Reviews for: Sand n Straw Community Farm
By: Dorothy Thorpe (Aug 19, 2020)
Fruits and vegetables are always fresh and nutritious! This land was grown organically before Rich and April came and planted SO many trees, vines, berry bushes, and veggies. This is a clean and healthy farm! The animals are happy and so are the children who visit and all us grownups! And now there are berry preserves, baked goods, and other exciting foods! It is a joy to start my shopping day by picking up my CSA share and enjoying the wonderful ambiance under the macadamia trees.
A Slice of Country Life
By: Kelly Hainsworth (Aug 14, 2020)
A unique place to visit combining fresh produce, country kitchen style preserved items, and a separate farm animal lane. The owners, Rich and April Viles, are very personable and caring people. The produce is excellent and grown using organic and sustainable methods and you can really see and taste the difference in quality over anything even the better food stores have to offer. The CSA boxes come with a variety of produce and varies every week, which encourages me to try new recipes for my family. Farmer Rich is extremely knowledgeable about the produce he cultivates. This little farm is always upgrading and improving itself with the skilled attentions of the Viles family. It is truly a slice of country life!
Hidden gem in San Diego!
By: Rondi Pogue (Aug 14, 2020)
Sand n Straw is a hidden gem in San Diego! Not only is it an organic farm, but it is run by the sweetest family, and it is a great place for kids. They have storytime and music, feeding the animals, and even a slide and climbing wall. This has quickly become one of our favorite places to go!
Great produce and a wonderful family
By: Brittany Morgan (Aug 14, 2020)
My family and I have been members of the Sand n Straw CSA program for 8 months now. They allow you to customize your share, but I usually stick to what they put together. Its like a fun surprise every week and the variety has really mixed up our family meals (including our 19 month old who is the farms biggest fan). Delicious, fresh produce at extremely reasonable prices and you get to support a small business run by a wonderful family. Our favorites this season have been patty pan squash, cantaloupe and dragon tongue beans!
Sand n Straw Community Farm changed our lives
By: Kayla Sampson (Aug 13, 2020)
My family has been Sand n Straw Farmbox members for the last year and a half. This program has completely transformed the way that we eat and has had tremendous health benefits to us all. Through their classes, we obtained the skills we needed to start our own garden and grow much of what we eat at home. We have learned how to eat seasonally and have the benefit of knowing exactly where our food comes from. The farm has become home to our family and we will never be able to go back to our old ways of eating and sourcing our food. Highly recommend!!