Photograph of Grapes by Rebecca Le, 2023

Rebecca Le

Photo of Little Girl with Bee Catcher by Sam Stephan

Sam Stephan

Photo of Tomatoes

Photo of Gate and Heart by Rebecca Le, 2023

Rebecca Le

Photo of Sunflowers by Joan Cusick, 2023

Joan Cusick

Halloween at the Farm

Halloween at the Farm

October 28 • 8am to 1pm

Show off your Halloween costumes and explore the Spooktacular Youth Garden for all kinds of fun including animal explorations and tracking, insect identification, spooky scavenger hunts and games. Meet the critters and creepy crawlies from our friends at Sacramento Splash and Save the Snakes. It is sure to be a treat! Create natural Halloween decor for your home. Make leaf crafts, nature crowns, and corn husk dolls. It is sure to be a treat! $5 per person (ages 3 to 11) for a wrist band to enter the Spooktacular Youth Garden. Payable at the turquoise Welcome Info Tent. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.


See What’s Happening on the Sun

Community Observatory docents will set up several types of solar telescopes for safe public solar viewing of the exciting events happening now.

Bat Hollow Maze

A Halloween tradition at Soil Born Farms created by our farmers.
Kids of all ages love to run, play and get lost in the maze. It’s in a new location this year.

Learn About Bats, Owls, Crows & Hawks

Naturalist Cliff Hawley will give a free talk in the Sacred Circle at 10:15am

Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour

Explore the American River Ranch through the eyes of a visionary.
Walk and talk with Shawn Harrison, Co-Director. See how our farmers implement regenerative practices that revitalize the land and restore the historic American River Ranch. Many of these principles can be applied to your home garden. Everyone can play a part in creating a climate-safe California.10:30 am. Pre-registration required.

Live Music with Millington Strings

Enjoy the classic tunes with a cup of Pachamama coffee and local baked goods available at Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar.
Special musical guest Jillian Van Ness of Grow Resilient Families will be playing a “spooky and festive set of tunes geared towards 0-6 year olds, but that’s fun and engaging for the whole family” 10:15-11am.

Storytelling with Kimberly Austin

Local author and storyteller Kimberly Austin will be reading her new children’s book Little Glory and the Wham-demic in Sacred Circle at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

Farmhouse Kitchen Pop Up Brunch

9am to 1pm or until we sell out. Proceeds benefit our education program.

Frittata Plate
Autumn Vegetable Frittata served with a mixed green salad and Camina bread & butter.

Li’l Sprouts Plate
Three Organic Buttermilk Pancakes served with organic butter & organic maple syrup. Chocolate chip option.

Green Plate Special
Black bean chili served with a mixed green salad & sweet chive cornbread.


Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
Pachamama Coffee
Community Observatory

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 October 1

Order Online: Tues., October 2 from 5pm through Thurs., October 4 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., October 7 between 8am and 1:00pm

Saturday at the Farm

A Healthy Start to the Weekend

Open Air Organic Produce Stand

For our customers who prefer to shop in person and choose their own produce. With the aim to provide you with an abundant selection of organic produce every season, we are honored to sell organic produce from our own fields and from family farms and orchards in the region. For the best selection order online and choose the walk up option on Saturday. We’ll have everything packed and ready to go. If you see something else you want, you can buy that too. EBT accepted. Opens at 8:00 am.

Greenhouse Garden Shop & Fruit Tree Nursery

New Fruit Tree Varieties Available!

We have an assortment of varieties available, all chosen for their adaptedness to this region. Available now through our online marketplace and in-person on Saturdays:

  • Figs: Tiger Panache, Improved Brown Turkey, Black Mission
  • Apples: Fuji and Pink Lady
  • Plums: Beauty
  • Pears: Comice, Warren and 20th Century
  • Nectarines: Double Delight, Snow Queen
  • Cherry: Stella
  • Peaches: Elberta, O’Henry, Redhaven, Snow Giant, Arctic Supreme
  • Olives: Arbosana, Mission Black
  • Apricots: Tomcot, Gold Kist
  • Pluot: Dapple Supreme
  • Mulberry: Black Beauty
  • Persimmons: Chocolate, Fuyu and Coffeecake
  • Pomegranates: Eversweet, Parfianka, Wonderful

The Greenhouse Garden Shop & Fruit Tree Nursery is open every Saturday until 1 pm through October 28. Stock up on cool weather crops, fruit trees, herbs and flowers and enjoy a relaxing morning at the farm. All plants are organically grown with love and selected for the Sacramento area. Pick up high quality potting soil, compost, garden tools, books, seeds and chat with our educators. You can also order online for a Saturday pickup by appointment.

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 >>