continue to understand the complex role of digestion, including the microbiome, on physical, mental and emotional well-being. This class will focus on building a healthy digestive system through herbs, diet and positive habits. The format will include lecture, herbal recipes and hands-on herbal preparations to take home. Instructor: Daylin Wade, Clinical Herbalist and Educator Register >>