Coastal Roots Farm is a nonprofit Jewish community farm and education center. We cultivate healthy, connected communities by integrating sustainable agriculture, food justice, and ancient Jewish wisdom.
We share organic produce with those who need it most and connect people to compelling Jewish ideas and traditions through farming and food. We distribute food through our on-site pay-what-you-can Farm Stand, pop-up mobile farm stands, and direct donations to local hunger relief organizations. We offer hands-on education and experiences through School and Group Visits, Farm Camp, Farm Tours, Volunteer Opportunities, Jewish Agricultural Festivals, and other community events, inviting our neighbors to connect to the land, Jewish tradition, and each other.
Coastal Roots Farm is located in Encinitas, CA on approximately 17 acres of land. Our Farm consists of vegetable production fields, education farm and gardens, a food forest, chickens, and compost operations.
We envision a world in which every community comes together to grow and share healthy food, care for the land, help their neighbors, and strengthen the connections they have with each other.
- We believe in cultivating a healthy, just and connected community.
- We welcome and nourish people of all backgrounds.
- We steward human and natural resources.
- We communicate with intention and compassion.
- We collaborate to create positive change.
- We honor transparency and trust.
- We adapt and strive for continuous improvement.
- We balance ancient wisdom with modern innovation.
- We make time for rest and reflection.
We are located in Encinitas, California at Leichtag Commons, a 67.5 acre property which is a nexus of social enterprise, innovative agriculture, educational programs, and vibrant community life. We manage approximately one-third of the land at Leichtag Commons, participating actively in The Hive and working alongside commercial farmers renting space on the property. We recognize the land we steward as indigenous to the Kumeyaay and Luiseño peoples. Coastal Roots Farm was established in 2014 and received recognition as an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) public charity in December 2015.
We are located in a unique neighborhood at the center of what was once the “flower growing capital of the world.” Our property is contiguous to seven other nonprofit organizations, all offering multi-generational education and community building, which together form the Encinitas Environmental Education (E3) Collaborative.
The members of the E3 Collaborative are:
Encinitas Union School District Farm Lab
Magdalena Ecke YMCA
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Dieguito Heritage Museum
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities