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.
Order and Pickup Schedule for the Week of November 27
Order Online: Tues., November 28 from 5pm through Thurs., November 30 at 9am Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., December 2 between 8am and 1:00pm Note: Our services may be limited during storms. Check the website or social media for updates.
Saturday at the Farm
Stress-Free Holiday Shopping
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.
We’ve curated a delicious collection of local farm goods, pantry staples and handcrafted products, Camina bread, Real Pie Company frozen pot pies, homemade soup by the quart from our Farmstand Kitchen and beautiful floral wreaths. We are proud to feature the creations of local artisans. Start your holiday shopping early and check out the local, unique and practical gifts we offer in Milly’s Mercantile. Open 8:30 am-1pm.
Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar
Named after a beloved cow, Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar is a micro business created to provide on-the-job training for our teen empowerment program. We serve Pachamama organic coffee, organic tea blends, chai, hot spiced cider, cold beverages, healthy snacks and delicious baked goods from Real Pie Co., Camina, Old Soul Co. and our very own Farmhouse Kitchen. The Stop by on your next bike ride, hike or farm visit. Local musicians perform each week. Opens at 8:30 am. Enjoy a Green Plate Special featuring our delicious soup, salad and Camina bread weekly. Don’t miss our next Pop Up Holiday Brunch on Dec. 16. Proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts Program.
Greenhouse Garden Shop & Fruit Tree Nursery
The moist soil and cooler temperatures that fall brings makes it the perfect time to plant fruit trees. The conditions are less stressful on young trees and provide the perfect environment for root establishment over winter. Fruit trees are long-term investments which provide both nutritious food each year and beauty to any garden. Our fruit trees can be pruned to fit the space limitations of your garden and are bred for easier care and harvest. Trees are on sale for only $34.99 each. Fruit trees are a thoughtful, practical gift that keeps on giving. Shop for trees and supplies for successful planting at the Online Marketplace or visit the Greenhouse Garden Shop & Fruit Tree Nursery Saturdays 8am to 1pm through December 16.
We have selected varieties that grow well in our region:
Fig: Mission Black, Brown Turkey
Pear: Comice, Warren
Pluot: Dapple Supreme
Invest in Your Community Farm
Please Support Our Work
Diversity creates harmony, and harmony creates beauty, balance, bounty and peace in nature and society, in agriculture and culture, in science and in politics. ~Vandana Shiva
Thank you for believing in the vision of Soil Born Farms and engaging with us to create change in simple, innovative and practical ways. Each year we raise money to move this legacy project forward, sustain programs, advance key initiatives and provide a living wage for our staff. Soil Born Farms has managed to survive and thrive by utilizing resources wisely, being creative, partnering with businesses, collaborating with organizations, writing grants, creating mission aligned micro businesses, selling produce and receiving generous donations from our community. Our nonprofit organization must regain strength to meet the demands ahead and we need your help. Will you step up and give to help Soil Born Farms thrive? We can’t do it without you.
Summer Day Camp
We Grow More than Food
Registration is Now Open
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! Act now, spaces fill up quickly.
New this Summer! Saturday Kids Adventures
This summer we are excited to offer single day kids adventures on Saturday mornings! These are perfect for kids who want to enjoy the farm but have packed summer schedules. We will spend our mornings harvesting in the garden, crafting with plants or out adventuring along the parkway. Mixed age experiences for campers ages 6-11. Sign up for one or more sessions.
60,000 pounds of certified organic produce was grown at the farm
150,000+ organic plants seeded in our Greenhouse
1,080 6-packs and 3.25″ pot seedlings along with curriculum, garden resources and tools were distributed to local schools in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova.
300 teachers from SCUSD, SJUSD and FCUSD and credentialed student teachers from CSUS were trained in garden and environmental curriculum to facilitate successful, engaged learning in outdoor environments.
961 students participated in field trips, homeschool classes, after school activities and summer camp at the American River Ranch.
16 interns were trained and engaged at school gardens and in farm activities
4,785 student garden or farm experiences made possible through our Growing Together and Roots & Wings programs
162 adult classes were offered in home gardening, fruit tree care, nature exploration, herbal medicine, wellness, yoga and native plants.
