I recently stumbled across Soil Born Farms’ remarkable weekly online marketplace, a virtual farm stand that allows you to order anything from organic kale to a $600 chicken coop. The merchandise is curated from more than 35 local farms, bakeries and small businesses.
The marketplace offers typical farm stand products such as pasteured eggs and seasonal organic produce like Nantes carrots and fava greens. You can also purchase prepared foods such as pies from Real Pie Company, organic fresh pasta from The Waterboy, pizza dough from OneSpeed pizza, as well as jarred sauces, preserves, artisanal salts and more. There are heirloom beans from Rancho Gordo, organic sauerkraut from Salt & Savour and almond butter from Full Belly Farm. And seasonal soups by the quart, including chicken posole, garden lentil and Thai vegetable. You can buy herb seedlings, gardening tools and flowering peach blossom branches. Really, what can’t you buy?
The marketplace is open for ordering from 5 p.m. Tuesdays to 9 a.m. Thursdays. Drive-thru pickup at the farm is on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
To visit the online marketplace, go to https://soilborn.square.site/. Soil Born Farms is at American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova.