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 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.

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

Order and Pickup Schedule for the Week of September 26

Order Online: Tues., September 27 from 5pm through Thurs., September 29 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., October 1 between 8am 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.

Invest in Your Community Farm

Support Our Fundraising Drive

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.

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 >>

Kids on the Farm

Special Summer Program

Roots & WingsThrough experiential learning, discovery and play, youth will deepen their connection to food, health and the environment. Participants will explore, create, learn, sing and enjoy the outdoors. Kids on the Farm classes are designed for youth ages 7 to 11 years old. Each themed class will be unique and can be enjoyed as individual classes or taken as a series.

Thursdays from June 24 through July 29, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Price: $30 per class.

For more information and to register >>

June 24: Pollinator Palooza
July 1: We Dig Dirt
July 8: Roots, Shoots and Seeds
July 15: Nature Creations
July 22: Calling All Critters
July 29: Water Wizards

Support Our Work

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 >>

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 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 8am and 12pm.

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.

May Day

Pop-Up Online Organic Plant Sale

Our May Day online pop-up event SOLD OUT in record time, thank you all for your enthusiasm and support! Watch for details about our next online sale, a pop-up for Mother’s Day, which will be accepting orders on Wednesday, May 6 with drive-through order pickup on Friday, May 8… In the meantime, you can browse the marketplace to view the goods. We will be adding more gift items this week.

REMINDER for people with orders that were placed this week: Drive-through order pick-up will take place on this Friday, May 1.*

Customer Service: info@soilborn.org
American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

*Please note: The farm is closed to the public until further notice so you will need to stay in your cars and we will load your purchases. Wear face coverings, bring your own gloves and maintain social distance. Only people who have ordered plants in advance will have access. Arrive at your scheduled pick-up time to avoid waiting.

Victory Gardens Making a Comeback in 2020

“Growing your own food is like printing your own money” ~Ron Finley

Soil Born Farms has been inspiring and teaching families to grow some of their own food and herbs since 2000. One of the original objectives of Victory Gardens that started during World War I applies to the current challenge we face today— “to maintain the vitality and morale of Americans on the home front through the production of nutritious vegetables outdoors.” We know that spending time in nature and getting our hands in the soil goes a long way to reduce anxiety and boost our immune system. Nothing beats the flavor or nutritional value of food straight from the garden. Let’s get growing!

As we prioritize health and safety guidelines currently in place at the farm we are thrilled to offer collections of organic starts of vegetables, herbs and flowers and fruit trees to create a victory garden or add to your home garden, patio, backyard orchard or urban farm. We’ve selected varieties that do well in our climate. The Greenhouse Garden Shop is a micro business that grows healthy seedlings for the farm, school gardens, community gardens and home gardens while engaging youth and adults in the process. The greenhouse and fruit tree nursery are important components of our Grow Your Groceries and Harvest Sacramento programs. Proceeds benefit SBF education programs.

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.