6,500 pounds of fruit gleaned from neighborhoods
35 organic small farms, local businesses and artisans sell through our online marketplace
1,938 families served through our online marketplace & drive thru farmstand and the open air produce stand on Saturdays
$8,292 healthy food sales through 217 CalFresh/EBT transactions. Thanks to a partnership with Alchemist CDC and the Market Match Program, our customers received $7,588 in free produce and plants.
1,850 quarts of healing soup prepared with love using seasonal, organic produce by the Culinary Arts Team. The soup was offered for drive thru pick up and served on Saturdays.
15 teens were employed and mentored at the Marketplace Drive-thru Farmstand, Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar and had summer jobs with youth ed, in the office and the kitchen.
425 people attended our free seasonal gardening clinics.
62 fruit trees were distributed for free and planted in home gardens with support from the City of Rancho Cordova. 110 more fruit trees were sold to home gardeners from our nursery.
26 grants applied for (13 awarded and 3 pending)
228 volunteers worked over 1700 hours on the farm, in the kitchen and at school sites assisting on a variety of food access, environmental stewardship and youth empowerment activities.
1 Farmhouse Kitchen was renovated to expand our micro business enterprise to include culinary classes, cooks camp, job training, pop ups, catering, healthy soup and meals for the Online Marketplace, Phoebe’s Tea & Snack Bar and Milly’s Mercantile.
Get Ready to Grow! Visit our organic plant sale to fill your garden with vegetable starts, edible perennials, medicinal and culinary herbs, succulents and fruit trees which will provide food and beauty through the fall and winter. All plants are organically grown with love and selected for the Sacramento area. Pick up high quality potting soil, compost and seeds and chat with our farmers and educators. Shop early for the best selection. Download Plant List >>
Free Gardening Clinic
Free Classes, Talks and Tours. Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty, and healthy plants from Soil Born Farms’ knowledgeable staff and community educators. Activities include: preparing your fall garden, growing fall/winter greens, seed saving, wreath making, native plant walk, regenerative agriculture farm tour, master beekeeper Q&A, and more. This is a rain or shine event. Registration will occur at the event ONLY and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in for tickets at the turquoise Event Tent. Schedule is subject to change.
8:00–8:45am Preparing a Fall Garden with Shawn Harrison, Soil Born Farms
9:00–9:45am Drip Irrigation for the Home or School Garden with Shannon Hardwicke, Soil Born Farms
9:00–9:45am Master Beekeeper Q&A with Rachel Morrison, The Beecharmers
10:00–10:45am Attracting Birds and Beneficials to Your Backyard with Cliff Hawley
10:00–10:45am Preparing a Fall Garden with Shawn Harrison
11:00–11:45am Growing Greens Tyler Stowers, Soil Born Farms
12:00–12:45pm Master Beekeeper Q&A with Rachel Morrison, The Beecharmers
Tours, Walks & Talks
8:00–8:45am Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour with Zebulon Siegel, Soil Born Farms
9:00–9:45am Native Plant Walk with Mark Shaffer, Happy Grow Lucky LLC and CNPS (California Native Plant Society)
9:00–9:45am Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour with Tyler Stowers
10:00–10:45am Wreath Making Demo with Dried Flowers with Lacey Carlson, Soil Born Farms
11:00–11:45am Explore Volunteer Opportunities in the Gardens, Farm and Kitchen with Vanessa Forwood, Soil Born Farms
12:00–12:45pm Intro to Seed Saving with Kellan MacKay, Soil Born Farms
12:00–12:45pm Regenerative Agriculture Farm Tour with Shawn Harrison
Farmhouse Kitchen Pop-up Brunch
9am–1pm(or until sold out) Fundraiser: Proceeds Benefit the Culinary Arts Program Organic Garden Bowl $12 Greens, Whole Grains, Veggies (Gluten-free and Vegetarian, Vegan option available) Farm Fresh Frittata Plate $12
Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Green Salad (Gluten-free, Vegetarian) Lil’ Sprouts Plate $7 Three organic pancakes and fresh fruit served with organic maple syrup and organic butter
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
Through 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.