Weekly Online Marketplace

Drive-thru Farmstand Pickup on Saturday

The 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 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. We will be adding new items along the way.

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Order and Pickup Schedule for the Week of September 21

Order Online: Tues., Sept. 22 from 5pm through Thurs., Sept. 24 at 9am
Prescheduled Order Pickup: Sat., Sept. 26 between 8 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.

For those who place orders this week, please arrive at your scheduled time on Saturday to keep things flowing and to help us keep everyone safe. Pickup location: American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

Please note: The farm is closed to the public until further notice so you can stay in your car and we will load your purchases. Wear face coverings and maintain physical distance.

Cancellation policy: The cut off time for cancelling or changing orders is Thursdays at 9am, when the store closes.


Highlights This Week

Greenhouse Garden Shop

Fall is an excellent time to plant fruit trees, culinary herbs and cool weather vegetables. Our greenhouse is bursting with healthy seedlings ready to grow in your home garden. Our fruit tree nursery has 21 different varieties available. We select plant and trees varieties that will thrive in this climate. Check back each week to see what’s new. We have organic potting soil, compost, worm castings, seeds, garden tools and wine barrel planters. Choose from Soil Born Farms collections or individual pots and 6-packs.

Walking Onions (3.25″ pot)
Also known as Egyptian Onions, these are a cross between common and Welsh onions. Rather than flowering, these onions produce bulbils at the tops of their leaves. These bulbils fall over with time and replant themselves, causing the plant to walk throughout the garden.

Cover Crop (3 and 6-packs)
Plant this mixture of mustard, vetch and oats in an empty garden bed or around your fruits and vegetables. They will add important nutrients and help loosen up the soil and protect it from eroding until you plant your next round of fruits and vegetables.

Leaf Lettuce (6-pack)

Mara des Bois Strawberries (6-pack)

Summer Thyme (3.25″ pot)

Fall Flowers (6-pack)
Calendula, borage and snapdragons.

Common Chives (6-pack)

Fruit Tree Nursery Pick: Pink Lady Apple
Pink Lady apple trees make an excellent addition to your edible landscape. They have semi-dwarf rootstock that keeps them smaller, making them easier to maintain and harvest. This favorite hot climate apple from Western Australia produces a very crisp, sweet, tart and distinct flavor.

Farmstand

In the midst of the changing seasons, smoke and reduced sunlight has limited the offerings of produce this week from local farms. It has slowed down growth of fall crops but they will be abundant soon enough. We are grateful for the farmers who continue to work in the fields to bring fresh food to our tables. Enjoy eggplants, tomatoes, sweet peppers and melons before they are gone.

Pastured Eggs from Common Kettle Farm
Fuji Apples
Red and French Breakfast Radishes
French Grey Shallot
Parade Scallions
Arugula
Prospera Basil
Winter Squash from Full Belly Farm (Red Kuri, Sugar Pie, Honey Nut & Acorn)
Angeleno Plums from Orangevale Fruit Company
Asian Pears from Otow Orchard (Yoi, New Century, Shinko, 20th Century)
Black Beauty Grapes and Fan-Still Pears from Full Belly Farm

Farmhouse Kitchen: Prepared foods

Turkey Meatloaf
Delicious and healthy range-grown Diestel Turkey makes this comfort food classic even tastier.

Farm Fritatta
With bacon, cheese, caramelized onions and arugula.

Roasted Sweet Peppers
Stuffed with oven-roasted tomatoes, basil and garlic.

Rustic Pear Cobbler Bars

Milly’s Mercantile

Local Goods
OneSpeed Pizza Dough (add your favorite toppings and bake)
The Cloverleaf Farm Organic Fruit Leather (Peach, Elderberry Plumarine or Apricot)
Chicken Pot Pies from Real Pie Co. (frozen, bake at home)
Real Pie Company Frozen Pies (Apple and Jumbleberry)
Old Soul Co. Pumpkin Muffins
Grindstone Bakery Quinoa Millet Sourdough Bread with Seeds
Camina Organic Sourdough Sesame Whole Wheat Bread
Camina Ham and Cheese Croissant


Marketplace Reviews

What a gem! I am so happy that I discovered Soil Born Farms during these crazy times! I can purchase fresh organic fruit and veggies that are in season and they offer a few prepared dishes each week too. I have not been disappointed with the items I’ve ordered. The gazpacho, Greek salad and chicken fajitas were delicious. The portion size is generous and it’s a treat to have a meal that could be from an excellent restaurant. The pastries and bread are yummy too. I am so thankful for this place, I’ll be using the online order and drive-thru service for as long as it is available.


Farmstand

Veggie Rx packs, vegetables, fruit, pastured eggs 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 for generously granting us the use of their kitchen for this new venture.

Greenhouse Garden Shop

Seedling collections, culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit trees, potting soil, compost, worm castings, family activity packs, seeds, garden tools, compost thermometers, cut flower bouquets. Fruit tree sale on select varieties, $25.

Milly’s Mercantile

Local Goods from our friends at Full Belly Farm, Common Kettle Farm, Terra Firma, Yisrael Family Farm, The Cloverleaf Farm, Real Pie Company, Grindstone Bakery, Camina, the Good Stuff, Pachamama Coffee, Carmazzi Caramel Corn, FatFace Popsicles, OneSpeed, The Beecharmers, Salt and Savour and Old Soul Co.
Herbal Goods tea blends, salves, tinctures, soap, incense
Organic Pantry & Tools for Sustainable Living
Books & Gifts
Soil Born Farms T-shirts, Mugs & Hats

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.
  • Our Market Match Program helps your CalFresh EBT dollars go further. Receive dollar-for-dollar Market Match discount* when you purchase vegetables, fruit and fresh cut herbs with CalFresh EBT through our online Marketplace. Email a list of the items you would like to order AND your phone number to info@soilborn.org. Our customer service team will call you and take your EBT payment over the phone. Please note that some items may sell out before we can process your order. *Maximum $20 Market Match given per week while funding lasts.
  • Contact us to submit product requests and comments.
  • Contact us if you would like to offer your local products through our marketplace.

Everyday Heroes

Soil Born Farms is About Growing Food and Teaching

Soil Born Farms was selected as the focus of a recent ABC News highlight segment. “Everyday Heroes are all around us and ABC10 wants to highlight the work they do. Every week our viewers nominate people and organizations making a difference in our community.” Read the article and watch the video >>

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.

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.
Note: Week of June 29, there will only be a Friday pick up option due to the 4th of July holiday.

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.

COVID-19 Notice

Our Farmstand, all classes and events are on hold at the moment… Please check back as we are monitoring the COVID-19 guidelines for re-opening services and responding accordingly.

Stay Tuned

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